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Papa Lou's

317 East Lake Street, United States, Petoskey, MI
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Ranked #36 of 81 Restaurants in Petoskey
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Comfy Restaurant with good food...Tried the spaghetti with italian sausage. Better than expected and the sausage had great flavor. Service was quick and good. Worth going to for sure.

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Naples
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Walked in & my wife had a cup of tea that she just purchased next door, hostess looked at the tea & said you can't bring it in, we said were going to buy 2 glasses of wine anyway & she rolled her eyes & said no. We left & while walking back to the car passed the Perry Hotel... More

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ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our niece lives in Gaylord and suggested this spot for a late lunch. Pizza was fantastic and the bloody Mary's, excellent!!! Service was great too!!

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Midland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Loved this place.. I had the black and blue burger ...amazing!! The atmosphere in place is just relaxing and nice during dinner time. We wanted to go back for the bar life but I wasn't feeling the best. Probably after consuming the largest burger ever .lol but so worth it. The bathroom is upstairs tho with the sweet swinging chairs... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been here before about 2 years ago. Everything was ok then but nothing phenomenal except the deck view. This time was a whole different story. It started with the hostesses. There's a bar on the second floor that has swings instead of bar stools. That's something that would seem to be an attraction, right? We asked the hostesses if... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my parents and my family there on the Sunday of Labor day weekend. The service was outstanding and the food just as good. They have an upstairs as well as on outside patio when the weather is nice that you can overlook the harbor.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We decided to pop in here for dinner one night and we weren't disappointed. We shared the garlic bread with cheese as an appetizer then shared one of their pizzas on special as our meal. No complaints.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After dragging my husband purse shopping at the leather store next door we decided a cold beer was what we needed. Got sat right away on the deck. You could see the lake from our table and we sat and people watched while we enjoyed our beer. Not a huge selection, would have been nice to have more Michigan options,... More

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los angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place was highly recommended by our hotel and is clearly a popular spot for all sorts (adults, families, couples). Yet I'd definitely go elsewhere next time I'm in town. Food was mixed: some good some not so good, some awful. (The onion soup and hamburger were good, kids loved the child's plain cheese pizza, but the (adult) caprese pizza... More

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Jackson, Michigan, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We like thin crust, wood fired, New York-style pizza. Papa Lou's doesn't do that, but it's still among the best pizza we've had in the U.S. Had the Good Fellas and the Della Donna. Crispy crusts supported a lot of toppings (heavy loads of cheese on both). Basil-infused olive oil made both pies. Decent selection of craft brews from around... More

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