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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice view, good food & service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
F. Peter H
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Frankenmuth, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Frankenmuth, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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Michigan
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141 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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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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Ellsworth, Michigan
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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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Charlevoix, MI
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27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great atmosphere. Always good food. Very good service! Weekends can be quite busy so you may have to wait longer for your food. We usually sit in the bar area. It's cozy. The dining room has great views of the park and Lake Charlevoix. The menu is big. We love the salads but they have specials every day as well.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Poor service. Terrible attitudes. Poor meals. I was looking forward to giving Kelsey B's another try today, thinking the service couldn't be too slow for a late lunch at 2 p.m. I was wrong. Upon arriving I did ask if they could accommodate 5 adults and 7 kids. The manager/hostess assured me that it was no problem and would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice family restaurant. Lots of great menu choices and a beautiful view of Lake Charlevoix from the deck.

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Gladwin, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in for lunch over Labor Day Weekend and decided to share the Nachos. So glad it was a share. It was really big. What I particularly liked was the fact that they layered real cheese throughout the plate and not just on the top. Then they baked it and placed the tomatoes and lettuce on top before serving.... More 

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Lake City, Michigan
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91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The location is nice, we had a larger party and were seated in the front room. Nice view. The room was so loud, poor acoustic, by the end of the meal we had a bit of a headache from the noise. Food was pretty good, but not memorable.

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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, 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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?