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Big O' Cafe

80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
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Ranked #38 of 782 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Pizza
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89% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great location, excellent service, and delicious food. I have taste tested (and recommend) their pizza, pasta, dessert and sandwiches

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Southeast Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The pizza was very good, the garlic knots were at least average, a Caesar salad average (Kraft style sprinkle cheese rather than parmigiano, canned croutons). Good for a family and my three kids (8-14 y/o) were satisfied. I would have given it 4 stars except that the fried plantains were inedible. They tasted like they had been frozen for some... More

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Big Rapids, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here before seeing a play at the Civic and were able to park and walk to both places. The waitress was very helpful with suggestions and her favorites. We all orders sub sandwiches and they were delicious! Fast service too. The pizzas we saw all looked yummy too! Would definitely go back!

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Grand Blanc MI
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185 reviews 185 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were staying at the Amway Grand and went on a Sunday walk around the area and seen Big O" Café. We noticed many daily specials for all seven days and ordered a 16" pizza which was delicious! The staff was very friendly and even the chef's were kind as we left. This is the type of restaurant I like... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Big O's is a hidden gem in GR. While it's downtown, due to the fact that the restaurant actually sits below ground, it's not as well known as some other downtown restaurants. It's a small place, maybe seats 50 people, so the service is always excellent. It has without a doubt the best BBQ Chicken pizza in town. It's a... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In my opinion, the Big O serves the best pizzas in Grand Rapids. Its other entrees are excellent as well, but I almost always get the pizza because it is outstanding.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I wanted a light lunch after visiting the Grand Rapids Art Museum and one of the nice young ladies at the Museum desk recommended BigO' Cafe saying she had never had a bad meal there. Boy was she right! It is located in the basement of a building with street level windows looking in to the restaurant.... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a great little place to eat! The service was fantastic and the food amazing! They do a great job pairing didferent foods together that I wouldn't think of together and making them amazing! Another must in Grand Rapids!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hotel desk clerks recommended Big O as the best local pizza in town, and they were right! Though the restaurant is small, the menu is large, and the choice of specialty pizzas has something to please everyone. There is also the option to "Build Your Own Pizza" with a variety of toppings. Pizzas come in 12" and 16" sizes... More

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Jenison, MI
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We just tried this place before going to the Bues on the Mall in downtown Grand Rapids on a Wednesday evening. Walked in and were seated right away. The smells that greeted us upon entering made us hungry for pizza and we had intended to just have a quick sandwich. VERY happy we tried the pizza - it was great!... More

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