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 4.2 out of 5 by 654reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by I've never heard of a restaurant that charges a lot for a meal and then tacks on another charge is you want bread! Very tacky. Mar 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Food over-priced, bar atmosphere Mar 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The prime rib is out of this world!!! Mar 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service is always friendly. Diverse menu. Great salad bar. Cozy ambience. Mar 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the walleye is he best I have ever had, perch and prime rib are also both excellent Mar 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by The host and wait staff were rude and unaccommodating. Our guests felt very cold at the table where we were seated. We asked if we could be moved to an interior table, preferably near the fireplace, and were told that those tables were unavailable. The tables near the fireplaces remained unoccupied the entire time we were there. Our friend was also told "it has been a very warm day so it's unlikely the restaurant is cold." The customer is always right! We also felt the food was fairly overpriced for what we received. By the way, our cocktail waitress was very sweet and helpful but she was the only one. Mar 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by We were able to be seated next to a fireplace ?? loved that as it was cold & windy that evening. Mar 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Second time here, both times the service was slow. Mar 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything was wonderful, atmosphere, food, wait staff made for a great evening. Mar 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The temperature inside was very cold. We brought this up to the waiter and he turned it up for us. It still was chilly as we sat with our coats on. All of us decided to go home instead of staying for another cup of coffee. Mar 7, 2015
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