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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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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great Food per Usual!!

Great food, really good service. They have a vegetarian menu-you just need to ask. Pearl's Moonshine is a super good drink. Service was amazing!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
delaneyd
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Ada, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ada, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great food, really good service. They have a vegetarian menu-you just need to ask. Pearl's Moonshine is a super good drink. Service was amazing!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a friend, we went in and were seated at a booth. No one came over greeted us the first 15 minutes we were sitting there. After we got our food the vegetables were mushy and the shrimp was chewy. I took half of my meal home in a box, and when I got... More 

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Gladstone, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I dined at Pearl's this past weekend and it was wonderful. The restaurant decor is outstanding as is the food. We have dined there in the past and it always difficult to choose from their extensive Cajun menu. The bread bowl with french bread baguettes included included two nice pieces of warm corn bread with diced Jalapeño's... More 

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went to Elk Rapids with my college roommate (40 years later, Go Green!) to buy him a birthday lunch in March. He has been there before; I had not. I understand that it's tough to get near it in the summer tourist season, and I understand why. Food, service, was great (yes, I love catfish, and yes, this was the... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
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?