This restaurant was recommended by my sister and dad after eating here last summer while attending a conference at Grand Traverse Resort. It's about a 20 minute drive north of TC.
We arrived around 7pm on a Tuesday and there was still a line out the door waiting for tables. We only had to wait about 15 minutes in the covered patio before we were buzzed (loved the really cute lobster shaped buzzers). A server was out there taking drink orders.
Our server Jen was amazing. She described the entire menu and answered lots of questions. Jen also let us know practically the entire menu could be changed into special requests for cooking methods, quantities, substitutions, etc.
I wanted shrimp but only saw one entrée that included it but I didn't want the heavy pasta that came with it. Jen suggested an appetizer of Cajun Shrimp with a side of Dirty Rice instead. Perfect! BF wanted something spicy so he went with the Jambalaya . It was good as it was but we were told the spice level could be dialed back if desired.
In the end, we were both practically licking our plates to get every drop of sauce. We've been to New Orleans and I wouldn't go as far as saying it was better but Pearl's is definitely worth the drive. It was the best meal we had on our 3 day trip to TC.
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