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The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were so excited to check out The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub after hearing wonderful things about it. Our food was delicious, however, we waited at least 20 minutes for our food to arrive. The service left a poor taste in our mouth.

Thank StinaG87
New York City, New York
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346 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch here on a Thursday afternoon. Some parking in lots to north of restaurant, not a lot. Excellent view of the canal / river and the towns on the north side. Place was only about 20% full, seated right away. Nice ambiance and decor keeping with the "library" theme. My waiter was friendly and efficient. I had... More 

Thank William J
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch with old friends who live in Houghton and suggested this place. Could be a tad cleaner, but not bad by any means. A brew pub and they were out of a couple of brews, not unusual for brew pubs. I had the dry stout and my friend the wheat ale, both were really good. Salads soups and... More 

Thank Dave S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ahi tuna appetizer is the best dish I've had in this restaurant; however, the service can improve.

Thank JoyWhoTravels
Fraser, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library served my wife and I great sandwiches after a long drive to Houghton from SE Michigan. I wanted something out of the ordinary – went for the quinoa and bean burger along with some sweet potato fries. And it was incredible! My wife opted for the more traditional French dip. We both were very pleased with our selections... More 

Thank Kevin R
Grand Rapids
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My meal was excellent. Unfortunately, the item I ordered was my third choice (they were out of my first two selections); also it took nearly an hour to receive our meals. Kitchen Manager should have adequate inventory to cover one of their busier weekends of the year.

Thank KibbleGR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed with the waitress and her lack of knowledge of the menu. She was friendly, but frankly did not know squat. Continued to say "I don't know" when asked questions. Gave us a list of things they were out of, but when we ordered offered them as choices. The food was okay. Nothing impressive going on here. The worst... More 

Thank VAGirl85
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband used to visit this restaurant many years ago as a student at Michigan Tech. The running joke was that you could tell your parents you were at "the library" and you wouldn't be lying. So when we came to Houghton with our teen-aged son for a college visit, we just had to stop in. Some years ago it... More 

Thank Renee M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant, delicious beer, huge menu with so many great options to choose from! And did I forget to mention the location is amazing! It looks right over the river. The service was also wonderful! I highly suggest you try this place!!

Thank rachelsU6840MM
Chesterfield, Michigan
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and drinks. I don't drink beer, but my boyfriend had a couple samples. I can at least appreciate that they have other options for beverages, though not the best quality. We both had burgers which took about 40 minutes to come and the place was pretty slow. Good burgers, service could have been better.

Thank Amber L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: 906-487-5882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?