Eastside Originals (EIRA)

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.


Restaurant Week 2019: March 3-10

Check back soon to find delicious $10 lunch specials and $25 dinner deals.

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.

Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill has proudly served made-from scratch pizzas, fresh salads, unique sandwiches, bugers, and delicious entrees since 2006! Our all-you can eat pizza, salad and soup lunch buffet is a favorite available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. deliveries and carryout available, plus Happy Hour specials daily.

Aubrees Pizza and Grill 227 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.

Voted best Italian restaurant in the Upper Peninsula, the Casa has been serving pasta, pizza, seafood and award winning steaks since 1981. Convenient parking and only 2 blocks from NMU, the hospital and Lakeview Arena, the Casa serves the best in beer, wines and cocktails. Open daily at 4 p.m.

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

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!

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.

Over 10 years as one of the state’s finest steak and seafood houses. Great wines, great ambiance, and great service. Open daily, lunch served Monday through Saturday. Deck overlooking Lake Superior.

Elizabeth’s Chop House  113 S. Front St.

Marquette’s best kept secret, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Utilizing local, fresh ingredients, Harley’s creates a constantly evolving menu that highlights the Midwests’s favorites with a big city flare. Try the house special smoked salmon, Fat & Juicy Burger, Vegan Bowl, Chowder, & Cajun Mac-n-Cheese. Boutique wine list, local beers, and craft cocktails.

Harley’s Lounge At Ramada Marquette 412 W. washington St.

In our corner restaurant overlooking Lower Harbor and the beautiful Lake Superior, you will find an unforgettable atmostphere. A building full of history, infused with a modern twist, where you’ll be wowed by top-notch fresh-baked pies and fireside dining with superior lake views. We look forward to serving you down at the bay!

Iron Bay Marketplace 105 E. Washington St.

Pronounced “Lan-yap”; meaning a little something extra or more than expected. AN authentic Southern restaurant featuring the flavors and hospitality of the South. We span from the Carolinas over to texas and back to Memphis with a big ol’ layover in Louisiana! Come Taste the quality of over 100 menu items all made from scratch in-house. Home of the Voodoo Bar and Gris Gris Specialty Shop. Serving brunch Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery 145 Jackson Cut & 145 W. Washington St.

The Northland Pub features traditional pub fare with 14 taps of select Michigan craft beers and old favorites. From wings to burgers to classic sandwiches, the pub is sure to have something for everyone. Follow us on Facebook (@northlandpub) and instagram (@northlandpubmqt) tosee mouthwatering pics of our chef’s specials!

The Northland Pub at Landmark Inn 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.

The Pasta Shop 824 N. Third St.

Specializing in wood-fired brick oven pizza, the Piedmont marries traditional Italian concepts with contemporary flavors and a casual dining experience. Our chefs showcase their creativity with weekly specials, and our menu boasts our impressive selection of classic dishes. Italian has never tasted this good!

The Piedmont at Landmark Inn 230 N. Front 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.

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 fresh whitefish daily, signature burgers, homemade bourbon bbq, our popular poutine, or one of our 14 beers on tap. Kitchen open until midnight everyday. Written by MLive.com as a “Must-visit eatery,” you will see why we have become a destination for tourists and Marquette’s locals!

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!

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. Outdoor patio with T.V. Take-out, delivery and catering available.

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.

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.

Zephyr  215 S. Front St.
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