Excellent. Good food, nice freindly service. IF you go more than once or twice they will remember you and your usual order(s).
Lunch & afternoon (11a.m. to 6p.m) are best times to go. They get really busy after 7p.m. I recommend their swiss mushroom chessburger (but if you are a big guy I recommend getting a double meat, double chesse swiss mushroom burger (they rock)It will only set you back around 9 bucks But is is excellent. Anyways I recommend: their burgers (but especially the swiss) (red robin & branns suck compared to the cottage burgers), their wet burrito (beats adobe's any day), their steaks are nice & tender (& beat brans anyday). Their fried mushrooms are good, but you will want to ask for ranch instead of cocktail sauce.The only thing I would not order is their meatloaf sandwhich (IT is different maet from the hamburgers & mashed potatoes are bland- so stay away from the meatloaf) As for everything else. They also have a good tukey sandwhich and will accomadate you like making it on wheat bread or putting swiss chesse on sandwhices, etc. Their food is excellent, the servers are nice & freindly & service is good. Prices are moderate, but will worht it. Look at spending $20 to $35 plus tip for 2 people depending on drinks, appetizers, etc. BUt excellant treat & well worth it for your girlfriend, or wife. And if your a girl, a guy would love this for his borthday or much less for any day of the week. Heck I might have to go get a real swiss chessseburger now since i am hungry.
Rose's beats the Cottage burgers hands down! We ate here on 4/26/08, bottom line...not impressed. Also, the 10 cents worth of spuds for $3.50 - over and above the burger - was just not classy. If you want an assembly line burger, step out to the Cottage Bar.
this is not a hip place, nor does it attempt to be. it is old but kept, consistently good. if you like loud music and dancing stay away, you will be bored, but if you prefer to sit down and have a pint over a good meal with friends, this is your place. the burgers are the best in Grand Rapids by far! and they carry many local brews. in summertime sit in the back ally with vines growing up the walls and trellises overhead.