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Choo Choo Grill

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1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
616-774-8652
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Breakfast!

We loved our experience this morning at the Choo Choo Grill! When we entered it was just like we went back in time to an old time diner. There was no place to sit, but the hostess was so very confident that we should order and then we'd have a spot. So that's what we did! Watching the cook on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
CLAW123
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We loved our experience this morning at the Choo Choo Grill! When we entered it was just like we went back in time to an old time diner. There was no place to sit, but the hostess was so very confident that we should order and then we'd have a spot. So that's what we did! Watching the cook on... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The burgers are just what you dream of. Big and greasy and made to order. The place is tiny. Like really tiny. The service is friendly. Just three people serving you and one of them is the cook. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, I have not had breakfast there. Parting words are always, "See you tomorrow!" Love... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are not interested in a small neighborhood grill, this place is not for you. I, for one, really like it. I go for lunch 3 or 4 times a year and enjoy watching the guy at the grill make my burger and fries. everyone is friendly, the food is good and the prices are fair.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Happened to have an itch for a burger this afternoon and decided to head out to the Choo Choo Grill in Grand Rapids. A couple of things to understand about the Choo Choo before we get started. 1. This is not health food. Not even close. This is more like "hang over" food. Classic greasy burger :) 2. The place... More 

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Ionia, Michigan
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123 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very small and unique restaurant. Good service and good food. Just a small diner type mom and pop establishment.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The choo choo grill was a unique place to eat lunch. Great service and friendly owners. Convenient location near the downtown GR. Atmosphere is something to experience.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The burgers here are pretty good. The meat is fresh and not some frozen patties. That being said, it's a little on the pricier side for a small burger joint, and the inside of the restaurant is filthy. Honestly, I don't see how the health department lets them stay open.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Ok, review is a little late, but heading back here soon. It's just a cozy, great place to eat when I fly into Grand Rapids for a couple of days, four times a year. Great burgers and fries, and the owners are the best! I was recommended to this place by my sales rep who is here more regularly than... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

These Are the BEST burgers in GR. Unlike what a previous reviewer said the meat is NOT cheap. What a buffon i'm guessing he thinks McDonalds is gourmet with high quality meat. Also try the shakes the Chocolate shake is the best Chocolate shake in GR.

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Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is where I go for the occasional burger. Best one in town. Tiny little hole-in-the wall where I got to be teased and served quickly. You sit elbow-to-elbow with other patrons. Can get your day's cholesterol in one sitting!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-774-8652
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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