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Choo Choo Grill

1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
+1 616-774-8652
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner
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LOCATION
1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

For 30 yrs I've lived in GR, I always wanted to stop in. My son(24) also has wanted to frequent the Choo Choo. Owner and staff greeted us warmly and the regulars at lunch were kind, sitting in close proximity to each other. It was...More

Thank Kenton K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Why didn't I come here years ago? I love the old small greasy spoon diners, not saying the food was greasy... Good old fashioned hamburgers, fries and shakes. Very intimate (small) dining area. I happened to time it just right. Only me and one other...More

Thank hanahwy
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I went there for breakfast with my son and his girlfriend and we had a nice homey breakfast. Coffee was served quickly and replenished frequently. Our breakfasts were great, as the pictures depict. The only downside is the size of the establishment...it is extremely small...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place has been here forever. It's an iconic burger joint with a dozen seats and is renowned for the banter between the cook, wait staff, and customers (who are sitting right on top of them)....it's a tiny place. Only thing to watch is if...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is exactly the type of place. Small local place with great burgers, onion rings, and one of the best milkshakes around. One of those places that you go into and the employees know 3/4 of the people coming in and greet them by name....More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

food was excellent, wait staff friendly and quick.seems to have a loyal customer base. i especially enjoyed the milk shake. best I have had in a long time.

Thank BEVERLY R
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 15 September 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...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 September 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...More

Thank Arsenaluk
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

Thank martinibond
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
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: +1 616-774-8652
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