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West Bay Diner

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American, Diner
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E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
+1 906-494-2647
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07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
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Merritt Island, Florida
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good breakfast, good service , but ... the owner and chef only prepares 3 or 4 different breakfasts a day . if you want something special go somewhere else and he won't hesitate to tell you. also use the right door , using the wrong one may result in a scolding lol ...

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Thank 40zees
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We just made our second visit here (from Howell, MI)--only had pie (yummy) at our first visit to Grand Marais a couple of years ago but today we had a very good buffalo burger and meat pie and two slices of cherry pie to go. Our server was prompt and very good. We look forward to coming back! :)

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Thank LuckyLindy16
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This spot is not on the main drag, which is saying something, since GM is pretty much a one block town. But it's well worth finding, because it is part local gathering spot, part trip back to yesteryear and part great food. All the dishes are prepared with care and attention to detail. Something as ordinary as toast is a... More 

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Thank Tom H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a step back in time! Everything is special and inviting. The owners are the main people in the restaurant as far as workers. We we were given a sample of one of her homemade still warm cookies! They have a gift section with things you won't find anywhere else. I can hardly wait to go back Labor Day... More 

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Thank Donna P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I am all about funky and eclectic, but whoa. This place may have crossed the line. The diner itself is super fun to look at and extremely unique, so we were excited upon entering. We didn't mind the fact that it took a really long time to be seated, the flies buzzing around our food, or even that everyone's food... More 

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Thank Maggie N
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ate there on Sunday morning. They were terribly understaffed. Took forever to get seated and then was told it would be an hour if we wanted anything from the kitchen. Way over priced but I guess if you are the only place open in town you can charge whatever you want. The waitress was very nice otherwise I'd have rated... More 

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Thank Billnug
Michigan
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was 30 minutes to closing and the cook/owner ran out of beef and asked if I would accept smoked turkey in their multi-layered "Watchman" take on a BLT. It was excellent. The place has a slightly-worn-and-comfortable northern cottage feel. The baker was making meat pies in a back room. Everything was made to order, the egg dishes first, then... More 

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Thank Roadster1967
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Small locally owned diner in an old railroad dining car located near the beach with a great view of the bay... Good food, with a set breakfast menu on the board as you go in. I had the Diner breakfast sandwich, two fried eggs, bacon & cheese on toasted bread. Nice portion, reasonability priced. Would try again for lunch to... More 

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Thank syhink
Hartland, MI
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Enjoyed our breakfast here...very nice waitresses and great food! Within walking distance of Beach Park Motel.

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Thank woodsy528
Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nestled in this little village on the beach, sits a tiny diner...looking like your typical little 50s style diner..you know, the old train car converted into an eatery. But this one is attached to a cool little shop and offers a very cool little..well.not so little, breakfast. My husband and I both ordered the corned beef hash, which came with... More 

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Thank SharonPMississauga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:30
Monday
07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:30
Thursday
07:30 - 16:30
Friday
07:30 - 16:30
Saturday
07:30 - 16:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?