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The Steinhaus Market

In the past week since first dining at Steinhaus Market, a local full-service deli, I’ve been fighting what feels like a losing a battle. Can I continue to explore the diverse dining options around Marquette County with an open mind or do I just give up now and declare Steinhaus Market my absolute favorite dining experience?

Steinhaus Market makes their own sausages, cures their own meat, and serves sinus-clearing mustards made right in the kitchen. And then there’s the pastries that, well, just abandon your gluten-free lifestyle for the evening.

S_Market-001More than a neighborhood deli, the Market beckons you to take a seat with your meal. If you’re not familiar with the deli-food beyond Oscar Mayer, you’ll soon find out that it makes you happy, a sentiment heard echoed from table after table over the course of our 3-hour dining experience.

I arrived for dinner with a good friend, and was immediately greeted by the radiant staff at the door. These ladies set the pace for our evening with the kind of smiles on their faces that old friends give while welcoming a family for dinner.

Once inside, that notion of pride was immediately understood. We entered into the middle of what one patron described as the “Steinhaus Market Showroom.” It’s the front portion of the deli holding all of their retail gold. My eyes darted around the room, over the delicate Austrian wafer cookies, Manner, and jars of fermented foods. Standing on the poured concrete floor, I tried to downplay my excitement, but there was no way to subdue the 6-year old boy coming alive in me as I touched each countertop and examined the contents of every cooler, rack, and shelf. I’ve found the grown up place for kids who love candy stores, but here the sweets are actually bottles of wine, cornichons, and pounds upon pounds of house-made sausages.

Because there are no full walls separating the kitchen from the dining room, the deli feels very personal, it’s like you’re in a relative’s kitchen before a family meal. The portions are big enough to be grandmother’s too, but they’re made by two muscular bearded men waiting behind the grill. I smiled and nodded at them, a sign of my upcoming order. They nodded back, donned aprons,  and took metal spatulas in hand.

S_Market-004First from the kitchen to accompany our drinks were Black Truffle Parmesan Fries.

Hot and fresh, not-too-thinly sliced french fried potatoes topped with thick, half-curled pillow-like shavings of parmesan cheese and black truffle oil.

These are the fries that I thought only existed in my college memories of Belgian street food. Between sips of beer and half-grunting conversation, my dinner partner and I could be seen shoveling these fries into our faces. We were shameless. We were happy. Our laughter grew louder and our appetites greater.

After the fries, came our sandwiches. I ordered a medium Burger Deluxe with a fried “shroom bomb” added for good measure. Crowned with lettuce, bacon, tomato, thin slivery red onions, mayo and pickles and the best pickles I have ever tasted, this burger has become my standard for all other burgers. Although it was a lot of burger, everything came together to create pure magic on my plate. In fact, the burger was so large I found myself standing during those first few bites, feeling that a defensive stance was needed so as to not allow the burger to overtake me.

S_Market-005Pure and simple, Steinhaus Market is an old-world German-style butcher shop and deli. Here, it’s all about the food. Apart from some retail items, just about everything is made fresh in-house and the staff seemingly obsesses over every last detail until it’s right. And with that comes a feeling of hard-earned pride that moves out from the kitchen, into each level of service, and finds its way to your table.

 

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-Words and Photos By Dominic M. Davis

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Harley’s Restaurant & Lounge

Dressed up with hints of marble and gold, Harley’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Ramada brings a new level of casual class to Downtown Marquette.

Located just a few blocks away from Lake Superior, the low key lounge creates an atmosphere to match the flavors of a menu stocked with locally-sourced and flavorful fare. It starts with weekly live music played in front of a mesmerizing wall mounted fire place. Lights from behind gently change from blue to green to purple to red in a pattern imitating the flow of the Aurora Borealis, a local treat saved specially for night owls.

The bold flavors of sriracha and bourbon wind their way throughout the menu, accompanied by spicy pecans and feta crumbles, amongst other unique flavors, making each dish exciting. Eager for seafood, I went with the Alaskan Salmon but my taste buds really went off with the spicy yet refreshing Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita.

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If you’re lucky enough to be in town for Taco Tuesday at Harley’s Lounge, steak, grilled chicken, and shrimp tacos have the local crowd hooked. Ordered individually with fresh ingredients and a side of tortilla chips,these aren’t just food truck tacos—but the prices will still make for a smile.

After a fun day of riding the trails in Marquette County, a cool cruise on superior’s shore, or a long day at work, Harley’s Restaurant & Lounge is a great spot to wind down and fill up.

-Words and Photos by Dominic M. Davis

Eastside Originals

Taste the best of Marquette!

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Fine dining, pub grub, artisan baked goods, authentic ethnic cuisine, or just a good sandwich, we’re ready to serve you!
Savor the local flavor and un-chain your brain!

