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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
+1 231-547-2960
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried pickles” (3 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
“whitefish” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Good bar food with a beautiful view of Lake Charlevoix. The whitefish dip is amazing! It's a great atmosphere to watch sporting events as there are several tv's. The staff is very friendly and the service is very good. I would definitely return to this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Saturday lunch in early November, perfect for avoiding summer boating and season resident crowds. My wife and I had some business in Charlevoix, thought it would be good time to check out Kelsey's. My wife grew up in Charlevoix. We both selected sandwiches which both...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matt K
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stopped in for a bite to eat and were pleasantly surprised! The deep fried mushrooms were the best I've ever had and the portion huge! We also tried the whitefish fingers from the appetizer menu, and the portion was also large and the fish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We were looking for a place to eat a late lunch near Lake Charlevoix and found Kelsey's Lakeside Grille. We sat on the enclosed porch overlooking a small park and the lake. Very tempting menu with lots of choices. Our friendly waitress was awesome and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank twofortheroad2015
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Kelsey's burgers are quite good. We like eating on the porch for views of Lake Charlevoix. The two parties near us yesterday were so loud however and the TVs showing a very trashy show made this visit not so enjoyable. Probably nothing could be done...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura P
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The enclosed patio offers a moderate view of Lake Charlevoix. Service was prompt. Best fish tacos I've ever had. Absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kacie_nay
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

There’s more rims here than a months worth of visits alone. A bit pricey but there are runs here that I’ve never heard of. Had their $10 special ‘heck yea’ but didn’t seem too potent. The lam burger was really good topped with feta cheese...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank dougv937
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We ate here twice in one week, lunch & dinner were great. Food was well prepared, moderately priced and the atmosphere was very relaxing with privacy. It isn't fine dining so take your desire elsewhere if that's what you are looking for. Casual dress seemed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank justjo-7
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with my family. They have a wide selection, so everyone can find something they will like. The service was good and fast. Enjoyed eating here very much and would definitely come back again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Quick service and great food. Prices very reasonable. Waitstaff pleasant and quick to offer refills.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MillerInman
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toni b
May 4, 2015|
Response from Jeff W | Property representative |
We accept reservations for parties larger than 10 guests. There is plenty of seating available for smaller groups in the dining dining room and on the enclosed patio. This time of the year there will be no wait Tuesday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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