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Pilgrim River Steakhouse

47409 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
+1 906-482-8595
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (12 reviews)
“spinach salad” (12 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
47409 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

On a snowy, evening drive West to Houghton I felt like having a steak. I came across Pilgrim River Steak House. The atmosphere is very cosy in the lounge area. I was seated next to the fireplace and enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace....especially being...More

Thank Marvin R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank MITechMom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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...More

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank mysticgypsy
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Illa G
Reviewed 25 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
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
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Beth M
Do they have gluten-free options?
24 April 2016|
Response from schoolbus1313 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not...but their salads are amazing too!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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