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 577reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Have eaten at this restaurant for years. Always a nice dining experience. Dec 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Waited a very long time before anyone noticed we needed to be seated , and once we were seated they took a while to bring us water and greet us, and almost never checked to see how we were doing Dec 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic food, fantastic service, like the old days. Thank you for the memories brought back. Dec 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeremy was very social. Food was delicious. Dec 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by We had Oyster's Rockefeller that weren't prepared properly (very undercooked). No one asked us how they were and we didn't complain about them either. Other than that, the food and service were excellent. Very high priced --so we'll have to save Great Lakes Shipping Co for very special occations! Nov 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by table was small, Nov 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Even though we had our dinner in the lounge as the dining room did not open until 5 pm and we were there at 3 pm, the waiter was wonderful. Nov 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by My steak was ok...not real impressed with the pricing. Pay for bread? Not included in the meal? Pay for salad? Not included in the meal? Very pricey or the food. Nov 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good food. Great ambiance. Nov 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by salad bar is great Nov 10, 2014
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