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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

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230 Ferry Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720
+1 231-547-2960
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located next to Ferry beach and the public boat launch, Kelsey's Lakeside...
Located next to Ferry beach and the public boat launch, Kelsey's Lakeside Grille is known as a local favorite. Enjoy great food and beverages in a family oriented environment with a view of Lake Michigan.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friday night Lake Perch

Have been stopping at Kelsy B's for a couple of years when in the area. Local crowd on Friday night. The perch was excellent. Great view of Lake Charlevoix and the public boat launch. Low key, friendly stop. Big menu sure to please anyone..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
CleeLargo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Large groups
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Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visit Kelsey's Lakeside Grille each time we are in Charlevoix, not only because it's close to where we stay but because of the food, menu, and chef. They always have excellent food prep and the menu has great options for the whole family. Service can be alittle slow on busy nights, however always polite, but I'll sacrifice speed for... More 

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Mackinaw City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Good: the atmosphere and server were great. The view of the lake was pretty nice and we enjoyed it. Our server was polite, suggestive and very catering to our needs. There should be no negatives taken out on these two items. The Bad: the food. Their dinner salads weren't bad but the croutons were a little on the crunchier... More 

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Escanaba
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

enjoyed the food, atmosphere and cost - amazing place - hope it stays that way. i liked the location and the staff was great.

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Kelsey's. Consistency is key for us here. Stay tuned for our new summer menu coming in June! Same classic menu with new exciting items to try. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Have been stopping at Kelsy B's for a couple of years when in the area. Local crowd on Friday night. The perch was excellent. Great view of Lake Charlevoix and the public boat launch. Low key, friendly stop. Big menu sure to please anyone..

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Friday may be one of our busier nights but what a great opportunity to grab a group of friends and join the fun! We appreciate your years of service and wouldn't be here without the support of our local patrons like yourself. Don't miss our summer menu coming June 2015. More 

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lake view, service, cocktails and food were all outstanding. Best was the fried mushroom appetizer. The lake perch were excellent as were the ribeye steaks. Nice fresh salads as well. A fun place with good food.

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Dave, Thank you for your generous comments. You have listed some of my personal favorites from the menu and that is only a sample of our endless lunch and dinner options. Join us Thursday nights for our 16oz hand cut ribeye special and Friday for all you care to eat cod and perch. More 

Frankenmuth, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had both lunch and dinner at Kelsey's; both the food and the service were very good. It was nice dining on the porch with the view of the lake. The prices were very reasonable and the glass of wine was not only good but generous.

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Thanking for taking the time and offering us a review. Our staff has worked extremely hard on improving our customer service and we are pleased to hear that we are making a difference. With a daily happy hour, we take pride in our great bar prices and fair portions :) More 

Michigan
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Dinner's are not your "normal" up north prices; reasonably priced and very good. Here is one place that you don't have to "pay for a view of the bay" or in this case Lake Charlevoix. Our server was so so; not horrible but not overly attentive (didn't ask if we wanted dessert - the check was on the table in... More 

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your meal here at Kelsey's. We offer an extensive menu that is sure to please everyone in the family. With the help of your comments, we understand that there is room for improvements and will continue to excel with great customer service. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We met friends who live in Charolivoix for lunch. They are locals who recommended and love this restaurant. I had the blackend blue salad,my husband the blackend blue burger and our friends the fish tacos. The food was excellent and served in a timely manner. The server was friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back!

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kelsey's Susan! Just a short distance away from downtown Charlevoix, we are the perfect hideaway for our local patrons. We are so glad to hear that your enjoyed your time with us. Be sure to come again and try our new summer menu coming June 2015. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Group of 4 adults and two children went in for dinner. At the end of the night the kids only ate cheese sticks, the server forgot to put our order in. She also would go 15-20 minutes without checking our table. All adults never ate and were at this restaurant for almost 2 hrs. This was my first time eating... More 

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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Dennis, We apologize for your unsatisfactory dining experience at Kelsey's. Please know that this is not our standards we hold to and wish we could have resolved it the night of. There have been several new and exciting updates within the past few months so we do wish for you to try again. Please ask to speak with a manager... More 

Ellsworth, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Our group had a very nice Christmas party at Kelsey's. We were set up on the porch as our group of 27, so had private area. Good food, good service & awesome dessert made right before us, banana foster. Thanks!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 Ferry Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-547-2960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Located next to Ferry beach and the public boat launch, Kelsey's Lakeside Grille is known as a local favorite. Enjoy great food and beverages in a family oriented environment with a view of Lake Michigan.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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