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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
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the worst meal we had in 3 years of coming to Houghton. After we waited way too long to be seated it seemed like the server forgot about putting us in the back room. I order shrimp that was cold and nasty. I didn't eat more than a bite and the server never questioned or asked how it... More 

Thank MITechMom
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here very often! Every time has been delicious from steaks to salads to sandwiches! Their beer battered onion rings are the best! This is the restaurant we always go to for special occasions! My husband always brings business associates and visitors for lunches.

Thank F3981FJpatriciak
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband son and I came to Pilgrim River Steakhouse for dinner Saturday night during winter carnival. It was also a birthday celebration for me. Our waitress was fast and efficient friendly and knowledgeable. My son and I ordered the prime rib delicious, could not say enough wonderful things about it. So much food we couldn't even finish our meal.... More 

Thank Patricia J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic steakhouse near the University. Big portions, meat centric with soups, salads, full bar and desserts. We went in a tour bus with 46 people, they knew we were coming and we had slow food service but correctly and politely applied to the situation. I had mushroom lagsana and it was very good, but IDK if... More 

Thank Ellen R
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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Oakland Township, MI
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?