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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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Traverse City, Michigan
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza at Chef Charles' is first rate, but their décor/restaurant is lacking. It has an incredible fast food feel that detracts from the quality of the food.

Thank Rusty J
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A down-to-earth, charming little pizza and sub shop in the heart of Elk Rapids. Don't expect anything fancy here, which is exactly why we love it. The food always hits the spot - go with an Italian sub for a day out on the boat, or pick up a few pizzas after a long day on the trails. Friendly staff,... More 

1 Thank Kate-AF-Hill
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we are in town. The pizza is fresh and great every time! Worth the wait. The kids love it too- no complaints =win!

1 Thank Christine B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great pizza! The crust and sauce tasted fresh. The toppings were generous and the cheese was a high quality. I ordered a large Greek salad for 8.00 and sorry to say it was skimpy and tasteless- stick to the pizza!

Thank Suebooboyce
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92 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Take into account this review is based on a lunch time "by the slice" pizza order and not ordering a fresh pizza. We had been told this was a must stop for pizza so we did. Both my wife and I did not even finish our slice. Very little taste in crust and ingredients were less than average. Definitely the... More 

1 Thank Gary P
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

tasty unique pies, we loved the Chef Charles pizza with sesame crust- yumm! great staff. best dinner out during our vacation.

Thank Linda D
elk rapids
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

While not cheap Chef Charles has great pizza ingredients in a nicely done crust. Slices available although we normally phone in our order.

Thank ElkRapidsWill
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Cute tiny little place with excellent pizza. The dough is what makes it so good. The 7 cheese pizza is amazing and unique!

Thank Kristen S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Good pizza, we usually order the deluxe. The crust is homemade with good flavor and texture. You will pay a little more than average for your pizza.

Thank General D
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Don't wait until you're starving to come here for a meal! Food was very good but the wait was way too long! Also couldn't believe that there are no restrooms in the restaurant...my daughter had to drive her son home to use the restroom...and guess what?? The food still wasn't ready when they returned!!

1 Thank Gail S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?