New Orlean’s Kitchen

We are open for Dine-in and curbside pickup.

Call-ahead seating is strongly suggested.

We do these up to 2 weeks in advance.


11 am – 9 pm Mon-Sat

10 am – 9 pm Sundays


Please call 231-264-0530 for your carry-out order, or order online by clicking below. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

Online ordering is available here.

We are now hiring!!!  Apply on-line or stop on in and see us.  Be a part of our award winning team.

About Pearls

Cajun Creole Cookin’ with a
Heap of Hospitality!

Formed from French roots, livened with Spanish spices, inspired by African vegetables, caribbeanized by West Indian hands, laced with black pepper and pork by the Germans, infiltered with potatoes by the Irish, blasted by garlic and tomatoes by the Italians. New Orleans cuisine is a rich melting pot of influences and ingredients, and Pearl’s embraces the roots of both Cajun (rural) and Creole (city) styles of cooking. We offer authentic and enduring southern specialties like Etouffé, Jambalaya, Oysters Rockefeller and Fried Green Tomatoes, alongside crawfish, shrimp and other fresh seafood. Learn the right way to eat a crawfish, enjoy a New Orleans style Po’ Boy sandwich, or step out and try some blackened alligator!

The Bar

New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail. Embracing that tradition, Pearl’s features an array of unique libations including house-steeped Margatinis, seasonal spins on martinis, manhattens and cosmos utilizing house-infused liquors, an extensive Bourbon menu, wines by the glass or bottle, and a fun selection of Louisiana & local micro-brews on tap.

Outdoor Dining

Pearl’s features two outdoor porches; a deck area for guests to enjoy beverages while waiting to be seated, and a covered patio with table service.


617 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-0530



Stop in from 3 – 5pm any day of the week for House Highballs $2.5 | Select Drafts & Domestic Bottled Beers $2.75 |House Martinis & Manhattans $3.50 | Hot & Dirty Martinis $3.50 | 1/2 Hurricane $3.50 | Pearl’s Moonshine $3.50 | House Bloody Marys $3.50 | House Wines $3.50 | All Other Libations $2.00 off!


Red Bean Cake $1.99 | Buffalokra $1.99 | Fried Green Tomatoes $2.99 | Crawfish Cake $2.99 | Honey Hot Wings $2.99



Mardi Gras Festival

FEBRUARY 12th- FEBRUARY 16th 2021

Origins of Creole Cuisine Menu Series: 5 weeks, 5 different cuisines!


Creole cooking revolves around the very diverse cultures that make up Louisiana.  Join us as we take a tour of these regions with some fantastic dinner features!

Crawfish Festival


Bourbon, Vittles & Sips


Pearl’s is cookin’ with bourbon! Featuring a unique menu inspired by the only truly “American” spirit. Sip from our bourbon list with over 40 selections!

Annual Missy Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Benefiting N.M.C. Culinary Program participants.  Proceeds are being used to permanently endow a scholarship fund in memory of Missy Kamyszek. Missy was a beloved manager at Pearl’s sister restaurant, the Red Mesa Grill, who passed away tragically in 2004.  Since 2005, over $83,000 has been generated for the endowment, with 13 scholarships awarded to date. All proceeds from Missy’s Favorite Drink Feature will be donated!


All Day every Wednesday.

Get it to-go for $7.99

All Day every Friday.

In-house or to-go!

Happy Hour


House Highballs $2.5 | Select Drafts & Domestic Bottled Beers $2.75 | Oyster Shooter $2.99 | House Martinis & Manhattans $3.50 | Hot & Dirty Martinis $3.50 | 1/2 Hurricane $3.50 | Pearl’s Moonshine $3.50 | House Bloody Marys $3.50 | House Wines $3.50 | All Other Libations $2.00 off!

NOVEMBER 2nd – MAY 24th

Help Everybody Eat


A year-round program. On the first Thursday of each month Pearl’s donates 5% of gross sales to the Elk Rapids Community Cupboard. Since inception, Magnum Hospitality’s Help Everyone Eat program has generated over $133,000 for northern Michigan food pantries. Thank You!



Monday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm


Sunday: 3pm –9pm

Monday – Thursday:  3pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday:  3pm-10pm


Every Sunday: 10am – 3pm


Elk Rapids, MI

617 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-0530


Dane Porter – General Manager

Jessica Jones – Manager

Nikki Hill – Manager

Ben Cross – Chef

A Magnum Hospitality Restaurant


© 2017 Magnum Hospitality Inc. | Designed & Developed by Luke Patrick Illustrations

We are excited to be able to invite you all back into PEARL’S!!

In our efforts to stay compliant with the MDHHS orders, there are a few guidelines that we all must follow to ensure we can continue to serve you.
We will be accepting limited call ahead seating. It does not guarantee you a table at a specific time. There most likely will be a wait. At 25% seating capacity we will be doing our best to seat you in a reasonable time. The seating limitations will cause longer wait times than we are used to. We would like to host you as much as you would like to dine with us. Please be patient, courteous and understanding. We promise to do our part if you do your part. Together, we will work through these trials to move towards better days.

Our Part

1)  Staff members will have a temperature check, health screening and are required to inform us if experiencing any symptoms before every shift.

2)  All staff will be required to wear a face covering.

3)  Staff is dedicated to cleaning and sanitation at all times.

Your Part

1)  Guests are REQUIRED to wear a face covering at all times when not eating or drinking.

2)  Contact tracing is required. When you check in we will ask for a name and an e-mail address or phone number.

3)  Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.

4)  Co-mingling, moving/combining furniture is not permitted

5)  Stay home if you have symptoms of Covid or have been exposed to the virus. We will do the same!

Table capacity is limited to 6 people. If you have a party larger than 6, we cannot guarantee that we will seat you all at the same time or at tables next to each other.

Only one party may be at the host stand at a time. If someone is ahead of you, please wait for them to be seated before entering or call 231-264-0530 to request a table and/or add your name to the waitlist. We will only seat complete parties.

No one may wait for a table or a carry-out inside the building. We will text you when we are preparing a table for you and a time to enter or pick up take out.

Everyone must wear a face covering when in the building. You may remove your face covering when dining or drinking only. Please do your part to keep everyone safe and cover your mouth and nose when your server is at the table.

We have 3 outdoor tents that each will seat 5 comfortably. We will be taking reservations for the tents at 1 hour 20 min intervals. This will allow us time to clean and sanitize the space for the next group. The tents are heated. However, we do live in Northern MI and you should dress for the elements.

Thank you for doing your part to help us serve you safely!