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 487reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Senior restaurant, long history of service and seafood's in the area Aug 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service, from making the reservation to paying. Aug 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Prices increased greatly from the last time we were at Great Lakes.$5-10 per meal. Aug 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Service was good but food was adequate at best. We asked about happy hour and were unhappy that they didn't offer it to diners, only patio and bar area. I had perch and fries. Fish was cold, fries were soggy, tarter sauce was old, coleslaw was not great. My husband ordered prime rib sandwich and got a piece of prime rib over a piece of bread. The bread was so soggy it could hardly be considered a sandwich. He did say the prime rib tasted good tho. But hey, salad bar was decent, glad I ordered that or would of went home hungry. Aug 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Place is way to dated. Did not enjoy atmosphere, or staff. No local beers either. Will not come again. Food was ok though. Aug 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was excellent. Big portions. Great atmosphere. Aug 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Over priced house wine at $7.25 a glass not great atall for that price! Aug 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The atmosphere was great and the dinner was exceptional Aug 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food choices were excellant. They have added new selections since the last time we were there. Wait staff was accomidating and courteous. Jul 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Menu changed- not too bad. Prices went up and they took away basic items from your meal like free bread with your thirty dollar something dinner?? It's just the little things that you expect with your dinner that aren't included anymore-NOT GOOD! Jul 27, 2014
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