New Orlean’s Kitchen

Curbside Carry-out only until further notice.

11AM – 9PM every day. 

Call 231-264-0530  or Order Online Here


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 | 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!


Oysters on the Halfshell, Oysters Rockefeller 1.99 ea  | 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!



Po’Boy Wednesday
$5.99 for a Delicious Southern Sandwich

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!

Oysters on the Halfshell, Rockefeller, Shallot Baked or Buffalo $1.99 Each |  Red Bean Cake $1.99 | Buffalokra $1.99 | Fried Green Tomatoes $2.99 | Crawfish Cake $2.99|Honey Hot Wings $2.99|Blackened Catfish Slider $3.99

Louisiana Shrimp Boil

NOVEMBER 2nd – MAY 24th

Sunday Brunch


This ain’t no buffet! Eggs ain’t made to sit around! That’s why at Pearl’s we serve our Brunch Menu up fresh. The best Cajun n’ Creole cookin’. Crawfish Benedict, Creole Omelette, and Eggs Sardu all served with a warm side of Southern Hospitality.

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 – 4pm


Sunday: 3pm –10pm

Monday – Thursday:  4pm-10pm

Friday & Saturday:  4pm-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

To our Pearl’s Family and Friends,

Whew!!! After a long 3 Months we are able to invite our guests back into Pearl’s.  We are very excited to see all of our friends again.  However, we are still far from “life as it used to be”!  Obviously some changes will have to be observed in efforts to keep everyone safe, both our staff and guests alike.

Pearl’s will strictly follow the guidelines provided by our State and Local Governments.

We will be offering call-ahead seating only, so we will be able to safely seat everyone within our limited areas. 
No groups larger than 6 people. (preferably all in the same family)
Guests will be asked to wait outside or in their vehicle until their table is ready. We will contact you via text or call.
Restrooms will be limited to a 2 person at a time maximum.
Please do not park in the designated “carry-out only” parking spots.

We are still “All in this together” and ask that you be patient while we figure out what the “new normal” is going to look like.

Again, we are very excited to welcome you back and hope we all can set a great example to help speed up the opening of the rest of the State.

Thank you for your continued support!