Hilltop Cabins and Motel

N14176 Ellen St
Grand Marais, 49839
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We stopped there in the fall of 2103 when we went on a U.P. color tour. The cabins are well maintained, very clean and quite beautiful. The deck is an excellent place to relax at, watch the sunset, and take photos. It's a very picturesque place because it sits on a hilltop. The owner is very accommodating and very nice. We plan on staying there again when we are in the area again vacationing.

(906) 494-2331

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Lake Superior Brewing Co At Dunes Saloon

1 Lake Ave
Grand Marais, 49839
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We had two very enjoyable evenings at the Dunes Saloon. The food was good, friendly atmosphere, great jukebox, and great root beer. The ribs and grilled white fish were excellent. The mashed potatoes were homemade. Pizza was good. We never managed to fit in dessert as the dinner was so filling. I didn't try any of the beers. However the wine comes from an Oregon winery Sarver that the Dunes owner co-owns. The Pinot Noir was excellent. Only complaint is that we came in one evening to discover that there was no red wine to be had. Very disappointing as e Pinot Gris wasn't nearly as tasty as the Pinot Noir.
THE best root beer and red cream soda ever! And great pizza too, with friendly service.
My husband and I stumbled upon this place. The scotch eggs were the best we've ever had, and the pizza was fantastic! Plus our waitress was so nice and helpful. If we ever make it back, we'll definitely stop in again.

(906) 494-2337

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West Bay Diner & Delicatessen

E21825 Veteran St
Grand Marais, 49839
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This was probably our most enjoyable meal on a 9-day car trip through Michigan. Mom, Dad, and 2 grade school girls ate brunch for $28. We were stuffed, comfortable, & charmed by the setting. I've never seen such a neat building. The front portion is an old east-coast diner that reminds me of a rail car, an airplane, or maybe an Airstream RV. The rear of the building is nifty, too. The food came out a little slowly, but faster than the 45-minute estimate provided by our server. I had a huge waffle with a medium size omelet. Mom had a delicious blueberry muffin and a quiche. The muffin was something special. The diner is just minutes from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. If you're in the U.P., don't miss the diner or the park.
We had a mid-afternoon meal there on a Sunday in 10/07. The diner had been recommended to us by someone in Detroit and we'd been surprised to hear there was an authentic diner way up there by Lake Superior, but the West Bay has a great history. It's a real "classic", as it's a Paramount and it was built in 1949. After being in use in a small PA town for many years, it sat vacant in fields - in PA & NJ - for many years. Later it sat vacant in a field in a small town in NY and it deteriorated until it was about to be demolished. At that point it was bought by someone in MI and it sat in another field for awhile. Finally, a couple in Grand Marais bought it (by then it was mostly rotted out and a home to skunks & raccoons). The diner was trucked to the UP (Upper Peninsula) via the Mackinac (pronounced "Mackinaw") Bridge, back in late 1997. The new owners spent seven months restoring it, including making many out-of-town trips for parts and materials. They added a larger section onto the diner, but the transition between the original and the new is seamless. The new section has several tables plus the kitchen and the deli section (people call ahead to make sure their favorite items are available). They also sell some colorful t-shirts & sweatshirts (we each bought one of the latter) which exhibit the owners' humor. On the front there's a small logo with "West Bay Diner & Delicatessen est. 1949, Grand Marais MI, World Headquarters" - and on the back in small letters, it says "Hours: Open to Close". They were pricey, but the quality of the material is exceptionally good. We'd been told that their pizza and (freshly homemade) cookies are delicious, and it was absolutely true. We ordered a veggie pizza with stuffed crust (pure "heaven"), and the cookies were also wonderful. The (one) server was delightful and we had a great conversation with her. She'd worked there for six years, starting out washing dishes during summers when she would stay with her grandparents. She moved up to Grand Marais from Flint after HS graduation and became the permanent server. All of the other patrons were "regulars" and she greeted everyone by name, also joking with them. Later I had an enjoyable/sometimes humorous conversation with the owners. The hours vary according to the season, but they're always closed on Wednesdays.
A diner with a great personality, the building as well as the staff. It is the one place in Grand Marais with wifi and good espresso drinks. The servers are friendly and happy to chat and engage with the customers. The food selection can be limited, for example they didn't have hot dogs all week, ran out of vanilla ice cream, and no bananas. But the baked desserts are fantastic and all homemade. The main courses are good. In addition to a full deli, they also sell meat and sausage to cook yourself. The homemade Italian and Polish sausages were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the diner and getting to know the staff.

(906) 494-2607

Delis, Diners, Breakfast & Brunch

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North Shore Lodge

E22020 Coast Guard Pt
Grand Marais, 49839
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(906) 494-2361

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