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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

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617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
+1 231-264-0530
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by over the Thanksgiving week early in the day. There were only a few people there but we were greeting warmly and our service was excellent. It was nice to be able to order food not normally associated with Northern Michigan. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and it looks like it can seat quite a few folks... More 

Thank Tammy S
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearls was packed when we arrived. Had a bit of trouble finding a parking space. But I feel a busy parking lot is usually a good sign. I wasn't wrong! Entered the restaurant and asked for a table for two and were quickly seated. Took a bit before our waitress addressed us. She was cheery (Shelby) and friendly and helped... More 

Thank Countryjules
Muskegon, Michigan
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here after a day of sampling some of T.C.'s breweries. We tried the Bayou Sampler, Crawfish and Corn chowder and some deep fried okra. There was so much food we ended up taking more than half of it home with us. The food is VERY good but not exactly cheap. If you go on a weekend it might... More 

Thank grasmuss3
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday night during the peak, fall, leaf color period. We arrived around 6 and it was packed, but didn't have to wait very long at the bar. The place seemed to be humming with happy people. We had some oysters on the half shell and fried tomatoes for appetizers which were both good.... More 

Thank UP_SpartanFan
Ludington, Michigan
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been making Pearl's a destination for the last 18 1/2 years that they have been open. Where else would we go for our 20th? We not only had wonderful food, but Jen was a fabulous server who obviously loves her job and customers. Over the years, we indulge in the appetizers for a great meal. We had oysters Rockefeller,... More 

Thank K Z C
Venice, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A quiet Friday afternoon in Kewadin, where to go for dinner? Pearl's, of course. The oysters on the half-shell were excellent--fresh, tasty, and nicely presented; and the beer (IPA) on tap was also fresh and satisfying. The twin filet medallions were cooked just right...and I even had enough for a great 'left over' breakfast the next day. Great staff and... More 

Thank Daniel M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We come up from Kalamazoo. Used to make sure included Pearls. Recipes have changed to some items and just aren't the same. Skipped the last five years and decided to try it again tonight with friends that were up from Grand Rapids. Should have skipped it again. Not like it used to be. Too bad.

3 Thank Vicky P
Milwaukee, Wisc.
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was a busy summer week night. Trav. City had the National Cherry Festival in ful swing. I was on my motorcycle doing the Lake Michigan Circle Tour and a friend had told me about this place. It was on my route so I stopped by. Very busy dinner service but the place seemed to operate professionally. The owner was... More 

Thank Jimmy K
Hamilton, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Got there in time for happy hour. Drinks were good but the food was awesome. Had the jambalaya and it was delicious.

Thank SueOverhiser
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Recommended by locals who enjoy good food with an open mind, I have been really surprised by the menu of Pearl's : some combination and cooking style I have never had before (it was my first real southern food restaurant), and they were all very nice. As we shared different plates, I cannot remember which one was the best, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?