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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    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
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View of the waterfront. Good food and service. Vegetarian options available. Convenient downtown location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
9design
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Gaylord, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Brighton
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great restaurant! Big menu with something for everyone. We stayed in Houghton for a long weekend and enjoyed the restaurant so much we ate here twice! Nice vegetarian options. The food and service was great. The next time I am in the area I will definitely be back.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

View of the waterfront. Good food and service. Vegetarian options available. Convenient downtown location.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

While on business I went to this fine brew pub and restaurant. We were greeted at our table by a server named Kristen. She was delightful and fully knowledge of the menu. We had the creamy French onion soup it was delicious. Then I had the tuna grilled it also was very good and served with some local fresh vegetables.... More 

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Rosebush, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We eat at The Library whenever we visit the Houghton/Hancock area. Always good food and good service, along with great water views.

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Michigan, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family has been coming here each summer for many years, and while the food is okay and the beer is good, they still haven't figured out the service part. A lunch of salads and burgers has routinely taken over an hour to accomplish and it starts with the slow drink service. These experiences have been consistent over the years,... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had the creamy onion soup to start our meal, could've made a meal just from a bowl of that. Delicious! Waitress worked her BUTT off! Busy place even on a Monday night. Beautiful view of the water, try to get a table by the window.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It had been 25 years since I had been here and I like what they have done to it. The food was excellent and they had a decent variety of in-house brews. Nice atmosphere and good view of the canal.

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Wheeling, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped here after 13 hours on the bike. Good Sicilian steak sandwich. Generous pours on liquor. Other drinks any way you want them. Not too pricey for some good food. One of the few kitchens open past 9 in town. I'd come back.

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Was in town on business and had the opportunity to have lunch at The Library. Great location and view right on the river. Nice atmosphere and the food was pretty good. Obviously a college town and I am sure this a spot for the college students to hangout. Would definitely stop by again next time in town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

went to the library and was so excited to have their creamy French onion as I had it a few times years ago and loved it. It was super watery nothing about it was creamy it tasted like it as well it was very blah. I was very disappointed. My mother and I got the soup with a half a... More 

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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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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?