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Downtowner Lounge

££ - £££American, ,
100 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1160
+1 906-482-7305
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
100 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1160
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going there for 20 years and was one of my favorite places to go. Marley's took over and now everything about the place has changed. Bad service with an attitude, lousy drinks and food, rude bartenders. I will never return.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is good , the view is nice and friendly service. The location is good, right before the bridge.

1  Thank Yooper9
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Just had burgers, but they were well prepared and came quickly. Everyone seemed friendly and we felt very welcome. Very convenient location with lots of parking.

Thank Dale E
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We came back to the Downtowner on our U.P. trip because of the atmosphere in the summer. We came in on a weekend evening for dinner. The restaurant has a large deck over the water with a great view and live music. Food & service...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I enjoy going to the Downtowner to sit on the deck and have a cocktail, eat an appetizer, and watch the boats go by (and maybe see the lift bridge go up). The service is good and the prices are very reasonable. We usually park...More

Thank TanyaOkemos
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Worst drinks. Touristy place that takes advantage of "out of Townes". Not coming here again. Do NOT order a mixed drink. You get it in a Coca Cola cup and very very little alcohol that they are charging you an arm and a leg for!

1  Thank Rosetoo76
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A group of six went to the Downtowner for dinner on a recent Sunday evening. It was a nice night, so we sat on the deck, as most people there were doing. The deck looks over the water and is a nice setting. Our server...More

1  Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The DT as we called it even 30 years ago was always one of my crowds favorite haunts. The beer is still plentiful and the burgers are still devine.

Thank bill f
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Held an impromptu after hours business meeting with a handful of work colleagues in the back corner. Courteous staff, great location that was within walking distance of hotel. All positives.

Thank YooperRiverRat
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Mostly go here for cocktails but they do have a lot of "bar" foods which are good. Try wings night-can't be beat.

Thank Judy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-7305
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