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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (61 reviews)
“cornbread” (27 reviews)
“cajun food” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pearl's has long been known as a "go to" location for good eats. Their Cajun inspired menu is wonderful. You can get your food fairly mild or very spicy as you like. The drinks are strong and the bourbon selection fantastic!

Thank Rusty J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly, from May 1st until mid-June there is a crawdad fest. Everything crawdad (tastes like lobster) is featured and delicious. Secondly, if you go other than the 1st Saturday of May (prom night) the wait is pretty short. Worth the wait anyway. Service is excellent,...More

Thank Ginger F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i really enjoy Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen. I like the shrimp Po-boy and she likes the spicy gumbo. We have eaten there numerous times.

Thank tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pearl's on a Saturday night and had to wait about 30 minutes for a table. This wasn't a big deal, since we found room at the bar and had a drink. The hurricane and cherry margarita were both delicious. Highly recommend both. For...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simply the best place in Elk Rapids and among the best dining experience we have had. Great authentic New Orleans cuisine with some home made touches too.

Thank Dale A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been here several times and the food is always excellent. I'm always to full ;-). This is a New Orleans style spot with the spice to prove it. The walls are covered with different bottles of hot sauce, the décor is cool. My favorite is...More

Thank L B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We live in Elk Rapids and come here often because the food is always great as are the cocktails! And of course the service!

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you get the chance to stop here, do it! The meal started out with a delicious bread basket that featured jalapeño cheddar cornbread. I recommend the fried green tomatoes as a appetizer, and you definitely need to try one of the signature Bloody Mary's...More

Thank Breanne M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

When we're seated, waitress came over right away and took our drink order. When she came back, answered our questions about the spicy level of the food and gave us time to look over menu. Ordered the brisket and was able to substitute rice and...More

Thank Tigger3370
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Cajun style restaurant. Awesome fish & Cajun dishes. Excellent service. Full bar. Fun restaurant. In small town on Elk Lake.

Thank Spartydano
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I need to reserve tables for a Wedding Party of 40 people. I'd like all of us to sit together in the same area or put tables together for us to sit. Half of the Wedding Party is from Louisiana and half from Michigan. I need to reserve September 4th, 2015 - Friday at 2pm. We need to come during your slow time of business so we all can enjoy ourselves. Please let me know if we can reserve September 4th at 2:00 PM for a Wedding Party of 40. Thank you very much!! :)
30 May 2015|
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1)Do you cater? 2) if you cater, can we set up a menu for guest to choose from before the dinner date? 3) If we decide to come to your kitchen instead of catering, can you accommodate a party of 30 people to sit together at a large table? 4) How long in advance do you need to know reservations to dine in with 30 people, and /or , cater in same city for 30 people? 4) please give me the managers name so I can call long distance from Louisiana. Thank you
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$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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