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Big O' Cafe

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80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big O's provides solid italian food and pizza at very competitive pricing. Ambiance is very inviting and the staff is very friendly. I hear they just celebrated their 20-year anniversary. In the restaurant business, they must be doing something right!

Thank Mike W
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Biig O's many times. The food is great and affordable. We try to avoid nights when there is an event at the VanAndel because it gets very crowded.

Thank AliceGr
Homer, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My family ate at Big O' Cafe before seeing the Twenty One Pilots concert at VanAndel Arena. We had several different kinds of pizza and each one was great! The service was good too. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table and this was on a busy weekend! I would give Big O's two thumbs up!

Thank megmed_2000
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. I would recommend reservations, can't hurt to make the call. It's small so we need up at thebar, not a problem but not my favorite place to eat. Wait staff were nice and attentive even though so busy and most staff not yet in. Ordered speciality pizza. Very good. Thin crust not too thin but... More 

Thank Donna M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We love Big O's! Great food, attentive staff, and a wonderful owner. A quaint little restaurant tucked away in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Thank Marijo V
Spring Lake, Michigan
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Big O Cafe from a recommendation from a good friend. The cafe is quiant and good atmosphere. Our kids liked that it was below street level but with windows to watch people walking by. Our waitress was nice and helpful. We ordered the Garlic Knots appetizer and the kids really liked them. The... More 

Thank C U
Hilton Head
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The Cuban sub was a great choice with lots of fries. Chicken Ala Gina was really good. Becca was our server and was very attentive and efficient. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience right down to the vinyl tablecloths.

Thank Joe F
Cleveland, Ohio
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119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

So this place has amazing pizza with lots of garlic. You can creat your own or order off the menu. They have a small 5 seat bar and many tables. Great for parties!!!!

Thank GreekScubaGirl
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Good casual restaurant, the place is not real big in size, but has some typical Italian decor, we ordered two different pizzas , both were excellent, service was excellent, they had a good verity of food, They serve alcohol.I would definitely return .

Thank Hawkswin2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What is not to love about Big O's? From the vinyl checked tablecloths to the pesto laden sandwiches and classic pastas and pizzas, it is all yummy. Not your restaurant is you are looking for pretense, but awesome place for a casual meal with friends.

Thank thewanderer61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-451-1887

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