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T J Charlie's

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135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
+1 231-264-8819
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When they are grilling ribs on the grill they are excellent. Probably the best ribs I have ever eaten.

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Thank Jim W
Missoula
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have started to go to T J Charlie's since October. Every Sunday after church. The food is great. It is consistent, reasonable and fast. Toady the restaurant for 60% full. By the time our food arrived, it was 100% full. Reasonable wait. Bill came on time. Washroom was clean and neat.

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Thank Sudhakar C
Kerrville, Texas
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten lunch here several times -- usually with friends from church. I tried several items on the menu -- trying to find something good to eat. A year ago, I gave up. Couldn't find anything worth ordering for a second time. So, I have not been back, and I have to plans to return.

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Thank Sociable45
dallas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Salad was served with lunch instead of prior to. Very dated decor. Very slow service. Good if you aren't in a hurry at all.

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Thank lakajlac
Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Been to Elk Rapids many times but found this gem this weekend. The breafasts were amazing. Homemade huge buttermilk pancakes, REAL whipped butter and warm syrup were AMAZING and pair it with eggs and bacon for a reasonable price. We will be back in the fall

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Thank kkadolph
Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Small local restaurant. Friendly staff. Good breakfast items. Large portions. Pancakes are great also the big breakfast. Love sitting outside.

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Thank C D D
Saint Paul
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Party of 6 for breakfast. Food was good, restaurant was under staffed with 2 servers on the 4th of July weekend. Dated decor. Average place and food.

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Thank MinnTraveler89
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I love the Farmer's Omnlet It is delicious with lots of mushrooms, potatoes tomatoes and cheese. I eat half and save the other for the next day's breakfast.

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Thank tscalkins64
DeWitt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very clean, friendly atmosphere, can eat in or outside. Great breakfast and very friendly server, Ali. You won't leave hungry.

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Thank Janey L
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Years back when the restaurant first opened up, it was THE place to go for a meal. The past few years, it's a little tired, although the staff is still friendly. The food is average fare, nothing spectacular, and the prices are acceptable for what you get.

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Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-8819

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