Where to Eat in Calumet: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

Calumet (/ˌkæljuːˈmɛt/ KAL-yoo-MET) is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. Also known as Red Jacket, the village includes the Calumet Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The village may itself be included within the Calumet Historic District, a larger area which is NRHP-listed and which is a National Historic Landmark District. It is bordered on the north by Calumet Township, on the south by the unincorporated town of New Town and Blue Jacket, on the east by Blue Jacket and Calumet Township, and on the west by Yellow Jacket and Calumet Township. The population was 726 at the 2010 census. Calumet's nickname is Copper Town U.S.A.
Things to do in Calumet

1. Eagle Harbor Inn

460 W North St, Eagle Harbor, MI 49950-9663 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 906-289-4435
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Eagle Harbor Inn

Eagle Harbor, MI is not a valid city according to Trip Advisor. Eagle Harbor, MI is located close to Copper Harbor, MI. I know that this is a small town. But, they do have two hotels and a restaurant in this small town. The Eagle Harbor Inn and Restaurant definitely deserves mention on your site as they have a wide variety of food and clean comfortable rooms. Thank you!

Reviewed By dale a

we were greeted and sat by the proprietor... she then told about the glaze on the sauce on the herb on the special etc... from the sound of it we were good.....all went down hill from there, ..... waitress was the lucky one as she obviously had somewhere better to be ALL THE TIME..waited 50 min. from (delayed) ordering to the time food on was on the table after asking for it twice....smallest 1/3 lb burger I've ever had, on a burnt (and i mean black) bun, in retrospect the cook and the server would've had to not give a crap because it was painfully obvious to all but not mentioned, addressed, or cared about.......with a square of low end food-service/truck stop cheese barely melted, underdone limp soggy fries that not were not edible, complete with a pickle that was about a week past its last crisp date.
the thing that REALLY cranked me about it all was that from in to out (for a burger basket mind you) was about 1.5 hours and only 15 min. of it was eating and we wasted a very pivotal Saturday evening of sightseeing time while the shadows were getting longer and longer... Culvers at closing time in a bad part of St Louis is one thing but NOT what i expected from a seemingly quaint family eatery in up state Mich. plan your time and expectations accordingly!!!

2. Lindell Chocolate Shoppe

300 Calumet St, M-26 Lake Linden, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1312 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 906-296-8083
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Lindell Chocolate Shoppe

The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe is housed in the Joseph Bosch Building in Lake Linden Michigan, which has been named to the National Register of Historic Places and is labeled a "site of outstanding historical and architectural significance" by the Michigan History Division of the Department of State. The building was originally a warehouse for beer magnate Joseph Bosch in 1893. Over the years, the building has also been home to a grocery, a mercantile, an indoor archery range, and The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe since 1922. The business was located a few doors north of where it is now and was founded by Louis Grammas and James Pallis who specialized in homemade candies, ice cream, fruits, tobacco and various other assorted sundries. Grammas and Pallis took Lindell's name from Lake Linden and nearby Hubbell. The interior of the present building was purchased from the Brand Company for a price of $3,700 in 1922. It is noted for its fine woodwork and remains virtually unchanged from its original design. The interior is one of the best examples left of early wood and stained glass decor. Golden Oak was used exclusively in the combination restaurant/bar with an elaborate archway separating the two areas, timber beams on the ceiling and a carved wood mezzanine. Visitors are greeted by Lindell's original illuminated stained glass sign which hangs above turn-of-the-century cloth roll-away canopies and large paned display windows. The building is accented by an ornate, bracketed metal cornice and a cooper clad base. Grammas and Pallis eventually sold the business in 1916 to John and Angelo Gekas who retained ownership for approximately 43 years. Richard and Frances Grunow took over in 1977. They have retained the 1920's decor and have undergone several restoration projects to enhance the restaurant's intrinsic atmosphere. In 1982, the Grunow's application for State and Historic designation of Lindell's and the Joseph Bosch Brewery Building was successful

Reviewed By traveltheworld012 - Rochester, Minnesota

While out driving we accidentally took this route north. So it must have been our fate to discover this incredible place while looking for a place to have a good cup of coffee. The sign says "chocolate shoppe", and we wondered if they had coffee. We parked and were we ever surprised. Not only coffee but a full menu of delights including the special on the day we visited....pasties, just what I had a yearning for.
Wait... that is only the beginning. This place is packed with history and beauty inside. The building was originally built as a brewery warehouse in 1893 probably to serve the many copper miners and employees of that boom era on this peninsula. Around 1920 or so the building was transformed into a restaurant. The owner had all the booths, woodwork and fixtures custom made and it is still beautiful inside. There is also a central wooden jukebox and each booth has a coin slot to play tunes. The floor is a beautiful mosaic tile hand laid. This building is a real gem. The food is unbelievably reasonably priced. The pasties were huge and only $5.50 each which includes a beverage. This is indeed a place lost in time, a wonderful time when restaurants were more than plastic and industrial looking. If you are ever headed north from Houghton, check this place out for sure. We will be back too.

