Reviews of Wagon Wheel American Grill (Bowling Alley)

7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875, United States

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Here you will see the reviews of people who use the products and services of Wagon Wheel American Grill (Bowling Alley) in Michigan.

As of day the business receives a score of 4.5 stars over 5 and that score was based on 985 reviews.

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This Bowling Alley corresponds to the category of American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Wagon Wheel American Grill IN Michigan

Matthew Sherwood

Great food been there twice. Had the jalapeno popper burger it was amazing. Washed it down with an ice cold stout. I love dark beer and burgers, and wagon wheel nailed it. Plus i got to watch the game. It was a great time. I will be back soon.

Alex boekeloo

I've been wanting to try this place for a while and finally got the opportunity to. I wish I would have just saved the time and money. The food wasn't great. After sending the first dip back, the second barely got touched, then the burger had one bite from it. It was pretty clear by us and our plates we weren't impressed yet got to pay for it all. Owell, name of the game I suppose. Needless to say, the billboards are much better than the food.

duane cundy

Awesome food. Good service even for a Saturday night. Highly recommend.


Great burger!!! Loved it.

Diana Almy

Great Food! Been going to the Wagon Wheel 40+ year's!


The food is standard American family restaurant food. Service is between okay and good. Prices are reasonable.

kathy hoag

They forgot alot of the stuff i ordered. They changed the sauce for the burritos and its too spicy

Larry Gonser

Good food, fired grilled pizzas are awesome, a little pricey tho

Todd Patrick

They play their music to loud.

Chris Leep

Bad food, bad service and over priced. The food was edible, at best. The burger was small and the fries tasted like cardboard. I paid way too much for food that didn't even compare to McDonalds. The server was too busy playing with the DOG, at the booth in front of us, that a customer had stashed in her bag. NOT my idea of sanitary! Not sure if there was any hand washing going on. Waitress never returned to the table, once our food was delivered, until bringing us our bill...which I had to go ask for. I asked to speak with a manager and no one ever came to the table.

David Robbins

Great food great prices

Shana Leary

Even though it was packed, atmosphere was awesome and positive. Staff was excellent. My friend and I stopped after tattoos. Excellent food choices and prices. Keep it up everyone. Team work makes the dream work!!

Austin Ellsworth

Decent "American" food. It's not a place I go out of my way to visit, nor is it a place I actively avoid. It's a restaurant attached to a bowling alley, so your expectations should not be too high. The food has always been hot and tasty, service has always been good, and the place is pretty clean. It's kind of neat eating next to a bowling alley as well. Not a bad place by any means, but not one for your bucket list either.

Benjamin Grulke

Attended a wedding reception here, I was very impressed with the staffs attention to detail, and professionalism. A little treasure trove in Portland,MI.

Jeff Matthews

Good food atmosphere acceptable!

Sam Stoner

Great family restaurant food is great and the bowling alley is clean and alot of fun!!!

Diana Kubitz

The food was good and they have a quiet room for a meeting.

Brian Vandermeulen

A weak Margarita for 6$. Service was fast. Food was a bit overpriced for standard fare. Atmosphere awesome for Kids and bowling. Could have used more sweet potato fries than were served. Just read a review from 5 years ago, the signature burger is not $10, not 5, not worth it.

XGN WinterSky

Prices too high for the mediocre food and poor service.

ben ward

Great food, friendly folks and a little something for everyone. Formal dining, full bar, bowling alley, wood fired pizza oven and a trip to the salad bar for $3.99! They even have a video arcade with air hockey. I'd say that was job done! #localspot

Rb F

Great burger. Great service plus a bowling alley!

Jon Kirt

Good food. Large menu. Service slow. Onion rings are yummy.

Heather Sheidler

Good lunch buffet

Gary Pollitz

Great fresh burgers... Don't be in a hurry. Took half hour to get burger.. fun watching bowling. Nice glassed in patio with wood fired pizza oven.

Nate Alwood

Very good food, would highly recommend. Friendly wait staff as well as good service.

Rich Suntken

Food great as always , service good , bowling fun

DoReMi Fabrications

Food was hot and fresh and the wood fired oven pizza is also a nice feature (this place is also a bowling alley) service was prompt.

Stephen Graszler

We love this place! Great food at reasonable prices...the daily special is always good..thanks for the free burger plate this veterans day...this is our new "place"

Garry Patrick

Great food, great service.

