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$5 Meal Deal

133 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-8300
+1 231-313-9094
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
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133 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-8300
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I didn't think I'd find great southern comfort food outside of the south. Kolu's is amazing! A tiny little space, food is served cafeteria-style and your meat and two sides are only $5. Our meat options that night (the menu changes daily) were jerk chicken,...More

Thank KDraz5280
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Tried this for the first time tonight with my wife. The man working was very friendly and told us about everything. Only open from 4 to 8pm and we got there around 6:30 and choices were getting slim already. They go through food fast. I...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We've driven right past this little gem hundreds of times over the past year and decided to stop in after hearing fellow golfers talking about the food. We were amazed at the offerings! All homemade by the extremely pleasant and hardworking owner, Kolu. The portions...More

Thank jacqui B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Talk about an incredible surprise! I could not believe this place. I heard about this restaurant that did $5.00 meal deals so my girlfriend and I went out to try it. The food is prepared in advance and service cafeteria style. There is limited seating....More

Thank Rusty J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great deal. A must!!!n She works hard for her money and it's not the best atmosphere, but food takes care of that.

Thank Holly K
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and great staff! Pleasant surprise. Simple, humble and welcoming. Warm food to warm your soul. We'll visit again.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

AKA Kolu's. Stopped for lunch based on local recommendation. Food was very good. Selection of 3 types of chicken--curry, jerk and BBQ--all fall off the bone tender. Ribs were also available but opted for meatloaf. Which was nicely seasoned and juicy. Wide selection of standard...More

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Actual name was Kolu's Eatery which was a great discovery on Trip Advisor. Small family business with Soul food/Island food served cafeteria style. Very friendly people there. We enjoyed both barbecue chicken and jerk chicken. Lot's of side choices and deserts. They have generous portion...More

1  Thank PhotoNomad0
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are locals & recently heard about this fabulous Soul Food eatery from a co-worker & had to check it out. I must have driven past this gem a hundred times over the past 4+ years. Took my boyfriend & two teenage boys,17 & 15,...More

Thank Travelgirl965
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The taste and authentic cooking takes me back to the islands mon. She even catered an event last week and every one raved about her friendly service, bright smile and great qualirty food. Give it a try!

Thank cmurphyart
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Linda M
18 August 2015|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Typical hours are 4pm to 8pm. Not sure about Sunday's specifically. The earlier you get there the better, they have been know to run out of items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-313-9094
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