Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

Croque Madame

This is one of those rare times when I know that very few of you have actually been to the restaurant in question ( Wheelhouse at 67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503).

Pan Fried Goat Cheese

Pan Fried Goat Cheese

With a couple of low key soft opening events and a little bit of word of mouth, Wheelhouse is moving at exactly the pace that they wanted to ahead of their grand opening that is coming up tomorrow, Monday June 6, 2016.  Employees have been using the last 2 weeks to ramp up their skills in preparation for what will clearly be one of the busiest restaurants in downtown Grand Rapids.

Steak and Frites

Steak and Frites

Wheelhouse is the baby brother of Twisted Rooster and Crooked Goose, both located here in Grand Rapids, and all three restaurants pride themselves on locally sourcing as many of their food ingredients as possible.  Unlike the other two restaurants, Wheelhouse will be serving slightly more upscale menu items than its’ siblings.  Instead of seeing things like mac & cheese, pizza, tater tots and wings, the Wheelhouse menu will feature things like oysters on the half shell, scallops, croque madame and Orecchiette.

Diver Scallops

Diver Scallops

To celebrate the grand opening of Wheelhouse, EatGR is running a giveaway for a $50 gift card. We will be giving away prizes to two (2) lucky winners with our good friend rafflecopter.  As usual, follow the instructions below to enter up to 4 times.

We will be choosing a winner tonight at 11:59p.m. (6/5/16)

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83 comments

  1. Emily Babic, June 5, 2016 12:07 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I haven’t had a chance to try Wheelhouse yet! I would love the opportunity!

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    • Kathryn Cain, June 5, 2016 3:37 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

      Would love to try Wheel house, it is right by my office! Love Crooked Goose!!

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  2. Dani Clark, June 5, 2016 12:13 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love to win 1. We have never been there and 2. We never get to go out for date night anymore and this would be perfect!!!!

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  3. Danielle, June 5, 2016 12:22 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My family loves trying new restaurants and the food in the pictures looks delicious!! We would LOVE to try out Wheelhouse! 🙂

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  4. Kim Ganzevoort, June 5, 2016 12:23 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Always looking for a new place to try! Eatgr for the win!…again!

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  5. Diane George, June 5, 2016 12:37 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Would love to explore more great food here in GR. 😃

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  6. Kimberly Lavender, June 5, 2016 12:43 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Oysters on the half shell & pan fried goat cheese are calling my name. Please give me a reason to drive downtown for dinner!

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  7. Daniel Sak, June 5, 2016 12:57 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’m going to get there this week with or without this gift card.

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  8. Dominique Tol, June 5, 2016 2:59 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I need to go here!! Looks like a winner (wink wink, as in…winner of the gift card) lol 😄👍🏽

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  9. Nicky Dalton, June 5, 2016 6:54 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Excited to try this restaurant!

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  10. Amy Giles, June 5, 2016 6:56 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love to try this new restaurant!! I hope I win a gift card. 🙂

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  11. Michele Smith, June 5, 2016 6:59 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would absolutely love to try the food at Wheelhouse! Food is great at Crooked Goose and Twisted Rooster. I can’t wait to try this new place soon, gift card or not.

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  12. Jennifer Guthrie, June 5, 2016 7:10 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I have not been, these pictures look amazing though, would love to try it

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  13. Jodi Muller Malon, June 5, 2016 7:11 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Looks like super yummy food and I 💜 trying new food!

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  14. Shannon Giles, June 5, 2016 7:12 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Love trying new restaurants! My husband and I need a date night!

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  15. Angela Martorana, June 5, 2016 7:48 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Can’t wait to try this place!!!

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  16. Susan Beerens, June 5, 2016 7:49 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I deserve to win a gift card because I haven’t won anything in days. Thanks, EatGR!

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  17. Susan Erhardt, June 5, 2016 8:04 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I deserve to win because I just spent about a million dollars (or so it seemed) to throw a graduation open house, and can’t afford to eat out anymore.

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  18. Kristen Gearhart, June 5, 2016 8:05 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Everything looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

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  19. Jenny Parmenter, June 5, 2016 8:27 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    This place looks amazing!

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  20. Brad Fitzgerald, June 5, 2016 8:40 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’m looking forward to trying Wheelhouse.

