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T J Charlie's

135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
+1 231-264-8819
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“omelette” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stopped in Elk Rapids after church for brunch on our way to a Traverse Symphony concert. The restaurant closes at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays and does not have wi-fi available. Bacon and eggs was OK but not exceptional. Service was quite good.

Thank LouBobHarborSprings
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our meal was delicious, and the waitstaff took care of our egg allergy. The food came surprisingly fast because it was busy. The town is very cute with friendly retailers. The visit was well worth our 30 minute boat drive.

Thank Eyesoftexas1997
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had omelettes which were average. We sat outside, which was nice. The service was very slow, but pleasant staff.

Thank Lhaydanek
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When they are grilling ribs on the grill they are excellent. Probably the best ribs I have ever eaten.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have started to go to T J Charlie's since October. Every Sunday after church. The food is great. It is consistent, reasonable and fast. Toady the restaurant for 60% full. By the time our food arrived, it was 100% full. Reasonable wait. Bill came...More

Thank Sudhakar C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten lunch here several times -- usually with friends from church. I tried several items on the menu -- trying to find something good to eat. A year ago, I gave up. Couldn't find anything worth ordering for a second time. So, I...More

Thank Sociable45
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Salad was served with lunch instead of prior to. Very dated decor. Very slow service. Good if you aren't in a hurry at all.

Thank lakajlac
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Been to Elk Rapids many times but found this gem this weekend. The breafasts were amazing. Homemade huge buttermilk pancakes, REAL whipped butter and warm syrup were AMAZING and pair it with eggs and bacon for a reasonable price. We will be back in the...More

Thank kkadolph
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Small local restaurant. Friendly staff. Good breakfast items. Large portions. Pancakes are great also the big breakfast. Love sitting outside.

Thank C D D
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Party of 6 for breakfast. Food was good, restaurant was under staffed with 2 servers on the 4th of July weekend. Dated decor. Average place and food.

Thank MinnTraveler89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-8819
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