Great Lakes Shipping Co.

2455 Burton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 949-9440
Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
Price: $$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Thursday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Friday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Now Open Sundays
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Happy Hour
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room
  • Banquet Facilities Off-Site Catering
  • Special Needs Smoking Section, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Fireplace
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


The Great Lakes Shipping Company was founded in 1971 and is recognized as one of the finest steak and seafood establishments in Western Michigan. The Shipping Co. is privately owned and holds itself out as being the only restaurant in Grand Rapids that still hand-cuts every steak it serves. The Shipping Co. is located on the corner of Breton and Burton and is accessible from all highways entering the city of Grand Rapids. The restaurant features a nautical theme with brick walls, pictures of Michigan lakeside landmarks and fireplaces that adorn the entire dining area. An ample outside deck and lounge area are available for the lighter side of the menu by which customers can watch their favorite sporting event or enjoy a beautiful summer day. The dining room menu as created by Chef Thomas Verlin is priced from $14.95 to $28.95 for everything from a Sizzler to out finest Filet and features such specialty items as Pan Fried Walleye, Macadamia Nut Orange Roughy, Filet of Beef, New York Strip, and a Chicken Oscar. Separate cocktail service and a tasteful wine cellar are trademarks with both smoking and non-smoking seating areas available. The Shipping Company accepts all major credit cards, suggests reservations, and welcomes anyone who wishes to join us at what has become a dining tradition in the Grand Rapids area.

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 777reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ambience and staff were great.Entrees were good.Chowder was weak. Nov 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by We were seated next to 4 ladies that were quite loud talking about their surgeries, etc....not very appetizing. We were seated first, and we think it would have been nice if the hostess had seated them at least one table away from us. The restaurant was not that full so to set two parties next to each other wasn't necessary. Oct 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was good and our server (Ryan) did an excellent job! Oct 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Server was very friendly and timed our food well Oct 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the staff was great and so was the food Oct 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty was our server and he was very attentive and polite. He checked with us frequently and was very good. Oct 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A bit pricey but the crab legs are AWESOME! Oct 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good food great service Oct 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Prime rib sandwich was excellent. Service wonderful--drinks strong. Oct 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Order came up wrong :( Sep 27, 2015
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