JJ Cox

Always a dinner stop when I'm in the area. Burgers are some of the best I've had.


Their food is excellent!!! Do you like classic American food? If so, then you'll love the Wagon Wheel in Portland MI!!!

Joe Schueller

The restaurant wasn't very busy. Greeter took us to a booth and put the menus on the table without saying a word. Then it took another 5 or so minutes to get out drink orders and it took about 10 minutes to cash out. Food was very good

Katie Baxter

We had no idea this place even existed until Google brought it up as a restaurant on our route heading home from a road trip this evening. I'm glad we decided to stop in. Though a bit off the expressway, it's WELL worth the extra miles. Extensive menu, and everything we had was delicious. We'll definitely be back!

John Heasty

Fun place and good service

Angel Shepherd

The staff was amazing and the food was surprisingly delicious.

Mike Ploeg

Always good food here and great service. A favorite stop of ours when driving back to Grand Rapids from the east side.

Jared VanKoevering

Seen this place on a billboard on 96 a few different times. Heading back home from the East side of the state decided to finally stop in. Glad we did, food is amazing, good prices. Great staff. Couldn't have been happier will definitely come back another day.

Melyssa Babbitt

Friendly service and good food.

Peter Haven

I frequent this establishment at least once a month and have always had great service. Only draw back was being sat to close to the entertainment. Couldn't converse with the other couple we invited.

Cindy Smith

Good food and service

Jessica Arnold

Today was my first time visiting, and I can promise you it will not be the last! There aren't many places you can get a 1/2 lb burger for under $10! They have a good sized menu and there's something for everyone on it. The only thing I didn't like were the napkins.

sharyn kruger

Great selection food, great atmosphere, reasonable prices

Anita Glidden

Amazing ambience...delicious food..exceptional service...this place is classy, country all the way n grill. Bowling alley..homemade brick pizza oven....tantalizing the outskirts of town..historical in nature...because this structure was built just beefy a devastating tornado that ripped the farms and local church off the map..part of that church (the usable lumber) was used in the building...all of the locals of all ages and backgrounds frequently are seen here...we enjoyed the Wagon Wheel immensely...and it has truck parking. Oh. And a baseball field... you gotta go won't be disappointed...

Nora Sailor

The smoked wings were DELICIOUS! Whole meal was soooo good. Staff is so friendly.

Shirley Peterman

Awesome food and great service!

Jennifer Marske

Great food, lots of choices past the usual pub food. Good service, live music the night we went. Delicious!

Michael Stiffler

I dine here several times a year. They have quite a variety of food, most noteworthy are the very tasty burgers and pizzas. The staff are friendly and accommodating, especially with groups. The atmosphere is relaxing with open and spacious areas for dining.

Patrick O'Mara

Hire more help, poor girl was overwhelmed!

melissa lawson

Great burgers, wings and the fries sre perfect!

amber griffes

Great food, fun atmosphere

Jon Meen

Great place to eat and going bowling

Skye Woodcock

This is an amazing place. Great food, Fantastic atmosphere, staff is smiling and quick, and there are TVs everywhere for sports fanatics. The restaurant has a bowling alley and a fire grill bar for pizzas. The patio is lovely. I will go again!

Redline Racer

The service was terrible, the food was not good and it was cold when it finally came out. I will never go there again guaranteed.

linda reister

Very good food

Kiara Diaz

Amazing! Great food with friendly service.

David Kloeckner

Had to wait awhile to review, wanted to try another place for fish and chips. All I can say is, I do not recommend the fish and chips. Had their breadsticks for appetizer, highly recommend them, so I enjoyed something.

Pauline Kasper

Always have great food

Sheila/Fred Van Vleck

We had grate salads. Good place to eat.

Carol Small

Fun atmosphere, Giid food and service

Kevin Vandenboss

The kids bowl free in the summer is great. The kids love coming here

Jeff Nunham II

Amazing food!! It was busy but it’s not a crowded place very comfortable environment. Staff was attentive, thorough snd Curtious. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back again ~ JN

Mark Shippy

Pretty good food, especially for a bowling alley!

Paul Grachek

Didn't get the nocho's I ordered. Got barbeque ones and we're not good

Shari Beach

Waitress never ask for refills other than the two out of nine that were drinking beer. A member of our party ordered a burrito without sauce and the waitress set it on the table and told him to make sure it didn't have sauce. Well it did. No apology brought him another burrito after the rest of the party was done eating. The waitress then told us we needed to move from our table because she had a reservation. Wow mind you this place wasn't busy and there were plenty of empty tables. What customer service!!! Rude is an understatement!!!

mark holton sr

Nice meal great service will be back soon

Fred Sprague

Great food and Great service for sure recommend eating their

Dewitall Crafts

I liked the atmosphere. The drink prices are reasonable.

