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Zoup!, Holland

Zoup! in Holland, MI

Soup lovers must check out the Zoup! restaurant while in Holland. The restaurant serves sandwiches and salads, but as the name suggests, the emphasis is on soup.

The decor is warm and inviting, with a sort of Panera restaurant style. We walked in and staked our claim on a cushy booth, then headed up to the counter. The woman at the register asked if we’d been in before, and when we said we hadn’t, she explained that Zoup! has over a hundred soup recipes, which they rotate every day. Only their chicken pot pie soup and lobster bisque are served every day. The woman suggested we try a few samples before making our selection. I tried the chicken and roasted garlic soup, corn and red pepper chowder and the lobster bisque.  All excellent, but I settled on the creamy bisque with chunks of lobster and a hint of sherry, as did my soup-loving daughter. I was given a choice of French, sourdough or multi-grain bread on the side and went with sourdough.

Zoup! is located off US-31, by Best Buy and Target.

Contact Info:
3435 West Shore Drive
Holland, MI
Phone: 616-738-9687

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Favorite Grand Haven Eats

There are dining choices to please most tastes and budgets in Grand Haven.  Elegance of the Seasons is open for lunch and changes their menu each day. Their display case is filled with cookies and other baked delights. They usually offer a salad, soup, cold sandwich and a grilled sandwich, and sometimes quiche.  Choices might include a spinach and goat cheese quiche, sweet potato bisque, spaghetti squash salad with goat cheese, lettuce and sunflower seeds, or a cranberry chicken salad sandwich.

For tasty pizza that won’t break the bank, the locals head to Fricano’s.  Fricano’s has been selling pizza in Grand Haven for more than 50 years from the big gray house on the city’s east side.  The decor is no frills and the menu is simple, but the delicious ingredients and economical price have the joint packed every weekend.

For a quick bite, duck into Butch’s Beach Burritos, across from the boardwalk, which offers American style versions of Mexican favorites. 

At the popular Kirby House you’ll have your choice of a popular bar and three restaurants – the upscale Grill Room, where you’ll enjoy excellent steaks, the laid back Kirby’s Grill, which offers a variety of dishes like juicy bacon and cheddar burgers or miso grilled salmon, and the family favorite K2, where fresh, wood-fired pizzas are the mainstay on the menu. Kirby House also has a popular bar with music and dancing.

Porto Bello serves Italian dishes and gourmet pizza, with a bar and live music on some nights (check their website for details).

If you’d like to enjoy views of the water try Bil Mar,right on the beach or Snug Harbor, located along the Grand River.

Hungry after the bar closes? Case of the munchies at 3 A.M.? The Rendezvous Family Diner is open 24 hours.

Contact Info:

Elegance of the Seasons
216 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 296-1059

Butch’s Beach Burritos
726 S. Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-3690

Fricano’s Pizza Tavern
1400 Fulton St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-8640

The Kirby House
2 Washington St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-3299

Porto Bello
41 Washington
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616-846-1221

Bil-Mar Restaurant
1223 S. Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-5920

Snug Harbor
311 S. Harbor Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 4917
(616) 846-8400

Rendezvous Family Dining
401 N 7th St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-3740