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The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

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62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
906-487-5882
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great views and service

Dined on a quiet Thursday night. Beautiful view of the Portage, kayakers and sail boat. Very nice wine selection and their local wheat ale was very good. My wife's pasta with shrimp was very good, and big enough to share;really a lot of food. My quesadilla average,but loaded with cheese and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Stan F
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Passing through Houghton, picked out this place from apparent atmosphere and reviews. Ordered quesadillas which were very good, and a $20 filet dinner which was mediocre. The beef portion was 10 oz but was overdone and very gristley. Good roast potatoes, but only vegetable was corn on the cob. Apple dumpling was basically fried bread around an apple, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I just wanted a salad! I ordered an apple, Gorgonzola, with chicken, but the waitress suggested the shrimp. I am so glad I went with her suggestion! The shrimp were the best I think I've ever had! I hope we will go back again before we leave Houghton, I will order it again. We also had crab cakes on the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

They have outstanding service and brew. Very nice restaurant, make sure you ask for the truffle fries, they are the secret gem. Karita was a fabulous host, she endured my husbands constant sarcasm.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Dined on a quiet Thursday night. Beautiful view of the Portage, kayakers and sail boat. Very nice wine selection and their local wheat ale was very good. My wife's pasta with shrimp was very good, and big enough to share;really a lot of food. My quesadilla average,but loaded with cheese and veggies. Also a big portion, so I had trouble... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A friend and I stopped in for dinner. Food was ok. Server was kinda rude and didn't check back to see if we needed anything or to ask how the food was after she brought it to our table. We weren't impressed. I used to like the Library. Not so much now.

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Laurium, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food/menu, great staff. I usually have lunch there. They have been serving all you can eat soup bar, which is great. Great sandwiches and a variety of foods.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch when we were in the area. I remember the old Library Bar when it was a dark college haunt with a great drink menu. The new restaurant and bar just does not have the same feel. My husband thought the beer was good and liked the selection, but I was looking for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit with a big open bar area and windows to view the area. The food was simply OK, nothing special. We visited on a Thursday night and the service was a bit slow considering there were not many people in the restaurant. I ordered the Lake Superior White fish and found it to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Nothing really special about this restaurant the food is good and the prices are fair. It does have a nice view of the city of Hancock across the river

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Marquette, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I enjoyed my meal very much but my husband wasn't as happy. They did give us 20% off his meal due to his displeasure and were very nice. Also a bit expensive.

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Additional Information about The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

Address: 62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
Phone Number: 906-487-5882
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: 906-487-5882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?