Ronald Zenker

We really had good service good food and thank you

Leslie Smith

Amazing Burgers great service

Dan Harrraka

The bowling is great. The staff is very helpful and the food is good! The bowling isn't terribly loud either if you're in the dinning area just eating. It's a good atmosphere and the prices are very fair for food and bowling.

sean crandell

The food and the service are both good here. I will recommend this place to friends and family. Can't wait to come back for bowling and drinks. Oh and the drink specials are pretty good too.

Bethany Castro

I ordered soup, I got meatballs covered with cream on mushroom soup. This is not a soup. See here:soup /so͞op/ Learn to pronounce noun 1. a liquid dish, typically made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables, etc., in stock or water. "a bowl of tomato soup" 2. a substance or mixture perceived to resemble soup in appearance or consistency. "the waves and the water beyond have become a thick brown soup"

Brian Oakley

I recently discovered this place, and I love it. I've only been there twice, but both times the staff has been phenomenal in a food is generous and delicious. I even discovered a new favorite beer based on the recommendations of the waitress. Prices are very reasonable too. It's important to support local businesses like this. They are a 30-minute drive from my house but I will frequent them as everything about them as well worth the drive.

Tim Dalman

Good food. Nice bowling alley.

JonKathie Curtiss

Outstanding Food. Burgers are excellent! You must try this!

Carol Bensinger

Relaxed atmosphere , mostly go for the prime rib special. Have always had good food. The busser could be a little friendly or talk to customers

Laurie Mills

Good food very friendly people , has a nice bowling alley in it , we got there around noon they had just sat up salad bar with pizza and bread stick plus best chicken noodle soup .we will definitely going right again . They also had very good waitress with good service

Nunya Business

This place is unmatched in the region. Just go there.

Teaghan Lathers

The staff here are very friendly, the food is fantastic, service is fast and waiters are attentive. They have great pizza and several options for seating. They also have pretty inexpensive bowling.

Michael Wilson

Great food. Great service

Wayne Sherwood

Always friendly and fun staff and food is outstanding


I love this place I love the food and everyone is very nice to the customers and the food is great

Joey Lopez

The staff and food are amazing, very friendly and welcoming. First time here, stopped because of its convenient locations on our way towards Lansing, it was so good we stopped again on our way to Grand Rapids and couldn't be happier. Great experience! Kaylee was a fantastic, funny and accommodating waitress. Best experience!

Bobby Nies

great food and fun

Kelli Buck

Great atmosphere! Place does have a bowling alley also. Food was fantastic, bar/wait staff were friendly and personable, and prices were reasonable. Casual and comfy atmosphere to enjoy time with friends and/or family.

Ryan Clark

This restaurant is amazing. They have great food, awesome staff and you can go bowling as well. All around I highly recommend this restaurant.

Bruce Kraft

Good juicy hamburgers full of flavor actually too much to eat. Thin fries that really work hot and delicious. Service was great.

Crystal Crumpler

Extensive menu and an attached bowling alley. We just discovered this hidden gem a couple miles from the freeway. Will be back.

Stephanie Naber

Wonderful off the beaton track food. Perfect for road trip meals

Marando Commando

Great prices and super delicious food

Mark Mudry

Attended a party. Had pizza, salad and bread sticks. Pizza reminded me of NY style. Everything was very tasty.

Terry Mann

Met another family here for lunch and bowling. Everyone had a great time! Food and drink choices for everyone, fun bowling with bumpers that automatically go up-and-down for designated bowlers, and very friendly, kind staff. Definitely recommend and will be back.

Megan Galloway

Great family restaurant with bowling next door. The food is always amazing and the staff are super friendly and helpful with the menu. Definitely recommend this place!

Ed McDyer

Very good food.always friendly service. A little pricey but not too bad. They have a wood fired oven for pizza. It's usually pretty busy at dinner but we have never had to wait.

Kristine Carpenter

Great food & service at a good price.

