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E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
906 494-2647
Today
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Wow. Got to go there

8-24-2014. This place is unique. Old railroad car restored to original condition. Grand Marais is a quaint town of the shore of Lake Superior, off the "beaten path." So far off that "path" you have to want to go there to go there. Accessible by float plane, boat (many Canadian visitors-no customs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
Brad H
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saginaw, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

8-24-2014. This place is unique. Old railroad car restored to original condition. Grand Marais is a quaint town of the shore of Lake Superior, off the "beaten path." So far off that "path" you have to want to go there to go there. Accessible by float plane, boat (many Canadian visitors-no customs), auto, atv, and snowmobile (winter months). Restaurant overlooks... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had pretty much made this a destination after reading South of Superior, delighting in Ellen Airgood's characters, reading her blog, and realizing much of her book had its' inspiration right here in this town. The expected longer wait for the food was just fine because we could explore the gift and book shop, mull through many used books, and when... More 

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Vichy, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were in the UP for a week and we came here twice. I wish we could have come several more times. They have fresh ground coffee that is the best I've ever had from a restaurant. We ordered a pizza and it was definitely homemade, fresh and delicious. They have a good variety of food, everything from classic diner... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My sister and I tried the whitefish and chips and the Reuben sandwich. The fish was very tasty and the Reuben was excellent. It is probably one of the best Reuben's I've ever had. We were very impressed with the service there and the quality of food we got for the price. The meals are about $10-12 from what I... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Rude, sloppy grizzly man working behind the hoards of crap by the rear "entrance" way. The customer service skills from the older of the two young women worse than I remembered last summer. Will make the drive to Seney for good food and pleasant service!!

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Waterford, Michigan
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cool old diner (1949) attached to old house. Good homemade type breakfasts, very generous portions. Owner very pleasant, great ambience.

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Cincinnati
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good little place to eat lunch while in West Bay. The service was a little slow but the atmosphere is so different. Like an old time diner with a small book store and gift shop. The food was good -- not the best we had during our week in the UP but still a very fun place to go.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very friendly, good food. We got whitefish and chips, which was very good! We wanted to return but they were closed when we went back the next day

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Grand Marais for a week, and went to the West Bay Diner at least 4 times - whether for a meal or ice cream. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the menu is good. The food is excellent, with enough choice to make even picky eaters happy. The only "downside" is that the kitchen is... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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