Top 10 restaurants in Charlevoix, United States

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Charlevoix (/ˈʃɑːrləvɔɪ/ SHARL-ə-voy) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,513 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Charlevoix County.
Things to do in Charlevoix

1. Terry's Place

101 Antrim St, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 34 - SGD 52 +1 231-547-2799
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Terry's Place

Reviewed By Tim M - Sewickley, Pennsylvania

We had an excellent dinner here. The service was very good; the ambiance, on the stark side, is fine. Their speciality is fish with whitefish, walleyes and perch coming a choice of 4 different sauces. One of us had the house special whitefish with their special sauce; the other of us had perch Robinson (If I remember correctly). Both were very good. They know how to cook fish! And, the stewed tomatoes - their house speciality - were tasty. Of all the fine places to eat in Charlevoix, this one stands out.

2. That French Place

212 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1404 Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards French, Cafe, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 231-437-6037
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

That French Place

We are a creperie, cafe, and French inspired bakery making small batches of pastries, croissants and other baked goods. In the winter we offer a variety of carry-out dinners, soups, as well as weekly cooking classes.

Reviewed By Phyllis B

I was craving quiche, they had it and it was wonderful! They also make their own ice cream, and had Sweet Water Lavender ice cream. I had one tiny taste, but it was the most amazingly wonderful ice cream I'd ever tasted-tasted exactly how lavender smells! If you love ice cream and love lavender, this ice cream is a must!!

3. Morning Dew Cafe

113 Antrim St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1305 American SGD 17 +1 231-437-3044
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Morning Dew Cafe

Fresh house made donuts, coffee and tea

Reviewed By juliepie1217 - Charlevoix, Michigan

The mix of fresh donuts and coffee make this a must stop in Charlevoix! Perfect for meeting up with friends, getting work done on your laptop, or just chilling with your coffee/tea and a good book, this comfortable and unique coffee shop is a welcome addition to the downtown scene. Comfortable, friendly and truly caring staff—my kids LOVED the mini donuts...what a treat!

4. Smoke On The Water

103 Park Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1303 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 21 +1 231-237-9604
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Smoke On The Water

Smoke on the Water a BBQ joint. We slow-smoke our meats with various fruit woods and maple wood in our smoker that sits right outside the restaurant. We pride ourselves in serving made-from-scratch food, including our own Challah bread used in our Drunken French Toast. We deliver to all downtown businesses and the marina. We are located next to Hoffman Park which overlooks the channel and bridge.

Reviewed By Chris H - Grand Rapids, Michigan

A nice hole in the wall place serving breakfast and bbq.

I came for the Dutch Baby pancake with an Apple Bourbon Sauce. However another place where they don't update their online menu. Online menu states Dutch Baby's on Saturday and Sunday only. I came on Sunday. Turns out they have to have the oven on too high which makes it too hot. It was only 65. So now they only do it as an occasional special. I do give some credit here the owner stated that if I came back the next sunday he'd see to getting that as the special. However I was going home the next day, so no dice.

I ended up ordering their French Toast with Canadian Bacon. Plus I ordered some scrambled eggs.

This is usually were I'd then describe the food. However they somehow lost my order and I had to reorder. This would normally be a killing blow to my review. However they brought me out some Apple Bourbon Bread, Outstanding. Then some Apple Pie, Outstanding. Plus a discount on my bill. All is forgiven.

Finally the food arrived. The Drunken French Toasted is marinated over night in champagne. It is very decadent and very rich. It is also very good. The size is very generous. Between size and richness there is no way I could eat more than one slice. The Canadian bacon was very good. The scrambled eggs though now they were the star. They may have been the best eggs I've ever had. Sooo good.

My waitress was amazing, even though my order was lost. She has an amazing, upbeat, and beautiful attitude. One of my favorite waitress of all time.

Overall 4 stars. As is my standard they lose a full star for failure to keep website current. Loss of half a star for loss of order. Full star added for outstanding food. Which brings it to 4 1/2. Not willing to give 5 so it's a 4. Would I return? Oh heck yes. For the breakfast and to try bbq.

