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“Don't eat here if you want a pleasant experience”
Review of Papa Lou's - CLOSED

Papa Lou's
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Don't eat here if you want a pleasant experience”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you enjoy food and appreciate good service, don't give them your business. There are too many nice places to eat in Petoskey. We tried to have lunch here and had problems with the hostess, busboy, and eventually, the manager and who seemed to be her assistant. I have never complained in a restaurant before, so I was shocked that when I complained to the manager that we had been at a table over twenty minutes without so much as a hello from a server, that the manager and her assistant told my friend and I to our faces that we were lying and that never happened. We had been polite up until that point and repeated our story and she just repeated that we were lying, that never happened. So we left. Don't waste your time and money on very rude staff.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Chloeah
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Papa Lou's has great pizza and cold beer. It is great after a long day of skiing or adventuring through downtown Petoskey.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank jtwmi
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Livonia, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“French onion soup bowl”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We each ordered the french onion soup bowl. Only $5 per bowl and a meal in itself. We also ordered the spinach artichoke dip in a bread bowl at the same time not realizing how huge they would all turn out to be. We figured that only being $5 the soup would come in tiny bread bowls. We were so full we took the spinach bowl with us for later.

  • Visited January 2014
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Helpful?
Thank 2livoniatravelors
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Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This place is the WORST in Petoskey. So many fabulous restaurants in this town. Do not waste your time here. The staff thinks they are high and mighty for some reason and are always rude! I've tried to come here twice and even though the food is okay (again, many better places in Petoskey) I can't get over the how rude the staff is. The waitress last time seriously rolled her eyes at my sister when she couldn't hear her! Needless to say, I'd rather have McDonalds with a smile then deal with this waitstaff.

  • Visited June 2013
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Helpful?
Thank cassarass77
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Petoskey, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Age-ist seating”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We are 60-something locals who have at least three times been shunted upstairs to an empty room when there was a lively party or interesting game on TV going on downstairs. Each time we have received the message,intended or not, that we are not young or hip enough to eat with the beautiful people. The food is merely average bar food and there is no reason to continue to patronize a place that so frankly doesn't care whether we visit or not.

  • Visited August 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Upnorthdeborah
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