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Choo Choo Grill

1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
616-774-8652
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Ranked #114 of 790 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
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- Jul 25, 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Step back in time as you enter a small, antiquated restaurant located next to the railroad tracks, that seats approximately 18 people between the service counter and a few booths. Family owned and serves one of the best hamburgers in town. Walk in and you're part of the family as you hear and discuss all kinds of topics with the... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

VERY SMALL - Not the place to bring your entire family, unless its a nice day and you can eat outside. They are known for there burgers! Its a little Grand Rapids Landmark! Worth a stop! Food is good!

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6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Very small and quaint. The burgers are average at best. Cant hold a candle to The Green Well or five guys. The meet has a cheap grocery store taste. They were actually a little standoffish.Don't wast your time or money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Lived near the place for 27 years and never went there till a co-worker raved about it. Yes my knees were crammed in at a counter seat but the people were friendly, both the staff and the regulars, and the food was delicious. Went back to work and couldn't stop talking about the burger. Definitely will b back again.

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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Yum burgers. Place is super small. Cleanliness is in keeping with greasy-spoon-status. Very nice staff.

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