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80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
616-451-1887
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and tasty eats with great service!

What is not to love about Big O's? From the vinyl checked tablecloths to the pesto laden sandwiches and classic pastas and pizzas, it is all yummy. Not your restaurant is you are looking for pretense, but awesome place for a casual meal with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
thewanderer61
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What is not to love about Big O's? From the vinyl checked tablecloths to the pesto laden sandwiches and classic pastas and pizzas, it is all yummy. Not your restaurant is you are looking for pretense, but awesome place for a casual meal with friends.

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Thank thewanderer61
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The bacon garlic pizza is THE best pizzia I've eaten. I can taste it even just thinking about it as I type this up and my mouth is watering and I just ate lunch!

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Thank Walkabout34
Orlando, Florida
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate here one night for dinner. We ordered a large pizza, salad and desert. Food was above average. Service was excellent. They have different drink and food specials during the week so value ranges from good to excellent. Definitely worth a visit. Has an 'old school' pizza joint feel.

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Thank UF_RX_1999
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We love their pizza! I ask for my crust to be cooked a little longer because I like mine a little crunchy and they make it perfectly every time.

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Thank Jessica K
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Had several lunches delivered for a group on business. They were easy to work with and had a variety of lunch options. Convenient location.

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Thank Jennifer H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Big O's is consistently friendly and has delicious cuban inspired pulled pork sandwiches and also, wait for it, cuban pizza! It has black beans, pulled pork, tomato, onion, and a garlic/olive oil sauce. We had one Tuesday night while listening to Chris Lawrence on trumpet and Brian ? on guitar--the music was great and the pizza delish. Check out the... More 

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Thank Egrtraveler
Allenton
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We were in Grand Rapids for the color run and chose this place for dinner and it was delicious. It's a small classy pizzeria. Overall clean and great food staff very friendly would come back

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Thank Scouts84
Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a group of 13 who went in on Sunday, which is typically a slow day. Service was excellent and pizza and pasta very authentic. The cellar ambiance is reminiscent of pizzerias in New York City. When we went back again in the late evening the next night, the waitress made sure we ordered two drinks so we could... More 

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Thank gjk880
College Station, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really enjoyed the taste of the built-to-order pizzas we ordered, though we could have stopped at the 12" size instead of the 16". Several of the pasta selections and desserts looked inviting, but the pizza was more than enough food. Waitress was very friendly. Easy walking distance from the DeVos Center and nearby hotels.

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Thank mbrewer41
Flint, Michigan
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Place is kind of hidden. Decent atmosphere. Pretty decent prices for the location it's in. Pizza crust was one of the best I've had. We enjoyed our meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-451-1887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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