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  21. Lisa Stolz VanLaan, June 5, 2016 8:52 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I cannot wait to try this place!!

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  22. Liza Ollila-Guikema, June 5, 2016 9:03 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Walked by the other day and it looked amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

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  23. Carla Lemmon-Massel, June 5, 2016 9:29 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love to knock another restaurant off the ever expanding food bucket list we have!

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  24. David Filkins, June 5, 2016 9:37 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I can’t wait to try this new addition to the arena district!

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  25. Sue Castor, June 5, 2016 9:46 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Money is tight, I’d love to have an evening out at a great new restaurant!

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  26. Joanna Murawski Jager, June 5, 2016 9:53 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    This place sounds awesome. The husband and I will be kid free for a whole week next week. Need to line up the date nights. Would love to include new places like Wheelhouse!

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  27. Alyssa Nguyen, June 5, 2016 9:54 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Love to try this new place out. 🙂

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  28. Erika Lynds, June 5, 2016 10:03 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Have been hoping to get down to Wheelhouse soon. Would love to win!

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  29. Carey Pyke, June 5, 2016 10:08 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I deserve to win because it’s my birthday next week and a free meal would be awesome! I am also a teacher and only have one week left for the summer. It would be perfect timing to enjoy a day off and go out for my birthday!

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  30. Kathryn Boyd, June 5, 2016 10:21 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love the opportunity to try the food at Wheelhouse!!

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  31. Stephanie Nguyen, June 5, 2016 11:19 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’ve only heard great things about this restaurant! So excited 😊

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  32. Kim Karsten, June 5, 2016 11:38 am - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Looking forward to checking this new place.

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  33. Kate Sindall Look, June 5, 2016 12:16 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Looks tasty. I just heard about it from someone else.

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  34. Trisha Dings, June 5, 2016 12:21 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    A new one for me!! Would love to try them!

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  35. Alex B.(Apple), June 5, 2016 1:32 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love the chance to take my friend out when she returns to GR from NYC. So many new and exciting places to try and what better way for her to reacclimate to the city than with great food??

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  36. Tara Wisniewski, June 5, 2016 1:38 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I am excited about all the new restaurants in GR and looking forward to trying Wheelhouse!

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  37. Wanda Van Singel, June 5, 2016 3:52 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Yay!! Another chance for great food; has to be with these owners!

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  38. kathy daum, June 5, 2016 6:09 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’d love to win! With my husband and I both being teachers, it would be a great end of the year reward:)

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  39. Jennifer Kampfschulte, June 5, 2016 7:06 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Would love a new dining experience!

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  40. Marlene Clark, June 5, 2016 8:51 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’ve never been!

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  41. Jennifer Kidder, June 5, 2016 8:57 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    This place looks amazing! I love trying new things and hope I get the chance to try this place soon!

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  42. Kim Weadock, June 5, 2016 8:58 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I have never been, and would love the chance to check it out.

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  43. Andy Gear, June 5, 2016 8:59 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    i would love to eat their

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  44. Kathy Ruiter, June 5, 2016 9:00 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love to try this restaurant!

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  45. Abby Jensen, June 5, 2016 9:00 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Id love to try this restaurant! We don’t get out much, with three little guys at home, but this gift card would be greatly appreciated and thoroughally enjoyed! Thanks!

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  46. Kathy Ruiter, June 5, 2016 9:01 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I haven’t visited Wheelhouse but would like to try it!

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  47. Katie Barto, June 5, 2016 9:02 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I love trying new places and can’t wait to try this one!! It looks amazing and will be a welcome addition!

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  48. Debra Lewis-Zammitt, June 5, 2016 9:02 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    The food looks Amazing!! I would love to eat at Wheelhouse!!

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  49. Davis Szeredy, June 5, 2016 9:05 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My wife and I love to try new places and have never been to the Wheelhouse. Would love to give it a try!!

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  50. Theresa Holzhausen, June 5, 2016 9:06 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would like to win because my birthday was on June 4th. I was busy taking care of the family to enjoy. Our son has special medical needs so we don’t get out that much so this would be amazing to have a night out.

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  51. Danielle Raab, June 5, 2016 9:09 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Can’t wait to try it!

