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Courtyard Restaurant

2024 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4523
+1 989-356-9511
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“garlic bread” (23 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2024 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4523
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for my birthday. The food was superb! I ordered scallops and risotto, my husband got the last piece of prime rib. I also got a complimentary Tirimasu dessert for my birthday. Soooo delicious! I felt like a queen on my day! My...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What makes the difference here is not only that they are using at least a good share of fresh ingredients, but that the owners are present. It's not uncommon for the owners (the Carlson's) to be on hand during dinner time. They are very welcoming...More

Thank KJ S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have been visiting the Alpena area for over 10 years and have applauded and mourned the coming and going of some really good restaurants. One that has consistently delivered has been the Courtyard Restaurant. This was a girls weekend and we went on a...More

Thank lesilek48
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the courtyard restaurant based upon travelers' reviews and we were not disappointed! I enjoyed the caprese salad and the mozzarella was fresh and absolutely delicious!! I highly recommend to caprese salad lovers! I found the cheese ravioli so good!! Homemade ravioli like...More

Thank luv2trvl96
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A few colleagues and I recently visited Alpena Michigan on business. For dinner, "The Courtyard" came highly recommended by several sources. The atmosphere was vary warm and friendly and the staff even friendlier. The waitress may have been the best waitress I have ever had,...More

Thank Rondel H
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Have heard for years from the locals that this is the best local spot . Wow.... outstanding in every way. Great service and a true 10 in food taste and presentation. Four adults with four different meals: prime rib (A+), seafood pasta (A+), Halibut (A+),...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely our favorite place to eat when we are in Alpena. The menu has something for everyone, and the food quality and preparation is top notch. Waitstaff and owners are very welcoming, treat you like family, and do everything they can to make sure your...More

Thank scotte-stl
Reviewed 28 February 2017

wait times and system not organized at all. Once you have been sat...its great. The wait and chaos at the front is nuts. Food is great

Thank Gr8Brit123
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Chicken Bianca pizza with a glass of Pinot Grigio. Our pizza was loaded with lots of delicious goodness, like house made Bianca sauce, mozzarella cheese, a generous amount of grilled chicken, smokey bacon, spinach, onion, and the crust was perfect, as was...More

Thank justthe2ofus
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting unique decor, very good atmosphere. Prices are a little higher than mid-range. Great variety of foods offered. Nice steak choices, with tasty tender prime rib. The brochette is good, with large portion. All portions are a nice size. Wait staff and management are friendly...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2024 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4523
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: +1 989-356-9511
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Restaurant serving made from scratch dishes. Fresh seafood, steaks, italian, pizza and burgers
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