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Charley's Crab

63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027
+1 616-459-2500
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“crab” (18 reviews)
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We made a reservation at 6:30pm and were sat promptly. Our server, Blaze, apparently hadn't noticed his new table. The server from the other section adjacent checked on us 3 times, the third time taking our drink order prior to our server coming to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say; this place has been around since the mid 80’s and it could use a little “freshening up”. It reminds me of a hyped up Red Lobster; only I think the later is cleaner. I would think at the start of dinner...More

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brunch options were amazing. Sushi, seafood, rotisserie, veggies, soups...too much to list. The food was very fresh, despite the massive amount laid out on buffet tables.

Thank imkaced
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family birthday dinner at Charley's crab tonight and it was unbelievably awful. Our waiter was not on his game he was very scattered he couldn't compete multiple tasks (ie wine soda lime) he made multiple trips and was extremely forgetful. We spent...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 8 February 2018

While happy hour is well attended (even though some of the dishes served had a foul smell upon delivery), this formerly exceptional restaurant has lost its touch with both food and ambiance. Seven of us were here for a special birthday dinner. Our table was...More

Thank Cheri V
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went to dinner, recommend reservations. I was without but they accommodated us. Service and food was excellent. Nice atmosphere with a river view. Valet parking available.

Thank roadking317
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Went back to Charley's Crab to celebrate both my wife and my birthday's. Had a reservation but got there almost 30 minutes early. Checked in. Several other parties with and without reservations were seated. I inquired what was up and was told we were early....More

2  Thank Ken V
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We booked this via email...never looked at the actual site. Sorry since then. The photos we were provided were of a room overlooking the River...we received a room in the back with walls....no View at all We asked for an hourly beer and wine service,...More

1  Thank Giadance38
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to eat at Charley’s and decided that spending the holiday in Grand Rapids was a perfect opportunity. I know now that if I return, I will request a table with a view of the river-the food was great, service was a...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Worst king crab I ever had, they brought me a plate of little over done pieces that were dry with no flavor. I waited tables during college and would have been ashamed to bring crab like that to a customer. To be fair my husband...More

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30 July 2016|
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Response from Ecotour36 | Reviewed this property |
brunch is superb. extensive and it is buffet. usually a crowd, but a good vibe. make reservations. on the pricey side but worth it. brunch 10am to 230pm. cheers. ecotour36
Michael K
11 October 2015|
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Response from 46JimH46 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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