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Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (86w) 1 Comments  By Anonymous

Matchbox Diner and Drinks in Grand Rapids, MI

The new owners took over a crumbling 50 seat breakfast joint and completely turned it around with a major renovation. They now have turned it into Matchbox Diner & Drinks, a classy diner, meets Jewish Deli, meets burger joint, meets cocktail bar. I can go there and get a full breakfast, with the thickest bacon I've seen, and pair it with one of their many hand crafted Bloody Mary options (8 total...they even make a Bloody Mary mix with Green Tomatoes!). They have a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, braised short ribs, and cheese, then they top it with gravy and serve it over American Fries fried in 100% beef fat. Lots of restaurants do build your own omelets, Matchbox does Build Your Own Benedicts. I can get a benedict with short ribs, spinach, tomatoes, radishes and capers and top it with goat cheese fondue. I've had one of the best Lox Platters ever at Matchbox. For the health conscious, their Acai Berry Bowl is spot on and fresh as ever. Matchbox hand-cuts their own fries then fry them in beef fat. They grind the entire cow for their burgers. Their Pastrami, Corned Beef, Salami, Turkey, BLT sandwiches are massive. Their half sandwiches are bigger than most full sandwiches at other the price is well below others nearby! They have Old Style on tap for $1.50 all the time. If you thought that was awesome, they also have a Rose Brut Champagne called 'Sex' on TAP too...SEX ON TAP! They are one of the only breakfast restaurants I've been to that has a happy hour from 6:30am - 10:00am and 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Half off all Bloody Mary's, half off Build Your Own Sparkling Cocktail with tons of fresh fruit purees, half off all glasses of wine! Best happy hour in town! Their dinner menu and appetizer menu is awesome. Shrimp cocktail, fresh made roasted chicken salad served in Belgian Endive leaves, broiled whitefish, braised short ribs...just to name a few. Plus, you can get a nice glass of wine to pair with any menu option. This diner is the most unique diner in America...go check it out for yourself, I guarantee you will agree these guys are on to something cool!




  1. Anonymous
    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    Matchbox Diner & Drinks in Grand Rapids, MI has been in business less Matchbox Diner & Drinks in Grand Rapids, MI has been in business less than a year and already they've been racking in the awards and praise. They've already won 'Diner of the Year' in town. It's the coolest concept I've seen in a while, it's an old school diner meets jewish deli meets burger joint meets comfort food hotspot...oh and they have a full bar. It's a small 12 table restaurant that is sure to wow. They don't try to be something they are not. Their bacon is the thickest bacon I've seen. Their burgers are from local, grass-fed cattle. Their fries are hand-cut. Their Bloody Mary's are out of this world. And before I forget...the deli sandwiches, when they say Mile High, they mean it. They make sure you don't go home hungry. Guy, if you make it there, this may become one of your favorites!



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