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Rock House Grille and Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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915 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931-2801
+1 906-482-1230
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Junction City, Kansas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The service was great, I cant remember the servers name, but she was exceptional. The food was more than I expected. It was so good I needed a take home box because the sandwich and potato chips were more than I thought would come with the meal. I will visit again!!

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Thank RobinMcV
Jenn M, General Manager at Rock House Grille and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us here at The Rock House! We are happy to hear about your great experience. Positive reviews are great for my staff's moral. We will continue to do our best to serve you great food along with great service. I will pass on the positive vibes. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We eat here every time we're in town 3-4X/year. It has never been great, but this was the absolute worst. I had the open-faced hot turkey sandwich. The turkey was stale, re-heated piles of bland cartilage, skin, and meat. No vegetables, no salad. Just meat, gravy, potatoes. My son had salmon chowder soup. Cold bowl of thick slop, with large... More 

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Thank SpicyMamaMiaHelenA
RockHouseTeam, General Manager at Rock House Grille and Tavern, responded to this review

Helen, I am sorry for you less than favorable experience at the MineShaft/RockHouse. We do however strife to make everyone's experience the best that we can. I will personally look into the recipes that we are using to ensure that they taste great. We continue to work with our staff to ensure that they are doing their best also. Again... More 

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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The gluten free pizza has been good, but tends to be soggy in the middle. The cheese is melted, but...

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Thank Rich G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this place several times in college for fundraisers and always seemed to have the same experience. Food is over priced and never that great, service was always awful. We went to eat as a group (made reservations ahead of time) and all got simple burgers. One of my friends didn't even get hers till all of us were... More 

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Thank Alix B
Chandler, Arizona
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have been to this restaurant 3 times . . . once for New Years Eve dinner. That occasion was laughable at best, was 2013/2014 and i ordered Trout Almondine. When it was served there were no almonds. I asked and they said they don't have almonds at the restaurant. So i asked how they could possible service Trout Almondine... More 

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Thank jbutina
Clare, Michigan
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped after a long day of driving on our color tour and enjoyed delicious salads and drinks. The staff was very helpful and well acquainted with the menu. Great recommendations on our choices. We enjoyed our time there.

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Thank Carrie H
Hudson, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Service was painfully slow. Food was average and over-priced. The location is interesting for families with arcade.

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Thank Zfamily_traveling
Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This bar is located right next a hotel so it was convenient to just take a short walk. Food was typical of most bar food and the ambience was ok. This is a college town so not much going on when we went there. There is a kids faculty next door that is similar to a chuck e cheese.

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Thank John S
Weston, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

When I was here is 2012 the service was terrible. The service was definitely much better this time. The quality of the food was still average but I didn't see a lot of options in the area other than the regular fast food chains.

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Thank cgauss
Saline, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

To begin with understaffed. We were told it was a 40 minute wait. Tables were empty but apparently not enough waitstaff to seat people. Once we were seated (under 40 minutes) waiter came promptly and took and delivered drink orders. He then had a nearby table of 10 that all wanted separate checks. Instead of taking our dinner orders he... More 

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Thank jjdg2kids

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-1230
Description
Casual

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