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Grey Gables Inn

Grey Gables Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.greygablesinn.com
  • Phone: (231) 547-9261
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Sushi, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 31
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Grey Gables Inn
Today Grey Gables continues to offer the kind of traditional up-north dining experience that has made the restaurant a favorite Charlevoix destination for nearly 75 years. Owners Kelly and Darren Romano are Culinary Institute of America graduates. Their recipe for success combines a flair for creativity with the freshest ingredients to provide a satisfying dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was here many years ago, and was not expecting the delicious food and fabulous presentation! The place could use a bit of updating, that's a bit picky, considering tasty food is the #1 thing for us!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we were able to reserve a table 30 minutes before arriving on a Friday night! We were greeted by a friendly staff! We only had a 5 minute wait for a table on the porchand it was a delightful setting. The service provided by Aaron was very good! My husband had the prime rib special and was very pleased with the quality. I had the whitefish with pecans, also a special for the evening. It was delicious and an ample portion. The people at the other tables were very friendly and, like us, were there for an enjoyable dining experience. I love the fact that they provide shuttle service, which we will take advantage of next trip!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Ordered a salmon cake and it was a big mistake. One does NOT heat up smoked salmon. They quickly redeemed themselves with delicious scones ( I bought 12 to go) and wonderful Wal eye and white fish. Dessert was a disappointment. Description on the menu did not match what we were served. Cherries "moobilee" was just black cherry ice cream. The homemade brownie was a dry tiny square cookie and there were no fudge swirls in the ice cream. One can tell I love dessert. All in all we did enjoy our time at Grey Gables"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our food was fantastic and the live pianist was great. Overall, our entire party had a great time."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "8/16/14 Arrived for a special night out for my wife's birthday. The table was great and the overall atmosphere was good. My wife ordered the stuffed white fish which she liked until she found a hair on it. The wait staffs response was oh sorry, I can get you another one but it will be 10-15 minutes. Disappointed she opted for the prime rib which was delivered by who I am assuming was the manager (he did not introduce himself nor he offered any apologies). The Prime rib was tuff and had no flavor. My scallops on the other hand were very good. Our bill was adjusted to the Prime rib price, but a simple offer to buy us a drink or desert would have been appropriate. All in all we felt that they could not care less about it. We will not return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was great except for one dish( the duck was very stringing could hardly be cut) they did replace it with another dish when sent back. Our specific waitperson was not very good. Never gave us the bread that all other diners received and seemed unsure of themselves."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We visit Charlevoix at least once per summer and Grey Gables is on our list of "must do". Wednesday is sushi night and they nail it. We took our 3 kids (ages 15, 13, 11) and they were all thrilled with their meals (steaks, prime rib). It is a wonderful walk through the neighborhood from the marina where we stay."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had always wanted to come to Grey Gables because of its romantic reputation. The inflexibility of the chef was a real turnoff. Our son in San Francisco, who works in the restaurant industry, always educates that "if it's on the menu, you should be able to substitute!" I guess NOT at Grey Gables! The place is faded and shabby and the food was NOTHING special. Very poorly seasoned."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Dinner started out great and our waitress Pam (we got her name at the end with our bill) was really nice, which changed by the end of our dinner. Probs: We got our bread but no butter, coffee no sugar & no Pam. We had to flag down another waiter each time to get it for us. When we finally flagged her down to order after dinner drinks-we got service with an attitude & rude comment! Our bill was all together, which we wanted separate bills & was told that we should have mentioned it to her earlier. First of all she wasn't around for us to mention & most waiters ask at the beginning. This was our 2nd visit, as we loved the ambience, food and service, if I had to have Pam as my waitress again-we wouldn't be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "ate outside for the first time. great ahi tuna appetizer and steak was served just as we wanted it"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food as always was excellent....service as always was spotty."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had dinner on July 13 and both of us ordered the Salmon preparation with a leek preparation. It was one of the best Salmon dinners I have had. The entire dining experience was superb."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We went to Grey Gables Inn expecting pizza and maybe a beer but found that it was a fine dining restaurant as well. We would have stuck with the pizza and beer idea but they had a special (2 dinners for $44) that changed our minds. The food was excellent as well as the service. We would definately dine there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good friends, good food, good entertainment (the piano player/singer was fabulous....a lot of fun!)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have never been unhappy dining at GGs. The menu has lots of options. The salmon entree is always outstanding and beautifully presented. My husband raved about the special prime rib offered in 3 sizes. Kale salad with cherries and a lobster risotto to start - excellent. Service could be improved, but the detail to the food is incredible. A lovely setting on a quiet street!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were visiting the area and wanted a quiet, special, romantic place for dinner. The Gray Gables fit the bill perfectly!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Set in a quaint old house - food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This aging lady needs a makeover as she has not aged gracefully."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was great !! The service not so... Waited to be greeted and beverage order taken. Also waited for our meals to be served."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Staples such as Whitefish and Prime Rib. Terrific manager ( Chuck ) . Ask for Pam as server, too!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It's nice to come here for a night out. The food is always good and the service as well. We love getting our "birthday" cards and getting together with friends to celebrate."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The chef creates outstanding food... using local, seasonal products availabe. The morel, asparagus pasta is to die for, along with the amish chicken!