5. Scovie's Gourmet

111 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1401 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 231-237-7827
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Scovie's Gourmet

Reviewed By sabastian69 - Lake Ann, Michigan

My wife and I ate at Scovies on high recommendation from a friend. We weren't disappointed. It was delicious, friendly and all around good experience. Good selection not to many things though that you get over whelmed. All freshly made and delicious. Only negative I can see though is they aren't open for dinner unless you are having dinner very early. I believe they close at 5PM even in the summer.

6. Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

106 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1809 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 22 - SGD 63 +1 231-547-4311
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 529 reviews

Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

Reviewed By 334deans - Toledo, Ohio

Great location with better then average food with good service tonight. We have eaten here before and enjoyed it but we feel it is over priced for the food.

7. Villager Pub

427 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1416 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 231-547-6925
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 304 reviews

Villager Pub

Reviewed By 512Dick - Saint Johnsbury, Vermont

We stopped in the beautiful little town on our drive to Traverse City. Two local ladies realized we were visiting and offered to help us. We were looking for a place to eat lunch. They recommended the Villager Pub and the white fish sandwich. We followed their advice.

We were glad that we tried the white fish, but we were surprised to see that they serve the fish with the skin still on. We are not used to this, as the skin has a very strong flavor that overpowers the fish.

8. Bridge Street Tap Room

202 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1404 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 231-437-3466
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Bridge Street Tap Room

The Bridge Street Tap Room is a craft beer haven located in beautiful downtown Charlevoix. Overlooking Round Lake, the Tap Room offers an assortment of Michigan craft beer and hard cider, as well as a carefully selected wine and spirits portfolio. The kitchen offers a variety of small plates highlighting many locally sourced ingredients and Michigan-made products. So grab a cold draft beer, some food to share with friends, and let the Bridge Street Tap Room deliver a memorable Northern Michigan experience.

Reviewed By VacaTravelTips - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Advice: Don't get wine here (I learned the hard way).
More advice: Order the Grilled Mac n Cheese Sandwich.

There is limited seating so plan for a wait during busy months. Went for dinner one evening. Waitress said it would be a 35 minute wait, however we were seated in 15 minutes. They will send you a text when it's your time to be seated so you can walk around town while you wait (loved that).

Grilled Mac n Cheese was delicious. Nan pizza was small, I would recommend that as an appetizer not a dinner meal. My husband tried to order the pork chop but they were out. He ordered the brisket sandwich and wasn't impressed.

Beer Menu Changes Daily - Fun to Read the Descriptions.

Staff was awesome, not sure what other reviewers are talking about. Every time a staff member walked by they would ask if we needed anything, they would refill our glasses, or they would clear things off the table. We went twice while on vacation and had great service both times.

9. The Grey Gables Inn Restaurant

308 Belvedere Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1413 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, International, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 41 +1 231-547-9261
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

The Grey Gables Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By Richard S - Davenport, Florida

Going to a sophisticated summer resort like Charlevoix usually means you either eat at McDonalds or pay for overpriced food if you would like a more elegant dinner. Have great food and don't pay through the nose. A special dinner menu for $48 FOR TWO!! A bottle of wine, salad, dessert and a selection of several main entrees top off a fine dining experience here. You can't beat that in the summer at a resort city.

10. The Landing Restaurant

10231 Ferry Rd, Ironton, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9544 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 231-547-9036
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

The Landing Restaurant

Reviewed By happytraveler49 - Michigan

This was our first time in Charlevoix and the Landing Resaurant. We had about a half hour wait to get seated outside, so we just walked around the docks checking out the various boats. Once seated our server was outstanding. The meal was perfect! I loved my veggie burger and my dining mates enjoyed the Asian Chicken Bowl, Fish Sandwich and burger. THe fries were very yummy!!! The kids were especially happy with dessert: the ice cream sandwiches. We were also pleased that our meal did not break the bank. The food was very reasonable, especially considering the lovely setting right on the water. We will definitely be back should we head to Charlevoix again.

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