Discover 8 of the Best Upper Peninsula Michigan Restaurants

After a day of exploring all of the outdoor adventures that the UP has to offer, you’ll need to fill up with a tasty bite to eat. These restaurants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan features an eclectic mix of cuisines from around the world! Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on grabbing breakfast, lunch, or dinner from these fantastic dining establishments.

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The Best Restaurants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Upper Crust Cafe Bakery & Deli – Manistique

The Upper Crust Cafe Bakery & Deli is one of the best restaurants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to grab a sandwich in between outdoor adventures. Soups, salads, wraps, and breakfast items are also available at this waterfront deli.

The Brownstone Inn – Au Train

If you’re searching for fine dining in the Upper Peninsula, The Brownstone Inn offers a menu full of classic American fare. Steaks, burgers, and seafood are the staples here, especially the local Whitefish when it’s in season.

Tip: This UP restaurant closes every winter from the beginning of November through the beginning of December.

Hilltop Restaurant – L’Anse

The Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse features an array of food. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, you’ll find something for everyone in the family. One thing’s for sure about this comfort food establishment—their gooey sweet rolls are to die for (trust us)!

Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery – Marquette

For a truly unique dining experience in the UP, head to Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery. This Louisiana-themed eatery hidden in the heart of downtown Marquette serves up tasty authentic bites like fried alligator, gumbo, po’ boys, and jambalaya. This is one of the best restaurants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan if you’re in the mood for some gourmet Southern cuisine

Steinhaus – Marquette

Take a culinary journey across the Atlantic to a joint serving classic German cuisine. Here at Steinhaus, you can savor tasty wursts, wiener schnitzel, and a selection of delicious German beers. The decor may be lacking at this Upper Peninsula restaurant, but the flavors are alive and well. It’s also right around the corner from Lagniappe!

Rice Paddy – Marquette

Creole, German, and Thai food—Marquette offers a tasty tour of the world! The Rice Paddy sits a couple of miles up the road from Steinhaus and Lagniappe next to Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. This family-owned restaurant serves up authentic Thai cuisine, including pad thai and plenty of beef, chicken, and shrimp dishes. 

Harbor Haus Restaurant – Copper Harbor

If you’re staying up in the Eagle Harbor area, head north to Copper Harbor for a unique and exciting dining experience. The Harbor Haus Restaurant features upscale dining on the shores of Lake Superior. German and Austrian flavors are evident with an abundance of meat and potatoes dishes on the menu. No wonder why this is one of the best restaurants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Village Pizza – Naubinway

Who doesn’t love a hot, cheesy pizza after a long day of exploring the great outdoors? Well, Village Pizza is a great place to stop and grab a pie (or two) before heading back to your Freshwater Vacation Rentals property. Check out the menu and restaurant updates on their Facebook page!

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