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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (63 reviews)
“cornbread” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing in this place has disappointed me. All the food is so full of flavor... and spice. Loved the crawfish corn chowder... yum! They also have gluten free and vegetarian menus. The music and atmosphere is wonderful... better than when I was in New Orleans....More

Thank travelswithgnome
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is wonderful and everybody knows it. Is it worth the wait- absolutely. Pearls food is homemade, plentiful and very good. I normally would not eat at a Cajun restaurant but this one is the best. The beef brisket was tender and exceptional. The...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told to try Pearls. The food is more on the spicy side, which is not my favorite. I had the brisket, which was tender. The mashed potatoes were good. My husband ordered the Ponchartorain (spelling), and he said it was good. The atmosphere...More

Thank Lhaydanek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally were planning to have lunch elsewhere but arrived after lunch hours ended. Pearl's was open and offered an extensive happy hour offering. The jalapeño corn bread was delicious as was the fried okra - heavy batter. They had oysters rockefeller, gumbo, jambalaya, and...More

Thank Yvonne N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband of 45 years today took me to dinner there. Have not had much experience with New Orleans type foods, but what I had was great as well as what my husband had. Would go there again.

Thank delorespeterson493
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by people in town so we thought we would stop by. Parking lot was so packed we thought we would never get a table but were seated right away. Wonderful decor, great cherry margarita, bread basket has French breaad and a jalapeno cornbread, which...More

Thank Koala46614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great casual atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is always good and they will make variations without an issue. If you want great New Orleans food in the north, I would go to Pearls. Blackened Catfish is very good. The bar is well stocked with...More

Thank jjnemitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy Cajun food in a creatively decorated and cozy space. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. We loved it and will make the trip from Traverse City again!

Thank yinamanda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crawfish festival is nearly over, but I just ordered their Crawfish & Tomato Mac & Cheese. Darn, I wish this was on the menu year round. Nice beer selection, efficient waitress (Emily) and nice follow up from the manager (Nikki)

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Excellent, food was amazing, waitress was awesome, love the New Orleans style food. Collard Greens were delicious. My muddled drink was also awesome.

Thank lindajoseph12
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
USD 15 - USD 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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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