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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    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 food and beer

We stopped by for lunch, great food we had an excellent burger.The service could have been better, we actually moved tables because the first waitress was telling us it would be a wait even before we sat down. We sat closer to the bar and had an ok waitress. She could have been more friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Lifeisgoodekola
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Okemos, Michigan
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Macomb, Michigan
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant was fair. We had dinner there one evening that wasn't crowded, but it was an extremely long wait to get the dinner. No one ordered anything that should have taken long to prepare. Dinner was good, prices a little high. The atmosphere is about all I'd say was nice. Decorated as a library and beers along I-beams is... More 

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Houghton, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The 2 stars is for the excellent food and the great waitstaff. The deduction of 3 stars is due to the crazy wait times! Its not just when its busy that its unbelievably slow...we were one of maybe 4 or 5 tables in the restaurant and it was so slow. Thankfully we had sense of humor and were laughing at... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was average, not terrible. But this is not a place to bring your kids and family for dinner. The price for food for kids meals is very high with hidden costs.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was absolutely phenomenal. The brisket was so good that I'm still thinking about it days later.

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Okemos, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped by for lunch, great food we had an excellent burger.The service could have been better, we actually moved tables because the first waitress was telling us it would be a wait even before we sat down. We sat closer to the bar and had an ok waitress. She could have been more friendly and engaging and it would... More 

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Munger
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The beer is pretty good here and really the food is just ok. But it is way over priced! I mean it was $7 for kids chicken tenders, $2 for fried and $2.50 for chocolate milk. My sandwich was $9 and then $2 to add fries. I will fill my growler up here but I will pass on the over... More 

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Munising, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were very impressed with the library pub. The waiter was very friendly. The service was fast, and the food and beer was exceptional. Really need old industrial vibe with a gorgeous view of the lake. The truffle fries were the highlight best French fries we have had. Would highly recommend and will return next time we are in the... More 

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Brighton
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a great restaurant! Big menu with something for everyone. We stayed in Houghton for a long weekend and enjoyed the restaurant so much we ate here twice! Nice vegetarian options. The food and service was great. The next time I am in the area I will definitely be back.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

View of the waterfront. Good food and service. Vegetarian options available. Convenient downtown location.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

While on business I went to this fine brew pub and restaurant. We were greeted at our table by a server named Kristen. She was delightful and fully knowledge of the menu. We had the creamy French onion soup it was delicious. Then I had the tuna grilled it also was very good and served with some local fresh vegetables.... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, 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?