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T J Charlie's

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135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Salad was served with lunch instead of prior to. Very dated decor. Very slow service. Good if you aren't in a hurry at all.

Thank lakajlac
Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Been to Elk Rapids many times but found this gem this weekend. The breafasts were amazing. Homemade huge buttermilk pancakes, REAL whipped butter and warm syrup were AMAZING and pair it with eggs and bacon for a reasonable price. We will be back in the fall

Thank kkadolph
Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Small local restaurant. Friendly staff. Good breakfast items. Large portions. Pancakes are great also the big breakfast. Love sitting outside.

Thank C D D
Saint Paul
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Party of 6 for breakfast. Food was good, restaurant was under staffed with 2 servers on the 4th of July weekend. Dated decor. Average place and food.

Thank MinnTraveler89
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I love the Farmer's Omnlet It is delicious with lots of mushrooms, potatoes tomatoes and cheese. I eat half and save the other for the next day's breakfast.

Thank tscalkins64
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very clean, friendly atmosphere, can eat in or outside. Great breakfast and very friendly server, Ali. You won't leave hungry.

Thank Janey L
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Years back when the restaurant first opened up, it was THE place to go for a meal. The past few years, it's a little tired, although the staff is still friendly. The food is average fare, nothing spectacular, and the prices are acceptable for what you get.

Thank David W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is clean and bright and blah. The 3 of us ordered a Cuban, a Cherry Chicken Wrap, and a BBQ Pulled Pork with sweet potato fries. The cuban was declared tp be bland, but spruced up with some lemon and pepper. Additionally the turkey on it was tough. The wrap was stated to be very good. The BBQ... More 

Thank Chris H
Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday morning and the place was hopping and lucky we only had to wait 5 minutes for a table inside. There was seating available outside. I young girl brought us water and coffee fairly quick. Another woman brought us the menus and we had to flag her down when we were ready to order. I... More 

Thank gypsylady002a
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I actually came to this restaurant by mistake while searching for the Harbor Cafe. I thought I ate at the Harbor Cafe until the next day when I realized I sat down outside the wrong restaurant. I must have needed some coffee!! Everything worked out fine though. The food was very good and in large quantities. My basic egg plate... More 

Thank David A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-8819

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