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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
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great location, great beer, pretty good food.

The Library has a great location overlooking the canal in downtown Houghton. The space is comfortable and nice. The local beer selection is great. I enjoyed my ahi tuna sandwich, although my husband did not think the food was anything remarkable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Sue S
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Library has a great location overlooking the canal in downtown Houghton. The space is comfortable and nice. The local beer selection is great. I enjoyed my ahi tuna sandwich, although my husband did not think the food was anything remarkable.

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Houghton, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When stopping in here I hope you will have a "Death By Chocolate Martini". Divine! I can't imagine a more delicious drink. Seriously.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stopped for evening dinner with daughter who is a Tech student. Chicken dinner was awesome. Hamburger was good. Service was very fast and friendly. Had a local brew which really hit the spot. Overall very quick service, friendly staff, and good food made for a great meal.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Huge place, nice atmosphere delicious beers and a great whiskey selection. Bartenders are usually fantastic but I've never had a good experience with their servers. They are always rushed, overwhelmed and not the most friendly. Food is okay. I've always heard great things about the food but I wasn't really impressed. I'll still always come for the beer!!! :)

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Marquette, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. I really enjoyed the soup bar along with a sandwich. The atmosphere is great, the service, however, is very slow. Overall, a good experience and I would go back.

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Houghton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere! Good food! Friendly servers. A little pricey but the overall experience was worth it. We were visiting our son who lives in Houghton.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited the library a few times hoping the service would be better every time but it seems to be same. Waiting time is always long and it seems the staff forgets about you quiet often because they're too busy and they don't show good service manners. We visit for the environment and decent food but it's... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Very neat little venue, craft beers good food. Visited in Febraury, they have a single door, so when people come in and leave. Cold air rushes in, don't want to sit near the door.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We walked in and were seated right away. We were given menus, and we all ordered one of the beers brewed in house. And, the waiting began. We waited for drinks, and we waited an hour for our food. We did not notice an over abundance of people when we walked in, so I'm not sure what the wait was... More 

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Roscommon, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a great burger (Big Hog) with sweet potato fries. We had a great view of the water. They appear to brew their own beer and it was very tasty. Service was a little slow but was not bad.

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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: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?