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“It WAS good but, not anymore.”
Review of Charley's Crab

Charley's Crab
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Mon, 7/15
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Ranked #109 of 1,058 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fulton
Description: 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.
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 line for the quality.
The crab cakes (lower case intended) that I had were burned and served cool. The "broccoli" was limp and virtually tasteless. The creme broule was just awful. The potatoes were ok but, how does one ruin a potato?
The entire building was a DUMP! The building is settling and the floor is broken and has lots of chips out of it. It looks like a Michigan road! The men's room had a sign in it (looked permanent) that said "Wet Floor". The fllor was sticky in the places you would expect in an unkempt men's room. the wood and the cabinets were all broken or almost broken.
There were Pot Holes in the parking lot that could swallow a city bus!
The entire experience was an embarrassment to our friends that were treating us!
Too bad that Chuck Muir (the founder) was lost at sea. Landry's, who owns the property now should demolish it and start over. Charley's Crab is now lost with Chuck!

sorry, I loved this place before. Never again! don't go, the prices are way to high don't compare to the likes of other places in downtown Grand Rapids.

Date of visit: April 2019
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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 the high points.

My son’s NY strip was very fatty. It was not a good quality steak. My salmon was way overcooked and a very small portion.

This restaurant has ample parking, nice view of the river. It was clean and the tables were set up very nicely.

Unfortunately, the entrees were the big let down which makes this restaurant way overpriced.

Review would have been 2 stars if not for the server’s performance.

Get the food right and this will be a really nice restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2019
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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
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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
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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
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