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“Quick and delicious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of $5 Meal Deal

$5 Meal Deal
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Elk Rapids
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Wixom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quick and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

I had the pulled pork with mashed potatoes and green beans. It was very good. My husband walked into the restaurant and wanted to leave, I wanted to give it a try. It was not where I would normally dine. It was cheap and fast.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Michigan
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Too tired to cook at home??”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

So much easier to stop here and take it home and they are prepared for just that, If you want, you can either eat inside or under the umbrella outside. It is not a fancy place at all and that might turn off some people but if you want good food for decent price, then this could be it. You have two sides and a meat serving for $5.00 (jerk chicken, pulled pork, meat load, etc) or $6.00 for a nice serving of ribs. Sides can be from the 3 cold offerings to several hot offerings. This is not a waitress type restaurant. You go to the meal counter and tell her what you want and she dishes you up--foam take out or plate. Fast and efficient

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bingoleta
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Fort Worth, TX
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506 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Still Great!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

She still maintains a great quality, meal service at an amazingly low price. The consistent value continues to be prevalent, and she prides herself in providing a good meal at a great price. THe pulled pork is still excellent, the fish on Fridays is really good as well. It seems like Kolu has begun offering more sides and her green beans are just to die for!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank crystalclear2
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definite meal deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Elk Rapids is limited in its eateries, as it has no major food chain. $5 Meal Deal cannot be nammed any more appropriately. It is a deal at $5 per meal. Quaint (limited seating) shop on the main drag intersecting with US 31 (resulting in only stop light for miles). Food quality and quantity was well worth the money. Our family of seven could fit this within our budget and walk away well fed. A claim that might not be made for some major fast food chains.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John H
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great way to feed a crowd”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a cottage full of summer company. It was hot, and no one was really interested in cooking. We headed over to Kolu's $5 meal deal and got an excellent meal for an excellent price. Several got the pulled pork over mashed potatoes, which was delicious. Others got fried chicken, sweet potatoes, and cole slaw -- also yummy! The mac and cheese was creamy and appreciated by all. Most of us had enough food for dinner that night and a small lunch the next day. No dishes to wash, no clean up!
We got there around 6 on Friday and got the last order of pulled pork. The curried chicken and ribs were already gone. If you want a specific item, I would suggest going early and reheating your meal when you're ready for dinner. Popular items sell out quickly in the summer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Samantha484
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