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All 19 Elk Rapids Restaurants

Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
231-264-0530
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Elk Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you live in Northern Michigan there's no need to go down to New Orleans for a great meal…you can have one right in Elk Rapids at PEARL'S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN.The food here is fantastic and the portions are very generous. The atmosphere is terrific too. This was my first time here and the server was so friendly and helpful... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We read reviews here and decided we wanted to try it. So glad that we did. We had the etoufee and a whitefish poboy. The poboy was large enough for two to share and the etoufee was the best I've had. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Bloomfield MI
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Real New Orleans style foods with just the right flavors and taste. The Jambalaya is really really good. The Sunday brunch features some of the best breakfast items anywhere. Note this is not an eat everything buffet. Must have reservations in the summer or plan to enjoy the wait on the patio.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went here at the recommendation of the innkeeper at the B&B. Only complaint is that we didn't make it back here again on our trip. Seriously the food was THAT good. Pearls is a creole joint with a load of southern charm and spice. If you like spice, come here! Or if you like muffins instead of the usual breadbasket,... More 

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Michigan
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31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Love this place, with its funky decor. We had excellent service - the place was very busy, but our waitress was still very attentive and friendly. We had Pearl's bourbon flight (fun to compare different bourbon flavors), and of course their bread basket is yummy (the cornbread is awesome). I ordered a Caesar salad, which was served with a side... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food here is delicious although not super authentic as far as true Cajun food goes. However, it is delicious! It's almost as if they have taken this style of food and added their own signature mark on it. I wasn't complaining a bit! Would definitely visit again!

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Traverse City
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41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After being disappointed with a restaurant in Acme who thought 11:30 was too late for breakfast on a Sunday, I happened to remember the wonderful brunch we had enjoyed at Pearls several years ago, we decided to make the short drive to see if they still offered it this morning. We were pleased to find exactly what we were looking... More 

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They run specials all the time but even without them it is a wonderful meal. Anything on the menu is great. The happy hour alone is worth going.

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Additional Information about Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

Address: 617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
Phone Number: 231-264-0530
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian

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