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Pilgrim River Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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47409 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
+1 906-482-8595
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has nice atmosphere. It is frequented by the hoity toity. Very expensive, so so food. They are touted for bbq. NOT. The wait is usually long and not worth it. I have not notices a bbq pit so I think it is oven baked bbq if you can all bbq in the oven, bbq. Know what I mean.... More 

Thank mysticgypsy
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were looking for a good steak place while up in Houghton for the fall colors. Well, I actually apologized to the other couple we went with for picking this place. First, we ordered the mussels appetizer and about 1/3 of then came unopened. So we were sad right off the bat. Then 3 out of 4 of us got... More 

Thank Christopher M
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Food is excellent, but too expensive! The service was good but we had to wait for the bill. There wasn't that many people in the restaruant so this should not have been a problem and I'm not sure why it was. There did not seem to be bus boys to clean tables after customers left, so there were some dirty... More 

Thank Illa G
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed our dinner in this casual restaurant. The ribs were delicious. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We would return.

Thank Navigator45
Sussex, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

They have everything from sandwiches to steaks. I had the stuffed shrimp and it was very good. Service was great

Thank ksnielson64
Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Best salads we've had! Hearty and filling! Sweet potato fries were amazing! Our favorite in the Houghton area.

Thank StinaG87
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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134 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Seemed a little over priced to me, but not surprising since there are not a lot of other options around. I had a salad, and my husband had steak. He said the steak was good. It did come with quite a few sides for the price. Was good for what we were looking for, but not a place I would... More 

Thank Amber M
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are in the Houghton area for our anniversary trip and decided to try this steakhouse. When we arrived it was quiet. We were seated immediately and our waitress was quick to get our drink order. We ordered a starter, mini fish cakes they were ok. Our entrees stuffed shrimp and steak Caesar salad were again, just... More 

Thank mndivergirl1
Houghton, MI
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great wait staff, great atmosphere that varies among three dining rooms. I had excellent deep fried shrimp.

Thank TrilliumGeranium
Ashtabula, Ohio
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The waitress was new, but told us immediately. The service was great and the ambience was rustic and well done. The steak I ordered was wonderful and perfectly cooked. My wife had the mussels and the shrimp alfredo and stated that both were fantastic. The only improvement I could ask for is to turn up the lights slightly.

Thank tajiri02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47409 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-8595

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