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Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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SMALL PLATES
8
Iron Worker's Beer Cheese Spread
cream cheese, cheddar cheese, horseradish, seasoning, served chilled with soft warm pretzel bites
10
Tempura Battered Nobu Tuna or California Rolls
Ahi tuna, red bell peppers, carrots, avocado, sticky rice in a roasted seaweed nori wrap, served with seaweed salad, pickled ginger and red onions, sweet chili sauce and Wasabi peas. (California Rolls same with no tuna)
10
Carrot Hummus
Served with pickled jalapenos, red bell peppers, cauliflower, baby carrots and our own garlic crostini
7
Salmon Cake
on bed of arugula served with remoulade and lemon wedge
12
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
5 jumbo shrimp on a bed of arugula served with our own cocktail sauce and lemon wedges
11
Whitefish Tater Tots
local whitefish, grated potato, cheddar cheese, herbs served with a remoulade sauce
11
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
cilantro lime cream cheese served with our Michigan cherry bourbon BBQ sauce
5
Black Pepper Fries
served with "Gotcha" Sauce (Bleu cheese, Sriracha, mayonnaise)
10
IPA Battered Cheese Bites
Gouda and mozzarella cheese inside an IPA batter, deep fried
12
Boneless Chicken Bites
A pound of boneless chicken bites, choose spicy maple chipotle or Michigan cherry bourbon BBQ. Served with green herb buttermilk dressing
SALADS
Dressings: Bleu Cheese, Sesame Ginger, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Green Herb Buttermilk, French, 1000 Island, Vinegar & Oil
6
House Salad
seasonal greens, onion, tomato, cucumber, portobello mushrooms
12
Add Chicken 3.25
Iron Bay Chopped
seasonal greens, bacon, Bleu cheese crumbles, hard-boiled egg, avocado, onion, tomato, cucumber
12
Add Chicken 3.25
The Farmer
seasonal greens, Michigan dried cherries, candied nuts, bacon, warmed herb goat cheese, balsamic drizzle
10
Iron Bay Summer Caprese Salad
Oven roasted tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, fresh Ciliegine mozzarella with balsamic glaze and red pepper flakes
12
Asian Chicken Salad
seasonal greens, roasted chicken, Asian slaw, Michigan dried cherries, cashews, Bleu cheese crumbles, Chow Mein noodles, sesame ginger dressing
SOUPS
Cup 3.5
Bowl 5.5
Whitefish Chowder
classic creamy style
Cup 3.5
Bowl 5.5
Add Chicken 3
Brazilian Black Bean
with cheddar and jack cheeses and a dollop of sour cream
Cup 3.5
Bowl 5.5
Lemon Chicken with Red Quinoa
BURGERS
All burgers are 1/3 pound freshly ground beef and cooked medium unless otherwise specified. Served on a pretzel bun unless otherwise noted. Served with choice of black pepper fries, side salad or cup of soup
12
Bell Tower Burger*
cheddar cheese, bacon, fried onion strings, Michigan cherry bourbon BBQ Sauce, lettuce, tomato
11
Big Al's Classic Burger*
mayonnaise, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sesame bun
12
Beer Cheese Burger*
beer cheese spread, lettuce, tomato, onion
12
Foundry Burger*
Bleu cheese, sweet pepper jam, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion
12
Iron Ore Burger*
Swiss cheese, portobello mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, onion
11
Chicken Burger
House made chicken burger with Chipotle Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
12
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Quinoa Non-Burger
carrot hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion
12
Salmon Burger
salmon cake served with arugula and remoulade sauce on a sesame bun
SANDWICHES
All sandwiches served with choice of black pepper fries, side salad or cup of soup. Sorry: Limited modifications available on paninis
10
Big Al's Classic Hammy Sammy
shaved ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, sesame bun
12
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow roasted pulled pork on ciabatta bun, smoked Gouda cheese, pickled red onions and our Michigan Cherry Bourbon BBQ sauce
14
Whitefish Sandwich
lightly seasoned baked whitefish, lettuce, tomato, red cabbage slaw, remoulade sauce, ciabatta hoagie
11
Roasted Chicken Panini
nut-free basil pesto, roasted chicken, provolone cheese, bacon, sourdough bread
11
Pastrami on Marble Rye Panini
Pastrami with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 Island dressing
12
Gluten Friendly Option Available 2
Carrot Hummus Wrap
Arugula, tomato, cucumber & onions wrapped in a spinach tortilla
IRON BAY CLASSICS OLD AND NEW
14.5
Iron Bay Whitefish Tacos
two soft shell flour or corn tortillas, taco seasoned local whitefish, cabbage slaw, sour cream, cilantro, pico de gallo, corn tortilla chips
14
Sub Gluten-Friendly Tortilla 2
Add Guacamole 3.25
Amigos Classic "Awesome" Wet Burrito
flour tortilla, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, pico de gallo, spicy tomato sauce, cheddar and jack cheeses, black olives, scallions, sour cream, corn tortilla chips
DINNER PLATES
After 4:00 PM
21
Glazed Faroe Island Salmon
lightly seasoned served with any two of the following: side salad, cup of soup, choice of potato or mixed seasonal vegetables
14
Mount Marquette Meatloaf
fresh ground beef secret recipe, mashed potatoes, beef gravy, fried onion strings
12
Add Chicken 3.25
Pasta Primavera
Seasonal vegetables, portobello mushrooms, Cavatappi Pasta with a basil pesto cream sauce
16
