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The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
906-487-5882
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Ranked #10 of 39 restaurants in Houghton
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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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English first
Duluth, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here. Nice atmosphere. Great bar selection. Very busy so food took some time to be served. I had the porter soaked beef brisket and it was melt in your mouth tender and a large portion. My wife had the chicken marsala and it was excellent. We sat at the bar later for a nightcap and were joined by... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Their rye brew is great. Full flavor, great! We only had drinks but this place is very nice inside. The bartender, Jill, was great. I asked for a coaster for home and they have none, but she did give me a sketch that she did free hand that she does sidewalk art from. Friendly atmosphere. In Houghton only for one... More

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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here. Typical pub fare: good sandwiches but certainly not gourmet. Service was first rate. Very friendly staff and clientele. Good for a quick stop.

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Trento, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped here while traveling through the Keweenaw and my husband and I both had pasta dishes which were very flavorful. Each dish came with a salad that was extremely fresh and full of good lettuce (not iceberg!). The service was great too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've had a couple of burgers around Houghton while traveling but the burger I had here was yummy!!Great flavours in the burger and nice crunchy french fries. We sat in a booth so there was plenty of room for my 11 month old to sit and kept himself amused. The service was fast and friendly. A good selection on the... More

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Hastings, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here on our way to the Keweenaw, and I tried out the beer sampler. I'm happy to say that all beers were very good, and matched the style they were advertised as. We did not eat here, this trip, but 3 years ago I stopped in here for lunch, and I would strongly suggest you try the soup... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant while on a trip to Michigan Tech, my dad's alma mater. The food was fairly standard pub fare, not amazing but tasty and filling. The parmesan truffle fries were really great. The decor was neat, beer cans and books, and the service was friendly. We went around 2 pm, and we did wait awhile for our... More

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Escanaba, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place has a nice selection of food and fresh brewed beers. I recently went on a Tuesday night with some co-workers, Tuesday is sushi night. I was pretty impressed by the sushi this far north, nicely done. However, the service was not up to par...we likely would have stayed for a couple more beers and dessert but we were... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Black and Blue burger was awesome. My son ate here twice and ordered something different each time and liked both very much.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For a "Pub" establishment the food was on par. What pressed me theist was the excellent service. The entire wait staff appeared to be attentive to their customers and the person taking care of me was efficient, friendly and did a great job.

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