Eating and Drinking in the Keweenaw: The Abridged Version

Updated: February 26, 2014
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No matter where you are in the Keweenaw, you're not far from tasty food and thirst quenching goodness. Whether you're looking for cheap and easy or local cuisine, you'll find plenty of options.

As already mentioned, we're not going to go into great detail, but will provide links to reviews where possible as well as to other sites that strive to provide this information in greater detail.

We make no claim for completeness – and have omitted the run-of-the-mill fast food chains – but will try to point out the choice establishments (in our opinion, at any rate) town by town, from the top of the Keweenaw to the bottom (and even a bit beyond).

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Copper Harbor

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
Beautiful historic building; located on the Copper Harbor Trails; breakfast, lunch & dinner; lodging; special events; lunch: $$$, dinner: $$$$; 906.289.4403

Harbor Haus Restaurant
German-American, on Lake Superior, amazing beer list; reservations recommended in summer; $$$$

Mariner North Resort
Across the street from main CH trail; lodging; $$$; 906.289.4637

The Pines Resort
Great breakfast and lunch, close to main trail head; lodging; $$

Tamarack Inn
Breakfast and lunch, down the street from main trail head; $$

Other Food
Copper Harbor General Store
- the only game in town; staples, snacks, beer, wine ice
The Berry Patch - ice cream

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge $$$
Harbor Haus Restaurant $$$$
Mariner North Resort $$$
Zik's Bar (next to The Pines) $$

Boreal Beans Coffeehouse (at Brockway Inn) $$

Eagle Harbor

Restaurant / Bar
Eagle Harbor Inn
A fine way to end a day out on the Keweenaw;lunch & dinner; lodging; $$$

Other Food
Jampot Bakery - located midway between Eagle Harbor and Eagle River on M26 - tasty (though pricey) baked goods and jam; run by the brothers of a Catholic monastery, it's closed on Sunday.

Lac la Belle

Restaurant / Bar
Bear Belly Bar & Grill (located at Lac La Belle Lodge)
Burgers/sandwiches; $$$

Other Food
Lac La Belle Lodge - basic groceries, snacks, beer, wine ice. Also, the only gasoline far and wide; lodging available.

Eagle River

Restaurant / Bar
Fitzgerald's Restaurant
On the upscale side; always tasty, directly on the lake - no better spot to watch the waves on a windy day; great bbq, deep beer and wiskey lists; outdoor seating in summer; lodging; $$$$


Other Food
Phoenix General Store - very small grocery store; what the owner lacks in inventory, she makes up for in friendliness


The Gay Bar - burgers, dogs, pizza, deep-fried fish; $$


Slim's Cafe
Good breakfast spot; also serves lunch and dinner; $$


Other Food
Streetcar Station - ice cream


Other Food
BP Station - convenience store


Other Food
Kearsarge Store - convenience store; beer


Restaurants & Cafes
Michigan House
A biker favorite; located in downtown Calumet;, great food; microbrewery; deep beer list; lunch and dinner; lodging; $$$-$$$$

Mexican fare; blueberry and thimbleberry margaritas; lunch and dinner; $$$$

Cafe Rosetta
Great coffee, fresh bakery, daily soup and lunch specials; wireless; $$

5th and Elm Cafe
Great atmosphere; lunch; coffee; ice cream; wireless; $$

Conglomerate Cafe
Breakfast & lunch; ice cream; baked goods; coffee; wireless; $$

Calumet Pizza Works
Tasty handmade pizza; eat-in or take out; $$

Other Food

Pat's IGA
- full-service grocery store
Gas stations / convenience stores - a few around town

Michigan House $$$
Carmalita's $$$$


Restaurants & Bars
Irish Times
The only Irish pub in the Keweenaw; Guinness on tap; pub fare; lunch and dinner; $$$

Lake Linden

Restaurants & Bars
Listed on the National and Michigan Historic Registers; breakfast, lunch and dinner; sandwiches and burgers; bar; $$

