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“Good food, reasonable prices”

Kelsey's Lakeside Grille
Ranked #21 of 54 Restaurants in Charlevoix
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Located next to Ferry beach and the public boat launch, Kelsey's Lakeside Grille is known as a local favorite. Enjoy great food and beverages in a family oriented environment with a view of Lake Michigan.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We haven't eaten here in two years and were very happy that the quality of food was still high and the prices are still reasonable.

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Thank Mikebtkey
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Have been visiting Kelsey B's sporadically over the past few years. Quite consistently good, a little more than just bar food at a reasonable price. Service is good and the porch seating is very pleasant overlooking a park and Lake Charlevoix (looking across a parking lot). Some thing I really appreciate is the location. Kelsey's is located away from the main business/bar/ice cream store/ t-shirt shop/ etc. summer crowd downtown area. No traffic and lots of parking are a draw for me during the tourist season. I generally eat dinner between 5PM and 6PM which is probably on the early side for most people but I have never had to wait for a table even when the town is packed with guests.

Thank BC W
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Essex here would love to start and end a review talking only about the food and the ambience, but it is important at Kelsey B's to talk about the terrific service, all with a smile, on a night when they were overrun by July 4th weekend diners, just jammed to the wall with huge parties not of six or eight but fourteen and sixteen! We, a mere four, oh we had to wait ten minutes, but we were warmly (and humorously) received and then taken well care of with prompt, attentive, unintrusive service, for which we gave an extra gratuity, well earned, still probably not enough for the work the servers did last night. These are NICE PEOPLE, so patronize them!

This is a dark and cozy roadhouse/joint type place, not haute cuisine, with an extensive menu ranging from sandwiches to steaks and fresh fish, all nicely prepared and nicely priced. If you are out to impress your guests, don't come here. But if you want a broad selection of good food in a very informal setting, this is your place. You have to bring your own fun, but that's ok, and most people can manage that. This is no place special, but compared to some of the over-inflated dumps that pass themselves off as restaurants around here, Kelsy B's is outstanding, and a real improvement from its not-missed predecessor at this location. We'll definitely go back! This is not back-handed compliments, this is a nice "joint" we all enjoyed!!!

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Thank essexofwessex
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

A car ride from where we stayed but worth getting into the car. Great food. Good service. Locals atmosphere.

Thank Terry U
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This restaurant has new owners who have renovated and made it very, very attractive as well as hiring a new chef. Go on Thursday nights for a wonderful 16 oz ribeye steak with salad, rolls, vegetable, choice of potatoes for only $15.95. It is outstanding and always done perfectly as requested. Their menu is very extensive as is their drink menu. I will return again and again.

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Thank Mary Ann B
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