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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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Charlevoix, Mi.
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160 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Plattsburgh, New York
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had the fried perch. Really light and good, although I did remove some of the breading but my fellow diners liked it left on. I did notice it was very busy on a weeknight and pretty much all locals, so there you go.

Thank dwdtrip
Boyne City, Michigan
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped here for dinner and were very satisfied. The menu was the usual "pub fare" and that is what we expected. However, the quality was much better than we expected. We will definitely be putting this place on our favorites list.

Thank Bryan M
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice view of local boat launch to Lake Charlevoix. Awesome salads. Service was friendly. Restaurant seemed clean. Moderately priced for menu.

Thank Spartydano
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Food is basically thawed frozen crap. Drinks were slow waitress rarely came to our table had to flag her down multiple times.

Thank ob1215

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?