Dreamland Restaurant and Bar
A fair stretch out of Lake Linden on Bootjack Road, a ride out to Dreamland for lunch is always a good ride. Of course, the trip home on a full stomach makes for a slow trip. It's a flat out-and-back though; lunch & dinner; bar $$

Other Food
Louie's IGA - grocery store
Gas stations / convenience stores
- a couple in town


Restaurants & Cafes
Mexican; good food and speedy service; lunch and dinner; $$$

Italian; your best bet for Italian in the Keweenaw; lunch & dinner; $$$

The Studio
Pizza - eat in, take-away or delivery; $$

Kangas Cafe
Breakfast and lunch; our favorite pasties, great lasagna; $$

It's been a while, but the pizza was great last time we were there; $$

Kaleva Cafe
Breakfast and lunch; $$

Portage Health System - (hospital canteen)
Breakfast and lunch; ok, it's hospital food, but it's better than airplane food; cheap, pretty good, and fast; wireless; $

Other Food

Keweenaw Coop
- organic produce; grocery; cheese; wine; best beer selection; deli (great sandwiches)
Pat's IGA - full-service grocery
Convenience stores - Shuttlebop - beer/wine/liquor; two gas stations with convenience stores

Copper Island Beach Club - on the waterfront, live music$$
Nutini's - extensive selection of bottled beers $$


Restaurants & Cafes
The Library
A Houghton landmark; great food and views; owners Jimmy and Julie C are big supporters of silent sports; lunch & dinner; microbrewery; bar; $$$-$$$$

The Ambassador
Pizza, subs, sandwiches; lunch and dinner; bar; $$-$$$

Sheldon Grill and Bar
Casual dining, amazing view from 7th floor of Franklin Square Inn; lunch & dinner, Sunday brunch; $$$-$$$$

Joey's Seafood
Seafood, fish and chips, salads, pasta and burgers; beer and wine; see menu here; $$-$$$

Pilgrim River Steakhouse
Steaks and seafood; lunch and dinner; bar; $$$-$$$$

The Suomi
Another Houghton classic, particularly for breakfast; also serving lunch; $-$$

JJ's Wok and Grill
No frills, fast and reasonable Chinese; to-go or eat in;$-$$

Great burritos and tacos; best salsa around;$-$$

Houghton branch of the Calumet favorite; to-go or eat in; $-$$$

The Lunch Box
Quick and tasty lunch; kitty corner from The Bike Shop; $$-$$$

Hunan Garden
Standard Chinese; $$-$$$

Calumet Pizza Works
Tasty handmade pizza; eat-in or take out; $$

Victoria's Kitchen
Breakfast and lunch; full breakfast; soups and sandwiches;$$

5th and Elm Cafe
Lunch; coffee; ice cream; wireles; $$

Coffee; baked goods; soup; wireless; $$

Michigan Tech Memorial Union
Cheap and easy breakfast and lunch, $-$$

Other Food
Econo Foods - full-service grocery
Festival Foods - full-service grocery
Jim's Foods - small grocery store close to Michigan Tech campus
Convenience stores - several gas stations with convenience stores in town

Keweenaw Brewing Company - great beer; popular hangout for all types; indoor/outdoor seating; $2.50 pints; $
The Libarary - microbrewery and full bar / restaurant; $$
The Thirsty Fish - located at top of Franklin Square Inn; great views of the Portage; $$
The Douglass (Dog) House Saloon; $
The Ambassador; $$
The Downtowner (DT) - great burgers, outdoor deck open in summer; $


Feedmill Cafe
Breakfast, lunch and dinner; $$-$$$

Other Food
Convenience store / gas station - one in town

Twin Lakes

Restaurant & Bar
Parkview Lodge and Grill
Standard American fare; breakfast, lunch and dinner; bar; lodging; $$-$$$

Other Food
Convenience stores / gas stations
Just one, but stop by for a tasty pulled-pork sandwich or pasty


Baraga Drive-In
Heading north on US-41, just past the state park on the right; burgers, fires, shakes; $-$$

Other Food
Convience stores / gas stations
A few gas station and grocery stores on US41