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


A Marquette staple. This place can be enjoyed at anytime during the day but the most popular hours are for breakfast and lunch. They offer a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as amazing desserts. The downstairs section of Donckers is all of their sweets and make sure too not forget about their ice cream. Personal favorites are the Blueberry and Mackinac Fudge.

The Delft

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The Delft is adjacent to Donckers and is so blatant, you might miss it! This place is a converted movie theater that does play movies and or other entertainment on its large screen projector while you eat. 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

This place is a hidden gem on North Third that is very unassuming. 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!


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 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 nominees:

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.

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. Go grab a juicy burger and fries if you have a hankering for that.

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 can provide visitors with some quality food and vibes.

Marquette Michigan Restaurants I want too try:

Elizabeth’s Chophouse – I haven’t sank my teeth into Marquette’s “fanciest” steakhouse yet but that will change. Elizabeth’s does offer a daily happy hour and has a nice ambiance from the outside. One of these days that will change and I will give it a go.

Lake Superior Pizza – Have heard nothing but good things but still haven’t made my way to this joint yet. If you need your pizza fix from this list, The Vierling does a solid job for pizza in an unfamiliar place.

Marquette Michigan Restaurants and more

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!

Marquette Michigan Restaurants and MORE

Need some ideas 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.

If you want to explore some trails, read here.

I hope you will find your way up here because Marquette is a special place. If you want to explore the area with a guide, contact me as I run day tours and photography tours depending on visitors requests. 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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