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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

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617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
231-264-0530
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch!

Stopped for a Friday shrimp boil special. It was fantastic ! My wife and I split the shrimp boil dinner and then had the chocolate doberge cake. They were excellent.. Great service and a fun atmosphere. The dirty martini's didn't hurt either. The shrimp boil is a special served on Fridays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Pat O
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Clarkston, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a Friday shrimp boil special. It was fantastic ! My wife and I split the shrimp boil dinner and then had the chocolate doberge cake. They were excellent.. Great service and a fun atmosphere. The dirty martini's didn't hurt either. The shrimp boil is a special served on Fridays from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing décor, New Orleans style. The food is to die for. Menu items are ones that you don't find anywhere else. Fried green tomatoes, Jumbalaya, Bloody Marys come with a crawfish, stuffed jalepeno,.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were at Pearls recently with some friends on a get away weekend. Everything was awesome! We come here every time we get to this area. Service was excellent too!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Food here is amazing and,well worth the trip. Place is always busy it seems but more than worth the wait. Dont miss this one!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having lived in New Orleans, it is hard to find true southern Louisiana bayou food in the north. This place hits the target dead center! The greens are so good and the itty bitty fried crawfish tails are so tender and sweet. You could make a meal out of just greens and cornbread. If you need an after dinner jolt,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Pearl's hosting a fabulous four course dinner followed by a great blues artist, Shemekia Copland. Great way to celebrate Fat Tues. This place has great authentic food and friendly staff. It is a must stop anytime of year in Northern LP MI.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not authentic cajun, but still very good food and fast service. A little pricey, but nothing outlandish. We drove from Traverse City to stop by and we weren't disappointed.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Pearl's has been our favorite restaurant since it opened, however in the last year or so the quality of service and food has diminished noticeably. While talking with friends about our recent disappointment they echoed our sentiments from their last couple of visits. Even tried Red Mesa again and vowed we will not return. There are now several authentic Mexican... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stopped at Pearl's for my B-Day and they had a special "Holiday 3 Course Menu" option. I chose the Bourbon Onion Soup - the Pork Tenderloin Wellington (with delicious creamed spinach side veg) - and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. Sipped a lovely glass of Pinot Noir and when I commented on how much I enjoyed everything, my waitress asked... More 

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Michigan
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203 reviews 203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Came Sat night for a quick bite to eat...place was pretty busy. Gumbo was hearty and spicy, beef brisket was good and filling. Lots of seafood. Very unique drink selection, cherry margaritas, etc. Not fancy, but fun New Orleans decor. Think Fridays on steroids. Outdoor deck in summer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-0530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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