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126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-2132
+1 906-482-5054
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hancock, Mi
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tostada Pizza and a Fishbowl - the best! The decor is also great. This is an icon in the local area and should be experienced by all!

Thank KimTRiOUBFinlandia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to go in town for thin crust pizza. Tostada pizza, and BLT are great choices. Delicious Ranch dressing on the side for dipping pizza in if you so desire.

Thank olhababy
Massillon, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is fantastic and has been as long as I can remember. Same great recipe and flavor since I was in high school back in the 70's. A place you must visit at least once if not several times while in Houghton. Their traditional sub sandwich is also an item you must try.

Thank prattmandu
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Ambassador and go every time we are in Houghton. I've always loved the Tostada or Garlic Chicken pizzas. I'll say I don't think they are as good as they used to be, our at least our family thinks so, but we go for nostalgia sake each year!

Thank Mame C
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop on your tour of the copper country! Go in multiple days for pizza, yorkshire beef, wings, garlic bread with ranch and of course fish bowls!! I could eat here every day on my vacations to the yoop!

Thank Molly V
Chandler, Arizona
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The Ambassador restaurant in Houghton, Mi is one of the places in Michigan this is a must do when i go back for vacation. I grew up in the area, but have lived in Arizona for the past 23 years. While all of their food is good, my favorite is the Tostada pizza. I'm not sure what exactly they do... More 

Thank jbutina
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Going to the Ambassador is required when in Houghton. It's a local staple. Good American menu. You can go as a couple or call ahead for a group. I love this place.

Thank lyle7692
Peoria, Illinois
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284 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The ambiance in this place is amazing, but the menu does not match up. My wife and I arrived at dinner time on a brisk Monday. We were greeted and seated immediately and our waitress was very nice and attentive. My wife ordered a pizza and I ordered a reuben. When my reuben arrived it tasted oddly sweet. On further... More 

Thank Montyd72
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Every year when visiting we come back and enjoy a meal with extended family. Always good food with great service. Enjoy being on the water.

Thank Carol K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Usually we are all about the KBC beer & awesome pizza (pick one-you can't go wrong, but my personal fav is the Greek), but this time we did salads (taco & chicken Caesar), sandwich (meatball), soup (cheesy broccoli) & fishbowls (a few!)! All great! I love everything about this place. We loved being here after the MTU football win! Go... More 

Thank Taryn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-2132
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-5054

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