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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
+1 231-547-2960
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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East Jordan, Michigan
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We use Kelsey's a lot of business meetings and the food is good. Bummed they often cross things off the menu, but I can always find an alternate option. The staff is always friendly!! We will keep going back.

Thank oconnors13
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Have gone to this restaurant for decades. Everytime I've visited the menu has gotten smaller and smaller and the prices higher and higher. For lunch my business associate and I sat down to find the lunch menu smaller than usual. It had been awhile since I've visited. Many of the favorites are gone. I was shocked at the prices. My... More 

Thank Clark W
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Meals slow in coming. Drinks slow in coming. 7:30 pm Saturday night....out of prime rib and perch and rice....what restaurant runs out of rice. Waitress was pleasant but new and not knowledgeable of menu items. They should have trained her better. We felt sorry or her...food was warm at best.

Thank Phyl S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Was disappointed with the menu. We are from out of town and I had selected this place because of the menu online. Once we arrived and were seated we discovered many items crossed off the menu. We tried to order the whitefish and they had run out! Charlevoix has a lot of great places to eat and this one falls... More 

Thank Baldy82
Charlevoix, Mi.
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172 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Prices are way to high, food quality isn't what it used to be. After many visits and a lot of them disappointing this place is no longer on my list. Had bad service a few times and it's just not worth the price anymore.

1 Thank Michael H
Vicksburg, Michigan
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

While visiting family in the area, we decided to try Kelsey's Lakeside Grille for dinner on a Wednesday evening. The place was busy but not full. Don't be in a hurry, however, because it took awhile for our meals to come. The menu includes a variety of choices from surf to turf, salads to sandwiches, & American to Italian to... More 

Thank Moitime1
Port Charlotte, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

ordered 2 wet burritos and 2 perch dinners which were OK not great. the waitress was slow and forgot to bring items like beverages/dinner salads until asked several times. the restaurant was not busy so there were no excuses for any delay.

East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was our second visit to Kelsey's Lakeside Grille and they did not disappoint. We enjoyed a wonderful appetiser along with a great Shrimp Scampi dinner that was the menu special for the day. We will certainly visit this restaurant again on our next trip to the Charlevoix area.

Thank Joe O
Zushi, Japan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great place for lunch ..I go here every summer when visiting Up North. Nice place, good food, and a nice view of Lake Charlevoix. Sit on the enclosed patio for a peaceful dining experience. Plenty of food for the price.

Thank ShellyinZushi
Byron Center, Michigan
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great blue cheese burger w chips. $12 a little pricey fast service. quiet, by waterfront. fairly small lunch menu. the Mexican items on other people's plates looked very good. I would return and recommend that particular burger. very tasty.

Thank emptywallet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-547-2960
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?