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Big O' Cafe

80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
+1 616-451-1887
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing pastas! Very rich though but so yummy! Super cheap as well and you get bread on the side! Service was very attentive.

Thank Badiha
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I work downtown frequently on weekends and being that I was working on St. Patrick's Day I figured most restaurants would be crowded, so coworkers and I decided on Big O's because of its location. It's kind of a hidden gem due to it's unique...More

Thank dadams6593
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in before a show at Van andel arena. First visit, my wife and i had the cuban and also a turkey sub with two crafted beers. Sandwiches and service were excellent! Very clean facility and very kind staff. We will try the pizza...More

Thank Stantz
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place while walking through downtown. It was the view through the window that drew us in. The atmosphere reminded me of a New York style pizzeria. My wife and I ordered a 12" Italian Gorgonzola pizza to share and both thoroughly...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

we have went there several times and had great food and great service! The pizza is great and so are the pasta dishes. I think its one of GR's best kept secrets. The prices are decent.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a show to get a snack/late dinner. The waitresses were all super friendly. We sat at the bar as we were getting take out, we were helped very quickly, and acknowledged throughout our 15-20 minute wait for our food. The pizza...More

Thank Willits13
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Nice location, atmosphere is great and clean inside. Not a big place so you might have a wait. Food was very good with a variety of choices in pizza, pastas, salads. Our party had personal pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, and a pasta chicken meals. All great...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We called ahead to make sure they could accommodate our family group of 14 on a Saturday evening. No hesitation, they would fit us in even though they had another group of 12 at the same time. Service was friendly and prompt. Our pizzas were...More

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered chef salad and lasagna and spring water. We got a small salad, lasagna and sparkling water. Little to say the food was mediocre.

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Just got into town and looking for something nearby and this restaurant came up on a search of pizza places. Loved the place and pizza was delicious. Got the 9" special and it was just the right size plus it tasted great. Would definitely come...More

Thank Terri F
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Scott P
8 May 2018|
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Response from dadams6593 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but probably not what you're hoping for. LOL. The food is good, but I don't know if any food is that good.
15 May 2017|
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Response from blamertroy | Reviewed this property |
If you call ahead, absolutely. I'm not sure you'd be able to walk in and get seated with that size group though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-1887
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