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“Delicious pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big O' Cafe

Big O' Cafe
80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
616-451-1887
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Ranked #51 of 802 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Pizza
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great location, excellent service, and delicious food. I have taste tested (and recommend) their pizza, pasta, dessert and sandwiches

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English first
Southeast Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Very good pizza but fried plantains a mess!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The pizza was very good, the garlic knots were at least average, a Caesar salad average (Kraft style sprinkle cheese rather than parmigiano, canned croutons). Good for a family and my three kids (8-14 y/o) were satisfied. I would have given it 4 stars except that the fried plantains were inedible. They tasted like they had been frozen for some time and then barely reheated: flavorless cardboard. Either something went very wrong, or this is a dish that should never be served.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here before seeing a play at the Civic and were able to park and walk to both places. The waitress was very helpful with suggestions and her favorites. We all orders sub sandwiches and they were delicious! Fast service too. The pizzas we saw all looked yummy too! Would definitely go back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Blanc MI
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191 reviews 191 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Walking Distance from the Amway Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were staying at the Amway Grand and went on a Sunday walk around the area and seen Big O" Café. We noticed many daily specials for all seven days and ordered a 16" pizza which was delicious! The staff was very friendly and even the chef's were kind as we left. This is the type of restaurant I like to find when traveling. The menu had many choices and I noticed other people ordering wraps and pasta dishes. They left the plates empty if that means that their food tasted as good as ours! I was grateful for walking down the street to find this gem! You have to walk down to enter, and you will not regret it. The seating on Sunday night was "seat-yourself." There was a bar area for additional seating as well as tables that could be put together for a larger group. Also, I love it when I order pizza with extra cheese, and they actually put "extra" on it!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best BBQ Chicken Pizza in Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Big O's is a hidden gem in GR. While it's downtown, due to the fact that the restaurant actually sits below ground, it's not as well known as some other downtown restaurants. It's a small place, maybe seats 50 people, so the service is always excellent. It has without a doubt the best BBQ Chicken pizza in town. It's a little pricey, when comparing it to other pizza places, but the quality makes up for the added price.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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