marquette michigan restaurants

Marquette Michigan is sure to keep you hungry with all of the activities that this place has to offer. With so much to do your appetite will definitely be put in check daily. Not sure where to eat? Start here so you can spend your money on the right foods at the right time! Here are some of my favorite Marquette Michigan Restaurants to eat when I’m not out photographing something

Marquette Michigan Restaurants Overview:

  • Donckers
  • The Delft
  • Java Bay
  • The Vierling
  • Lagniappe
  • Stuckos

Donckers

Donckers is one of Marquette’s most popular restaurants. The Donckers menu is a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as amazing desserts. One of the major draws to Donckers are their endless amounts of chocolates and savory ice cream. Personal favorites are the Blueberry and Mackinac Fudge.

The Delft

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The DELFT shares walls with Donckers and shares a steady stream of visitors for their quality food. Being a converted movie theater, the Delft offers a unique dining experience with some type of entertainment projected on the main dining room wall.

The food here is New American Fare and is delicious. What makes the experience even more special is the open air kitchen that allows you too see the process of your meal being made (if you care to watch).

Java Bay

Java Bay is one of Marquette’s hidden gems. Came here for a cup of Coffee once and stayed for the breakfast burrito. This burrito or wrap or whatever you want too call it, is LEGIT! I’m a breakfast burrito snob (from California) and this was one of the best ones I’ve had in a long time. Don’t sleep on this place.

The Vierling

Another Marquette staple, The Vierling. The Vierling offers a bit of everything ranging from fresh fish, american fare, and pizza. They also offer their own house made beer that is some of my favorite in Marquette. Try the Blueberry if you’re feeling adventurous! CLOSED ON SUNDAY!

Lagniappe

Looking for some Cajun cooking? The Lagniappe is Marquette’s Cajun connection, and is one of the cities top rated and talked about spot. Funny enough, this place is also adjacent to Donckers and The Delft, and should be sampled as soon as you can. More info on the link above.

Stuckos

Stuckos is a Marquette staple and should be included on any visitors list. They serve up some phenomenal burgers and sandwiches alongside a rotating tap list of more than 10 beers. Come get a patio seat in the heart of 3rd street.

Other Marquette Restaurants:

Rice Paddy – The Rice Paddy Menu is one of the most talked about Asian restaurants in Marquette. Aoy serves up delicious Thai food at very affordable prices. Take Out only!

Third Street Bagel – Third Street bagel is the best place in Marquette for those with a bagel hankering. With it’s prime location across the street from Blackrocks brewery, this place is easy to find and therefore is very busy on weekend mornings.

Vango’s Pizza & Cocktail Lounge – Vango’s is another Marquette favorite for many serving up Italian fare. Located on 3rd street, don’t hesitate to eat here when considering your options for food

Steinhaus – “Locally cultivated, internationally inspired. Sink your taste buds into our German and European-inspired menu, showcasing seasonal produce by local farmers. The menu proudly features locally sourced produce and grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, fish, duck and more.”

Queen City Burger – Serving up tasty burgers, this joint isn’t in the heart of downtown and easy to miss if you don’t know where to look. Queen city thrives with eclectic offerings and delicious sides. Burger fans will love it here.

Casa Calabria – One of the most popular Italian restaurants in town is Casa Calabria. Located at the end of 3rd street, this Italian joint always seems to be buzzing and provides visitors with quality food and vibes.

Togos – Looking for a tasty sandwich? Togos is one of the most popular places to grab a sub in Marquette. Be forewarned. You might end up waiting in a long parking line because of it’s popularity.

Marquette Michigan Restaurants I want too try:

Elizabeth’s Chophouse – This is Marquette’s “fanciest restaurant” and one for those looking for fine dining. Elizabeth’s offers a daily happy hour alongside a lovely ambiance. Located right off of third street adjacent to the Vierling.

Lake Superior Pizza – Pizzas are on the menu of this tucked away off the radar joint. Follow Lincoln until you see this or K’s Oriental.

Marquette Michigan Food Trucks

  • BURGER BUS – Not a restaurant but a converted school bus turned burger machine. Make sure to find this during all seasons but winter. Regularly found at Blackrocks Brewery and Ore Dock Brewery.
  • Smelted Pizza – Smelted Pizza serves up thin Wood Fired Pizzas at your favorite brewery or pop up event. These guys have a variety of pizzas that will satisfy any pizza lovers appetite. Check out the Smelted Wood Fired Pizza Menu
  • Smok’d – Smoked meats, waffles and some tasty dishes. A unique menu will keep your taste buds and stomach satisfied.
  • Dia De Los Tacos – This taco truck is back and under new ownership! Find the BIG Blue truck around town and get your favorite meat or vegetarian tacos!
  • Fish Express – The newly opened Fish Express is located at the bottom of North 3rd Street. Come by for a variety of fish offerings 7 days a week!
  • Manny Mags – Have your event catered with the delicious Mexican offerings or find the food truck around Marquette. Stay up to date by following their facebook!
  • G’s Lakeshore Pizza – Located on Lakeshore Boulevard, G’s Pizza is about as close as you can get to Lake Superior dining. Grab a pizza and head over to the lake!
  • Senors Food Truck – Authentic Mexican cuisine served throughout the UP. If it’s around, get if it a shot!

You can find a lot of good food in Marquette that will satisfy the soul but you won’t find everything. For what it is, Marquette’s food will be good enough for most but can get slow or outdated for some food snobs.

Thanks for reading and hope too hear from you guys. Where’s your favorite place to eat in Marquette? Please drop a comment if you agree or disagree and let me in on a secret if I’m missing anything!

More than just Marquette Restaurants!

Need some the for your trip to my favorite Michigan city? There is so much to do that boredom or empty hours shouldn’t be an option. Whether it be Fat Tire biking, hiking, surfing, or shopping, Marquette has something for everyone. Here are the outdoor options explained:

I hope you will find your way up here because Marquette is a special place. If you want a guided tour of Marquette, ask me because I run Photo Tours. For more information on what else you should spend your time doing up here, read All the things you can do in Marquette

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