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Marinated chicken breast with fried plantains and a pineapple curry chutney
18
Iron Bay Baked Whitefish (Available Only When Fresh)
lightly seasoned served with any two of the following: side salad, cup of soup, choice of potato or mixed seasonal vegetables
FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
After 4:00 PM
18
Local Whitefish and Chips
beer battered, deep-fried local whitefish, black pepper fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce, choice of a side salad or cup of soup
SIDES / ADDITIONS
3
Add Goat Cheese
2.5
Add Beer Cheese
3.25
Add Beef, Chicken
5
Add Flaked Whitefish
5
Add Extra Burger
3
Add Black Pepper Fries
3.25
Add Guacamole
3.25
Add Avocado
3
Add Mashed Potatoes or Baby Roasted Potatoes
available after 4:00 PM
1.75
Add Bacon
YOUNG ADULTS
Choice of Black Pepper Fries, or Side Salad
6
Mac n Cheese
6
Chicken Bites
6
Cheese Quesadilla
About
Located in one of Marquette's most iconic locations, Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery encompasses a crossroads of great food, exceptional service, and rich local history. You'll love our timeless variety of dishes, drinks, and atmosphere. Come experience a taste of Marquette's past!
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the whitefish sandwich with salad and black pepper fries. All were good. Hubby and DIL had burgers that they both thought were great. Grandson had a huge plate of nachos that were just as tasty as they looked. Great service. And a beautiful...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I found this place while in town. We got there around 530-6 and waited only a short time to get seated, but while we waited we hung out in the bar area. Bartenders were very friendly and helpful, my husband had a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, from the lake view to the drinks, dessert, and fresh fish! See you in again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The White Fish Tater Tots are a must. They were so yummy. We sat outside and enjoyed the view and summer weather.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tnk9581
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the summer weather on our patio, with a view of Lake Superior!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was looking for a dinner spot on a Sunday evening. Lots of places were closed in Marquette so we landed here. Was not disappointed. We were sat quickly with a great view. Our waitress Maddie was very attentive. Good selection and execution of cocktails. There...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Matthew D
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the full experience with us, from the view to the history and the meal! See you in again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here at least once a day everyday that we were in town. Service was consistently great, food really good. Personal favorites were the chicken panini, meatloaf dinner and nachos.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank hpa5
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We love to hear that you enjoyed your experiences and meals with us! See you in again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service with a great view of the bay. Had an extensive cocktail menu of local beverages, would recommend the Marquette Mule. Food was gorgeous, definitely go for the whitefish!

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Roisin O
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We love to hear that you enjoyed our local beverage options, along with the view of Lake Superior. See you in again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited one hour to get a table on a Monday night. We placed our order immediately after we were seated. Then we waited another hour for our food.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Zosia E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large open restaurant with large bar area in what looks like an old factory building. Tap room attached for beer drinkers. Had a nice martini at the bar while we waited about 15 minutes. They have buzzers, so you can walk outside a bit. Went...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the full Iron Bay experience, from the lakefront patio dining to the historic building! See you in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To bring an old building to life is amazing! Our waitress Meghan was the BEST!! The drinks and food were top notch. We had the Foundry burger with fries and the Iron Ore burger (minus the bun) with a side salad. Our drinks were Iron...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LAShorty10
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We love when our customers take in the history infused in our building while enjoying great food and drinks! See you in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of Beers, they don't make any of their own. Prices are just as cheap as if you bought it from the brewery. The pretzel bites with the beer cheese horseradish spread was awesome!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Joe_Dirt_Rules
Iron Bay R, Owner at Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are happy to hear that your enjoyed our selection of local and regional craft beers! Cheers!

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