Grey Gables Inn

4.4
539 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Sushi, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(231) 547-9261
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
US 31
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AW
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Always a please due largely to wonderful waitstaff & delicious food. I wish something could be done about noise level. We always seem to be seated next to loudest table. Can anything be done with acoustics? Maybe calming music? Maybe note on tables saying, “Please be considerate of the table next to you?

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Northern MI
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

Every was good except for the dining room table and chairs. They were wood chairs and tables made for outside. Chair was a back breaker. Ask to sit in the dining room with indoor furniture. Great food and service.

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Indiana
3.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

A nice location- Sushi on Wednesdays is not worth the drive but the other food on the menu and service were good. We will return.

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Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent service and excellent meals. Sheri was our server and from the moment we sat down, she was warmly greeting us. We ordered our drinks which were served very promptly. The spinach salad with cherries, candied pecans and goat cheese was delicious and perfectly dressed with a balsamic dressing. The beet salad was also well received by our table. Along with the salads we received warm scones and bread with a whipped butter that looked like cool whip! Scones were outstanding! For entrees, we had the prime rib (prince size which was huge!), stuffed whitefish, scallops and spaghetti bolognese. Every one of us devoured our food. We all agreed each of our entrees were perfectly prepared with amazing flavors. We were all stuffed but agreed to share a strawberry shortcake which was also delicious! Next time I have the opportunity to visit the area, it is absolutely certain we will be having a meal at Grey Gables Inn.

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RG
2.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was awful. Food was really good though. But the service was really, really bad.

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p
Northern MI
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Shoved us off into a room all alone. Food and service were excellent but we'll overpriced.

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CC
1.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Worst service I've had in 20 years. Salad never came out, soup finally came out at the end of the meal after asking twice, bread after asking twice, waiting for appetizer to get cold. Food acceptable if the price was lower... nothing really bad, but nothing really good. A bit too noisy, tables crowded too close together, no live entertainment that I ever heard.

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M
Detroit
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Don’t think we will be back, last three times food was substandard. Prime rib over cooked, serving very inconsistent, three of us ordered prince cut all very different in size, and not cooked to order. Time before went to bar, pizza/flatbread was awful! Couldn’t eat, prefab crust, cardboard!

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WM
Detroit
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Service was terrible. They were overcrowded and understaffed. In the room we were in 2 tables got up and left after ordering but before being served. Menu is good. They did themselves a disservice in what is normally a great place. We were there 30 minutes before we got a drink

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HA
Indiana
1.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Sooooo disappointing! We had a 7:30 reservation and did not get seated until 8:20....terrible service...did not get drinks or anything....waited until 9:00 then finally got up and left!! Will never be back....so sad...was really looking forward because of 4.6 rating

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RK
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The wife and I took our adult son out for his birthday. From the moment we walked in, it was a special evening. Service was excellent. Appetizers, salads and entrees were well paced to provide a relaxing experience. The food was simply outstanding. I had the filet mignon, my wife the bolognese and our son the sea scallops. All were prepared to perfection. If you are so inclined, they have a nice bar with a top notch bourbon selection. We will definitely be back.

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BS
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Our dinning experience was lovely as usual. A family favorite. And my daughter and I had a wonderful time. We also are within walking distance. So that makes its a great pleasure in addition to a wonderful dinner. Thank you, G.G. You have given us years of pleasure with a great staff.

Barbara S.

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DG
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Really enjoyed the salmon others had white fish and ribs. Outstanding! We try to go here every time we come into town. Also enjoy the birthday club.

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B
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

good food, good service, good choices on the menu.
i have been going there for many years, the food is consistent and the service is always good. they have entertainment on the weekends.

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D
Orlando
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

the experience my wife and i had was incredible. you should eat here. the atmosphere is awesome. The bar is cool and the food is incredible. get the meatballs. My white fish was very good and i was jealous of the couple sitting next to me bc their pasta and prime rib looked delicious.

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DG
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Jay our server was very attentive

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MH
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Very nice bar and dining areas. We had their before 6:00 pm dinner special for two that includes two salads, two entrees, two desserts and a bottle of wine. The service is excellent as well is the dining room setting. Charlevoix is a beautiful town to walk around in before or after dinner which adds to this experience.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Retirement date night!

