Highest-rated cheap eats in Grand Rapids, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Grand Rapids, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Grand Rapids that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. The Red Geranium Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 5751 Byron Center Ave SW Suite BB, Grand Rapids, MI 49519-9621
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#29. Grand Coney

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Greek, American
- Address: 809 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3523
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#28. Zesty Gyros and Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Greek
- Address: 1971 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7045
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#27. Noodles & Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Japanese
- Address: 5070 28th St SE Ste A, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-7703
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#26. Bosna Express

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: International
- Address: 128 28th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-1112
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#25. Global Infusion

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cafe
- Address: 143 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1407
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#24. The Pita House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mediterranean
- Address: 1450 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2717
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#23. Freshii

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 146 Monroe Center St NW Ste 160, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2825
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#22. Gita Pita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Fast Food
- Address: 2 Jefferson Avenue Southeast Corner of Jefferson and Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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#21. Maggie's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 636 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5334
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#20. Ferris Coffee & Nut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 227 Winter Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6452
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#19. La Huasteca

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 1811 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4706
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#18. Sandy's Donut House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 2040 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-3828
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#17. Taqueria San Jose

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1338 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-1555
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#16. Taco Boy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 3475 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-2766
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#15. El Granjero Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 950 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5538
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#14. Parsley Mediterranean Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Middle Eastern
- Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 150, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
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#13. Sushi Yama

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Address: 146 Monroe Center St NW Ste 102, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2825
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#12. Tacos El Cunado

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 435 Ionia Ave SW Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161
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#11. The Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 1035 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1550
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#10. Thai Express

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Address: 4313 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-3608
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#9. Van's Pastry Shoppe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Dutch
- Address: 955 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3563
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#8. Blue Dog Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5119
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#7. Love's Ice Cream & Chocolate

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 435 Ionia Ave SW Stall 106, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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#6. Choo Choo Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
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#5. Real Food Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 3514 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-2777
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#4. Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Soups, American
- Address: 1133 Weathy, Grand Rapids, MI
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#3. Yesterdog

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (284 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1505 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2718
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#2. Madcap Coffee Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 98 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2930
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#1. Real Food Cafe Eastern Ave

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (321 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 2419 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3601
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