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Big O' Cafe

80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
+1 616-451-1887
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic knots” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (39 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted a pizza and heard this was really the place to try. Early dinner time at 5:30pm on a Wednesday and had the place to myself except for two other parties. Waitress was very friendly and suggested a wine which I tried and really enjoyed....More

Thank ejk132
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very enjoyable; small town flavor in DT Grand Rapids. Staff has always been friendly and efficient. You'll likely go back once you've been, even if you are not a "down-towner." It's just simple and tasty and a unique venue with the street at eye-leve once...More

Thank Virgil H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

While visiting GRR and staying downtown, my 5 yo daughter and I were hungry for some good pizza. So glad we came to Big O'! Easy walk from our hotel on Ottawa relaxed ambience, and the replaced our large pizza for free after my daughter...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Its our family tradition to go to Big O on Monday nights when we are in town! We have up to 20 people and get a bunch of the buy one get on free pizza's. My favorite is Hawaiian (Ham, extra cheese and pineapple). Everyone...More

Thank HarvestDream
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I have ordered from Big O cafe numerous times and the Host has no Class at all, her customer service is despicable, I was just told a sandwich I frequently order does not include a item it has come with the literally 20 times I've...More

2  Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My daughter and I had a great dinner here. She devoured the kids' pizza and I had the ravioli. Cool atmosphere in the 'basement', complete with checkered tablecloths and Frank Sinatra gracing the wall.

Thank Chantal W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food was great. Nice location (handy to our hotel). Staff was friendly. Manacotti was a great choice for this vegetarian.

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you're looking for a nice place to eat without killing your wallet, then Big O's Cafe is the place to go. You might not just wander in because of its basement location, but it is well worth your visit. Right in the heart of...More

Thank tdglover
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Make your way downstairs and open the door to a wonderful downtown Grand Rapids find. Great Italian cuisine with all the hallmarks of a European bistro. Red-checkered table cloths greet you and the intimate atmosphere makes this a fun dining experience. Close your eyes and...More

Thank maxxson
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was in town for a wedding in November and made it a point to stop into Big O's for lunch. They have the best BBQ Chicken pizza in the city, hands down. A great beer selection as well. It's a little on the pricey...More

Thank blamertroy
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15 May 2017|
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Response from blamertroy | Reviewed this property |
If you call ahead, absolutely. I'm not sure you'd be able to walk in and get seated with that size group though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-1887
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