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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
+1 231-547-2960
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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East Jordan, Michigan
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We use Kelsey's a lot of business meetings and the food is good. Bummed they often cross things off the menu, but I can always find an alternate option. The staff is always friendly!! We will keep going back.

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Thank oconnors13
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Have gone to this restaurant for decades. Everytime I've visited the menu has gotten smaller and smaller and the prices higher and higher. For lunch my business associate and I sat down to find the lunch menu smaller than usual. It had been awhile since I've visited. Many of the favorites are gone. I was shocked at the prices. My... More 

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Thank Clark W
Michigan
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Meals slow in coming. Drinks slow in coming. 7:30 pm Saturday night....out of prime rib and perch and rice....what restaurant runs out of rice. Waitress was pleasant but new and not knowledgeable of menu items. They should have trained her better. We felt sorry or her...food was warm at best.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Was disappointed with the menu. We are from out of town and I had selected this place because of the menu online. Once we arrived and were seated we discovered many items crossed off the menu. We tried to order the whitefish and they had run out! Charlevoix has a lot of great places to eat and this one falls... More 

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Thank Baldy82
Charlevoix, Mi.
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165 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Prices are way to high, food quality isn't what it used to be. After many visits and a lot of them disappointing this place is no longer on my list. Had bad service a few times and it's just not worth the price anymore.

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

While visiting family in the area, we decided to try Kelsey's Lakeside Grille for dinner on a Wednesday evening. The place was busy but not full. Don't be in a hurry, however, because it took awhile for our meals to come. The menu includes a variety of choices from surf to turf, salads to sandwiches, & American to Italian to... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

ordered 2 wet burritos and 2 perch dinners which were OK not great. the waitress was slow and forgot to bring items like beverages/dinner salads until asked several times. the restaurant was not busy so there were no excuses for any delay.

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This was our second visit to Kelsey's Lakeside Grille and they did not disappoint. We enjoyed a wonderful appetiser along with a great Shrimp Scampi dinner that was the menu special for the day. We will certainly visit this restaurant again on our next trip to the Charlevoix area.

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Thank Joe O
Zushi, Japan
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Great place for lunch ..I go here every summer when visiting Up North. Nice place, good food, and a nice view of Lake Charlevoix. Sit on the enclosed patio for a peaceful dining experience. Plenty of food for the price.

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Byron Center, Michigan
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Great blue cheese burger w chips. $12 a little pricey fast service. quiet, by waterfront. fairly small lunch menu. the Mexican items on other people's plates looked very good. I would return and recommend that particular burger. very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-547-2960
Description
Located next to Ferry beach and the public boat launch, Kelsey's Lakeside Grille is known as a local favorite. Enjoy great food and beverages in a family oriented environment with a view of Lake Michigan.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?