Big Top Restaurant - Holland MI

Address: 2415 Ottawa Beach Rd
City: Holland
State: MI
Zip: 49424
County: Ottawa
Number of visits to this page: 1167

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General Information:

This circus tent-themed restaurant goes back to the 1940's or before and was situated on Ottawa Beach in Holland. The place was destroyed by fire in 1954. The proprietor Roy Young and his cat both survived the blaze. A new structure was built on the site by the Coast Guard in 1954. There is a restaurant called Beachplace at Holland Park Cafe out there as of 2023 which may occupy the same spot (or very close). This place is not to be confused with the Big Top Restaurant in St. Joseph which was at 2945 Niles Ave. That was another circus-themed place I may cover at some point.

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Big Top Restaurant - Historical Photo
Historical Photo
Big Top Restaurant - 1955 Aerial
1955 Aerial
Big Top Restaurant - Apr 1949 Robbery
Apr 1949 Robbery
Big Top Restaurant - Aug 1950 Cat Is Saved
Aug 1950 Cat Is Saved
Big Top Restaurant - Aug 1950 Restaurant Burns
Aug 1950 Restaurant Burns
Big Top Restaurant - Dec 31 1954 Coast Guard Rebuild
Dec 31 1954 Coast Guard Rebuild
Big Top Restaurant - May 1948 Ad - Opening For Season
May 1948 Ad - Opening For Season
Big Top Restaurant - May 1948 Ad
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