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Gavel Restaurant & Lounge

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112 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813-1510
+1 517-543-1620
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good, nothing too special. The servers were all very nice, but not real attentive. Inside is decorated nicely, but just seems like it's not thriving.

Thank traveling_tegan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Three of us were traveling back from Battle Creek and decided to stop to eat. We had no idea where to go, so we did a search on the phone and this restaurant showed up as close by. We had never heard of the place, but decided to try it (we did not want a chain type restaurant). And we... More 

Thank Karen W
Charlotte, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This has always been our go to restaurant when we go out to eat. Went there in August for my husband's birthday and had my usual Key West Chicken with broccoli. The broccoli was raw and one piece of the chicken was not cooked all they way. Told the server and she took my plate back to the kitchen. I... More 

Thank Shellie K
East Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Small town restaurant along the little downtown of Charlotte, just a few steps to the historic Eaton County Courthouse (now museum). Something for everyone on the menu. Food was good. Some fun drink choices. Interesting mix between Middle America decor and posters in French, with menu items including a fair amount of Mexican along with steaks and sandwiches, but this... More 

Thank MichTraveler8
Belton, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We like to get hamburgers from The Gavel, however this last time we went, both burgers were charred to a crisp. Didn't think we needed to ask for it the way it usually comes (medium well), but lesson learned!

Thank mama_kenyon
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had Sunday dinner with my wife and 2 friends. The menu was an interesting mix of bar food, steaks, Italian and Mexican. Perhaps if they focused on one area the food would be less confusing. I had the Chicken Marsala - the pasta was good but the Marsala was watery in texture and flavor. My wife had their Key West... More 

Thank Henry B
Charlotte, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This has been my husband and my go to restaurant for our more fancy date nights near home. Though the restaurant itself isn't very fancy it is a nice cozy, quite place to have a great dinner. We highly recommend their spinach dip with pita bread as an app, it's our favorite!

Thank Katie L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place food was very good. Dont really like dark restraunts but service and food was good! Will return again

1 Thank mslmiller
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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295 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were coming back from Lansing and were looking for a decent place to eat, this was a nice find. The food is fair priced, and the location good on the main downtown drag. It was lunch time on a Friday, so not too busy making the service fast and friendly. This appears to be more of a pub feel... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Had warm welcome from bartender and staff, Excellent food. Burrito was excellent. Appetizers' excellent. Cold beer, Friendly fast service.

1 Thank sojoatfunoasis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Italian, Mexican, Steakhouse, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Eaton County  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 517-543-1620

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