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126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
906-482-5054
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 86
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good pizza, nice decor

I practically inhaled my small garlic chicken pizza, it was very good after I put some red pepper on it. They make circular pizzas but cut them in asymmetrical squares with some pieces being hors d oeuvres sized. Nice view of the bridge and Portage River, too. My only complaint is the servers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Nupester
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A couple of handfuls of years ago, the food was spectacular. Nachos are chips with canned cheese sauce on the side. Taco meat: on the side...not very impressed! Best thing ever is they serve Diet Sprite!!! My daughter is diabetic and doesn't drink diet coke. So that was perfect! Waitress was nice too.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I practically inhaled my small garlic chicken pizza, it was very good after I put some red pepper on it. They make circular pizzas but cut them in asymmetrical squares with some pieces being hors d oeuvres sized. Nice view of the bridge and Portage River, too. My only complaint is the servers aren't real friendly or on the ball.... More 

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Westover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stopped in for some pizza. Thin crust...good pizza...not spectacular. Had a house salad with their amazing ranch dressing...wish I would have had a bigger salad! My husband liked the thousand island too. Loved the atmosphere and architecture of the place...too bad our waitress did not know any of the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food and service was good. The place was jammed packed as the town was preparing for the bridge fest parade which went right by.

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michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'll admit I spent a bit of time here in my college days - and not so much for the food. They have expanded their "Fishbowl" drink selection since then, offering quite a variety of upsized cocktails. This time I brought my family back there, and while the decor is as lovely as I remembered, I must say I was... More 

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Gurnee, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

....- or so our waitress said... We were seated with a splendid night view overlooking the Keweenaw waterway, and our affable but slightly disinterested waitress was attempting to answer our menu inquiries. Research at our hotel had proclaimed a famous "lobster pizza", so we sallied forth to see what the fuss was about. I was on the verge of ordering... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This bar is must-see for the ambience and original decor harking back to Houghton's lumbering days. Right downtown, there is an excellent draft beer selection and the food service is very good. Excellent dinners or pizza or subs. Service is very attentive. The original ceiling and wall murals are intact and testify to the talent of an unknown, itinerant artist... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After reading the reviews we thought maybe we should have had pizza. The sandwiches were okay but nothing special. We were very disappointed by the service. Our waitress just didn't care.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been a fan of the Ambassador since I was born (I'm a Copper Country native). The ingredients are simple, but the pizza and subs are delicious - and memorable. I make it a destination whenever I am back in the area. Best tostada pizza that I have ever had - and I really wish this concept would invade... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you are in the Houghton, MI area and in the mood for a unique pizza, stop in at the Ambassador. Their Tostada Pizza is amazing. Cooked on an actual tostada and made with mexican spices, this pizza is excellent. Not like others I've had where they put some lettuce, taco sauce and sour cream on top and call it... More 

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Additional Information about Ambassador

Address: 126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
Phone Number: 906-482-5054
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: 906-482-5054

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?