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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in here after a long day sightseeing in the area. The owners of the B&B we were staying at suggested it as an option for dinner. Since we were going through downtown Houghton, decided to try it out. The food was all right. Nothing to write home about, but will go back when we are in the area again.... More 

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Thank NancyLee46
Houghton, Michigan
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though this restaurant is known for its business appropriate atmosphere, diners should be aware that it has more than its fair share of busybodies. I was there talking about some sensitive things to co worker when, getting up to leave, a woman stopped me to tell me how upset she was to hear people from MTU using curse words.... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a favorite of Michigan Tech students, the Library has seen better times and ranks behind the Ambassador in terms of both quality and price. To keep up with the times, it has added a mini-brewery. We didn’t try any of their beers and didn’t see many other patrons drinking them on our visit, but they say they’re good. Wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a most wonderful experience at The Library tonight. Our server, a young lady named Neidra, was outstanding. Very attentive. We both ordered a fish, I had Lake Superior whitefish while my wife had Ahi tuna steak. Delicious. Even the side vegetable, frequently uninspiring at many places, was a crisp tasty asparagus. Finished with a nice... More 

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Thank Scott E
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place and give it a good review. The restaurant's atmosphere is comfortable and interesting -- lots of industrial looking finishes, books piled high, etc. The menu and beer selections seemed satisfying and the beer selections seemed about right in scope and price. But...the execution of our meal left lots of be desired. Our steaks... More 

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Thank VirginiaRick
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my tour of my old college stomping grounds. Used to visit The Library often. (Good cover when calling home in the 70's!). Well old place burned and rebuilt in 1997. So no more old Library. Books are almost non exisitant in the new place. Micro brew place now. Had a local brew and appetizer only. Did not stay for... More 

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Thank Stephen B
Minnesota
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband started to balk at going into the Library- he thought it WAS A LIBRARY! Nope! We were able to find a brew that we both liked- nice selection of different types of beers and other beverages. We both ate. My husband's meal was good- mine was OK. I had ordered a salad with mangoes- but they were out... More 

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Thank Gabe63
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I like microbrewery tasting flights and good food. This place delivers both consistently. We will be back!

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Thank Staple10
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My adult sun had the Italian sausage pasta and I had the Cajun sausage pasta. Neither were exciting. The staff was friendly and the service quick. A friend recommended the apple Strudel but when we asked what dessert was good she didn't mention it, so we passed.

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Thank RebeccaTyke
Danbury
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met a friend for dinner and found the experience we expected through repeated visits over the years. You can't beat the view. The restaurant overlooks the waterfront with a beautiful view of the Bridge and the Portage. Our waitress was fabulous. She was adept at guiding us through the menu and the daily specials, which is vital because the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
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
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?