Brittani Stevenson

Had lunch with the kids then bowled. We ordered their brick oven pizza, taco salad, cod dinner and kids meals, wow it was spectacular! Their menu had so many delicious options! Our server was cheerful and very helpful! The lanes and arcade were very nice we experienced no problems! The man at the bowling desk was very kind! We will definitely be returning!

James dunn

Good size salad for $10 waitress was nice

Dustin Mitchell

Nice place. Good food. Passing through Portland, stop in.

Sean Eddy

The Wheel's an institution. If you're coming thru Portland on Grand River I'd recommend it for a really nice casual meal in a fun, clean atmosphere. Great pizza, burgers and Mexican.

Lee Esch

All of their food is great. You definitely have to get the cheese balls. Our work Christmas party is here all the time and we always have a good time.

K Foote

Great Food! Love that the Wagon Wheel accommodates the sports crowd and our theater crowd! Love the family atmosphere!

Preston Perez

Such an amazing place for food an drinks with a bowling ally

Elmer Ferguson

Perfect food and staff cook super great

Donna Riddell

We enjoyed this restaurant today. The food was delicious and affordable. We saw a signon the freeway and decided to give it a shot on our way home. We will be back on future trips up north.

Erika Kiss

Great food. Great atmosphere. They have bowling available and a banquet room! Never have a bad experience, deffinitely recommend!

Barbie Kidd

It was great place we order foods to ggo. Next time we will stay.

Steven Gardner

Great place, great food, had a great time. The wait staff were organized, and great at remembering drinks and food. We we were a party of 24 active people moving around a lot a the staff was top notch. Second family Christmas celebrating there. We will make it a tradition!

Carrie Byrne

Attractive,clean Great food and service

Roberta Pelton

The food is consistently delicious and the service is always good. We don't get in there very often, but were never disappointed.

Annalisa Sandborn

For our non traditional family events, this past Christmas, we met at Wagon Wheel for superb pizza, great friendly service by the staff, met the owner who was helping out right next to his employees. And the bowling lanes?! Very well taken care of. My fiance and I enjoy this sport and will drive an hour and a half with the hope we can reserve a lane. As you will see from the photo, he bowled a 200!!


Nice place, good food, fast service at decent prices. Located across from corn fields but still not far outside of Portland!

Meow Meow

Overall this restaurant is good, but there are a few issues. Sometimes the waitresses forget about your table and you are stuck waiting for a refill for 10-30 minutes. The food is on the pricier side for what it is though their pizza is reasonably priced. Some food is a hit while others are a miss. Their regular pizzas are great, but their white sauce pizza doesn't taste right and is pretty bad. Next there are some issues with the breadsticks not being cooked all the way. Several times I have been there, the breadsticks have been undercooked and doughy. They are great about remaking them but they are either then overdone or still underdone. They aren't always underdone, but the majority of the times I have ordered them, they have been. Their prime rib and steaks however are always fantastic and I love their mashed potatoes. I would recommend going here as the bustling noise and feel of the place is nice, not to mention you can watch tv or listen to the bowling alley. Great place to hang with friends, though it can get loud in there sometimes. One of the better restaurants in portland.

Tracy Edwards

Pickle fries were awesome along with our meal. Friendly service. Up for bowling...its there too

Chandra Dozeman

We really love stopping in whenever we can. The food is always good and so is the service. We love the smell of the wood fired ovens too.

Matthew B

What a great place for a good lunch or dinner. Clean restaurant with friendly service. The lunch buffet is always stocked with hot pizza and soup. The chicken and rice soup is phenomenal. There's also a salad bar and bread sticks that come with it, for $8.95. this place has a nice clean bowling alley inside too.

Dan Lanning

My lady and I enjoyed a good meal with GREAT service at Wagon Wheel. The burger was great and her quesadilla was amazing. Fries were a bit disappointing, but have to repeat: some of the best service I've had in a long time. Will unquestionably return.

Rodney Clark

Excellent atmosphere, just has a retirement party for us, very good food and prices!

Connie Tolliver

Our waitress Allison was great! Very friendly n phenomenal burgers!

Gabriela Zawodny

Have only gone twice so far. Both times the food and service were excellent. Definitely will be back to try more items on the menu and go bowling.

Lil-Witch 21

Ordered the ribeye to go. Got home in 15 minutes and my stomach was already growling. I’ve ordered this before and it’s always been good but this time was a huge disappointment. Ordered the steak medium and when I looked at it, it seemed they found the oldest piece of meat they could find, it was well done and not a hint of seasoning. Half of it was fat the the other half seemed party burned. The fries were cold and soggy like they had been left out and I got the last bits. The veggies were burnt as well. I’ve eaten there a lot and have always been happy with the outcome but this was a disappointment.

