Marquette is known for many things; our beautiful lakeshore, vast forests and myriad of outdoor activities, along with a rich history of mining, logging, and shipping. More recently, though, our scenic lakeside community has gained a reputation as a gastronomic mecca, with a wide variety of culinary opportunities for foodies to enjoy.
Whether it’s fine dining, local freshwater fish, artisan baked goods, pub grub, authentic ethnic cuisine, or just a good sandwich, Eastside Independent Restaurants are ready to serve you. Though by no means exhaustive, the list presented here exemplifies the locally owned, independently operated gems you can find in our Eastside Dining District.
The 906 Sports Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Downtown Marquette with stunning views of the ore dock and Marquette’s Lower Harbor. The 906 has14 HDTVs to catch all your favorite events. The cuisine focuses on homemade recipes along with fresh ingredients.
|906 Sports Bar and Grill||145 W. Washington St.|
Border Grill has been serving Marquette Since 1997! A fast-casual Mexican restaurant specializing in street tacos, but the menu also includes burritos, quesadillas, salads and bowls. Hand-crafted with your choice of charbroiled chicken, steak, or shrimp as well as three shredded meats and broiled whitefish. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten -friendly options are also available. Rice, beans, guacamole, salsa and chips are all made fresh daily! Free Wifi. Dine in or take out. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
|Border Grill (Third St.)||800 N. Third St.|
|Café BODEGA is proud to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared from scratch with natural ingredients. Our menu draws inspiration from classic American dishes and Latin American cuisine. Come taste the quality of over 50 menu items with several vegan and gluten-free options. Local micro-brews on tap, craft cocktails, and global wine selection at our 12-seat bar. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 8am-10pm, with Happy Time drink specials daily 4-6pm.||www.cafebodegamqt.com|
|Café Bodega||517 N. Third St.|
|Since 1981, Casa Calabria has been serving award winning pastas, pizzas and steaks to the people of the Upper Peninsula. Many Michigan wines and locally brewed beers complement our many different pasta and steak selections. Visit us any time after 4 p.m. daily or call (906) 228-5012 for speedy take-out service.||http://www.thecasa.us|
|Casa Calabria||1106 N. Third St.|
|The Delft Bistro is committed to curating a unique dining experience. Using quality ingredients with a twist of cinematic entertainment, the delft serves New American Fare, from burgers to filet mignon. We accommodate all occasions, from family night to date night. Let Delft Bistro light up your downtown experience||www.thedelftbistro.com|
|Delft Bistro||139 W. Washington St.|
|Highly regarded with incredible food and an atmosphere to match, DIGS will serve you with a big city experience mixed with the small town charm. Rotating seasonal food menus, influenced by modern kitchens, can best be described as “American-ish fare on vacation.” Along with dedicating craft to our cocktail menu and offering exclusive beers, DIGS might become your new favorite spot!||www.digsmarquette.com|
|Digs Gastropub||154 W. Washington St.|
Experience a piece of the past with a twist of the new. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with all natural and made from scratch ingredients. Stop in the candy store to top off your visit for signature chocolates, or a sweet from the old fashioned soda fountain.
