Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen

The Restaurant

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


Cajun/Creole Cookin’
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!  


Monday – Saturday: 11am – 4pm


Sunday: 3pm –10pm

Monday – Thursday: 4pm –10pm

Friday & Saturday: 4pm –11pm


Sunday Brunch
Every Sunday: 10am – 3pm


Take-Out Menu
Our entire regular menu is also offered on a carry-out basis, with many selections available in either lunch or dinner portions. 


Holiday gathering? Graduation open -house?  Birthday party?  Whatever the celebration, whether it is a group of 10 or a group of 100+, we can customize a To-Go menu just for you.  Contact our management team and bring the flavors of Pearl's into your home or office!


Celiac-Friendly Menu Available
Just ask your friendly server, host or hostess!


The Bar at Pearl’s
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.


Happy Hour
We offer Happy Hour seven days a week, from 3pm – 6pm, with a variety of great food and drink specials.


Fun & Lively Atmosphere
Eclectic decor that is colorful, festive and unique. Many a photo is snapped with the custom murals and soft sculptures of Cactus Kate as the background!  A tour of the labels in our hot sauce collection is sure to leave you grinning, maybe even blushing.  Add a mix of zydeco, blues and funk and you have the perfect environment to "laissez les bons temps rouler"!


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.


Special Events
In the New Orleans tradition, Pearl's is all about celebrations!  Throughout the year we celebrate many special events, seasons and foods:  Mardi Gras, Crawfest, Bourbon Vittles 'n Sips, your birthday, you name it...!  Check out your next opportunity for live music and entertainment, dancing and special food and drink menus at Pearl's!