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Chef Charles'

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147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
231-264-8901
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Allendale
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pizza, we usually order the deluxe. The crust is homemade with good flavor and texture. You will pay a little more than average for your pizza.

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Thank General D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't wait until you're starving to come here for a meal! Food was very good but the wait was way too long! Also couldn't believe that there are no restrooms in the restaurant...my daughter had to drive her son home to use the restroom...and guess what?? The food still wasn't ready when they returned!!

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Thank Gail S
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Chef Charles' on a Saturday summer night. It was crowded when we walked in but we got our order placed. And then we waited. And waited. And waited some more. I understand it was busy...the phone was ringing off the hook for carry out orders. I just wish there was some communication of how much longer until our... More 

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Thank Julie F
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a Deluxe pizza, and it was great!! Toppings were honey ham,pepperoni, mushroom, red onion, black olives, and a delicious 4 cheese mixture. Very rich, and very good! Also, we pick it up earlier in the day, and finish baking it later in the evening. They are very good about instructing you how to prepare it when you're ready... More 

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Thank Susan B
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Chef Charles always offers great pizza, the best subs and freshest salads in town, but with the seasonal Reuben Pizza he takes out all the stops. High quality corned beef, homemade thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, and cheese on a perfectly cooked crust. This is a treat only available from mid February to just after St. Patrick's Day, so hurry to... More 

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Thank michmom2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Custom pizzas are excellent! Or you can grab a slice or two of several different choices that are always available! Very good value!

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Thank Mark W
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Nothing beats the convenience of grabbing a slice, but if you have the time to wait a few more minutes, a fresh from the oven Chef Charles' pizza is the best. The hand tossed, high gluten, part whole wheat crust is the right amount of flavorful and chewy for my taste and never gets left behind. The gourmet side of... More 

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Thank osmr2snakes
East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

When I want a pizza or a nice salad, I go to Chef Charles. They also sell pizza slices, which is convenient. The interior us nothing special at all, it's the pizza that keeps me returning.

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Thank Sambo2359
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

By far the best pizza in the country. Chef Charles makes everything from scratch. We loved his signature pizza so much, we took a par cooked one home for the next night. I usually don't eat the crust but theirs is amazing.

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Thank MsLeni
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

One of Elk Rapids' best kept secrets. Delicious gourmet pizza (or plain old regular if you prefer). Chef Charles offers an incredible assortment of fresh, made from scratch culinary delights sure to please even the most discriminating palates. My personal favorite pizza is his signature "The Chef Charles". Try it and you"ll be going back to try them all.

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Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-8901

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