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63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027 (Fulton)
+1 616-459-2500
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dinner last night was disappointing on several levels. potato crusted whitefish was bland with what appeared to be packaged/frozen hash browns as cover...not much flavor. Sever was way too busy to properly attend to our table of eight, although he did try hard. ladies sent back drinks which were not drinkable, never asked if we would like more wine, messed... More 

Thank jadr43
Monroe, Michigan
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Our table wasn't ready because we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. I found that odd because there was no one waiting to sit. We were shown to the bar and had a drink for about 15 minutes before our table was ready. The food was excellent. We split the... More 

Thank drewgrig
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Charley's Crab for their Thanksgiving Buffet. It was very expensive for less than great food. The omelet station has a few dishes in front of it that had silly little bits of items that were available for the omelets. For example, there were three or four mushroom pieces, maybe a teaspoon of diced onion, a teaspoon of... More 

Thank Momtocsl
Fremont, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charley's Crab is an excellent restaurant located in the downtown city of Grand Rapids. The atmosphere is quiet with a great view if the Grand River. Service is excellent with well prepared food and good bar drinks. Dinning cost range from moderate to expensive depending on the menu items selected. Sunday brunch is my favorite with lots of choices provided... More 

Thank Tom O
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food is great. It is very upscale. Expect to spend more than $25 for a meal. Nice area down near Van Andel Arena.

Thank timnawrocki
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like upscale this is a great place. I just prefer something more casual especially for Sunday Brunch

Thank clt7232015
Boulder Creek, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Poor Charley has seen better days. . . Food was just good, however I wanted excellent from Charley's. Their Sunday Brunch and items sat too long before replacing. Soggy eggs Benedict, over heated crusty rolls, dried out french toast, the list goes on and on. Perhaps fewer selection with more turn would be helpful. . . maybe smaller batches prepared... More 

Thank dandkbcc
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

friday night art prize weekend.... drinks in the bar .... dinner by the windows 300 table area we had lobster bisque AWESOME marthas vineyard salad AWESOME wedge salad AWESOME mains: grilled atlantic salmon great... crab cake/coco shrimp great... pecan whitefish great... lake perch bone dry terrible... coffee and creame brulle perfect great service mostly empty room

Thank tommyHERZOG
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is not to miss! Always reliably great food and terrific service! We met a couple who we normally meet at home, but decided to eat out, so it had to be really good. It was a Sunday night, around 5:30 pm and we sat by the big picture window looking over the Grand River. We were never rushed, the... More 

Thank WggArtist
Southampton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

this smelled a bit musty, and we could see lots of elderly people enjoying themselves. We were just about in time to get the special deal which finished at 6pm on a three course Prix Fixe menu. They asked us if we wanted to order as soon as we sat down, and when we asked if we could look at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-459-2500

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