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All 40 Houghton Restaurants

The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
906-487-5882
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Ranked #8 of 40 Restaurants in Houghton
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Columbus, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Commerce Township, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stopped in on a chilly January evening for dinner with some coworkers. We sat on the pub side, and I was impressed with the soaring ceilings and brick walls lined with bookcases. This place has been a restaurant or bar for about 100 years, although they had a fire back in the 90s and so the inside is updated,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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269 reviews 269 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stopped into The Library for a pre-hockey game dinner on a Saturday afternoon. Not surprisingly, the place was quiet (it was about 2:30), and relatively slow. Still, we had a party of 8. The person who greeted us advised us to put three tables together, so we could all sit together comfortably (especially since we had an array of... More 

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Calumet, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good food of all kinds to be had at the Library. Sit by the window for a great view of the Portage Canal, lift bridge, and ski slopes. The bar has an excellent selection of draft beers, most brewed on sight. I especially recommend the Octoberfest, Scotch Ale, and Kowsit Lats, if they are in season.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The place is very clean and has fun decor. I'm a vegetarian and in general it's really difficult to find good vegetarian food int he UP. There nachos were better than most places. The bloody Mary had way too much A1 sauce. My husband got a hamburger and thought it was really good. The also have a good beer selection.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went with my boyfriend and our toddler. Food breakdown: The nachos(no chicken) appetizer is awesome, the rueben is great, the boyfriend says the onions and mushrooms in the philly are too big. The waitress was extremely friendly but not too clingy to our table, our pops were never empty, our food came out well timed after the appetizer and... More 

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East Peoria, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We love to eat here when we are in town (which isn't often enough). We love the house soup - French Onion Au Gratin. Supper yummy! Also love the atmosphere. A great place to have a romantic meal, a meal out with friends, or just to hang out with the gang. This place will suit it all. Plus, a great... More 

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Mackinaw City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Library has been a fixture in Houghton for many years. While the current restaurant has changed from the original, due to a fire and expansion, the food is still good and vestiges of the original still remain, both on the menu and in the decor. The Library offers a quitter atmosphere than some of the other restaurants in the... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very good food. Went on a recommendation from the hotel we stayed at. The temp inside was VERY HOT and didnt seem like they had ac; but the food made up for that. Have referred others that I work with to try it when they are in the area.

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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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