3. Toni's Country Kitchen

79 3rd St, Laurium, MI 49913-2120 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 906-337-0611
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Toni's Country Kitchen

Reviewed By camckh - Kalamazoo,Michigan

I stop here every time I visit my son at Michigan Technological University. They make Povitica, which my serbian grandmother made every Christmas. It tastes just likes hers and is absolutely fantastic. It a cinnamon nut bread and its made fresh every day. Their breakfast is good also. Its a small place and its all baked from scratch in the kitchen. The owner is dedicated to keeping the traditions of the items he makes and the baked good are delicious. I am grateful he makes the traditions of cultures that immigrated to the Upper Peninsula.

4. Michigan House Cafe & Brewpub

300 6th St, Calumet, MI 49913-1508 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 906-337-1910
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 235 reviews

Michigan House Cafe & Brewpub

Reviewed By AmyJ888 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

My husband really enjoyed the freshly caught Planked Trout. Very well seasoned and delicious. There was a nice wine list, a complete beer list and a few selections on draft...but they were out of a couple, so it was slim pickings for draft beer the night we were there. The salads were just okay, nothing special. But the homemade apple pie...oh my word! Huge portion and really tasty. Nice crust, loaded with flavorful apples and topped with a delicious streusel crumble type topping. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to complete the dessert. Perfect.

The building is just loaded with history and is worth the visit to take it all in. Comfortable stop for dinner and drinks...we would come again for sure when we're in the area!

5. Cafe Rosetta

104 5th St, Calumet, MI 49913-1600 Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 906-337-5500
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Cafe Rosetta

Reviewed By James B - Vernon Hills, Illinois

Recommended to us by the folks at the Keweenaw visitor center we tried this for lunch (also Michigan House was closed) and there isn’t much else in this old town. This is a mildly funky, new earth-type sandwich shop with some pastries. Sandwiches were good, and I tried one of their off-the-wall cola drinks, pretty good meal actually.

6. Loading Zone II

406 Calumet St, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1023 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 906-296-8441
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Loading Zone II

Reviewed By Phil V - Michigan

We found this place from the book in our hotel room in Calumet and drove over and glad we did food was delicious. Ribs fell right off the bone. French Fries were homemade. They bring you a pitcher of your pop or lemonade so your glass is never empty and don't have to wait for a refill.

7. Candie's Corner Cafe

52278 Duncan Ave, Hubbell, MI 49934-9731 Waitstaff Breakfast, Lunch +1 906-296-9007
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Candie's Corner Cafe

Reviewed By Cyndi P - Houghton, Michigan

Candie's Corner Café doesn't feature ground-breaking cuisine, just the usual grill-and-cafe fare elevated by pure simplicity and fresh ingredients. I hear that the after-church breakfasts are a religious experience. I plan to check that out firsthand, but my first visit was at lunchtime so I went with the turkey-bacon sandwich on rye (among several bread choices - word has it the raisin bread is amazing but not with Turkey!). Super affordable, perfectly cooked, delicious bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato and REAL Turkey slices. Came with a side of ripple chips (of course) but you can also get fries for extra. Lighter and larger than the house-building appears from the outside, the décor features spacious seating at tables and booths and a charming mix of historical photos and memorabilia along with heartfelt stenciled sayings that adorn the walls (and humorously address the proclivities of the male of the species in the unisex restroom). Homemade soups in chilly season and friendly, attentive staff at all times. Terrific stop for both locals and visitors, open from morning 'til mid-afternoon. Just look for the sandwich board outside, advising "Eat Here or We'll Both Starve! Good Food and Good Prices!"

8. The Hut Inn

58542 Wolverine St, Calumet, MI 49913-6968 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American Lunch, Dinner 3371133
Excellent
42%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

The Hut Inn

My wife and I happened upon the place on a recent trip Selection, food, service, price were all well above average

Reviewed By dazzlynrio - Sheboygan, WI

Remembering my parents telling me about The Hut Inn while growing up and into adulthood.. "if you want the VERY BEST liver and onions you have ever tasted to to The Hut"! My sister and I were back home for a visit in early August went and placed our order. Mom and Dad you were right! I got a huge plate of the tenderest liver ever, smothered in fried onions, and home cooked bacon! YUM.. only con was we were first seated in the back as I had requested a table instead of a booth and the table they gave us was soooooooo dark I couldn't even see the menu to read it. We requested a different table and all was good after that.

431 5th St, Calumet, MI 49913-1407 Seating, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 906-370-8956
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By ticketme - Amelia Island, Florida

The Omphale Cafe regretfully closed but has been replaced by the Eagle Cafe. The chef makes all his own sauces and roasts the Turkey as well and everything is fresh. This is reasonably priced quality food. They are farther up 5th Street then most tourists venture but you need the exercise so walk the extra block to get there. The wait staff is friendly and getting the food out as quickly as they can. There has been a wait for the food both times we have been there, but I would rather wait for good food then get lousy food quickly. The BLT is excellent and the potato salad is yummy. I heard the Triad and wraps are tasty as well.

10. Denali Restaurant

924 9th St, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1145 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 906-296-2157
Excellent
58%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Denali Restaurant

Reviewed By Joe3cpa - Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

Everyone in our party ordered something different and we each enjoyed our meals tremendously. The food was well prepared with good flavors and tasted fresh. The service was good and the prices were reasonable. This was the best meal we had while on the keewanaw.

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