We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charley's Crab

Reserve a Table
Thu, 6/20
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews


Food and ambience

Location and contact


Fresh Fruit
Breads, Muffins, Bagels
Cold Salads
Vegetable Tray Station
Martha’s Vineyard & Caesar Salad Station
Olives, Pickles & Artichoke Hearts
Sliced Meats
Deviled Eggs
Tomato Bruschetta Tray
Cheese Display
Omelette Station
Prime Rib Carving Station
Belgium Waffles, Warm Maple Syrup & Warm Strawberries
French Toast
Scrambled Eggs
Eggs Benedict
Potato or Vegetable Soup
Mussels A La Muer
A popular choice among fine-dining aficionados, Charley's Crab offers the freshest seafood and mouthwatering culinary creations. Combine the award-winning menu with our elegant décor and excellent service, and guests can expect an incomparable dining experience. As an added bonus, enjoy spectacular waterfront views at both of our locations.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
Reviews (287)
Filter reviews
285 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch crab seafood snapper fisherman's stew creme brulee chowder salmon plate surf turf roast beef perch soups grand river table overlooking the river nice view of the river red lobster for special occasions
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 285 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Appetizers were shrimp and calamari. Both were above average. Would have like a little more sauce with the calamari. Dinners were different, and that was our plan. One of scallops and our of an in house bouillabaisse type combo. Combo could of used a touch...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank wgorak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Sunday Brunch over Memorial Day weekend. Our Hotel Check-Out was at 11 AM & the Gerald R. Ford Museum didn’t open until noon (on Sunday) so we were looking for a place to have Brunch & full-in the time “gap”! We made...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank T3335TSjeffh
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Big disappointment. When we arrived (5:00) no one was in sight. Another couple was in front of us, and had not seen anyone either. My husband finally had to walk to the back of the restaurant to get someone to seat us. It was 54...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Chab7_13
Reviewed April 9, 2019

My husband and I just visited Charlie's Crab last night, April 8, 2019. In reading the review from "Highstone 351", I can't believe we were at the same restaurant. We were promptly seated at a table overlooking the River. This is an older establishment that...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dalake
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Charley's crab was a good place, once upon a time. We just visited it again, this week and were shocked at the whole ex[experience. The ONLY good was our waiter, Angus. He deserves a better place in which to work. The prices are out of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank highstone351
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

I was in town with my son for a concert. I had salmon and he had a NY strip. The restaurant is quite nice and our server did a very good job. Started with bread that was warm and fresh and very good. Those were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BigRC78
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

The appetizers and main entrees were spectacular to say the least. Beautiful views of the river from every table. Only complaint was everything on the walls and most of the flat surfaces were covered in tons of dust.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kirkaine
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We ordered a couple different items for dinner and were a bit underwhelmed. The vegetables were garlicky and mushy, perch was okay, scallops were not overly flavorful. Service was slow for a big party. Prices were on the high side.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank KimberleeN6
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic experience during the happy hour from 4-7. Really delicious small plate options offered. We had the shrimp & crab quesadilla (loaded with real crab), surf ‘n turf and firecracker poppers (shrimp). All were awesome. Great wine selection as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank IKE48
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Every year we take the family here for their Sunday Brunch! Wonderful as always, and they did a great job accommodating a family member with a gluten Allergy!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fpachulski
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
536 reviews
.29 miles away
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
2,008 reviews
.38 miles away
282 reviews
.38 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
576 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,056 nearby restaurants
Founders Brewing Co.
1,365 reviews
.28 miles away
Bistro Bella Vita
550 reviews
.16 miles away
Six.One.Six Restaurant
297 reviews
.28 miles away
Z's Bar & Restaurant
181 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 178 nearby attractions
Side Bar
12 reviews
.36 miles away
Gerald R. Ford Museum
1,026 reviews
.43 miles away
Grand Rapids Public Museum
657 reviews
.26 miles away
Van Andel Arena
431 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 29, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Ecotour36 | Reviewed this property |
brunch is superb. extensive and it is buffet. usually a crowd, but a good vibe. make reservations. on the pricey side but worth it. brunch 10am to 230pm. cheers. ecotour36
Michael K
October 10, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 46JimH46 | Reviewed this property |
Unknown. Give them a call
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing