Appetizing Creations From Western Upper Peninsula

Western UP Foodie Tour
The west side of the UP offers more than just beautiful scenery, miles of coastline, small friendly towns, or areas for hunting and fishing. You can find amazing and unique dishes from the north such as their famous pasties or the freshest Lake Superior Whitefish. Even with cooler weather the availability of fresh fruit is still seen in Houghton County as they are known for their abundance of U-pick strawberry farms. The nature you will come across in the UP is just as exciting as the food and this is Pure Michigan.

Harbor Haus, Copper Harbor1. Harbor Haus 
    77 Brockway Avenue
    Copper Harbor, MI 49918
    Ph: (906) 289-4502

Harbor Haus is the perfect spot for a new selection of dishes as their menu changes daily. Their passion, expertise and commitment to serving the freshest foods available make every dish amazing. Past entrees have included Porterhouse Steak with toasted garlic and sauteed mushrooms or Fresh Oysters with spinach, parmesan cheese, bacon, and cream to name a couple. Reading the menu will make your mouth water and the aromas from the kitchen will dance in your nose. Not only is the food worth the stop, but so is the beautiful view of Lake Superior. 

Fitzgerald's Restaurant, Eagle River2. Fitzgerald's Restaurant 
    100 Front Street
    Eagle River, MI 49950

    Ph: (906) 337-0666 

"Fine dining in a distinguished atmosphere" is what you will find at Fitzgerald's. The restaurant hosts a magnificent view of Lake Superior with deck seating for the warmer days. Fitzgerald's takes pride in offering delicious menu items every day such as their Lake Superior Whitefish, Jager Schnitzel, Pecan Walleye, Burgers, Smoked Trout Pate, Hummus and Nachos. To best complement your entree pair it with a Michigan wine from Fitzgerald's wine list and your meal will be complete. 

3. Keweenaw Co-op    
   1035 Ethel Ave

    Hancock, MI 49930
    Ph: (906) 482-2030

Keweenaw Co-op is a one-stop shop for the freshest Michigan produce and products. Above having the perfect ingredients for your meal they have a delightful deli menu. Here you can purchase sandwiches of all kinds, salads and homemade soups. You can share this great experience with friends and family back home as the Co-op offers custom order gift boxes made from local products. The Co-op prides itself on offering "goods and services that appeal to consumers who have a meaningful sense of environmental and social responsibility and incorporate those values into their buying decisions". 

Keweenaw Brewing Company, Houghton4. Keweenaw Brewing Company 
    408 Shelden Ave
    Houghton, MI 49931
    Ph: (906) 482-5596

The Keweenaw Brewing Company (KBC) taproom is located in the middle of historic downtown Houghton. Its rustic barn-wood interior welcomes all with cozy atmosphere that includes a large fireplace area and comfy couches. KBC's taproom always offers their four core ales: Pick Axe Blonde, Red Jacket Amber, Lift Bridge Brown and Widow Maker Black. Dick Gray and Paul Boissevain's passion for beer has allowed KBC to become a reality. Enjoy some Michigan beer while you are in the Upper Peninsula. 

The Konteka Black Bear Resort, White Pine5. The Konteka Black Bear Resort 
    400 Main Street
    Mineral Circle Plaza
    White Pine, MI 49971
    Ph: (906) 885-5170

Nestled in the woods of the Upper Peninsula is Konteka Black Bear Resort, which offers a delicious variety of dishes. Their menu is perfect for any taste bud as they have soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, ribs, seafood, chicken and scrumptious desserts. While enjoying your dinner you can watch wild black bears roaming the premises. This sight makes for a unique dining experience that can be enjoyed by all. 

Irontown Pasties, Negaunee6. Irontown Pasties 
    801 N Teal Lake Ave
    Negaunee, MI 49866
    Ph:  (906) 475-6828

What used to be known as Grama T's Pasties is now Irontown Pasties. The new owners John & Lori Cizek are excited to be preparing these cozy meals along with bringing new items to the menu. Don't worry, they still offer great varieties of pasties such as Vegetable, Spicy, Traditional and Fruit Turnovers. Along with their delicious warm pasties, you can enjoy many flavors of their hand dipped ice cream. Your stomach will thank you later. 

Marquette Farmers & Artists Market7. Marquette Farmers & Artists Market  
  112 South Third Street
    Marquette, MI 49855
    Ph: (906) 362-3276 

Downtown Marquette hosts the Marquette Farmers & Artists Market every Saturday. The market includes local farmers and growers offering a wide variety of fresh produce, herbs, eggs, meat, baked goods, plants and fresh-cut flowers. Community artisans showcase their work, including hand-made jewelry, stained glass, wreaths, yarns, soaps, wood art, furniture, health and beauty products, clothing, paintings and more. Stop in and support Michigan vendors.

For more culinary destinations, please visit Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marquette Country Convention & Visitors Bureau and Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association.