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1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
616-774-8652
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Burgers and Fun Local Place

It's been about 6 years since I've been to Choo Choo. I recently accepted a job close by so this place will be top of mind! Loved the classic cheeseburger with fries. The staff is very friendly and I love the banter they have with the regulars (and even those relative nubees like me). There's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's been about 6 years since I've been to Choo Choo. I recently accepted a job close by so this place will be top of mind! Loved the classic cheeseburger with fries. The staff is very friendly and I love the banter they have with the regulars (and even those relative nubees like me). There's only seating for 12 or... More 

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Perry, Michigan
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Throw back to when you were sitting in grandma's kitchen and she was making you lunch. Most unique dining experience. My husband, son, and I all sat right at the bar and watched our lunch being made. Everybody there treats you like family. We looked up best burgers in the area and this place is it for sure! I wish... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Choo Choo Grill

Address: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
Phone Number: 616-774-8652
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
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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  • 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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