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Rice Paddy

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1720 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2131
+1 906-225-0368
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the small city of Marquette, options for cuisine are quite limited. There are quite a few restaurants here I will say. However, quality varies tremendously. Whenever a new restaurant plans to be opened, gossip fills the town and people are curious to see what kinds of food will be offered at the new joint. On the other hand, there... More 

Thank Adam S
A011, Owner at Rice Paddy, responded to this review

Adam, Please stop by the Rice Paddy for a refund. What you describe is not the type of food I’m famous for that has kept customers coming back for 30 years. There is no false advertising. I pay more to use large, wild caught shrimp. I sell dozens of egg rolls per hour at peak times and it’s possible you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

if someone asks me where to go for food i always say ..The Rice Paddy..i love ALL the food i have never had a bad meal..its flavour rich and made with love....its my go to place in town!!!!

Thank Shelly L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The Rice Paddy is an unassuming take out Thai Restaurant on Presque Isle, just down from the university. The place is run by the hardest working woman in Marquette (Aoy) and her still relatively new assistant (Josh AKA little boy). My go to dishes here, in order: Pad Thai, chopchee, coconut soup, or a Thai salad. Always fantastic, including this... More 

Thank jra3
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We ALWAYS make sure to include Rice Paddy into our plans when visiting Marquette. We lived on this stuff in college and seriously crave it. Aoy does wonders in her kitchen, the food is always fresh and delicious. The prices are so AFFORDABLE! Nothing beats the Rice Paddy!

Thank taramarieprochnow
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Aoy the owner is a fireball, sweet and sassy and a great cook!mwe loved the wontons, orange chicken. She is the only one cooking so plan on ordering and then coming back in an hour. Totally worth it!

Thank Molly G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Addictions to great food are commonplace at this tiny take out! Be prepared to wait... She is mostly by herself and flys around but produces incredible THAI FOOD. HER FAMILY still lives there and she goes,back every year with computers, school uniforms, books and good shipments for children in need. The money is raised through a plastic donation can on... More 

Thank Connie E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had rice paddy for the first time since I have been up here for 3 years. Definitely should have gone earlier. Food was absolutely awesome, wait time was long but well worth it. 15$ gets you a ton of great food, almost didn't finish it all. 10/10 would eat there again.

Thank Jr H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great for take-out (the restaurant is small and otherwise you'll sit at a bench staring at the wall), especially if you call ahead. The surprisingly authentic-style food is cooked to order, and when she says it will take 45 minutes she means it. But it is worth the wait! And those seeking spice will be rewarded; you just have to... More 

Thank Katherine L
Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say except this place is amazing! The owner always greets you with a smile and remembers how spicy we like our food. The food is DELICIOUS! We crave Rice Paddy on a regular basis.

Thank lovetravel8793
Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a small restaurant but all food is made fresh to order. Stop in and order some take out, it will be work your while.. The parking isn't all that great, so if you can see a spot, stop in and order, you wont be displeased.

Thank cgrill0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: +1 906-225-0368

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