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Choo Choo Grill

1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
+1 616-774-8652
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“burgers” (15 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Choo Choo Grill is the best kind of local, somewhat greasy spoon type, of a restaurant. Though small, it can comfortably seat quite a few and you’ll be immediately greeted when you come in. The food is great, served quickly, and very inexpensive for...More

Thank TinyTraveler001
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Small place. Two booths and seating for maybe ten at the counter. The first thing that struck me was how friendly the waitress and cook were. They greeted us at the as we walked in and we...More

Thank PapaBaar
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is just a little diner but they serve a great old time hamburger. It isn't fancy, but the burgers are right out of 1950. If you like that kind of burger you need to stop in and the fries are pretty good to.

Thank vjbfwc01
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

While in town on a business trip I happened upon Choo Choo's . What a pleasant surprise. The food was awesome. Great service and a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Don L
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

For 30 yrs I've lived in GR, I always wanted to stop in. My son(24) also has wanted to frequent the Choo Choo. Owner and staff greeted us warmly and the regulars at lunch were kind, sitting in close proximity to each other. It was...More

Thank Kenton K
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Why didn't I come here years ago? I love the old small greasy spoon diners, not saying the food was greasy... Good old fashioned hamburgers, fries and shakes. Very intimate (small) dining area. I happened to time it just right. Only me and one other...More

Thank hanahwy
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I went there for breakfast with my son and his girlfriend and we had a nice homey breakfast. Coffee was served quickly and replenished frequently. Our breakfasts were great, as the pictures depict. The only downside is the size of the establishment...it is extremely small...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place has been here forever. It's an iconic burger joint with a dozen seats and is renowned for the banter between the cook, wait staff, and customers (who are sitting right on top of them)....it's a tiny place. Only thing to watch is if...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is exactly the type of place. Small local place with great burgers, onion rings, and one of the best milkshakes around. One of those places that you go into and the employees know 3/4 of the people coming in and greet them by name....More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

food was excellent, wait staff friendly and quick.seems to have a loyal customer base. i especially enjoyed the milk shake. best I have had in a long time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8652
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