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Chef Charles'

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147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
+1 231-264-8901
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered a Deluxe pizza, and it was great!! Toppings were honey ham,pepperoni, mushroom, red onion, black olives, and a delicious 4 cheese mixture. Very rich, and very good! Also, we pick it up earlier in the day, and finish baking it later in the evening. They are very good about instructing you how to prepare it when you're ready... More 

Thank Susan B
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Chef Charles always offers great pizza, the best subs and freshest salads in town, but with the seasonal Reuben Pizza he takes out all the stops. High quality corned beef, homemade thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, and cheese on a perfectly cooked crust. This is a treat only available from mid February to just after St. Patrick's Day, so hurry to... More 

Thank michmom2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Custom pizzas are excellent! Or you can grab a slice or two of several different choices that are always available! Very good value!

Thank Mark W
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Nothing beats the convenience of grabbing a slice, but if you have the time to wait a few more minutes, a fresh from the oven Chef Charles' pizza is the best. The hand tossed, high gluten, part whole wheat crust is the right amount of flavorful and chewy for my taste and never gets left behind. The gourmet side of... More 

Thank osmr2snakes
East Lansing, Michigan
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

When I want a pizza or a nice salad, I go to Chef Charles. They also sell pizza slices, which is convenient. The interior us nothing special at all, it's the pizza that keeps me returning.

Thank Sambo2359
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

By far the best pizza in the country. Chef Charles makes everything from scratch. We loved his signature pizza so much, we took a par cooked one home for the next night. I usually don't eat the crust but theirs is amazing.

Thank MsLeni
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

One of Elk Rapids' best kept secrets. Delicious gourmet pizza (or plain old regular if you prefer). Chef Charles offers an incredible assortment of fresh, made from scratch culinary delights sure to please even the most discriminating palates. My personal favorite pizza is his signature "The Chef Charles". Try it and you"ll be going back to try them all.

Thank David W
East Lansing, Michigan
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208 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Chef Charles' is a nice local pizza place that serves up very good pizza. It is conveniently located downtown and has both indoor and outdoor dining, though the outdoor dining area could use some more TLC.

Thank Rick B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Our go to pizza place up north. The Chef Charles pizza is my favorite of all time. My only complaint is that sometimes the pine nuts are missing. Always fast and always delicious. Love this place!

Thank Spoonscar
Aledo, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Chef Charles is a very popular pizza joint in downtown Elk Rapids. There is abundant seating inside, and it also offers take away. The pizza is average. The crust is very dense and often hard. The cheese pizza is truly excellent. All other specialty pizzas are okay. None of the flavors is particularly unique or well done, the cheese pizza... More 

Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-8901

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