Christine Feldpausch

Bowling, good friends, good drinks and good food. Always a fun place to go.

Christopher Hunter

I had the pulled pork nachos, which were phenomenal. My kids were very happy with the children's menu selections, which was a total win. I'm anxious to get back here and try more of the menu!

Kelly Gmazel

Home town bar food. Decent Apple salad. Clean bowling alley... But the restaurant side could use a sweeping.


Always great food and service! Chopper Schrauben runs am excellent restaurant!

Gari Weingart

Amazing find! The three of us had some of the best burgers we've ever had. Can't wait for the next time.

Dan Dennes

Good Beer Selection. Ribs are real bbq. Smoked good. Staff is perfect. Midwestern Charm in affect. Pizza loomed great but didnt try it. Bowling ally attached but qorks out better than you would think. Solid!

Ed B

We had a lot of fun at this local place. Good food and good service with a bowling alley on site.

Mikayla Goodemoot

The food was okay. It was good enough to eat, but nothing was very memorable or amazing enough to come back for.

John Gill

Nice place to eat or go bowling

TBG Network

Incredible food, amazing service. I love the view and the wood stove.

Jamie Atkins

I always enjoy visiting Wagon Wheel. I really like the atmosphere and it's wait staff.

charlie reiber

Great food, and they have a bowling alley

Julie Ball

Kayla, excellent, friendly and charming waitress. Food was good. Popeye Flat bread was missing some oomph. Like an acid or something tart/tangy.

Lori Souza

Good food at affordable prices.

Mark Knope

Enjoyed it so much - I stopped a SECOND time - on my way home from this weekend's trip to Lake Michigan! Enjoyed a delicious signature Cheeseburger on my way west on Saturday & had the Grilled Chicken Club going east on my way home today! Service was excellent and the food was VERY good! I'll definitely be back.

Louise Shaw

Amazing food, kid friendly atmosphere!!

Tim Byrnes

What a pleasant surprise!! Everything great from food, staff and facility.

Lance Fager

The absolute best place for a family friendly adult birthday party! Trust me, my wife used them to host mine last night.

Mary Sandborn

I love to eat there and love it better when my grand daughter waits on us

Jacquelyn Hawk

The food was great and the service was excellent. Bonus for us was that the had a great band playing tonight. Definitely will cone again. We live 20 miles away.

Patricia DenBoer

Really loved my Deluxe Hamburger, onions rings were fantastic. My husband had the sirloin steak with fries and salad bar. He wished he had ordered a hamburger.

Justin TenCate

Unique vibe and good food. HUGE portions! A little far off the freeway, but worth the visit. Budget some time to experience everything they have to offer!

Nicholas Hamiltrash

Food delivery fast considering there were over 20 people. Always asked if we were doing ok. And great pizza

Melody Ellis

Great food. Good prices. Friendly staff. Clean dining room and bathrooms.

Pamela Canterbury

Neither good nor bad. Just generic.

Samuel Kline

I dont even know why I keep coming back the food continuously gets worse each time. Never get the pork tacos with pineapple salsa you will thank me later. Bland meat with a water fall coming out the end of the taco, disgusting. The comp on the bill was three dollars what a joke. The servers are this places only saving grace.


Fantastic food, atmosphere and staff. Couldn't ask for better.

Derek Smith


Joe Wierzbicki

We very much enjoyed our lunch at Wagon Wheel. The food was good and the nachos were a huge portion! We will definitely stop here again.

john N/A

Amazing as always I got the black and blu burger with fries and it was delicious

Rashad Howard

Great food! Had the burger it was EXCELLENT!!!

Eric Parker

Great place to eat and family friendly.

Wendy Smith

Great food, excellent service.

Wolfgang Brinks

The staff was friendly. The environment is a little loud and the place is filled with tv's, but what do you expect when you eat at a bowling alley. The food is good and they have some gluten free options. My burger was a little dry, but still tasted pretty good.

Ed Rensi

Great prime rib special for a great price!!! Highly recommend!!!

Kirk Stuberg

The staff was very nice and food was even better. Will be back again.

Matthew Durfee

Great food and great service would recommend it to any way to go there.

Janice Frasier

Haven't been there in 25 years awesome place they've changed everything since I was there

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