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“Good Food But Overpriced For Quality and Service Received”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Great Lakes Shipping Co. - CLOSED

Great Lakes Shipping Co.
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Double Oak, Texas
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Food But Overpriced For Quality and Service Received”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

Three of us ate dinner here on a Saturday night. We all enjoyed our entrees especially the lobster mac & cheese. The beef tournedos on risotto were very good but the risotto was way overcooked. Each had a different salad with the spinach salad the top choice although the salad bar was quite fresh with many toppings and dressings. Service was indifferent and we were directed to the lounge since we did not have a reservation. That was OK but the tables in the lounge are maintly tiny cocktail tables and not really suitable for more than two to eat at. (No larger tables were available although several had only one or two people sitting at them). In all...good food but nowhere worth the $27 per entree that we paid. A $100 dinner tab for three people with pretty simple orders, one round of drinks, no appetizers and one dessert is overpriced in my book.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank teds300
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“overpriced, mediocre food, crowded seating - not going back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Had high expectations, not sure where the other people submitting reviews were eating? Prices for a steak dinner were about 30% more than a similar steak at Outback or Longhorn and not as good. Atmosphere was dark and old. Clientele were mainly older couples (which usually is a good sign?). The room we were seated in was too small for the 4 tables set. I felt like the other tables were too close and was difficult to get up to go to salad bar without bumping other chairs. Added a surcharge to share a $30 steak dinner without mentioning until I received the bill. Service was fast, but not friendly. Ended up spending $30 more for a family dinner even using a $25 promotional coupon.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank cousinmoze
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Plainwell, Michigan
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Food, abiance, and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

My husband and I enjoy getting out to restaurants that offer something other than the usual so we were pleasantly surprised to find that Great Lakes Shipping offers unique menu items along with great service and the ambiance of the building is truly delightful. The salad bar itself is worth the trip!! Try one of their specials and treat yourself to a delicious, well-planned meal. They also have a very good selection of wines.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Kathy K
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Florida, United States
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fabulous..My "Must Go To" place everytime I am in Grand Rapids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

A true old school steakhouse..have never had anything there I didn't like. Love the fireplaces at each table. Great service, dependable. Clean, well stocked salad bar. I can't figure out how any body could rate this so low...this restaurant has been in Grand Rapids for years and is a landmark sort of place. Even though I live in FL now, it's the one place I will drive over an hour to get to. This is the one thing I miss about not living in Grand Rapids anymore. Prices are fair for the quality, too

Visited February 2012
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Thank Susan B
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Always a Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Dependable describes Great Lakes Shipping. You can be confident that your evening will be enjoyable, the food delicious, the service smooth and friendly. Their salad bar was one of the first and remains the best with an excellent selection of toppings that are fresh, clean, cold and delicious. I had the seafood special of the day, a breaded red snapper served Oscar style with crab meat, Bearnaise sauce and asparagus. It was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. My wife went with their signature prime rib prepared exactly as she requested. You just can't go wrong here which is why it has been around so long and will likely be around for many more years to come.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank PromoBird
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