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Rice Paddy

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1720 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2131
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aoy the owner is a fireball, sweet and sassy and a great cook!mwe loved the wontons, orange chicken. She is the only one cooking so plan on ordering and then coming back in an hour. Totally worth it!

Thank Molly G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Addictions to great food are commonplace at this tiny take out! Be prepared to wait... She is mostly by herself and flys around but produces incredible THAI FOOD. HER FAMILY still lives there and she goes,back every year with computers, school uniforms, books and good shipments for children in need. The money is raised through a plastic donation can on... More 

Thank Connie E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had rice paddy for the first time since I have been up here for 3 years. Definitely should have gone earlier. Food was absolutely awesome, wait time was long but well worth it. 15$ gets you a ton of great food, almost didn't finish it all. 10/10 would eat there again.

Thank Jr H
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for take-out (the restaurant is small and otherwise you'll sit at a bench staring at the wall), especially if you call ahead. The surprisingly authentic-style food is cooked to order, and when she says it will take 45 minutes she means it. But it is worth the wait! And those seeking spice will be rewarded; you just have to... More 

Thank Katherine L
Maryville, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

What can I say except this place is amazing! The owner always greets you with a smile and remembers how spicy we like our food. The food is DELICIOUS! We crave Rice Paddy on a regular basis.

Thank lovetravel8793
Marquette, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a small restaurant but all food is made fresh to order. Stop in and order some take out, it will be work your while.. The parking isn't all that great, so if you can see a spot, stop in and order, you wont be displeased.

Thank cgrill0
Marquette, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for quick food. Local owner operator. Shes cooking much of the time. Wontons and Pad Thai are fabulous. Can order as spicy as you like. Great summer rolls. Stir fry made to order with large choice of meat and vegetables. Lots of food very reasonable prices.

Thank Yooper1708
Marquette, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The Rice Patty is a special place in the city. Terrific owner personality and equally good food. It is a real favorite with locals in the know as well as college students.....

Thank Fred S
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Unbelievably disappointing. I really cannot fathom why there are so many great reviews. I'm pretty sure it's the owners upbeat friendly attitude. I make exceptional Thai/Asian cuisine, and have never experienced such slop like at this restaurant. Even the people in town recommended this food. College kids with no money or sense? Just because McDonald's is always packed doesn't mean... More 

Thank Dissapointed37
A011, Owner at Rice Paddy, responded to this review

I want everyone who comes into my restaurant to have a good experience. My pad thai is one of the most popular dishes on the menu. We all have our own recipes. The secret to mine is the curry/peanut sauce that I make from scratch everyday the way my grandmother taught me. Lonely Planet USA called it "the best pad... More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

I hate to be the Debbie Downer here; but, the food we've ordered from the Rice Paddy is the most bland, greasy variation of "Thai" we've ever eaten, sadly. The owner, Aoy, is exceptionally friendly and pleased with her work, so I hate to rate the food so poorly. But, if you have the opportunity to eat at, literally, any... More 

Thank cjcolorado12
A011, Owner at Rice Paddy, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't like your meal. I pride myself in knowing my customers and how they like their food prepared. We ask everyone the spice level they prefer. Many people request little to no spice so I tone down the garlic, curry and chili flavors. I'm curious if that's the case with your order since you're new with me.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: 906-225-0368

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