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Thirsty Whale

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Norway American, ,
825 W US Highway 2, Norway, MI 49870-1133
+1 906-563-5466
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“fish fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
825 W US Highway 2, Norway, MI 49870-1133
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

You'll never find a better burger place. This is a fun place to be with the best food in town. Try one of their many burgers (I recommend the Olive burger) or sandwiches (the Turkey is the best!!!). I've never had a bad experience here,...More

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The burgers were incredible. They are huge and cooked perfectly. We ordered 8 burgers for take out and they were ready in 45 minutes. The only thing that could have made it better is if a menu was available online so you could call ahead....More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is warm and the regulars seem very comfortable. Would be great to include one or two foods that would be a healthy fare.

1  Thank Joayle
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stop at the Thirsty Whale every time we visit the U.P. (at least twice a year). Our burger and fries were awesome. We visited on July 3rd and our waitress was friendly and attentive. The owner cooked our food to perfection! There were 8...More

Thank labsonhurley
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had a great meal of yummy burgers and fries and good beer too! Can't wait to go back! Even our grandkids said it was the best burger they ever had and loved the deep fried potato chips!

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great Burgers award winning as a matter of fact really enjoyed the atmosphere ,not the best burger I've ever had but really good

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Great spot to stop for drinks. Haven't eaten here but I've heard the burgers are great. Try the $1 pudding shots!

Thank Jkilg204
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Huge and tasty hamburgers, fish fries. It's a little hole in the wall kind of place, well known with the locals. Friendly homey atmosphere, great food and service. Nothing fancy, but worth the stop.

1  Thank UPwrite
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

When people ask me where to get a bite locally, I always suggest the Whale! Best burger around and a friendly, relaxed, tavern atmosphere.

Thank Chelley75
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The "Whale" is a local hotspot famous for it's excellent beef and specialty burgers and everything to go with it including homemade soups and Friday night fish fries. Service is great and people are friendly there, especially Paula, the owner, who is loved by everyone....More

Thank cfila
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 W US Highway 2, Norway, MI 49870-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Norway
  • Phone Number: +1 906-563-5466
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