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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    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
Nice restaurant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Randal_Arnoldi
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Flushing, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What trip to Michigan Tech and Houghton is complete without a visit to the Library? The food is always good and the atmosphere is as well. The back of the restaurant has large windows looking out over the portage. What to order? Sandwiches are always large and delicious. The last time I was there I had the Mango Chicken Salad... More 

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Minneapolis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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, 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?