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147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
231-264-8901
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pizza

We get Chef Charles pizza on every visit to Elk Rapids. We've tried just about every specialty pizza - best are the Chef Charles and the Wet Burrito Pizza. Even my kids eat every bit of crust. Try the seven cheese - you can taste every single flavor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
Amy F
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Livonia, Michigan
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Livonia, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We get Chef Charles pizza on every visit to Elk Rapids. We've tried just about every specialty pizza - best are the Chef Charles and the Wet Burrito Pizza. Even my kids eat every bit of crust. Try the seven cheese - you can taste every single flavor.

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Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped here is the afternoon for lunch as the boys really like pizza. Place is small, neat and tidy, and the staff was friendly. The pizza is good - but too must crust for my liking. I prefer less of an outer crust and more toppings. Kids liked it. I would have to problem recommending it to others - and... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Chef Charles is to pizza like Herbert's in Killarney is to Fish & Chips....perfect! We have been coming to Elk Rapids by boat for over 15 years & this is our first stop. My mouth waters at the thought of a "Chef Charles". I must admit that I have not ordered another type since we tried this specialty. I plan... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped at Chef Charlie's for pizza, and it was great! This place even has a pizza for people like me who are allergic to tomatoes. The food was excellent. This is NOT your typical "pizza joint". I will certainly be back. The menu choices should be ably to satisfy anyone's taste. My choice was the Chef Charlie's Pizza. Prices... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We love this place for it's great pizza, fantastic, MI made soda and it's very reasonable prices! But there really is so very much more to love- anything you order here is fresh and made with quality ingredients. The sub are made on a gorgeous! bread, and filled with fine meats, cheeses, and ripe tomato and lettuce. Mmmmm! The salads... More 

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small, family friendly pizza place with slices in the window and great craft sodas. Eat in or order out. Homemade, whole wheat crust with fresh and unique toppings. Number one on Anyone's list who comes back to visit! Too bad it isn't shipped!

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Rode the boat over into town and ate pizza at Chef Charles'... had the 7 cheese pizza and the veggie pizza... LOVED the crust too!

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Fort Worth, TX
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414 reviews 414 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Good food, reasonable prices, quick service or take out. Located on River Street (main street in town), and close to everything, parking right there, library, lakefront, etc.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My favorite place in ER! Grab a pizza and head over to the Library grounds or harbor for a picnic in the summer. So good!

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Davisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Whenever we pass by Elk Rapids, we stop by Chef Charles and get a par baked pizza to bring home with us to enjoy. This says a lot since we live down state! We always order the Chef Charles as it is addicting with it's pesto, artichoke hearts, pine nuts and feta cheese. The people who work there are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-8901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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