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Kelsey's Lakeside Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Au Train, MI
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Several of us went here for dinner after golf. It was Friday and a fish fry is available. I had the perch and it was delicious. Served with fries and slaw. One other had sauteed perch and she wishes she had ordered the fried fish. Our server Molly did a great job of tending to our needs and we would... More 

Thank Jim S
Northville, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Attentive service. Great views of Lake Charlevoix. I recommend the whitefish sandwich -- very tasty. Will visit again.

Thank traveler032016
Kewadin, Michigan
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Food was very good, service was terrible we were asked 3 times to wait, before taking our order. My grandchildren were treated horribly, the pop that was brought to them was all carbonation, and when I asked the server to get something else she said I don't have time, I can put some grenadine in their glass. Then she just... More 

Thank lindajoseph12
Concord, Michigan
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We arrived while there was a pretty good crush of people in for the Venetian fest. For us supper time was about 7:00. We got a really good waitress who was a tad flustered due to the crowds, but she still had a great smile and a "let me get that for you" attitude. Both of us had the prime... More 

Thank Kathy D
Houston, TX
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Tried this place based on Tripadvisor. We've vacationed in and around Charlevoix for a few years and had never heard of this place. We had the whitefish dip and bang bang shrimp for apps. Both were good but slow on a not so busy night....apps came out after our salads actually. Salads were good...my daughter really liked the balsamic dressing.... More 

Thank Stuart F
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My boyfriend and I went there for the marina view and the menu looked good but this was terrible. We arrived at about 4:30 pm and were sat on the porch, the view isn't even that great since there are decently sized trees covering it from every angle. Ordered the fried pickles which were your pretty typical beer fried food... More 

Thank Critcally A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Enjoyed dinner and lunch here on multiple occasions with food, service and views very good. Smoked Fish Dip/Pita Chips, Fish Tacos, Cod Wrap were all very delicious.

Thank Milmean
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We came in on a sailboat and were at Northwest Marina. It is a very easy walk from the marina to the restaurant. We had a good meal and the service was very pleasant, prompt and attentive. We all would return.

Thank Richard O
1 review
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A little bit pricey but the food is good. The scenery isn't bad and the waitstaff was pleasant and professional.

Thank Darles C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and exceptionally good food. Huge portions. Very attractively displayed and tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Patti F

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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
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?