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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 #9 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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English first
Petoskey, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were heading over to Joey's Seafood for dinner so just stopped by for a beer, beforehand. Their beer is excellent and VERY reasonably priced. We come from an area where a pint will cost you $5. Here it's $3. A growler fill back home is $12-$15. Here it's $7.50! Thinking of moving.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They great food, great view and excellent collection of house beers. They have a wide variety of dishes. Try their steak or cheese stuffed Salmon and chase that with their house brewed IPA whilst enjoying the scenic portage canal view.

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Illinois USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I had dinner there on 8 October around 6:30pm. This was mid week and while they were comfortably busy we were able to walk and be immediately seated. We each had a bowl of their soup of the day and split the Portabella melt sandwich with sweet potato fries. I had a pint of Oktoberfest beer and... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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316 reviews 316 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went to the library for a dinner on the first night of a business trip in Houghton. I was definitely intrigued by their beer, and was looking forward to their member. I was very much looking forward to having some of their whitefish (hey, when in the heart of whitefish country...) that was on the menu. After ordering the... More

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Portage, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place itself is nice. Waitress was okay, didn't check on us much. It was a Sunday afternoon. Not terribly busy, but the packer game was on! That were out of the beer that sounded the best. $8.95 for a burger, which they were great tasting but still $9 is high. Parmesan truffle fries were ok. Good food but Not... More

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Flushing, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We took our granddaughter and boyfriend to dinner here. The food was very good and the service excellent. The pasta was a little dry but everything else was quite good.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Can get Very crowded but worth it. Food is excellent and so are the drinks and service. A must stop for a nice night out with friends

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Wallace
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went for the beer and were pleasantly surprised by the really good food. We both had soup and sandwiches that we really enjoyed. The crab chowder soup was excellent. The interior is really attractive with the dark wood and library theme. We had samplers of all of their beers and found a couple that we really liked. We will... More

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Richmond, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great views of the canal from the back dining room. Beer on tap, imported, domestic, and made in house in the glass walled brewing room seen on entry. Growlers available. Gluten free bread available for burgers and sandwiches. We had the seared tuna and asian coleslaw appetizer and the brisket sandwich with sweet potato fries. The waitress bartender librarian was... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped here for lunch and had a pretty basic experience. He had the soup & salad and while he thinks the soups were homemade, they lacked a lot of flavor. I had the quinoa burger which was quite good as were the sweet potato fries. Overall a so-so meal, just didn’t knock my socks off.

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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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