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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

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Italian, Mexican, American
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230 Ferry Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720
+1 231-547-2960
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 23
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A happenig place in Charlevoix

We were here during a very busy festival time. The servers were all very busy, I even say the owners busing tables and bringing out food orders. Even though they were swamped we had great service. The food was very good and we had an enjoyable evening. I had the oriental chicken salad, my husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
carlen t
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Union City, Michigan
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  • Large groups
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Union City, Michigan
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were here during a very busy festival time. The servers were all very busy, I even say the owners busing tables and bringing out food orders. Even though they were swamped we had great service. The food was very good and we had an enjoyable evening. I had the oriental chicken salad, my husband had the wet burrito which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Driving up you don't think much of it but the food and service are great. My husband had the steak salad and he said it was ok but the steak was good. I had the whitefish sandwich and it was the freshest whitefish I've had in a long time. Delicious. The kids loved their spaghetti and palomino sauce which the... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have dined at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille several times. The food has always been very good. The wait staff are friendly and prompt. I will definitely go there again!

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Charlevoix County, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fabulous location and pleasant waitresses! Unfortunately the raise in prices isn't so great for us local folks. They can't seem to cook a burger to order. They ask you how you would like it prepared, but no matter what you order, it's always well done. The ground beef is tasteless and not seasoned as it states in the menu. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My sister and I were coming back from a day trip to Mackinac and were coming in to Charlevoix later in the evening. We thought the restaurant would be open until 10pm, but they were actually only open until 9. It was 8:50! But we were really hungry and had heard great things about the place, so we went inside... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Kelsey's overlooking Lake Charlevoix is a great spot for casual dining. We've been traveling for a month which has given me time to sample French Dip, a personal favorite if you haven't already guessed, in several places. Without a doubt Kelsey's gets the outstanding Dip award for this trip. Friendly staff, good food, great service and reasonable prices.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food here is best described as bar food. We had heard that it was the best whitefish in Charlevoix. Indeed, the whitefish is excellent. The other dishes are typical after golf, after sailing, bar-type foods. Young servers, who are energetic. The night we were there, they were understaffed, so things were a bit slow. Prices are very reasonable.

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Food was good but not great. Husband had perch, I had coconut shrimp and Caesar salad. Since we had to wait for our server to approach us, at her suggestion, we ordered our drinks and dinners at the same time. My husbands salad came quickly. Then his perch and my shrimp and salad. We commented that we hadn't received our... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Your generous comments are appreciated! Be sure to come back and check out our summer menu! Featuring new favorites such as Yellow Fin Tuna, Caprese Salad, Otto Chicken Dinner, Veal Ravioli and so much more. More 

Mackinaw City
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Heather J, Manager at Kelsey's Lakeside Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We are pleased to hear that you received great customer service, and hope to see you again! We welcome you to try our summer menu with new and improved menu items. Pork Porterhouse, Cajun Bayou Pasta, Coconut Shrimp and a Pastrami Melt are just a few... More 

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Additional Information about Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

Address: 230 Ferry Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: +1 231-547-2960
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $25
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American

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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 to $25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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