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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (67 reviews)
“cornbread” (30 reviews)
“bananas foster” (11 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
617 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9593
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful crawfish dish. My partners had an assortment of Cajun dishes and it was all wonderful with great service to boot.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was Excellent, the food was excellent, we’ve missed Cajun food and found a Honey hole! Started out with fried green tomatoes which were good except the watery sauce underneath took away from the crunch. Husband had crawfish/andouille Etouffee and I had the the Catfish...More

Thank Randy-Renee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping through the doors you immediately forget you're in northern Michigan. Pearl's truly feels like a southern restaurant. The wait staff is wonderful and the food is superb!

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Food, Service was great waitress was great at making sure we receive the dishes that we wanted even though the item was no longer on the menu

Thank 475alvinm
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Oh, goodness, my tastebuds thought they died and went to heaven! The zesty, but not over-powering, flavor of the minced-olive salsa, with the perfectly-crispy but still soft bun, and the flaky fish- my sandwich was delightful. I go back as often as I can!

Thank SarahJoy37
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had lunch at Pearl's on 10-26-17, our 4th visit in the past year. Best Cajun I've ever had outside of New Orleans! Dara was our server yesterday. I have been traveling for business 140+ nights/year for the past 25 years and eat in restaurants...More

Thank rhkfwain
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have to admit, Pearl's hasn't been a favorite of mine, but we recently gave it another try after hearing their recent ads & seeing all of the cars in the parking lot & on the street. So we went on a Sunday night &...More

Thank SpartyJack
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I love New Orleans and this seemed like the real deal except not as expensive ... loved the decor .. the service . .the food the drinks are all good. When we come back to the area we would surely visit here again .. wasn't...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Better Cajun food than I've had in New Orleans. Great ambiance! Shrimp PoBoy had lots of shrimp. Fried green tomatoes were tasty. Desserts are worth stuffing yourself; Cherry Pecan Bread Pudding and Blackberry Cobbler were fabulous.

Thank FrauMadame
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

First time visit for me but Cathy & Joe regulars. Spoilt for choice apart from definitely going to have margaritas and they were worth travelling for. Glad I didn't have a starter as jambalaya was enormous. Although I loved every mouthful I needed a doggybag...More

Thank Sandi W
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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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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