We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Fricano's Pizza Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Italian, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1400 Fulton St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1536
+1 616-842-8640
Website
Today
17:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 104: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves this place. The crust is so thin and crispy. We have always had good service. Love this place.

Helpful?
Thank Loren D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always good! Order extra done if you like it crispy. Ask your waitresses if you're not sure. They're all been there for years, and will help you get the best experience possible. Just ask😉

Helpful?
Thank Jon K
United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, the pizza is so good. Super casual atmosphere and relaxed. Never was a fan of thin crust pizza until eating here. Yum!

Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A wonderful thin crust pizza with a unique sauce. Only one size available and several toppings to chose from. A full bar. Cash Only. Located in an old home. Prompt and efficient service no matter the size of your group.

Helpful?
Thank Dan R
Spring Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you like thin crust, Fricanos is the place to go. Full bar, good service, and good pizza. Bring cash. No credit cards accepted.

Helpful?
Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fricano's has a reputation for great pizza. Pizza is thin crust and have never been disappointed when eating here! It is a must to have pizza here when in the area! Have been going here. For over 50 years!

Helpful?
Thank ontheroadagain6565
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fricano's Pizza is a Grand Haven Institution!!! For over 60 years they have been serving up thin crust pizza and ONLY pizza. The toppings for pizza , of which there are only 5, are listed on the paper place mat. Fricano's is open year round and people line up in the summer to enjoy this unique pizza pie. Do not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Naomi K
Saginaw, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

OK, we have been going here for many years, My Wife's family introduced us to Fricano's and we go here every time we visit the West Side of the State!

Helpful?
Thank herbsuperb11
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Fricano's Pizza is a nice thing crust pizza. It's a simple place, there are no menus, every topping is on the placemat. Pizza is all they do. It's a very unique flavored sauce. You either like it, or you don't. It's one of my favorites, my wife doesn't. During the height of tourist season, people line up down the street... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott D
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a great simple pizza without the frills, Fricano's is the place to go. Make sure you go early in the evening on a week day or be ready to wait. But even the locals will tell you it is worth the wait.

Helpful?
Thank Sandy N

Travellers who viewed Fricano's Pizza Tavern also viewed

Grand Haven, Ottawa County
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
 
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
 
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
 

Been to Fricano's Pizza Tavern? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Fulton St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-842-8640
Description
Believed to be the first pizzeria in Michigan. Thin crust, REAL cheese, the BEST pizza anywhere!! They have been here since 1949. The other Fricano restaurants are off-shoots of this one-the ORIGINAL

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fricano's Pizza Tavern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Ludington, Michigan
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Fricano's Pizza Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?