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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 #9 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
Charlevoix, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here and the Ahi Tuna sandwich was out of this world! My husband had the Philly Cheese sandwich and his was amazing as well. Service was excellent, and the ambience was attractive and conducive to a leisurely lunch. Can't wait to go back!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My sister and I ate here twice while visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula this week. The service was quick and friendly, and I was able to choose from several vegetarian options on the menu, rather than try to modify a meat entree to my tastes. The view of the canal, and Quincy Mine across the way added to the quirky ambience.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the Library On July 5. The restaurant is on the corned of a block with the entrance on the steep side. IF you have mobility problems you may have a slight difficulty accessing this restaurant. It is worth the effort. The service was exceptional. Our server was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The meals were simply scrumptious. You... More

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Normal, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've visited The Library every year for the last six years. Each and every time they have fantastic soups, particularly if you go at lunch when they have a "soup bar". For a soup lover such as myself, this is heavenly. Most of the other food I've had as been good as well. What I find to be lacking is... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This year's menu is much abbreviated, continuing a paring down I've observed over the past few years. They used to offer a personal pizza, an Indian entree and a Thai entree among many others I've forgotten. The problem is that we need more variety in this isolated restaurant desert! Its a great place to watch the "portage" (river) or sit... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stopped in at the Library in Houghton for dinner. When you stop try to get a table in the back where all the windows are, you can watch the activity going up and down the river. Great food and service, we had the pulled pork sandwich and the veggie portabella mushroom sandwich on multi grain buns. Also, they make their... More

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Kodiak, Alaska
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very cool place, great atmosphere and great service. The food is highly over priced and their beers are nothing more than average. It is worth stopping in here for a few drinks but I'd eat elsewhere.

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atlantic mine, mi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It has great food and atmosphere. Do not be in a rush as the service is quite slow, but well worth the wait.

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped here on the coldest day in winter but found great atmosphere good drinks brews and top bourbons. Ordered an amazing ahi tuna sandwich for good price. It's a nice stop relaxed atmosphere and service was good. We will stop again when in town.

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