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147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
231-264-8901
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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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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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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
Chef Charles Pizza is the Best!

Our go to pizza place up north. The Chef Charles pizza is my favorite of all time. My only complaint is that sometimes the pine nuts are missing. Always fast and always delicious. Love this place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our go to pizza place up north. The Chef Charles pizza is my favorite of all time. My only complaint is that sometimes the pine nuts are missing. Always fast and always delicious. Love this place!

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Aledo, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Chef Charles is a very popular pizza joint in downtown Elk Rapids. There is abundant seating inside, and it also offers take away. The pizza is average. The crust is very dense and often hard. The cheese pizza is truly excellent. All other specialty pizzas are okay. None of the flavors is particularly unique or well done, the cheese pizza... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've eaten Chef Charles for years, and Charles (the owner) has decades of experience in food service. He makes amazing pizza (among other things) and my husband and I love his food so much that he catered the rehearsal dinner for my wedding, and also a portion of the food served at the wedding itself. GO to Chef Charles in... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent pizza! I'd recommend the 7 cheese or the founders special, Love em! Best to get pies to go, as the dinning area is pretty small and can get really crowded. They sell pizza by the slice too, so great for ordering a slice and strolling around downton Elk Rapids.

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Stuart, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Chef Charles offers an unusual selection of specialty pizzas as well as the traditional ones. We love to pick one up and take it down to the marina and watch the sunset.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Chef Charles continues to amaze with the best whole wheat crust pizza and crusty french batard subs and freshly prepared salads. ....if they could get a better rating, they would get it from me. The best place for lunch or casual dining around.

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What more can I say? Our kids can't get enough of Chuck's pizza. Chuck and the staff are always friendly and accommodating. The pizza is always hot, fresh and delicious.

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Livonia, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Chef Charles'

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

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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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