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We recently celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at the Grey Gables. My lamb shank was fall-off-the-bone fabulous paired with a shiraz/Grenache Australian wine and my wife's fish was delectable. The mushroom bisque is a revelation, redolent of a little sherry maybe? The service was even better. Jordan, our server, remembered us from a prior visit last year and sat us a premium table with a nice view of the local neighborhood. The manager also came out to reminisce with us and the complementary almond crème brulee was very tasty. We live in Central Michigan and visit the Charlevoix area a couple of times a year and the Grey Gables has been on our agenda for around 10 years. Not all that pricey, a little sedate but worth the trip."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Amazing amazing food! Yummy ribs! Great service!! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The brunch was good other than difficulty cutting into the roast beef. It was on the tough side. Also, would like to have seen a couple unique dishes. The choices were tasty but boring. Almost "grandma's house" type of choices. Desert table could have been more appealing. Waitress was excellent and victorian ambience was pleasant. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " We took my mother to Grey Gables for Easter Brunch, I let them know a few times that she is in a wheel chair and would need easy access to the buffet. We were sat at the back of the restaurant which made it impossible for her to pick out her food, someone had to go get stuff for her and bring it back. Food was pretty good, although we felt the beef was tough and the ham was dried out. Jordan was our waitress and she did a nice job. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent selection, warm delicious variety of food and outstanding service made a very memorable Easter Brunch!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a really special place - looks like it was someone's home with the tables placed in the various rooms. The food is terrific! The service very congenial and staff were very attentive. Table was prepared prior to our arrival. The buffet was kept well-stocked throughout our meal. The 3 foot chocolate fountain was a hit with the ladies at our table as was the desert bar with it's variety of site prepared deserts. We have been there for Mother's Day in the past and enjoyed the meal then as well."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We made a 5:30 p.m. reservation to fit our personal schedule and accidentally discovered when we arrived at the restaurant that they offered an "early bird special for two" that was an outstanding value. We do not know how often this special is offered, but it was a fabulous value. Choice of four different entres, each of the two people can make their own choice from this list, plus a house or caesar sald for each person, plus a small hot fudge sundae for each person plus one bottle of either white or red wine. Didn't know about the special prior to arrival but it was great! Food and service were excellent and we won't hesitate to return when in the area even if there isn't another "early bird special.""
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us, so I took my husband there for his birthday! He was super happy with his food as well as myself. We signed up for the birthday/anniversary club which is a nice bonus next year whe we get to utilize it. Aaron was our server and he was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We've always had great food and service here. You can make it a casual dining experience or you can dress it up! We've come in large groups and by ourselves as a couple and have always had very attentive service. The birthday/anniversary promotion is nice too."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Just east of downtown Charlevoix in the unique Belvedere community, Grey Gables has long been a Charlevoix landmark restaurant. We enjoyed an excellent meal with great service. Our table ordered the filet, prime rib and white fish and all were well prepared. We finished off with the ever-popular Sanders hot fudge cream puff with extra hot fudge."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We live in the area, eat here a few times a year and have never been disappointed. Six of us ate here for my husband's 70th birthday. The prime rib was excellent, according to two of our party, as was the pecan crusted whitefish, one of my favorites. The 2 for 42 deal can't be beat! Does tend to be noisy, but we were still able to carry on a conversation. Jordan, our waitress, was very informative and attentive, let us take our time, and did not make us feel rushed at all."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great gables is a place we have been driving by and curious about. After visiting their website we decided to make it a place to enjoy our wedding anniversary. This was such a great decision. They were so professional. Our waiter Aaron couldn't have been more knowledgable on the menu and helped me us choose the perfect meal with his recommendations. The general manger introduced himself and spoke kindly and the chef came out and introduced himself and spoke with us as we'll. thank you for such a great evening!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "What a great place to experience an evening dinner! We enjoyed the delicious meal, the warm and cozy atmosphere, and the hospitality of the waitstaff. The Grey Gables Inn will definitely merit a return trip."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "In a rare occurence, all six people in our party had the same entree; potato gnocchi with braised short ribs. The temps outside were in single digits, and this "homey" dish in an upscale presentation proved irresistable. We were not disappointed. What a wonderful way to chase away the chills; good friends, a great atmosphere, and comfort food."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who values great food and knows that even if the food is excellent, it's the service that makes the meal special. We enjoyed our food selections, each one was high quality and delicious. The service was fantastic. Our server, Pam greeted us with a smile from the moment we were seated and she did a top-notch job making us feel welcome at Grey Gables! We would only ask for her when we go back again! The staff was very friendly, and a special shout out to bartender Matt for visiting us at the table and joining us for a special toast to a fantastic evening! The Grey Gables Inn is on our "not to be missed" list for our next trip to Charlevoix."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have a get-away condo in Petoskey - discovered Gray Gable four years ago - it has become our New Year's Eve tradition. Food is excellent - so is the service - just a pretty and fun place to celebrate. We also manage to get there throughout the year - we're never disappointed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and I recently celebrated our 27th Anniversary at Grey Gables. We ordered the 2 for $42 and were very happy with the meal and the ambiance. Thank you for a special evening."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "A cozy restaurant in a picturesque part of town. Menu is typical mid-America with added local fish. All is prepared well and nicely presented. Menu could stand updating or more specials."
    Dined on 12/9/2013