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West Bay Diner

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E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
906 494-2647
Today
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the beaten path find

There aren't a lot of places to eat in munising, but this is a good one. It is not a big place, so you might need to wait a bit. The food, however, is worth the wait. We had the whitefish & chips special, which was tasty. We finished it off with a mixed fruit cobbler. Very good! The set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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lansing mi
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

ok so we tried to let this place redeem itself after a terrrible first visit. well we didnt even sit down ..we waited for ever while the people in front of us got seated ( staff told us to wait)..brought them water..then drinks..then ordered..(we are still waiting)15 min and the place isnt that busy..so we were gone. This place will... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant for a special occasion. We had been several times. They use to have an awesome young waitress. I suppose she left. Maybe because of things like what we went through. They use to have a more interesting menu. This menu felt limited. I almost didn't want anything on it. It was breakfast items, pizza, deli... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When we arrived on a Tuesday, there were 3 couples in front of us, waiting to be seated. 10 minutes later, there were still 2 couples in front of us. The person I believe was "the hostess" would walk by and not say a thing. Nothing like, "sorry, but it will be a few more minutes." We left and went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There aren't a lot of places to eat in munising, but this is a good one. It is not a big place, so you might need to wait a bit. The food, however, is worth the wait. We had the whitefish & chips special, which was tasty. We finished it off with a mixed fruit cobbler. Very good! The set... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't miss a breakfast at the delicious & interesting Diner. Make sure to talk to owner and learn history

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Port Huron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were warned before we entered, it would take a while. 1 hour and 45 minutes later and we are just finishing our burgers. The cook/chef does EVERYTHING!!!! We were expecting the best burger ever. It was not even close. I had great hopes for this place. Maybe because it has a very limited number of restaurants in town people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

While vacationing in upper peninsula we stumbled upon this place. For me Ambiance was ok but my wife liked it as it had a small bookstore. Food was really good, I had whitefish basket and my wife had there special omelette. Both where good and filling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My wife and I found this restaurant one rainy night while camping in the U.P. of Michigan. We were wet, cold, hungry, and tired. Having spent time in the Upper Peninsula before, our food quality expectations were rather low and chose this place out of sheer desperation. Fortunately to our surprise, the West Bay Diner has more atmosphere and better... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a fun experience to eat in a real old fashioned diner. Breakfast was very good. The cook, owner and waitress were friendly. Place was clean and welcoming. Bought real Michigan maple syrup and a Pictured Rocks travel book.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We found this diner accidentally during our 2 week UP trip in July 2013. It had the best burger we'd ever had (buffalo burgers!) and none of the other food has ever disappointed. Rick and Ellen, the owners, are just genuine and kind people. We ended up getting married on the beach in Grand Marais last June, and the diner... More 

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Additional Information about West Bay Diner

Address: E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
Phone Number: 906 494-2647
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Grand Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: 906 494-2647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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