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147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
231-264-8901
Today
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 18
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 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
Excellent Za!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jim B
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Brunswick, Ohio
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Brunswick, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
18 restaurant reviews
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 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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22 reviews
9 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 47 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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Grand Haven, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?