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: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    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 4.2 out of 5 by 635reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food and service was great. Mar 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service! Feb 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hot tasty food Feb 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was great all food was excellent Feb 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love the Prime Rib Feb 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food, awesome service. Feb 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by We usually sit in the bar area. We love the atmosphere. We have never had a bad experience. We try to eat there once a month. We would eat there more often if we lived closer to it. It is our favorite restaurant and have been going there for years. Drinks are the best and service is always good. All the food is good but the prime rib and the ribs are the best we have ever had. Jan 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Food quality has seemed to be going downhill from previous visits Jan 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great atmosphere, staff a bit rough around the edges...could be more attentive. Jan 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by The prices were high for what you got. Jan 19, 2015
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