Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen

617 Ames St
Elk Rapids, 49629
Reviews:
Absolutely worth the alternate route up north. Glad we came here, next time with our children for sure!!!
Wow. Pearls is a must try place. Great food, great drinks, unique new orleans decor and awesome service. We recommend the gumbo, fried chicken salad, and the brisket! Its all amazing. The bananas foster is a yummy way to end the meal.
I had a really nice time here and I wanted to love the place. Unfortunately, I think I just ordered the wrong thing. I had a crawfish caesar salad - I think it was a special. The crawfish tails were fried in a cornmeal (?) batter and just became very gluey when mixed with the dressing. Sadly, I just had to sit and watch everyone else eat. They all liked the food a lot.

(231) 264-0530

Cajun/Creole

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Chef Charles’ Inc.

147 River St
Elk Rapids, 49629
Reviews:
I come to Chef Charles as many times per year as possible. In my family we have a tradition that every year we go to Elk Rapids Harbor Days and get 2 huge pizza's from Chef Charles to go. FABULOUS pizza, so many toppings and crusts to choose from. The slices are big and the prices are good for the quality and specialty items you get. This place is HOPPIN' in the summertime so you'd better order ahead or get there before the dinner rush. The service is always great- though they are mostly high school teens working their summer jobs. They are fast and efficient! Elk Rapids is a quaint little town that gets rave reviews for their hospitality each year.
I still consider this the best pizza I've ever had. The pepperoni slice and soda special cannot be beat. Oh, how I long for summers in Elk Rapids...
Trust the locals. This is the best slice in Elk Rapids. What more do you need to know?

(231) 264-8901

Pizza

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Town Club

133 River St
Elk Rapids, 49629
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This place is perfect. A bar with a staff that wants you to feel at home. I felt like I was at my local bar even though I was 250 miles from home. I love it. Cheers, town bar!
We were very thankful that this place was open when nothing else was late one evening. We sat at a booth which had no comfy spot to sit, every spot you sank about a foot down into the bench seat so that you could feel the wood edge pressing up into the back of your knees. It was dark, there was one very loud group of locals at the bar who seemed to be having a great time. There were flies and other insects constantly circling our table, which was worn and dingy. The waitress didn't seem happy to see us. The food (typical bar fare) was actually pretty good. After we left I should have hurried for the antiseptic hand wash--I came down with a bug a couple of days later. Kudos to the cook but not the most beautiful place to eat.
This is five bar perfection! The food is amazing. Try the wings and the fish sandwich. So good! Prices are good and the vibe is great! Love it there!

(231) 264-9914

Nightlife, Restaurants

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Elk Rapids, 49629
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Cone Corral & Pizzeria

115 Ames St
Elk Rapids, 49629
Reviews:
Today we stopped in for a quick lunch and snack. There were 4 in our party- chili dog, sloppy joe, turtle sunday, and grilled cheese were ordered - the turtle sunday was served with soft serve vanilla and when questioned why it wasn't served with hand dipped vanilla ice cream, the employee was not friendly and became "snippy"; if informed that soft serve vanilla was the only option, another selection would have been made, but that information was never provided nor was the option to exchange the sunday. When calling out names for orders, we each approached the counter as called, the male employee rudely repeated the name as the individual was standing there as he hastly handed the food over. When asked what the soup of the day was as the menu indicates there is chili and a seasonal soup available in 12 oz portions for $2.99, the male employee again rudely stated that only during winter months that the soup was made; the word seasonal does not just apply to winter in regards to soup selections as there are "summer" soups, example being asparagus soup which is being served down the street. To sum it up, the staff is less than courteous and accommodation to guests is lacking.
Great soft serve in the flavor of your choice! Yes, they can do it. Good subs, drinks, ice creams!
We stopped & ordered pizza, and then wished we hadn't. You order at the counter, and then they bring a pizza to your table, along with paper plates. The girl behind the counter was surly, and wearing a dirty shirt. You get your own napkins and plastic utensils from a stand near the counter. We couldn't figure out if it's a snack bar, or a truck stop ... as people kept coming in and out through the back door near the restrooms. The pizza was served hot, and the kids thought it was fine. This won't be a place we try again.

(231) 264-6880

Pizza

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Elk Harbor Restaurant

714 US Highway 31
Elk Rapids, 49629
Reviews:
Came here for breakfast. This is. It a fancy place at all. The decor is dated but don't let that scare you off. The food was really good. Blueberry pancakes were loaded with blueberries. Strawberry French toast was good too. If you are looking for a good breakfast that won't break the bank, give this place a try. Enjoy!
Friendly staff, good food, and clean area what else do you need. We had a good breakfast here.
Worst in Elk Rapids.. Dirty. Rude. Poor food. Have had to sit here for almost an hour some sundays to even be greeted and get drinks. There are several better breakfast spots in town.

(231) 264-9201

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Hacienda

S US 31
Elk Rapids, 49629
Reviews:
OK...must throw up a star because my first time there and on a Mexican holiday. This star forgives the pathetic service that writes what you order down on a note pad, but forgets....not once.....not twice(even with a reminder) and three times and had to be reminded what the blazing heck was ordered the first time. If I had the power to write up this employee after much coaching she would of been suspended for 3 days. And of course no apologies. While I was FINISHING my plate, she grabbed it and I had to tug it back from her telling her I was not finished....wow! Again..they were probably busier than normal...so ....let it slide. Given that...let's talk about the food. I ordered the wet burrito salad. I DID NOT get what I ordered.....I got a regular burrito...there were more things that were wrong, but I have beaten this dead horse enough. The food the food you say??? Was pretty damn good and tasty. Made it tasty by putting the spicy chip salsa over my burrito along with sour cream and....wait....I never got the guacamole that was "being made in the back"....it must of ran to the border as I never got it. In a nutshell (I strongly say NUTSHELL) the food was fantastic....I was at the point of almost getting on the floor with my plate and lick it like a dog. Good food here! Just be patient! woof! down boy...down!
I make the annual trek here each year with local family. I have to agree with the earlier reviews, especially the one about the music. I've had an upset stomach every time I've eaten the Mexican food. To preserve family bliss (and otherwise I'd have to cook something for myself at our rental cottage and eat alone, though that has crossed my mind...), I order off the American menu, and that has been safe. The margaritas are ok, but make sure you order gold tequila.
Only in pinch...Hacienda has been here a long time, but it needs a complete revamping. The food seems institutionalized, out of a package, the decor is old and musty, and the music, although trying nicely, needs a more professionalized approach...or, a more shared stage approach, like a coffeehouse. The owner's son runs the music, dominates the stage with his karaoke machine.

(231) 264-5892

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Hacienda-Vasquez

11324 S US 31
Elk Rapids, 49629
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They still miss the mark on having flavorful entrees...the food tastes like institutional, frozen entrees that they pull out of a package and plop on the plate...

(231) 264-5892

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Elk Harbor Restaurant

714 US Hwy 31
Elk Rapids, 49629
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(231) 264-9201

American (New)

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Subway

121 S Bridge St
Elk Rapids, 49629
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(231) 264-9772

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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