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Villa Capri

(906) 225-1153

2100 U.S. Hwy 41 West

Marquette, MI 49855

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The Barbiere’s Villa Capri Italian Cuisine has been owned and operated by the family of Nick and Joyce Barbiere since 1967. The original destination for genuine Italian cuisine in Marquette, Michigan, we specialize in pizza, pasta, steak and garlic bread. Best sellers include our capri sizzler steak with a side of homemade lasagna, and chicken tetrazzini with our famous garlic bread, rolled fresh daily. Other favorites include ravioli, stuffed shells, spinach linguini or gnocchi with your choice of sauce (meat, tomato (marinara) and cheese (alfredo)) made fresh daily, topped with homemade meatballs or Italian sausages.

Since 1967, the Villa Capri has been proudly serving the Upper Peninsula community fresh homemade Italian food for reasonable prices.

The Vierling

(906) 228-3533

119 S. Front St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Historic restaurant and brewpub with dining overlooking downtown Marquette’s Lower Harbor. Serving lunch and dinner.

Vango’s Pizza & Lounge

(906) 228-7707

927 N. Third St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Home of the oldest homemade pizza parlor in town. Excellent Greek Cuisine. Beer, wine and liquor. Open Mon.-Thu., 11am-midnight, Fri.-Sat., 11am-1am, Sun., noon-midnight. Smoke-free.V/MC.

Temaki & Tea / Smoothie King

(906) 227-6633

1422 Presque Isle Ave

Marquette, MI 49855

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Combined to form one stand-alone restaurant on Northern Michigan University’s campus, Temaki & Tea and Smoothie King provide many delicious options for students and the public alike. Serving up Japanese style cuisine, Temaki & Tea has a variety of appetizers and sushi rolls as well as rice and noodle dishes. Smoothie King offers an expansive selection of health boosting smoothies that taste great. Since 1989, Smoothie King has been named #1 franchise in their category 16 times (Entrepreneur Magazine), and we’re proud to introduce the very first location in the UP!

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Togo’s Sub Shop

Marquette

(906) 226-6535

1000 N. Third St

Marquette, MI 49855

 

Harvey

(906) 249-1455

M-28 & US-41 South

Harvey, MI 49855

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Home of the Original Sub Sandwich. Over 40 varieties of hot or cold subs. Delivery available. Now available any sub on a low-carb wrap! Open: Mon-Thu., 10am-11pm. Fri. – Sat., 10am-12:30pm.

Thai House

(906) 225-5945

1031 N. Third St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Classic Thai hospitality, flavor and elegance with a contemporary style. Featuring dishes that play on your palate with a harmonic balance of sweet, sour, salty and bitter flavors. Natives of Thailand, May & Art bring their signature style of freshness and “clean” distinct flavors to their specialties. Dine in and take-out. Catering available.

Portside Inn

(906) 228-2041

239 W. Washington St

Marquette, MI 49855

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A true Marquette original for over 30 years! Open for lunch and dinner. Owners and operators Matt and Rachel focus on quality-food that is fresh, tasty, and affordable. Some features include their famous bread sticks and gourmet pizzas, fire-grilled burgers, stacked sandwiches, salads, seafood, pastas, steak, and more. Great happy hour 3-6p.m., cozy fireplace, outside deck, located in downtown Marquette.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

(906) 225-6900

2383 US 41 West

Marquette, MI 49855

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Featuring a smoke-free atmosphere, seniors menu, beer & wine service and incredible bakery with delectable treats. Open daily 6am-midnight. Breakfast anytime, located next to Days Inn. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery offers Senior Citizen Appreciation on Mondays from 2-4. We take an additional 10% off your already discounted meal. Kids 12 & under eat free on Tuesdays from 4-10pm, with the purchase of an adult entree.

Outlanders

(906) 362-2253

1320 South Front St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Home-cooked family food to go. We use from scratch cooking to create homemade food your family is sure to love; without all the work! Choose from family favorites like Chicken and Biscuits, Tortilla Chip Soup, Cheesy Rotini, Philly Beef and Cheddar, and much more. Hot soup available daily. All dishes are available in single and family sized portions. Catering also available.

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New York Deli

(906) 273-1130

510 W. Washington St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Corned beef, pastrami, burgers, pasta, five soups daily and much more. Open daily 11am – 8pm (closed at 7pm during the winter months).

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My Place (Holiday Inn)

(906) 225-1351

1951 U.S. 41 West

Marquette, MI 49855

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Offers a variety of flavorful menu selections along with daily specials. Features our famous Sunday brunch. Beer, wine, and liquor. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. V/MC/AE/DC/D/CB.

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Capers, Northland Pub & North Star Lounge

Landmark Inn

230 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855

(906) 228-2580

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“The food is fabulous and our guests can dine in an elegant and unique atmosphere-like the Landmark Inn itself-surrounded by comfort and unlike anyplace else in the Upper Peninsula. Dress up, dress down, we don’t care, just come and enjoy yourself!” – Christine Pesola, Proprietor

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Jean Kay’s Pasties

(906) 228-5310

1635 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

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Featuring salads, subs, delectable cheesecakes, and the best pasties in Marquette. We also have mini-pasties! We Pack It – You Ship It.

