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T J Charlie's

135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
231-264-8819
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Ranked #12 of 19 Restaurants in Elk Rapids
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- Jul 30, 2014
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English first
Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good BBQ chicken and ribs on Wednesday nights. Breakfast standard. Breakfast is nothing special. Stop serving breakfast at 1030 where others serve later.

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New England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped here for lunch 6/19 on our trip through Michigan. My husband had a cup of tomato spinach soup which was delicious--with a grilled cheese. I had a BLT which I also thought was very good. I ordered it without mayo and without a pickle on the plate (cause I dislike both) and it came the way I asked for... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We ate here for the first time at this last Wednesday night's Family Night. We sat outdoors, so the decor of the restaurant was not of interest to us. They were grilling baby back ribs out front, and they were the best I've had in some time ( and I myself great ribs, and I order them out a fair... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We should have ran when the waitress brought a plastic water stained yellow water filled carafe to the table. This place definitely needs some cleaning and updating! We're not picky people but simple cleanliness goes a long way. Food was just ok..hamburgers had no flavor. Fries were good....but nothing impressed us to ever come back! Should have gotten pizza from... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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346 reviews 346 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We go here after our morning golf game almost every time...usually good food, service, and reasonably priced. It's convenient, easy park (or walk from our place there), and friendly staff. It's a great local place!

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Love eating in little "Up North Places". It wasn't a motif to write home about and no fancy garnished plates, but good home cooking if you ordered sandwiches or burgers. Kids menu was pretty much Gordon't food service stuff. Disappointed that they were out of chili on a Friday at 12:30pm. Losing revenue all weekend. Must be good though! Had... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

If you go to a restaurant looking for good food to eat, T J Charles will do just fine. The Wife had the bar b q sliders and I had buffalo chicken sliders. Plenty there, and they were both delicious. We will be back.

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Grand Cayman
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

I had a open steak sandwich it was the worst sandwich I ever had it most have been something a joky whipped . The resterant has a walmart look and needs to be updated but if you are not worldly you may like it like most of the people that live up year.

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 via mobile

Don't know about the interior as we sat outside. Not a friendly server but quick service and good food. Southwest turkey burger on pretzel bread bun was excellent. Cherry chicken salad wrap was good as well. We would come back.

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Elk Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Good menu - Too bad they aren't open for dinner Food good and generous and reasonable, Staff friendly and attentive. Only disapointment was in restrooms. No alcohol, but refills are great on all drinks. Right in center of town. They do have Great BBque ribs and Chicken on Wednesday evenings during "Evenings on River Street a special gathering with entertainment,... More

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