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126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-2132
+1 906-482-5054
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to the Ambassador is required when in Houghton. It's a local staple. Good American menu. You can go as a couple or call ahead for a group. I love this place.

Thank lyle7692
Peoria, Illinois
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279 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance in this place is amazing, but the menu does not match up. My wife and I arrived at dinner time on a brisk Monday. We were greeted and seated immediately and our waitress was very nice and attentive. My wife ordered a pizza and I ordered a reuben. When my reuben arrived it tasted oddly sweet. On further... More 

Thank Montyd72
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year when visiting we come back and enjoy a meal with extended family. Always good food with great service. Enjoy being on the water.

Thank Carol K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Usually we are all about the KBC beer & awesome pizza (pick one-you can't go wrong, but my personal fav is the Greek), but this time we did salads (taco & chicken Caesar), sandwich (meatball), soup (cheesy broccoli) & fishbowls (a few!)! All great! I love everything about this place. We loved being here after the MTU football win! Go... More 

Thank Taryn F
Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had one of their famous pizza's! Great view of the Hancock hillside, Mt. Ripley and the Lift Bridge! Popular spot for MTU alumni. The conversation was about the great rivalry between Michigan Tech. and the Uof M during the championship years of the 1950's!! Only 6 teams in the WCHA back then.

Thank James J
Ada, Michigan
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The food here is good, with friendly service. You can count on a pleasant time here no matter when you come. The people and food are very good in a great relaxed atmosphere. It will be busy at peak times, so plan for that.

Thank Paul L
Little Falls, Minnesota
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ordered a pizza and ravioli and they were fantastic. Great atmosphere and excellent employees! Keep up the great work.

Thank mgaryblock
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We got the BLT pizza, they're renowned for their pizza primarily for the crust and rightfully so. I'm a pickey eater and not a fan of "speciality" pizzas but this was amazing. Our Michigan Tech student took us there. We sat to the right by the window however I'd recommend to go to the left. Views seemed better that way.... More 

Thank Nicole H
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We come here every time we are in Houghton. Great pizza and good beer selection. Have also had the lasagne and that is very good as well.

Thank kate413
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My group of 3 was lucky: we got a corner window table looking on the lift bridge and the canal. My friends shared a famous Mexican pizza, and the chef made the pesto chicken sandwich into a delicious salad for me. We enjoyed our visit to the Ambassador and recommend it to other travelers.

Thank Paula F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-2132
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-5054

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?