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63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4027 (Fulton)
+1 616-459-2500
10:00 - 21:00
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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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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always visit Charley's Crab, when in Grand Rapids. The food is fantastic and service is superb! They are also a member of The Landry Club. Go during your birthday month!

Thank Mary R
Lowell, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy Charley's because of its proximity to GR's entertainment, notably 20 Monroe for last night's concert. You get a great meal, wonderful views and ambiance and free event parking. It almost doesn't matter if the food's not great--but it is! Our server, Michelle, did a wonderful job with recommendations. The fresh Chincoteague oysters were world class! I had the... More 

Thank Bayboater9
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a safety trap waiting to happen. The ramp, layout and intersections were scary. The brunch was average with a few standouts like brie and creme brulee. They really need to update everything. Luckily the company at our table made up for the restaurant's shortcomings.

Thank Mary T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the lobster bisque with shrimp scampi and I was very pleased. The scampi was delicious and I loved the soup. It is very difficult to find great seafood in west Michigan, however Charley's Crab is one of those gems. Our server was very friendly and polite. The price of the food matches the quality. I will not frequent... More 

Thank heather303030
South Bend, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We always love coming to Charley's Crab when in the area, which is about once a year or so. Never a disappointment. We have only been here at lunch time. The service has always been stellar, and we weren't disappointed at this last trip. The food is prepared and presented perfectly. It's as if you are eating in a high... More 

Thank ginidick
Livonia, Michigan
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First time visitors for Sunday Brunch. We are not from the area, but we were joining a local couple at their favorite place for Brunch. The six of us arrived at 10:30 and had reservations. The restaurant was very quiet that time of day. We were seating quickly and were placed at waterfront view table. Alberto was our server and... More 

Thank Ann W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We had a family party of 11 people for brunch. Haven't been there in years. Knew there was new owners and hadn't heard the best reviews about the new management but decided to give it a try. After placing orders for coffee, it took 15 minutes for service. The restaurant wasn't busy. Not sure why the delay, but were not... More 

Thank Shelly L
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105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food was very good & the service was good. We were seated right on time and had an enjoyable Valentine dinner. The wine was good too.

Thank Dick A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to Charley's Crab for our anniversary. Many types of seating...tables and booths near the window, etc. We had potato encrusted whitefish mixed vegetables, filet mignon with red potatoes and asparagus, Martha's Vineyard salads, and delicious bread. All cooked perfectly and delicious. Will return. One parking note: they have a large parking lot and complimentary valet parking. However they... More 

Thank rdsw
Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My mother and I had dinner here and it was excellent as usual. Our server was very attentive and familiar with the menu - she made excellent recommendations for us. We started with Charley's Crab's delicious house rolls, crackers, and shrimp pate. I had the Shrimp Scampi, and mom had a Caesar salad and New York Strip Steak. Food was... 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
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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?