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KV
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was delicious, as always, and the service was superb. Darren, owner and chef, came to our table to talk about how he could prepare my wife's whitefish for her low-sodium diet. You can't ask for more than that.

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RK
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Celebrated 2 birthdays - we enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience immensely.

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MW
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

The whitefish was delicious as always, but the Brussel sprouts were spectacular! The air conditioner was blowing very cool air on our table...the server quickly adjusted it. A delightful meal with out of town guests.

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St. Louis
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

My favorite place in Charlevoix! Came back for our one year wedding anniversary and it was perfect as always.

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OT
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Good food and great service; Angela is the best.

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LB
Houston
5.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

Loved every bit of our experience, we were traveling but found this gem

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N
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Our evening was wonderful! We were seated immediately and my special request to be seated by a window was honored. Our waitress was professional, attentive and very helpful even though she was especially busy with several large tables. My salmon was perfect; my husband’s lamb shank was wonderful and our friends’ meals (white fish) were superb. The charming setting added to our enjoyment. Don’t miss this terrific experience. We certainly will return when we go to Charlevoix again.

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KV
Detroit
5.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Everything was great, as usual. Good food, good service, pleasant atmosphere.

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M
Grand Rapids
3.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

The drinks and food were very good, however a large and loud group was placed right next to our table. Because of the smaller room, we couldn't hear each other. There was plenty of other spaces in the restaurant that they could have been accommodated (we made our reservation 6 weeks early as a special occasion). We asked to be moved mid-meal to try and save the evening.

Restaurant may want to consider placing larger parties away from smaller 'date' parties. It made for an awkward dinner to move between courses.

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MV
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Grey Gables never disappoints. The food here is fantastic. There are lots of restaurants in Charlevoix that have expensive food- this place is actually worth the money. And, if something isn’t right- they will make sure that it is.

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j
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

quaint ambiance, excellent service, wonderful food

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CS
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Since we had family visiting, we wanted a casual, comfortable, spot with really good food. They were impressed! An added plus was the restaurant week special pricing. The service was great and we could easily talk in the soft atmosphere. We were very pleased to have chosen Grey Gables for our guests to enjoy.

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DD
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Incredible atmosphere and WOW- the food was amazing!!!

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P
4.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Good was good, not my most favorite restaurant. I would definitely go back for sushi night as we did have a dynamite roll that was good.

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t
Grand Rapids
4.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

The G.G. has such a pleasant atmosphere; it's like dining in someone's beautiful parlor. The staff was attentive. I was impressed by the number of special offerings on the menu. I have a hard time ordering anything but the prime rib here, because it's cooked to perfection (I like mine very rare, and they can do that!). One of my fellow diners had the halibut special, and she said it was excellent. It's a real plus that they take reservations. Wine list is on a tablet..is fairly extensive by the bottle.

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MC
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Grey Gables is always a win. It's perfect for a special occasion or a fancy night out, even just a drink at the bar. Winter specials are perfect for locals or the fudgies that brave the cold. They do not always do brunch, but when they do (Easter, Mother's Day, etc) it is absolutely worth it. Highly recommend on every level.

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LM
Detroit
5.0
Dined on February 23, 2018

Gray Gabels is one of our "must go-to" restaurants when we are in Charlevoix! Keep up the good work!

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C
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good meal with great service. We really enjoyed the evening there.

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OT
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service great as always. Wait staff was very friendly. Easy to make reservations. Romantic atmosphere.

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Indiana
5.0
Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our first time at Grey Gables, and we were not disappointed! Loved the elegant decor from years gone by with crystal chandeliers and warm colors. The individual rooms create a cozy atmosphere for quiet conversations or lively group get togethers. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. She made a great experience even better. All our food was prepared and presented well. My husband said it was the best salmon he has ever had! All in all a fabulous evening with friends enjoying a tremendous meal!

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Northern MI
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food; delicious and good presentation. Thursday night specials are wonderful. The victorian atmosphere adds to a great evening.

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MS
Grand Rapids
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous food and service! Ribs, salmon, lamb shank, risotto, flank steak, mushroom bisque soup, beet salad, homemade bread and scones--we cannot wait to come back!

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