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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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Maryville, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

If you're in Marquette and can eat in one restaurant while you're here, make Rice Paddy that place! Aoy slaves away making delicious food all day everyday! (except Saturday) She's always willing to talk and chit chat while she's serving up amazing meals and always finds a way to brighten your day and give you a laugh. She's quick to... More 

Thank Vincent H
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We drive all the way from Green Bay , Wi just to go to this restaurant. Today we had Pad Thai, (huge) chicken egg rolls, a chicken dish with squash (amazing) and a sweet/sour chicken dish. Our 3 high school boys could not finish their dinners - they were to big !! If you have boys, you know, they are... More 

Thank Kirsten S
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

You can't beat the menu and food they make at this small food stop. You can have take out or eat at their small bar(no alcohol) area there. So much flavor and really good prices.

Thank Diane P
Maple City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We stopped in here on New Years Day. The owner asked if we had hangovers and mentioned that she made extra hot and sour soup for all the customers with hangovers. She was a hoot! I ordered the chicken pad thai and it was the best I've ever had! I will be stopping in here whenever I'm in the area.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?