Where to Eat in Ironwood: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leida Jutras

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18 miles (29 km) south of Lake Superior. The population was 5,387 at the 2010 census. The city is on US 2 and is situated opposite the Montreal River from Hurley, Wisconsin. It is the westernmost city in Michigan, situated on the same line of longitude (90.2 degrees West) as Clinton, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri.
Things to do in Ironwood

1. Joe's Pasty Shop

116 W Aurora St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2532 Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 906-932-4412
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Joe's Pasty Shop

Joe's Pasty Shop was recommended to us by a local, and indeed had by far the best pasties I've eaten in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I can submit a photo of the front of the shop.

Reviewed By Karras - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Yooper ex-pat here; one of my fave take-out pasty places that still is around from my youth. A better sign is this is my non-Michigander-family's favorite. Good traditional, basic place that doesn't try to be fancy or trendy. The basic, with rutabaga (swede), is a go-to.

2. Sharon's Coffee Company

122 Silver St, Hurley, WI 54534-1250 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 715-561-5500
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Sharon's Coffee Company

Sharon's Coffee Company is a great place to meet friends and family for a cup of coffee,great breakfast, lunch, and bakery. Sharon's East Wing Is open Friday and Saturday at 4pm Fine wine cocktails craft beer. Friday fish fries and Prime Rib saturday both evening we have a feature board with many entrees. Full menu with burgers, piazza , salad and more.

Reviewed By travelertoo2 - Arizona

What a great find! If every independent coffee house was like Sharon’s Starbucks would not be so prevalent. We only got coffee for the road, French Roast, and what turned out to be one of the best raspberry muffins in memory. If we’d really been...MoreThanks for stopping glad you enjoyed your coffee muffin !

3. Rigoni's Bakery

110 S Suffolk St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2046 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Brunch +1 906-932-3810
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Rigoni's Bakery

Reviewed By kcturner96 - East Lansing, Michigan

I stopped in here often when staying in Ironwood for business. It was definitely a local place, not even a bathroom. They serve a large variety of baked goods at very low prices. ($0.50 cookies!) Everything I tried was amazing - my favorite being the blueberry muffins. They have reg pasties, breakfast pasties, and fruit pasties, as well as sandwiches. I enjoyed my egg salad. The service is great - very friendly. I enjoyed spending an hour or so here in the mornings.

4. Contrast Coffee Co.

108 E Aurora St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2110 Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 8 +1 906-451-5662
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Contrast Coffee Co.

Reviewed By pisc0011 - Newport, New Hampshire

We were on vacation in Michigan and tried out the contrast coffee company twice and on both occasions we had fantastic service and drinks. The atmosphere was very peaceful and pleasant, even having our seven-year-old with us. He also enjoyed it. The specialty drinks were made with a perfect strength of coffee and the pastries were delicious. Parking was easy both times and we will definitely return when we come back to the area. The only con of the place was the older barista's were much more pleasant than the younger barista's. The older barista is actually use your name when taking your order and giving you your drinks which was a nice personal touch and feeling.

5. Liberty Bell Chalet

109 5th Ave S, Hurley, WI 54534-1328 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 715-561-3754
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Liberty Bell Chalet

Reviewed By infinitechris - Durango, Colorado

We went tonight on a recommendation from our hotel and Trip Advisors reviews.

We enjoyed the cheese curds, the salads were fresh, our waitress very attentive, the setting/atmosphere pleasant but our main dishes were just ok. My husband had the ravioli with meatballs, he said the meatballs were good but the ravioli dry and just luke warm. I went with the chicken parmesan which was just ok.

6. Mike's

106 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, MI 49938-1228 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 906-932-0555
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Mike's

906-932-0555

Reviewed By MSUmindy - Lansing, Michigan

We came here for dinner after a full day of traveling. Many of the items are homemade and very tasty. My husband had an Italian grinder on homemade bread. I had homemade Cole slaw and excellent chicken vegetable soup, also scratch made. As a special touch, Mike’s serves free dessert! It is a small but tasty portion, just enough. We had a delicious piece of homemade lemon cake. mike’s is clearly a favorite of locals, too.

7. Maplewood Steakhouse

156 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, MI 49938-1228 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 39 +1 906-932-2610
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 275 reviews

Maplewood Steakhouse

Reviewed By KhaHol - Lansing, Michigan

Pretty good menu variety, however side portions are on the smaller side. Ordered the chicken wings which were pretty good, but the sides (fries and onions rings) seemed bagged/frozen and nothing special. Very woodsy atmosphere, which was cool for the area. The service was friendly/average, conveniently located next to the hotel we were staying in. This restaurant also has a gift shop connected to it which is nice if you're traveling the area and looking for a a unique souvenir to pick up a long the way.

8. Iron Nugget

404 Silver Street, Hurley, WI 54534-1256 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Pizza Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 28 +1 715-561-9800
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Iron Nugget

Reviewed By JimSTL1021 - Saint Louis, Missouri

We stopped in here for pizza after reading the TA reviews and were disappointed in the food. Their oven-baked crust was tough and chewy and the toppings were very over-cooked. The service was inexperienced and inattentive too. The did have a nice beer selection on tap and the bar tender was very helpful in making selections.

9. The Breakwater Restaurant

1111 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, MI 49938-1601 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 906-932-8400
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

The Breakwater Restaurant

Reviewed By Carol E - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Pizza Soup? Yup, it was awesome! My friends both had a Cuban sandwich and said they were the best they ever had including some in Florida! The California Sandwich was also great and my DH had meatloaf and totally enjoyed it! Fast, friendly service and wonderful food! We've stopped here many times when in Ironwood and have never been disappointed!

10. Pines Cafe

120 S Suffolk St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2046 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 906-932-4207
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Pines Cafe

Reviewed By tomnancyNewYork - New York

We were at the cafe late morning, and breakfasts on other tables looked fine. We opted for lunch food. Soup was mediocre. Very limited selection of dishes; we had fried fish filet sandwiches. Fish was very thick, and part of each filet was stringy and chewy. In that part of the country, we were expecting local fish, probably thin and crisp, not this whatever fish it was.

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