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About 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.

308 Belvedere Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Sushi, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
US 31

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(231) 547-9261

Website:
http://www.greygablesinn.com/

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

Grey Gables Inn Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (17)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Grey Gables is inconsistent in its service and food. We arrived there 10 minutes after opening and the door was locked. We had to call to get them to open up. I'm not sure if the issues were due to the server or the kitchen, but service was slow. Presentation was awful and the food arrived cold. Server was conscientious, but something was amiss this last visit.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I have dined at Grey Gables during restaurant week a few times now. They do an exceptional job! They also have a great burger and beer special at certain times. I think this is one of the best restaurants around!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Every time we visit Michigan , we love visiting Gray Gables! We Love the Staff. The food, the ambiance! Jim

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We make a point to frequent this restaurant when we are in town. Can always count on a terrific meal and service no matter what the occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great location and awesome service!! Their fish was fresh and delightful and their desserts were amazing!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant was very busy, but there were no bussers. The waitress was overworked and stressed out. It was so loud we could not hear our own conversations. I had prime rib and regretted it. The sides were cold.

The risotto appetizer was delicious and gluten free! I wished that I had ordered another one for the entree. The creme brulee was delicious too!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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food3
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service2
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Aaron our server was great. He was very pleasant and explained all our options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We learned of this restaurant from a local and were extremely satisfied with this recommendation. We ordered the goat cheese appetizer, grilled filet mignon entree and meatloaf special. If you see the meatloaf as an option to order, get it! It was delicious and after we ordered, we noticed it inspired many others dining near us to switch their dinner option to that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding Calamari, wonderful Prime Rib. Excellent Service. High Price

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lovely experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Classic Charlevoix restaurant still producing good meals and welcoming service in original structure.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

When we think of a "special place" to go for a wonderful meal, Grey Gables
is always on our list. We have never been disappointed in our experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Made reservations and was seated immediately. You have to try the Mushroom Soup. Very Good.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Not welcoming, Service was not existing , food was good but served at room temperature

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 18, 2017

As usual the food was great. Our waiter knew about all specials and recommended the chicken breast which was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The management is very accommodating. Food was prepared well. I had an awesome cut of Prime Rib.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 14, 2017

food, ambiance, service and comfort all outstanding...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had looked forward to our dinner once again at The Grey Gables. It did not dissapoint.
This was our 51st wedding anniversary. We had celebrated our 25th at the Grey Gables with two of our parents that were still living at the time. We had our waiter take our photo that will now go next to the one from our 25th.
THe first time I went to The Grey Gables was when I was 10 and have many memories of how much my mother and father enjoyed their time there too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food with lots of gluten free options and very friendly waitresses.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Toledo)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We came here for the two dinners for $48. It did not disappoint! I had the fish and my husband had the chicken and they were both delicious and beautifully presented. The wine they served with the meal was very good, right off their wine menu. Never sure what you're going to get when it's part of the deal. Great service and ambiance ! Oh, and the scones!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Didn't seem like anyone wanted to wait on us. Sat in bar because the music. Piano a very nice touch. We were three out of eight people in the bar. Had to wait forever for a drink. Then had to flag someone down for app. Dinner took unusually long for having no one in the place. Walked through dining and empty. Staff seemed to be more concerned with having own party with other staff who were sitting at the bar. Filet very good, pizza Luke warm needs improvement. Disappointed!!

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food3
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Everything was great except they were out of oysters, which was one of the mains reasons we chose the place to din.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The daily special was an exceptional value. The white fish was fabulous and the wine served with the special was excellent.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

We always enjoy eating there. We love Hamburger night in the fall and winter.
We love the elegance of the interior and feel this is a special place to go.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our waitress, Cherry, was very pleasant and attentive
We appreciated the window table in the porch very much.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great spot in Charlevoix - will be returning

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was just ok this time. I brought a special guest and it was not as good when I brought my Son and Daughter-in-law a month ago. It was noisy and while the food was good, it wasn't what I hoped for. I will come back sometime however.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Overall , this is the best restaurant in Charlevoix. A little pricey, though it has something for everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

This was our first opportunity to dine at Grey Gables and we were very impressed The service was prompt and friendly. We ordered from the early dining menu and the food was delicious and artfully presented . When we are in Charlevoix we will be sure to visit their restaurant again

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our Open Table reservation was ready when we arrived. Overall this restaurant does not live up to the quality professsed on the internet nor the quality the servers try to convey in person. I love French onion soup, however their recipe mjsssd the target by 90%. They had the correct ingredients, and for that they earned 10%. The rest of the items we selected were at best slightly above average. On Open Table I indicated we were their to celebrate my wife's birthday. They either did not read that part of our reservation or chose to ignore the comment. No special attention or mention of her birthday was ever included in our mediocre experience. We dined at other locations during our four days in Charlevoix that were both higher quality food, more respectful , more attentiive and slightly less expensive too.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We ordered risotto and mushroom bisque for appetizers. Both were very good. My wife ordered the scallops and I ordered the baked whitefish for our entrée. Scallops were overcooked overcooked and my dish was very heavy. The couple next to us ordered the exact same entrées that my wife and I did. They ordered after us but were served before us which is a little bewildering. Ambience was good. Fair value for the money spent.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our "Birthday celebration" was ignored (despite messages on reservation). Won't be back. The service was severely lacking. Food, however, was great. Kudos to the chef - thank you

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent meal. always enjoy meals here. Get the whitefish. Corn risotto was scrumptious!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Everything was excellent but SLOW, understandably for time of year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Our first visit. We live in Bay Harbor and plan on coming back. The only problem is parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great dinner and wonderful setting for that special occasions with friends. The John Cross Whitefish was the best ever.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My wife, daughter, and 1 1/2 year old grandson went in while I parked our car down the block - not very much parking. They were seated in the back patio (enclosed) on folding chairs probably borrowed from a funeral home. I told the host that I couldn't sit in those chairs and could we please be seated somewhere else. We were told that the regular tables all had reservations. "So did I", I explained (several times).

After about 10 minutes and several people repeatedly pointing at a computer screen, we were finally seated in the front room.

The food was delicious. I just don't like fighting for a table.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We typically down here one see year and in recent years I thought it was headed in the right direction. This trip I would give the food is solid B+ but the service was nowhere close to acceptable. Our server was a very nice young man who clearly had received almost no training. We have been seated for over 20 minutes and it not seen our server so we notified the dining room manager and it still took another 10 minutes until the young man made it to our table. At his suggestion we ordered drinks as well as all of our food and after about another 15 minutes or appetizers actually arrived before our drinks did. it was still enjoyable evening and I would not take his place off my list however I will make sure our next visit is on what I expect to be a slow night as this crew is not ready to handle larger numbers.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wow! What a bargain! We had the early bird meal and it was incredible! great valud, service and ambience. Thank you, Grey Gables Inn!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

I had the carmelized scallops with polenta & a bacon chutney which was wonderful! My husband had prime rib with potatoes & it was also very good. We had chocolate bread pudding for dessert & it was good, but not great. I gave the service 4 stars because in an effort to be efficient the young girl who buses tables accidentally spilled my wine over my husband . I thought they would have offered to give me a glass a wine to replace mine, but they didn't. Hmmm

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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