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133 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-8300
+1 231-313-9094
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and great staff! Pleasant surprise. Simple, humble and welcoming. Warm food to warm your soul. We'll visit again.

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Bloomfield Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

AKA Kolu's. Stopped for lunch based on local recommendation. Food was very good. Selection of 3 types of chicken--curry, jerk and BBQ--all fall off the bone tender. Ribs were also available but opted for meatloaf. Which was nicely seasoned and juicy. Wide selection of standard BBQ sides made choosing 2 a bit of a challenge. Though we were able to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Actual name was Kolu's Eatery which was a great discovery on Trip Advisor. Small family business with Soul food/Island food served cafeteria style. Very friendly people there. We enjoyed both barbecue chicken and jerk chicken. Lot's of side choices and deserts. They have generous portion sizes for very little. We enjoyed the meal at the outdoor table - well shaded,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are locals & recently heard about this fabulous Soul Food eatery from a co-worker & had to check it out. I must have driven past this gem a hundred times over the past 4+ years. Took my boyfriend & two teenage boys,17 & 15, who all can pack it away... They LOVED It. Met Kolu & her son who... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The taste and authentic cooking takes me back to the islands mon. She even catered an event last week and every one raved about her friendly service, bright smile and great qualirty food. Give it a try!

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Thank cmurphyart
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great food, 5 bucks for a meat and 2 sides. Highly recommended, real name is Kolus. Easy to miss. They only take cash.

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Thank Dan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

food made from scratch, great variety, wonderful deal, family owned, a great place to stop for lunch before heading to the beach.

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Williamsburg, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Always a good meal and hot too. Everything she makes is delicious. The hours they are open in the fall are a bit wonky, but keep checking back it's worth it.

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Thank tmorrison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Food was Awesome Friendly Staff Hot ,Delicious, Lots of Choices 1 meat 2 sides $5 Ribs extra Smothered Pork chops, Meat Loaf Mashed potatoes and Macaroni and cheese was Awesome .......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We come hear each time we stay in the area. Family ran and the food taste like it was made from scratch. The ribs are the best and only 8.00. This is nothing fancy but it's not intended to be that way..take out or dine in,you will not be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-8300
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 231-313-9094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?