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“Makes enough money, doesn't need new customer's” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery

Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery
119 S Front St, Marquette, MI 49855-4642
906-228-3533
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Ranked #15 of 104 Restaurants in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Gladstone, Michigan
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“Makes enough money, doesn't need new customer's”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We came to Marquette for the weekend to see a hockey game, shop, eat and have fun- all six of us in our early forties to mid fifties. We entered the Vierling at 10:30 Friday night, after the game. No one said hi to us and the looks from the employees made us know that we were not welcome. I've worked in the "hospitality" business for many years so I just had to see more!! We went to a table and made ourselves comfortable. Our cocktail server was nice but let us know that we couldn't stay long. (orders from the bar)
Apparently this place makes enough money without bringing in new customers;
We watched as the bartender continued to turn away several more small groups of people. Besides the six of us, there were still other people in the bar....including some employees that were drinking.
Our group was getting "last call" so why not give them last call as well? Or better yet, stay open for another half hour or hour? The bartender could make a bundle of cash off appreciative customers (if he were more friendly) and the owner would get repeat business and glowing reviews!
I know that welcoming those people, serving them a drink and engaging them would have made them loyal customers forever, not to mention us! Now I can guarantee that they will never return.
If you want to be welcome at this establishment be sure to come when its convenient for the staff.
We will not be back, in part by how we were treated but mainly because the other groups were treated even worse than we were!

PS- since the Vierling was off our list of choices for dinner on Saturday we ate at the Landmark and it was fantastic! Try it.

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Fort Myers, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Soup and Salad hit the spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stopped, here, for a late "dinner" after arriving in Marquette for the evening. The service was quick, friendly, and the salad and soup hit the spot.

Visited December 2012
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Tucson, AZ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good food and great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner here at the Vierling. It was an enjoyable, relaxing meal. We ordered fish and steak. Both were good. The drinks from the bar were good, too.

Visited October 2012
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Maple Valley, Washington
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66 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“What a wonderful find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I was in the area for a family funeral and we had a brunch here. What a gem! Beautiful locale with views of the water. Excellent fare and good sized portions (everyone took home a container for another meal). The homemade French Onion Soup was delicious! Others at my table had salads and sandwiches which were all fresh and oohed and ahhed over. The wait staff was attentive and the ambiance was refreshingly "adult". I loved this place and will be back, hopefully under happier circumstances.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Time for Newlyweds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband and I are traveling through Marquette and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. It was easy to find, immediate seating. Great service and excellent food. The Russian Bleu Cheese salad dressing is amazing. We both had the Seafood crusted white fish with a baked potato and green beans. Excellent food, good portions, and we were seated with a pretty good view of the lake. It was busy in the restaurant, but again, the service was awesome! It has a more "formal" menu with a causal atmosphere and price. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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