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West Bay Diner

E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
906 494-2647
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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78% Recommend
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English first
Haslett, Michigan
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place has a cool history related to the dining car that adorns the front of the restaurant. Food very good, but we waited over an hour to get any due to their being short staffed. Seating is quite limited,but tables are supplied with lots of books to read, which helped a lot. Pizza looks amazing. Whitefish chowder was awesome.... More

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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went out of our way while in the UP to eat here again this summer. What a special place with a cozy beguiling atmosphere. We got lucky and didn't have to wait. We got in about 2 pm on a weekday and were seated right away. We've never ordered anything else but the pizza here. Can't imagine not ordering... More

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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved our visit here; the pizza was delish and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time. The service was good and it is located right in the town. I would highly recommend it.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So read this entire review and you will understand what to expect at the west bay diner. We have been going to GM for years and NEVER miss going here several times while in GM. Bottom line is food is great and service can be lousy but here is why. One cook+small kitchen+small restaurant=wait or get out. Very simple. If... More

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West Branch, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had dinner here the 2nd night of our stay. I loved the atmosphere and the food was really good. Servers were very sweet and friendly. My pick of places to eat in Grand Marais.

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Columbus, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Slow service due to limited space and staff, but worth the wait. At first we felt a little impatient, since we are used to immediate service, but gradually started to relax, looked through the used books that are kept table side, laughed together, and breathed easier. Just the "slow down" break that we needed on our road trip. Food was... More

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PETOSKEY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

RIck and Ellen run a wonderful establishment in Grand Marais. It is a homey atmosphere with wonderful food. Yes-you may have to wait to be seated and for your food. Rick cooks to order and good food does take time! Prices are very responsible. Service is great. New addition is their upstairs gift shop with many interesting finds:) We always... More

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Portage, Michigan USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the food here....don't be in a hurry....you are on vacation. Great ingredients and personable staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stopped by while I visiting the Upper Peninsula. The pizza was the best I've ever had in my life. There was a large variety of hard-to-find sodas like Cheerwine. The atmosphere was great and the waiter was really nice. A bit pricey but it was worth it! Definitely coming back next time I visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place was great all around. They served drinks which could not be found in any area in the UP. All the food is made to order and is very unique. The taste was great and did not take too long at all. To top it off, the atmosphere reminds you of an old school diner from back in the... More

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