West Michigan Wednesday: Pekadill’s

One of the things I love most about my home is the location. I love it here in West Michigan. So, I wanted to create a series that explores some of the wonderful things that this area has to offer.


I have been spending a lot of time in Whitehall this summer working at the Howmet Playhouse. I will be sharing some of the events going on at the playhouse over the next few weeks. But first, I need to take a minute to talk about Ice Cream. Now, I think we should always talk about ice cream but this past weekend was National Ice Cream day and to celebrate I want to share my favorite spots in Whitehall; Pekadill’s!


Pekadill’s is a family owned restaurant featuring soup, salads, sandwiches and ice cream. It is located just down the street from the playhouse and is perfect for grabbing a quick bite before a show or rehearsal. The menu has quite a variety with croissants, specialty sandwiches, and wraps. I LOVE their chicken salad sandwich. Honestly, I like it so much I’ve never even thought to try anything else. The ice cream is all Michigan-made, Hudsonville hand dipped ice cream. Seriously.  So.  Good.

hudsonville ice cream

The atmosphere is adorable as well. Right inside the door is malt shop style seating with poppy red booths and stools facing out the window. Around the back are family style tables and there is a beautiful garden behind the restaurant with outdoor seating. There is such a variety, it can feel like eating somewhere different every visit!

I just found out that they are doing BBQ ribs and chicken in the garden every Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm until Labor Day! How fun! I love this place and I recommended it to my parents the last time they were up for a performance and they liked it too. My first job was at the local Malt Shop, so visiting Pekadill’s really takes me back. Be sure to check them out next time you’re in Whitehall!

At my last visit, I had a chocolate banana shake. What is your favorite ice cream treat?


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