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West Bay Diner

American, Diner
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E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
906 494-2647
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am all about funky and eclectic, but whoa. This place may have crossed the line. The diner itself is super fun to look at and extremely unique, so we were excited upon entering. We didn't mind the fact that it took a really long time to be seated, the flies buzzing around our food, or even that everyone's food... More 

Thank Maggie N
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate there on Sunday morning. They were terribly understaffed. Took forever to get seated and then was told it would be an hour if we wanted anything from the kitchen. Way over priced but I guess if you are the only place open in town you can charge whatever you want. The waitress was very nice otherwise I'd have rated... More 

Thank Billnug
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was 30 minutes to closing and the cook/owner ran out of beef and asked if I would accept smoked turkey in their multi-layered "Watchman" take on a BLT. It was excellent. The place has a slightly-worn-and-comfortable northern cottage feel. The baker was making meat pies in a back room. Everything was made to order, the egg dishes first, then... More 

Thank Roadster1967
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small locally owned diner in an old railroad dining car located near the beach with a great view of the bay... Good food, with a set breakfast menu on the board as you go in. I had the Diner breakfast sandwich, two fried eggs, bacon & cheese on toasted bread. Nice portion, reasonability priced. Would try again for lunch to... More 

Thank syhink
Hartland, MI
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our breakfast here...very nice waitresses and great food! Within walking distance of Beach Park Motel.

Thank woodsy528
Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in this little village on the beach, sits a tiny diner...looking like your typical little 50s style diner..you know, the old train car converted into an eatery. But this one is attached to a cool little shop and offers a very cool little..well.not so little, breakfast. My husband and I both ordered the corned beef hash, which came with... More 

Thank SharonPMississauga
Manchester, Michigan
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go in prepared to be there awhile, you won't regret it! If you're on a tight schedule, come back another time. Homemade food, quirky, homey atmosphere. Fair prices. Fresh ingredients . Great gallery next door: Art in Abundance

Thank Robin S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch, it was 11:45, breakfast menu is on board when you walk in. Not very big place, actually an old 1950s train car , asked the chef when he would be switching over to lunch menu ,said he had an hour of breakfast orders to make yet, and more people walking in,so he probably wouldn't be doing... More 

Thank Don H
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Won't find many places like this. You walk into a diner, bakery, ice cream shop, and funky restaurant when you come to this place. We only had breakfast, but it was superb. They have fresh squeezed Orange juice, if that gives you a hint...

Thank john P
Sawyer, Michigan
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go if you are in a hurry. Do go, if you want to delight your palate, and you can relax. We fell in love with the West Bay Diner and Ellen (who is also an author, pick up her novels and learn about life in the U.P.) Menu is wonderful. The place has got history all over it.

Thank drydink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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

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