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“worth the extra time it takes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ambassador

Ambassador
126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
906-482-5054
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Houghton
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Coloma, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“worth the extra time it takes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

party of 4. ordered chips/salsa appetizer, salsa is very unique and worth trying, has a slight sweet taste that at first seems odd but really grows on you. Order of lasagna was deemed wonderful. The Rueben sandwich was pronounced extremely good. The greek salad is large enough to share with 2-3 people and is very tasty, the homemade dressing rocks! The greek pizza is on freshly made crust and is very much worth the wait. Try to sit in the back over looking the water for a nice view as you dine. The front of the restaurant can be a bit dark and noisy. Allow time because most items on the menu are made as you order them but you won't be disappointed. This is a place we always return to when we are in the Houghton area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great pizza and beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Been here many, many times for over 10 years, and the pizza is always great. You can't beat the tostada Mexican pizza. They cut the pizza in lots of small rectangular pieces, so if you have a large group get a variety and share. Nice atmosphere in an interesting older brick building in downtown Houghton. Great beer selection, and really good service, especially for Houghton!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place for pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

The Ambassador would be a great pizza place in any city. The fact that it is in out-of-the-way Houghton makes this place even more amazing. The ambiance has a big city feel to it, as it is in an old building with high ceilings with a ton of old wood paneling and a wooden bar. We chose to eat in a cozy booth in the bar. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. And the thin crust pizza was outstanding. The crust was a bit too crisp for my liking, but it was flavorful. The garlic chicken pizza was very tasty, as was the sausage on our other pizza. From reading other reviews, it appears that Houghton doesn't offer a ton of good food. But this pizza place could hold its own in any city.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Byron
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

This is the best place to eat in houghton. The pizza is great, the staff is wonderful and a great location enough said.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houghton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great pizza, great dining room view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We love the pizzas here. The BLT pizza and the garlic chicken pizza are great. The setting is cozy and if you get a table in the side room there is a great view of the Portage Canal. Service is usually pretty good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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