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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

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617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is authentic cajun food served in a great setting. The drinks and food are really great...get there early as this is a really popular spot

Thank techguy2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't find better food outside of New Orleans. I had the enchiladas and it was totally divine. The drinks were fantastic and the ambiance is spot on and very authentic.

Thank Philip S
Concord, Michigan
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is quite the hidden little gem. I had the catfish and if not "excellent", it was quite good. My friends had the etouffee that he thoroughly enjoyed, and the other friend had the pork chops. Both said they would choose these dishes again. The atmosphere was also fun. We arrived without reservations but only squeaked in, so based on... More 

Thank Kathy D
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just happened upon Pearl's when we were on our way back down from the UP and we are so happy we did! Such a unique place in Northern Michigan. All the food was homemade and everything we got was fantastic! Would especially recommend the ettouffe. Service was excellent as well. We will definitely be back the next time we... More 

Thank rmallas
Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Authentic New Orleans dishes. Alligator bites, gumbo, and much more. Great decor, friendly staff. Get there early and have a cocktail on the deck.. Enjoy!!

Thank C D D
Elmira, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Towards the weekend the wait can tend to be around 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your party. However the food is terrific!! We have been here several times! We love the food, drinks and the atmosphere of this restaurant!!

Thank T S
Green, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait on a Friday night was about 45 minutes, typical for a Friday night. They had a musician playing on the patio, and that made the wait fly by. The wait was worth it though...the food was EXCELLENT!!!!! We enjoyed every bit of our meal from start to finish!!!! The bread was delicious, soup and salad great, and the... More 

Thank Ohioshappy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I immediately would like to mention that we had the most amazing waitress I've ever seen. Her name was Jessi, and she practically answered any question before we even asked it. She knew the drinks and the menu back and forth. The service was A+++. We had a large group of 10 (5 adults and 5 kids), and not one... More 

Thank Jaime G
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting for over an hour, we were finally seated. Whew! The wait service was extremely slow and finally another half hour later food finally started to arrive. The alligator bites starter was skimpy. It was flavorful and had a nice blackened finish. The rest of the meal was pretty average at best. Not sure I would want to return... More 

Thank dmdlee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Traverse City but decided to venture to Ekk Rapids to get away from the crowds in town fir the cherry fest and boy am I happy we did! For startes we had a cherry margarita & Abita beer, appetizer was fried green tomatoes, dinner was the chicken po boy, gumbo and etouffee! I couldn't have asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-0530

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