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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are spending a week in the Traverse City area, so in advance of the trip, I tried to plot out restaurants with vegan options (not necessarily an easy task!). It was such a nice surprise to walk into Pearl’s and find that they actually...More

Thank Philip367
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 5 adults in our group all enjoyed their dinner choices, the one child was hoping for better Mac and cheese than Kraft. We had three different Po’ Boys, Fried Chicken dinner, and Red Bean Cakes from the Vegetarian menu—thank you for having more Vegetarian...More

Thank Vacationer917
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Pearl's for a number of years now, my family has a summer home in the area. However, I've become a vegetarian in the last year, and there's basically 2 choices on the menu. They're still great, but never though about it...More

Thank Jake M
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past several years we have taken a brief vacation in the Traverse City Area. The time "Up North" would never be complete without at least one meal at Pearl's. The food is authentic Cajun, the decor is authentic with all kinds of Mardi...More

Thank Davis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sooo good! I came here 10 years ago with friends and I finally came back with my husband. We love New Orleans cuisine and this place is such a treat! My husband had the gumbo to start off, he was in heaven. Then he ordered...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff is phenomenal. Every time I come here, I wonder why I don't come more often. The ambiance is pure Louisiana. Staff is always fantastic. Had the crawfish risotto. WTF? Where is the rice? This is mostly crawfish. ;) Happy me.

Thank Kit A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I enjoyed the red bean cakes, the gumbo and chicken wings were hotter/spicier than I prefer. Drink prices were very reasonably priced during happy hour.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Cajun cooking, and while I cant get to New Orleans for dinner, this is a great alternative! I had the crayfish cakes, super yummy! followed by ya ya gumbo, spicy and delicious! then a shrimp po-boy to finish off the meal, it was...More

Thank kimfht52
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We love New Orleans and love being able to get a New Orleans style experience in Michigan. The atmosphere, food, and drink are top notch!

1  Thank cms_bates
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing food. Amazing service. The risotto is incredible. Huge gluten free menu, including brownie sundae.

1  Thank Mommee123
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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$25
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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