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  52. Jen Awad, June 5, 2016 9:09 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love to win and give this amazing looking food a try. I don’t know that I deserve to win it more than anyone else though 😉

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  53. Jodi Blackport, June 5, 2016 9:10 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My birthday is coming up and I would love to celebrate downtown with some scrumptious scallops. Pick me rafflecoptor!!

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  54. Lauren Hills, June 5, 2016 9:13 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Haven’t been, looks delicious!!

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  55. Meghan McAfee, June 5, 2016 9:14 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’d love to win! GR has such a great food scene, and Wheelhouse seems like a great addition.

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  56. Emily Marker, June 5, 2016 9:16 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Excited about trying this restaurant!

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  57. Stephanie Clayton Breznau, June 5, 2016 9:16 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    This looks so tasty! I hope I win!

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  58. Heather Schnicke, June 5, 2016 9:17 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Would love to win!

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  59. Kate Adams-Blake, June 5, 2016 9:18 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Would so love a date night and Wheelhouse would be the perfect place!

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  60. Lindsey Joy Burkey, June 5, 2016 9:18 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    We are so excited to give this place a try!

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  61. Natalie Do, June 5, 2016 9:20 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Would love to win and give this place a try!

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  62. Matthew Abel, June 5, 2016 9:30 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I would love it!

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  63. Mike Godleski, June 5, 2016 9:30 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Great giveaway. The food looks great!

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  64. JC Norton, June 5, 2016 9:31 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Haven’t checked out Wheelhouse yet. The steak and frites look excellent. I would love to give this place a try!

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  65. Tracy Karsten, June 5, 2016 9:32 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My sister moved back to GR after several years in Indiana with her husband who’s from Indiana. They have a two month old son, so they haven’t had much time or opportunity yet to explore our local establishments. Would love to win this and take them out to a new place on the scene! (Grandpa and Grandma would provide the babysitting). 😉

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  66. Shaena Hoekenga, June 5, 2016 9:32 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I’ve been periodically checking in since Twisted Rooster posted about it….this looks amazing (just like its siblings!)

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  67. Charlotte Pisciotta, June 5, 2016 9:37 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Dying to check this place out! We love going downtown and supporting our city and we were really excited when we heard that Wheelhouse was opening.

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  68. Apryl Cherry, June 5, 2016 9:38 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

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  69. Dawn Emerich, June 5, 2016 9:38 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Can’t wait to try them, we love both ‘big sister’ restaurants!

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  70. Teresa Lynn, June 5, 2016 9:38 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I love supporting Grand Rapids and trying new places!

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  71. Deb Pifer Burdick, June 5, 2016 9:40 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    This sounds like an awesome place and would love to try their food.

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  72. Beth Sexton, June 5, 2016 9:41 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I have not been here yet! Hope to try it soon,

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  73. Heidi DeYoung, June 5, 2016 9:44 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Can’t wait to try this restaurant.

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  74. Amanda Blok, June 5, 2016 9:45 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My husband and I try to eat local whenever we get out for a date and love to try new places! Would love to check out Wheelhouse! The food looks amazing!

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  75. Felicia McCrary, June 5, 2016 9:49 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    It sounds like a cool place to check out!

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  76. Christina Bouwens, June 5, 2016 9:55 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    THAT SCALLOPS DISH, THOUGH!!! Noms 🙂

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  77. Michelle Bennett, June 5, 2016 10:57 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Because we need a date night before my husband leaves for a mission trip for 8 days!

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  78. Heather Johnson, June 5, 2016 11:11 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Love Twisted Rooster and can’t wait to try out the new member of the family!

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  79. Erin Windemuller, June 5, 2016 11:18 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    With 5 kids we need a date night.

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  80. Patty Russie, June 5, 2016 11:27 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Pick me! Pick me!

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  81. Amber Brandt, June 5, 2016 11:35 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    My hubby and I have been so curious about The Wheelhouse but haven’t made it there yet. Would love to win and sink our teeth into the goodness!!

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  82. Kelly Hoekstra, June 5, 2016 11:44 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    Yum yum!!! Love trying new places and expanding my food knowledge!

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  83. Linda Schalk, June 5, 2016 11:46 pm - Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

    I want to try them!

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