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The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub

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62 Isle Royale St, Houghton, MI 49931-1827
906-487-5882
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Chicken & Kale Ravioli

In 1971 I frequented The Library as a tech student. When I came back here about 44 years later I didn't recognize the place, I found out it had changed owners several times, burned down, & been rebuilt. I do like the new place a great deal, it still has very cold beer, although there are a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Daniel K
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Treasure Island, Florida
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar and restaurant right off the main drag in Houghton. Large menu with amazing desserts, dinner sized salads, appetizers, sandwiches etc. Grab a book, they have all sorts of National Geographic half year collection books with photos, reader's digest books etc. I had an excellent Old Fashioned sweet that was big, muddled and made from scratch. They were slammed... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Good menu and better quality food especially if you bring a diverse group. The kitchen has high goals, and because it is is understaffed (everything in Houghton is understaffed), it doesn't always achieve high service standards. its menu is great--it has such some nights, great steaks, good salads, seafood that is really good (fresh tuna, whitefish, salmon) and some great... More 

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Treasure Island, Florida
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

In 1971 I frequented The Library as a tech student. When I came back here about 44 years later I didn't recognize the place, I found out it had changed owners several times, burned down, & been rebuilt. I do like the new place a great deal, it still has very cold beer, although there are a lot more choices,... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Angels Camp, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great burgers and fries, but the service was a little slow. It could have been because we were in at a weird hour and the shifts were changing. I'll give the Library another try next time I'm in town.

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Thank AmandaONeill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We dined at lunch on a saturday after Christmas. We ordered mostly burgers but between arriving at the restaurant and the food arriving was about 1 hr. Once it arrived it was quality and delicious. One suggestion though: include fries with the burgers! It should be mandatory in America. ;)

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Thank Calvin H
Marquette, Michigan
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had dinner here with family. All of us were pleased with our food. It is nice to sit in the back and be able to look out over the Portage. Also, the restaurant was nicely decorated for Christmas. The one caveat about eating at The Library is that it always takes a long time to get your food. If it... More 

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Used to go to the Library a lot when I was a student at Tech in the 70s. It's been updated and is more of a restauant now. Had the Ahi burger and sweet potato fries. Very good food. Excellent wait staff.

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Laurium, Michigan, United States
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70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Coffee bitter, strong. Waitress pleasant. Buffet not great. Waited 45 minutes to have Egg's Benedict off of the menu. The Egg's Benedict was great... but the wait was not.. Price was good. Probably won't go there for breakfast again. Lunches are great. Coffee still too strong and bitter.

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lyle7692
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Library after a hockey game as a group. Food is great! Beer list is great. The lady in our section was running around like crazy, was timely, and forgot nothing. A Houghton must.

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JACKSON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great place for breakfast! We had the best breakfast buffet I think we have ever had. Everything was fresh and delicious. I usually do not like buffets because the food is just dry and over heated, but the biscuits and eggs we perfect. The gravy was not salty and overcooked. The service was exceptional as well. Typically you are forgotten... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?