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“Love Cheap Charlie's!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheap Charlie's

Cheap Charlie's
4495 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059-3810
810-385-5511
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Fort Gratiot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love Cheap Charlie's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were recommended Cheap Charlie's by a friend, we had never stopped before because the parking lot was always packed and just figured it would take too long. We've probably been here about 10 times in the past couple of years and even if it's packed, the longest we've ever had to wait is maybe 15 minutes (trust me, the wait is worth it!)
The menu is almost overwhelming because they seem to offer anything you could possibly think of. I've never had a bad meal here and the service is always excellent and fast. Once you have placed your order within 10 minutes your food arrives. Staff have always been friendly and helpful when we've been to Cheap Charlie's. You can't beat the value, I was shocked when I saw the low prices on the menu, 2 people can go out for dinner for under $20...and you won't leave hungry as the portions are quite big.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Everything was good. Portions are huge. Steak was cooked perfect. Service awesome! We have a new favorite and will go there every time we are in town.

Visited February 2014
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Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Really good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was our first time at Cheap Charlie's. We were greeted warmly on our way in. The waitresses were friendly in an informal way. We were definitely made welcome. They bring you a small basket of popcorn for starters. We had the special, soup, steak and a salad. We had a choose of 5 soups. All of them were cream style soups. They were a little on the "thick" side. The steak was well prepared. The salad was fresh and was served with a tasty dressing (you have 5 or 6 choices). We really enjoyed our food and will definitely go back again. There is a "fun" atmosphere about this place. This is not fine dining but the food was tasty, the service was good and the price was right.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Huron, Michigan
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great waitress think her name was Jennifer. She was so helpful let me and my husband taste the BBQ sauce to firgure out which one we like best and was happy to go back to kitchen for my son to try spaghetti sauce. He's is very picky so I thought that was wonderful. I hate to order new things when not sure if I'll like them. But that wasn't a problem. Food was great pretty good prices. The manger even checked on every table to make sure everything was good:) we will be back time and time again

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Over & whelmingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a menu! For first timers its really a crazy selection. We loved our choices - ribs and fish, but could have used a little guidance and /or advise from our server. Granted, he was new & he did admit that & obviously he was not as familiar with the menu to help us either. Even the sides were multiple. Great place for delicious variety. The value for the dollar justifies the name! We'll have to go back many times!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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