|Donckers||137 W. Washington St.|
|Celebrating 10 years as one of the State’s finest steak and seafood house. Great wine list, great ambiance, great service. Open daily, lunch served Monday through Saturday. Deck overlooking Lake Superior.||http://www.elizabethschophouse.com/|
|Elizabeth’s Chop House||113 S. Front St.|
|Marquette’s best kept secret, serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner seven days a week. Utilizing local fresh ingredients, we create a constantly evolving meu that highlights Midwest favorties & big city flare. Try the popular house-smoked salmon, fat & juicy burger, and French country salad. Unique wines, craft cocktails & beer.||www.ramadamarquette.com|
|Harley’s Lounge At Ramada Marquette||412 W. washington St.|
|Iron Bay Marketplace includes Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery, Iron Bay Tap Room, Peace Pie Company, Stone Creek Coffee and a grab & go deli. Restored Iron Bay Foundry brings a historical touch to the Downtown Marquette Lower Harbor area, serving comfort food and drinks with a twist.||www.ironbaymqt.com|
|Iron Bay Marketplace||105 E. Washington St.|
|Pronounced “Lan-yap”, meaning a little something more than expected. An authentic Southern restaurant featuring the flavors and hospitality of the South! Come taste the quality of 100 menu items all made from scratch in-house. Home of the Voo Doo Bar and Gris Gris Specialty Shop. Serving brunch Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular hours are Tuesday- Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Voo Doo Bar is open until Midnight.||www.marquettecajun.com|
|Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery||145 Jackson Cut & 145 W. Washington St.|
|The Piedmont restaurant honors Italy’s northeast region culture of making rustic, simple dishes from fresh ingredients, using traditional recipes, including wood fired pizza and pasta, featuring wines to complement the dishes. The Northland Pub offers casual fare and live music, featuring Michigan brews and craft cocktails.||www.thelandmarkinn.com|
|Landmark Inn (Northland Pub, Piedmont)||230 N. Front St.|
|A long established gem appealing to the Italian cuisine lovers near and far, enjoy traditional pastas, aromatic sauces, savory meats and much more made fresh every day. Dine in our casual atmosphere or take us home seven days a week.||www.thepastashop.com|
|The Pasta Shop||824 N. Third St.|
|A Marquette favorite since 1983! Serving lunch and dinner in a historical Marquette pub atmosphere. Famous breadsticks, gourmet pizza, fire-grilled burgers, stacked sandwiches, big salads, delicious soups, pasta, steak, & seafood. Southwest specialties & Friday fish fry. Full bar specializing in Michigan beers on tap. Happy hour, outside deck and cozy fireplace.||www.theportsideinn.com|
|Portside Inn||239 W. Washington St.|
|If you are looking for excellent food in a fun atmosphere, Stucko’s Pub & Grill is the place for you. Come in and enjoy one of our signature burgers, homemade bourbon BBQ, fresh whitefish, or one of our popular Mexican dishes. Home of the 32oz “Shoop” draft, we have something for everybody.||www.stuckospub.com|
|Stucko’s Pub & Grill||900 N. Third St.|
|After more than 50 years, Togo’s remains a Marquette Favorite and a must-stop for travelers. With over 35 varieties of grilled and cold subs there is something for everyone. Togo’s begins each day baking an assortment of breads from scratch, then freshly slicing their meats, cheeses and veggies to create the perfect sandwich. Convenient call ahead pick-up and delivery service available. Marquette’s Original Submarine Sandwich, come taste the difference!||www.togostogo.com|
|Togo’s Marquette’s Original Submarine Sandwiches||1000 N. Third St.|
|Vango’s is the oldest pizza parlor in Marquette, serving homemade Greek and American food from scratch. Gyros, spanakopita, burgers, soups, salads and daily features. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Take-out, delivery and catering available.||www.vangospizza.com|
|Vango’s Pizza and Lounge||927 N. Third St.|
|Historic Downtown Marquette restaurant and brewpub overlooking Lake Superior, serving lunch and dinner. specializing in fresh, wild-caught Lake Superior whitefish. Featuring artisan pizzas, panini sandwiches, BBQ ribs, steaks, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. Saturday night prime rib special. One of Michigan’s finest brewpubs, serving 10 of their own hand crafted beers on tap. Full bar, extensive wine list. Open Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to close.||www.thevierling.com|
|Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery||119 S. Front St.|
|Located in Downtown Marquette, Zephyr offers a menu filled with wines that tell a story of where they’re from and how they came to be. The same enthusiasm goes into our food. Our traditionally cured meats and cheeses are chosen carefully & our sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts are all homemade with simple, fresh ingredients.||www.zephyrmqt.com|
|Zephyr||215 S. Front St.|