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Hudson’s Classic Grill and Bar

(906) 225-5119

2433 U.S. 41 West (Located next to Days Inn & Comfort Suites)

Marquette, MI 49855

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Burgers, Shakes and Rock-n-Roll. Great food and drinks in a family atmosphere, plus outdoor deck, full bar and 12 TVs, including a Big Screen TV, to catch every game. Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11pm, bar open until midnight.

Harley’s Restaurant & Lounge

(906) 228-6000

412 West Washington Street

Marquette, MI 49855

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Located downtown in the Ramada Inn. Casual fine dining; live music weekly in the lounge. Experience the difference; dine at Harley’s.

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Donckers

Candy, Old-Time Soda Fountain and Luncheonette

(906) 226-6110

137 W. Washington Street

Marquette, MI 49855

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Experience a piece of the past with a twist of the new. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads, all made from scratch. Top it off with fudge, sweets, and ice cream from an old-time soda fountain. Open daily 10am, Sun. at noon. “See you at Donckers”.

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Das Steinhaus

(906) 273-1531

102 W Washington St. Suite 115

Marquette, MI 49855

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Das Steinhaus (literally translated as “The Stone House”) is Marquette’s newest fine dining experience. Our menu is produced entirely in house. From pretzels, to pickles, to mustard; if we don’t make it, we don’t serve it. We have 5 sausages, wiener schnitzel, apple strudel, and much more. Chef Fairbanks is committed to sustainability and local farms are proudly featured on the menu. The beverage program furthers the concept by offering 30+ beers from Michigan and Germany, a wine list developed collaboratively with Everyday Wines, and locally roasted beans by Dead River Coffee.

We want to transport people, but not make them forget where they are.” said Justin. “We are attempting to create a cuisine that draws inspiration from the Germanic countries; expressed through a Michigan lens.”

The founders of Das Steinhaus are Yoopers through and through. “We do local, because that’s who we are.”

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Casa Calabria

(906) 228-5012

1106 North Third St

Marquette, MI 49855

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Pasta, pizza, steaks and more! Great dining experience in a festive Italian atmosphere. Speedy takeout available on all menu items.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

(906) 226-0699

2500 US Highway 41 West

Marquette, MI 49855

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Award winning wings – 14 signature sauces – Over 20 beers on tap – Wall to Wall TV’s – Free NTN Trivia. Open M-Th 11am – 1am; F-Sat. 11am – 2am; Sun. Noon – 12am

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Baby Cakes Muffin Company

(906) 226-7744

223 West Washington St

Marquette, MI 49855

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A charming bakery/cafe serving decadent scratch-made breakfast items, nourishing lunch fare (including vegan and wheat free-gluten free selections), and scrumptious desserts. Full espresso bar with organic fair-trade coffees and teas. Open Mon.-Fri., 6am-6pm, Sat., 7am-6pm.

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Jasper Ridge Brewery & Restaurant

Country Village Resort

1075 Country Lane

Ishpeming, MI 49849

(906) 485-6017

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Established in 1996, the Jasper Ridge Brewery produces beer made from all natural ingredients such as malts, hops, yeast, and water to create beer that is bursting with individual flavor, color, and aroma. They provide it to you fresh from their 10 barrel all-grain brewing system on their property. They’ve rediscovered the rich, enjoyable flavor of fresh brewed beer.

Great food, fun and home-brewed beer! Steaks, pasta, Tex-Mex, sandwiches, and more. Separate lounge and dining area. Open daily at 11am. V/MC/D.

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Country Grill Pub & Eatery

(906) 486-1074

850 US 41 West

Ishpeming, MI 49849

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Whether you are looking for a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy or just want to meet up with some friends for drinks, appetizers and fun the Country Grill Restaurant is the place to be. Our friendly and fun atmosphere is perfect for diners of all ages and groups are welcomed!

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The Up North Lodge

(906) 346-9815

215 S. County Road 557 (One mile off M-35)

Gwinn, MI 49841

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Home of the “almost” world famous BBQ ribs! Beautiful log cabin in a pristine “up north” setting! Trail #33 trail head. Open Monday 4pm – 10pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-10pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials, Kids-Eat-Free Thursdays, Fish Fry Fridays, Rib Night Saturdays & Sundays.

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Thunder Bay Inn

(906) 345-9220

400 Bensinger

Big Bay, MI 49808

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Enjoy casual dining in our restaurant/pub which, built onto the historic Ford Hotel to film seven-time Academy Award Nominee “Anatomy of a Murder.” We are known for our homemade chili, pizzas, whitefish, wet burritos, and Friday Fish Fry in a friendly, north woods atmosphere. Open 11:00 am. until midnight. Food service closes at 10:00 pm. daily. We also have overnight accommodations, gift shop, facilities for small weddings, banquets and special dinners. See complete listing under Lodging Accommodations. We accept major credit cards.

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Brownstone Inn

(906) 892-8332

M-28, 24 miles east of U.S. 41

Autrain, MI 49806

Exceptional food and drink on Lake Superior. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, Tuesday through Sunday rest of year. Trail #417 groomed to the door. Call for hours and reservations.