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West Bay Diner

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E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
+1 906-494-2647
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
Oct 19, 2016
“a little breakfast nook”
Sep 21, 2016
“Delish food”
Open Now
All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The WestBay Diner is always busy. People talk, people come, people come back. This is NOT fast food, so go when you can relax. Your incredible meal will be made to order. You will love every bite!! Place your order right away, then browse upstairs!...More

1  Thank disney_fam_10
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ellen Airgood, the noted author, owns this restaurant & makes the best baked goods in town there from scratch. The pizza & the whitefish is awesome as well. Don't know how she does it all & still has time to visit with fans of her...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed July 22, 2014

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...More

Thank flowerdocs
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...More

Thank MichiganPhotogirl
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.

Thank Kelli S
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...More

1  Thank Skibby1
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.

Thank Alta D
Reviewed June 8, 2014

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...More

1  Thank MitziDee
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...More

1  Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
Reviewed May 28, 2014

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

Thank nasarijo
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Will the dinner be open through the winter for snowmobiler breakfast? This place was awesome last time up there and will be there week after Christmas!
December 7, 2016|
Response from drydink | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly. They have normally been open all year, even during crazy snow storms. But as I recall (from talking with the owner this summer) she was thinking about closing for part of the winter (for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 906-494-2647
  • E-mail