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Papa Lou's

317 East Lake Street, United States, Petoskey, MI
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Ranked #28 of 80 restaurants in Petoskey
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

In Petosky for a sports event, Papa Lou's came recommended by another family on the team. We ended up eating their twice in one weekend because we liked it so much. The first time we left the kid behind with the rest of the team and got a table on the outside deck upstairs with a view of Little Traverse... More

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Flushing, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great time. Good pizza and great selection of craft beer. The server was attentive and friendly. This is a popular place.

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Milford, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My family ate here on our family vacation, and we were seated on the outdoor patio - which was covered and up high - upstairs of the restaurant. The view of the bay was beautiful, and I read that they have some night time live entertainment and great views of the sunset on the patio. We had pizza and it... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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365 reviews 365 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went for my husband's birthday (but they didn't know it) and started with drinks and an order of bruschetta. The toasted bread was topped the melted cheese and came with a small bowl of tomatoes in seasoned balsamic. It was a perfect way to serve it. The bread never became soggy and you control to amount of the topping.... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family had dinner at Papa Lou's on a Sunday evening. We had a group of 10, including 2 young children and were served with no confusion. We ordered a wide variety of foods including pizza and sandwiches. Everyone enjoyed there entrees. We also had some fried cheese balls as an appetizer, which were a bit spicy and very tasty.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food. Highly recommend the steak quesadilla. Pizza has a light airy crust. The sausage for the pizza is best. The chili is a sweeter chili if you like that.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We were referred here by a local shop employee and we were glad she told us. Pizza was everywhere, however we chose chicken entrees. I had the Parmesan chicken and my husband had the orange chicken and we were both pleased. Kids enjoyed tasty spaghetti and breadsticks and left satisfied. Sit outside if you can. The views from the deck... More

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WEST BLOOMFIELD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The buffalo chicken breadbowl is worth the stopping here all by it self. If you are in the mood for seeing so trashy townies, then head upstairs for the DJ.

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Sudbury, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant last weekend and had one of the best pizzas ever. We had the greek pizza and it was absolutely amazing. The service was good and quick and our meal was inexpensive. I would definitely eat here again.

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ontario canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

the pizza is excellent, we like the 'landfil', but there are many different signiture pizzas to choose from. cold beer on tap and good rock/blues music on the speakers. sit outside on the balcony looking over the lake and have the sparrows come to share your crumbs at your feet!

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