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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

€€ - €€€American,
230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
+1 231-547-2960
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar
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230 Ferry Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9382
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit and we've never had a bad meal! I had the shrimp basket and my husband had the club wrap. My shrimp was some of the best I've ever had! It was hand-battered and very light, the shrimp itself was tender...More

Thank lakelover26
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Nice place. It is a bar, but they have a nice enclosed porch with a great view of the lake. Food was pretty good, and a pleasant atmosphere. We were here on a Friday evening, and there was a local musician planing Irish music, and...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

for a typical casual fare restaurant, it was fine, nothing extraordinary. The view is nice as you over look the marina.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Overall, we had a good experience with our group of 8, 2 families with young children. The restaurant was nice and the food was good. The servers were a bit inexperienced, but we didn't mind.

Thank Krickens2
Reviewed 8 July 2017

What can I say the service was very bad. Waited at the door to be seated, several wait staff moving around ignoring people waiting to be seated. Once seated service for food very very slow. Food was ok.

3  Thank EASTPORT1
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Been coming to this restaurant for 30 years (was Nanny's then). They just did a remodel. Very cold feeling. Trying to make it into a sports bar I think. All the old menu favorites are just about gone. Had a hard time deciding. My burger...More

1  Thank Clark W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I went to kelseys with my grandsons and niece and her family.It took forever to get anyone to take drink orders and even longer to get that order completed. we never recieved any refills even after waiting over a hour for food.I am allergic to...More

2  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Been there twice waiting for it to reopen. Been going there for years. Not anymore. Very so-so. Not going back. Too many very good restaurants in Charlevoix, Mi.

1  Thank yolcjc
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
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...More

Thank Clark W
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3.16 km away
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toni b
4 May 2015|
Response from Jeff W | Property representative |
We accept reservations for parties larger than 10 guests. There is plenty of seating available for smaller groups in the dining dining room and on the enclosed patio. This time of the year there will be no wait Tuesday... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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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