We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

West Bay Diner

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
E21825 Veteran Ave., Grand Marais, MI 49839
+1 906-494-2647
07:30 - 16:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 179: English reviews
Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little pricey. Excellent breakfast! They have fresh pasties but minimum two and you have to order ahead or wait an hour for them to make them.

Thank kindling29
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My favorite place to eat Breakfast in Grand Marais but don't be in a hurry. There is one cook and he does a great job, but speed to the table, especially for a bigger group is not to be expected. The wait is WORTH IT.

Thank mollyreddish
Merritt Island, Florida
Level Contributor
82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 ...

Thank 40zees
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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! :)

Thank LuckyLindy16
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 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 

Thank Tom H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 

Thank Donna P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Maggie N
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Billnug
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Roadster1967
Level Contributor
73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank syhink

Travellers who viewed West Bay Diner also viewed

Newberry, Upper Peninsula

Been to West Bay Diner? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of West Bay Diner and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from West Bay Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?