The Argonne House

4.7
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Argonne House is a full service family restaurant, where you can walk in a stranger and leave as friends.

We strive to not only provide exceptional food and service, but also offer you a dining experience that will leave you with memories for years to come. While our house specialty is our Famous Shrimp Dinners, we offer a variety of menu items for you to enjoy including Steaks, Seafood and Wood Fired Pizzas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always wonderful and we enjoy it!

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Maggie
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

4 of us went to the Argonne. The service is great. The food is great and we had a wonderful time until the restaurant got full then it was very loud. We were in the back room and maybe that room is louder. We have a table in that room with about 20 people.

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WilliamK
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our first dining in visit since the renovation. The new decor is clean and airy, and the bar looks great. We both ordered and really enjoyed the shrimp, and the Caesar salads were cold and well dressed. A bit of a small nit, but the lemons accompanying the shellfish should have been pitched, as they were spoiled. We must of caught our waitress on a bad day, for she was indifferent: argued about a drink order, failed to honor request to swap out extra veggies for starch, and it seemed like others who came in after us were served much more quickly. We are local and love seafood, but don’t see making Argonne a regular on our restaurant circuit.

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Love2wine
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Janealayne
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I get the same dinner 9 times out of 10 when I go to the Argonne. They are famous for their shrimp dinners. Nothing fancy but simple, delicious, well prepared dinners. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and a great bar and nice outside seating. We always leave saying what a great dinner. BTW - I had the pizza once and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server/waitress was great!

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are quickly becoming our go to spot when we are in northern Michigan

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MaryS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is wonderful ! Will definitely go back if we are in the area again!!

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vipLynneM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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SukieP
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was super, as usual. We wouldn't have expected anything less seeing we have been going there for 65 years. We waited through their renovation and were so happy when they reopened and then this miserable virus hit. We were so happy to again be able to join them.

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Mkatesusan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo yummy, amazing service!

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JamesT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp dinner was great, very good service, and the newly remodeled dining area and bar very nice!

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DennisP
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice remodel ,spacing was good. New menu items were great. We had a very nice evening.

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HappyDiner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

This isn’t the old Argonne...the menu may look the same but the food quality isn’t there....the boiled shrimp were fine, the fried were small and dried out, the beans totally cold, the coleslaw bitter, the bread fresh but crumbled as soon as you picked up a slice. So disappointed....

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BrianH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to go last year but they had a fire, we were excited to hear they were back open this year and planned on going for my wife’s birthday and you guessed it COVID so we waited no Mother’s Day, my birthday and our anniversary but we finally got to go and it was worth the wait, loved it and going to make it a tradition

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JasonR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Famous for shrimp for good reason. Had a fantastic salad with our meal and although we did not order any of the specials they sounded local, seasonal and fantastic. Recommend.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to the Argonne for 65 years and it’s always a great experience. Food and people and ambiance are all outstanding!

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vipPjmm
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It has improved. Serving people great. If you like tempora batter on all appetizers good except onion rings were greasy and when manager took back chef said lack of batter and it was taken off bill salads good and fresh.
Inside is all new and updated but covid keeps people outside until cold weather. Nice bar that u could separate for now Fish and steak offerings hope will be back next summer. Huge old trees over extended patio with drapes and heaters

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MJammer
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre food, quite disappointing.

Along with the so- so food, the waitress was too quick to serve initial food allowing very little time to settle in with a glass of wine and conversation. We felt rushed, not a good feeling!

We expected more from this newly managed restaurant. We will not return.

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RSark
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great! Manager always makes her rounds to reassure your experience is a pleasant one!

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LynnP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipDonK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Argonne House has become the new “go to” for many in the area. New, clean, well spaced decor. Excellent food and service. Their new air filtration system provides an extra level of comfort.

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GaryS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent!, We will definitely be back.

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vipVpam
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! So glad the Argonne is back and good again!

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DavidD
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening on the patio. We had not been to the Argonne for 25 years, but now will dine there regularly with family and friends.

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pauld
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

the shrimp was outstanding!!!, service not so good

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anng
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No t social distancing. Masks. Not enforced. Not comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First two drinks had bugs in them, next two drinks were not great tasting, wait staff very slow and did not check back . Normally it is better service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio. Fantastic food. Professional fun service.
Wonderful!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in northern Michigan. The shrimp is famous better than any 5 star restaurant in Florida New York or Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Anniversary was more special than expected by the way the new owners of the Argonne lovingly restored this treasure from my childhood. I remember falling asleep at the table in front of a pile of crab legs sitting across from my grandpa who would take me out to dinner here every Saturday night when he came up to see us on the weekends. This restoration payed hommage to those sacred memories and I am just so happy the restaurant is here for new memories to be created by sun kissed, lake exhausted guests.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! We loved our Shrimp boats❤️ Our wait staff was very attentive to our needs. The homemade bread is to die for!

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viplkmilvr
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

If you are nervous about Covid skip the Argonne. The staff masks are laughable. Our waitress was inattentive and almost rude. We had to flag down a bus boy to get water refills. The food was good not excellent. Whitefish sold out at 7.

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vipDonK
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rebirth of the Argonne has made for a very delightful dining experience. The food is excellent and served hot. The staff follows all the COVID protocols and we feel very safe. Going back in a couple of weeks!

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MarciaS
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I know the new owners are trying to duplicate the favorites of the original Argonne. They have succeeded with the shrimp and sauces and the bread. The cole slaw however was almost bitter tonight. I noticed the color of the coleslaw base was not the usual green tinged.

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GaryS
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our guests were thrilled with the new Argonne House and so were we. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience as always!

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vipVpam
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant in the charlevoix area! Thanks so much for bringing the Argonne back to life!

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vipbryanc
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brick oven pizza!! Great staff and the manager is attentive and remembered us from previous dining

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Peggy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe; restaurant clean and tables well spaced. Outdoor seating too. We had a delay in getting our server at first; seemed to be some confusion. Everything after that was excellent, including our server.

FAQs

The Argonne House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 547-9331.

The Argonne House is rated 4.7 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.