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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

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617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
+1 231-264-0530
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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East Jordan, Michigan
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food The only reason I did not give it a 5 was because I belive the servers need to be a little better up to date on the dishes and what they are. It does not bother me but My wife is a pickier eater.

Thank Cheyenne N
Birch Run, Michigan
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here in the past year. I had the blackened pork tenderloin special and it was outstanding!! Just the right amount of heat and the sauce was perfect with it. Add in fresh green beans el dente an their delicious cheddar mashed potatoes = one great meal! Bourbon lovers - they have the best selection of any restaurant that... More 

Thank Mark B
South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love this place. Discovered it the weekend it opened, 1998 I recall. We have never had a bad meal, we have never had a meal that we wouldn't order again. Great food, great prep, great presentation. We normally sit at the bar when we are just a couple, it's a fun place, always hopping. Many specials and special events.... More 

Thank Bob W
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Drove down to bellaire and decided to go to elk rapids for dinner-despite crummy roads, snow, wind and rain. Boy was it worth it. The food was excellent. Everyone left full and satisfied. Definitely worth visiting if you happen to be in this neck of the woods...

Thank Stephen T
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped for lunch for the first time, instead of dinner. Fried green tomatoes were tasty and plenty to share. Crawfish chowder was very good, and the shrimp and grits had great flavor. Not like other shrimp and grits I've had, more cajun with tomato sauce. Very filling. Ginger gin fizz was a wonderfully refreshing and tasty beverage. Their golden margaritas... More 

Thank Michigancritter
Perrysburg, Ohio
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped by over the Thanksgiving week early in the day. There were only a few people there but we were greeting warmly and our service was excellent. It was nice to be able to order food not normally associated with Northern Michigan. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and it looks like it can seat quite a few folks... More 

Thank Tammy S
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Pearls was packed when we arrived. Had a bit of trouble finding a parking space. But I feel a busy parking lot is usually a good sign. I wasn't wrong! Entered the restaurant and asked for a table for two and were quickly seated. Took a bit before our waitress addressed us. She was cheery (Shelby) and friendly and helped... More 

Thank Countryjules
Muskegon, Michigan
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped in here after a day of sampling some of T.C.'s breweries. We tried the Bayou Sampler, Crawfish and Corn chowder and some deep fried okra. There was so much food we ended up taking more than half of it home with us. The food is VERY good but not exactly cheap. If you go on a weekend it might... More 

Thank grasmuss3
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday night during the peak, fall, leaf color period. We arrived around 6 and it was packed, but didn't have to wait very long at the bar. The place seemed to be humming with happy people. We had some oysters on the half shell and fried tomatoes for appetizers which were both good.... More 

Thank UP_SpartanFan
Ludington, Michigan
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been making Pearl's a destination for the last 18 1/2 years that they have been open. Where else would we go for our 20th? We not only had wonderful food, but Jen was a fabulous server who obviously loves her job and customers. Over the years, we indulge in the appetizers for a great meal. We had oysters Rockefeller,... More 

Thank K Z C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-0530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?