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“Hard to find words” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charley's Crab

Charley's Crab
63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027
+1 616-459-2500
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Ranked #158 of 799 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fulton
Grand Rapids
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Hard to find words”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is one fine spot for dining in this town. They hold to their reservations guarantee and provide excellent service with 'oh so fine' foods.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Sunday Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Terrific service, terrific selections. Everything from breakfast to Sunday dinner on the buffet, made-to-order omelets and eggs. Salmon, sushi, cheeses, fruit; mussels, squash soup (especially yummy). Hard to save room for the dessert table: brownies, creme brulee, pudding topped with brownie crumbs, and more. Pricey but a real 'special outing' treat complete with table linens and fine dinnerware.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Busser tray”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I am not sure why but.... the waiter last Valentines day decided to pile up the rest of the restaurants dishes on a tray that was right next to our table. Not very appetizing. Poor service makes for bad taste in your mouth.

Visited February 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Poor excuse for seafood”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Of the three things I tried, only one (Oysters on the half shell) was marginally edible. The potatoes tasted like mold and I've never seen more over cooked Salmon, dry as sand.

Visited June 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Eh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had heard about Charley's Crab from friends and was excited to try it. I thought that it was ok. The locaton was great and the feel of the restaurant was nice, but my fish was little overcooked. I would go again to give it another chance.

Visited April 2012
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