Guidebook for Elk Rapids

Susan

Guidebook for Elk Rapids

Food Scene
Best pizza in the county! Chef Charles offers everything from cheese and pepperoni pizzas to Reuben and Mediterranean pizzas. The Greek pizza (pesto, kalamata olives, feta) is our favorite.
6
locals recommend
Chef Charles’
147 River St
6
locals recommend
Best pizza in the county! Chef Charles offers everything from cheese and pepperoni pizzas to Reuben and Mediterranean pizzas. The Greek pizza (pesto, kalamata olives, feta) is our favorite.
Pearl's is our favorite restaurant in Elk Rapids. The food and service are consistently wonderful and interesting. The crawfish cakes, oysters Rockefeller, and brisket of beef are addictive. Pearl's offers brunch on Sundays only -- get the Florentine omelette!
28
locals recommend
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
28
locals recommend
Pearl's is our favorite restaurant in Elk Rapids. The food and service are consistently wonderful and interesting. The crawfish cakes, oysters Rockefeller, and brisket of beef are addictive. Pearl's offers brunch on Sundays only -- get the Florentine omelette!
Harbor Cafe is a solid choice for a delicious family breakfast. The menu is varied enough to appeal to everyone in the family, from the cinnamon swirl pancakes to the granola/fruit bowl. Harbor Cafe never disappoints.
Harbor Cafe
129 River St
Harbor Cafe is a solid choice for a delicious family breakfast. The menu is varied enough to appeal to everyone in the family, from the cinnamon swirl pancakes to the granola/fruit bowl. Harbor Cafe never disappoints.
Town Club is a bar with some of the best, reasonably-priced food in town. The service is good, and some of the dishes there are surprisingly great. Try the Greek salad with gyro meat, or the gyro sandwiches. My son swears by their grilled cheese sandwiches.
6
locals recommend
Town Club
133 River St
6
locals recommend
Town Club is a bar with some of the best, reasonably-priced food in town. The service is good, and some of the dishes there are surprisingly great. Try the Greek salad with gyro meat, or the gyro sandwiches. My son swears by their grilled cheese sandwiches.
This locally-made ice cream is our family's favorite. They often add new an unusual flavors, so check back often. Daily, maybe. The owners are wonderful people, too!
Ice Cream Peddlers
141 River St
This locally-made ice cream is our family's favorite. They often add new an unusual flavors, so check back often. Daily, maybe. The owners are wonderful people, too!
The Local is a small, new restaurant that we haven't tried yet, but are including on this list on the strength of recommendations from friends. I've heard good things about their omelettes and their sammiches.
7
locals recommend
The Local
145 Ames St
7
locals recommend
The Local is a small, new restaurant that we haven't tried yet, but are including on this list on the strength of recommendations from friends. I've heard good things about their omelettes and their sammiches.
Entertainment & Activities
The cinema is a historic gem that has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored. The entire ceiling is a mural that has been restored to its former glory. Most importantly, they pop the popcorn fresh and put REAL butter on it. REAL butter, people! This is the stuff of my best childhood memories.
Elk Rapids Cinema
205 River Street
The cinema is a historic gem that has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored. The entire ceiling is a mural that has been restored to its former glory. Most importantly, they pop the popcorn fresh and put REAL butter on it. REAL butter, people! This is the stuff of my best childhood memories.
Essentials
The Village Market is the only choice in town for groceries, so I'm glad that it's a decent one. They often have some delicious prepared salads in their (tiny) deli section, just behind the check-out counters.
10
locals recommend
Village Market
250 Ames St
10
locals recommend
The Village Market is the only choice in town for groceries, so I'm glad that it's a decent one. They often have some delicious prepared salads in their (tiny) deli section, just behind the check-out counters.