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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
+1 231-264-0530
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Pearl’s would seem to be an unlikely find in small-town Michigan. An authentic New Orleans-Style eatery with Po’ boys, Etoufee, and other classic dishes. I happened upon it on a Sunday at lunchtime, and found the brunch menu to be delightful. The crawfish benedict was...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Recommended by guide at the Music House Museum. We had a great waitress and a scrumptious lunch. I had the whitefish muffaletta with hushpuppies and my husband had the brisket of beef. They are great at letting you change out your side if you don't...More

Thank Quilter20
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

What a neat place! I admit I was skeptical, especially when we pulled in the parking lot. But we were greeted by friendly service and a very tempting menu. The food was delicious and legit New Orleans! We had several items including the gumbo, crawfish...More

Thank ThriftyPrincess
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Pearls is a great experience for good food. I love their big fried chicken salad- but I get it with grilled chicken. It has lots of veggies and cheese and black eyed peas and pickled carrots and onions and okra. I get it with the...More

Thank mexicosue
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Our innkeeper at The Inn at Torch Lake recommended Pearl's and we were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere, excellent service. Food was wonderful. Peel and eat shrimp and a Shrimp Po Boy sandwich, both were outstanding. We would have loved to try the cherry bread pudding,...More

Thank Mbdup
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Truly the feel of Cajun. Food is awesome and atmosphere is a hoot. The Bloody Mary’s are spicey.So are the waitstaff. All around fun place and great food. I recommend the chicken poorboy

Thank jclouts
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We have the alligator for an appetizer, the fried chicken, and beef brisket for our meals. The brisket was very good and could be cut with a fork. The fried chicken had a great taste. The batter was perfect. I️ will definitely be back.

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Pearl's is a must for any of our trips north! With the walls lined with every possible bottle of hot sauce imaginable and Mardi Gras decorations all around, it feels like you should be in the French Quarter, rather than Northern Michigan! Entrees include gumbos...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Even on a slushy Saturday Pearl's was busy, and the reason is: great food. Crawfish cakes were killer, as was every choice we made. Service was friendly, professional and top notch. Worth the trip from wherever you are coming from. Save some hot sauce for...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Arrived here in doubt. Read the menu. Had a dark beer made in NOLA. Awesome. Apps were awesome. Crab cakes to die for. Ordered 4 more !! Oysters great. !!!! Corn bread ... great !!! Thought I was down town NOLA !!! Will make sure...More

Thank Rick W
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7 June 2018|
Response from jclouts | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. It is worth a call though. Either way the food is incredible there
25 February 2015|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Just want to add to what I said. The Southern food was authentic and delicious. We were a party of four, each ordered something different. The wonderful waitress brought us extra plates, silverware, and we all ejoyed a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-264-0530
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