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Choo Choo Grill

American, Diner
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1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a very tiny place serving breakfast and lunch. Food is very good and the people, both staff and customers, are wonderful. Had lunch here (hamburger and fries). Sat at the counter with my brother and had a great view of our food being prepared. A very happy place to be.

Thank Dale H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Choo Choo Grill is nothing fancy and it's not health food, but if you're in the mood for a good burger then this is a great choice. There's a wide variety of burgers and other sandwiches, as well as chilly, fries, onion rings, and a full breakfast menu. There's a host of regular customers exchanging jokes with the employees,... More 

Thank Dave B
Grand Rapids
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Have been before, it is a step back in time. When was the last time you saw a rotory phone. Order the burgers but be careful on their interpretation of medium. Mine was raw in the middle. Fries where excellent, root beer always in a frosted glass.

Thank Arsenaluk
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's been about 6 years since I've been to Choo Choo. I recently accepted a job close by so this place will be top of mind! Loved the classic cheeseburger with fries. The staff is very friendly and I love the banter they have with the regulars (and even those relative nubees like me). There's only seating for 12 or... More 

Thank martinibond
Perry, Michigan
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Throw back to when you were sitting in grandma's kitchen and she was making you lunch. Most unique dining experience. My husband, son, and I all sat right at the bar and watched our lunch being made. Everybody there treats you like family. We looked up best burgers in the area and this place is it for sure! I wish... More 

Thank Angela D
Grand Haven, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We loved our experience this morning at the Choo Choo Grill! When we entered it was just like we went back in time to an old time diner. There was no place to sit, but the hostess was so very confident that we should order and then we'd have a spot. So that's what we did! Watching the cook on... More 

1 Thank CLAW123
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The burgers are just what you dream of. Big and greasy and made to order. The place is tiny. Like really tiny. The service is friendly. Just three people serving you and one of them is the cook. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, I have not had breakfast there. Parting words are always, "See you tomorrow!" Love... More 

Thank Ramona R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are not interested in a small neighborhood grill, this place is not for you. I, for one, really like it. I go for lunch 3 or 4 times a year and enjoy watching the guy at the grill make my burger and fries. everyone is friendly, the food is good and the prices are fair.

Thank Skipro27
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Happened to have an itch for a burger this afternoon and decided to head out to the Choo Choo Grill in Grand Rapids. A couple of things to understand about the Choo Choo before we get started. 1. This is not health food. Not even close. This is more like "hang over" food. Classic greasy burger :) 2. The place... More 

1 Thank Kevin S
Ionia, Michigan
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206 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a very small and unique restaurant. Good service and good food. Just a small diner type mom and pop establishment.

Thank Mark1365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-774-8652

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?