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Papa Lou's

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American, Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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317 East Lake Street, United States, Petoskey, MI
+1 231-348-3663
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Pizza

Papa Lou's is a fun place with good pizza. The salads are also pretty good. We have been there a few times and each time the service is attentive and polite. Depending on the time of year and the day of the week, it can be very crowded. The pizza portions are pretty big, so we usually end up... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Greg S
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dinner
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Papa Lou's is a fun place with good pizza. The salads are also pretty good. We have been there a few times and each time the service is attentive and polite. Depending on the time of year and the day of the week, it can be very crowded. The pizza portions are pretty big, so we usually end up taking... More 

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Boyne City, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Papa Lou's is our lunch stop for our annual "Dear Camp" where 30 plus girls dress in camo, have designated drivers and have a great day and evening. We typically take over most or all of the upstairs room at Papa Lou's. This year, Josh did an OUTSTANDING job bartending and waiting on us. Don't know how he did it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fabulous pizza. Try the Caprese, like summer in a pan. Enjoyed waiter Josh, friendly and attentive staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We love coming to Papa Lou's when we come up north. The pizza is amazing and if you corn during happy hour, you get a pizza for $5.00. Out waiter Josh was friendly and knowledgeable about the wonderful beer selection. We will be back!

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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had great service and the food was amazing. Prices are comparable with other restruants in the area.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Once again, the food was really great. I love their pizza. I'd recommend it to anyone in search of delicious pizza and good service.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

is the chili and the hot Italian sub. Both are incredible. If you like your chili hot, spicy hot, this is for you. Not burn your mouth hot, but maybe make you sweat a bit. I love it. And the sub? I'll never go back to Subway, again.

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Homosassa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped in for an early quick dinner before heading back to Charlevoix. The place was nearly totally empty. Soup and a sandwich sounded good to both of us so we each ordered the french onion and the 12" steak and cheese 'grinder' that we would split. First the soup. Probably one of the worst french onion soups we ever had.... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This will be an uncharacteristically short review on my part. Not much to say. I have been in Papa Lou's on multiple occasions over the last few years. The food was never anything special and the service varied from "decent" to "horrible" on every visit. I continued to return in large part due to the convenience. Parking on the street... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 East Lake Street, United States, Petoskey, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-348-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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