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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Blackrocks is a local favorite and is a must-see! Great setting, outside lounging, live music, fireplaces and picnic tables. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best venue in town with a great live music scene every weekend. Two floors of entertainment, community events, yoga. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Marquette’s oldest local brewery, and the only one that serves food! Great beer selection, great wines, local foods, local white fish. Wood fired pizzas. There’s something to offer for everyone. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Candy Store
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“A historic downtown staple for over 100 years, Donckers offers three floors of family friendly entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, ice cream, candies, soda-pop bar, souvenirs and more. One-stop shop for tourists and first-time visitors. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Marquette’s most famous park. Great for sightseeing, stargazing, biking, hiking and appreciating Lake Superior’s rugged coast line. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites! We have never left disappointed after eating or drinking here, and that’s saying a lot. They have an exceptional menu and the best mixologists in town. You don’t need reservations but we recommend them as there is limited seating. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Mountain
“Just north of town, it offers a nice and easy hike with great views of Marquette and the lake. Easy enough for kids and able-bodied seniors to climb and enjoy. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great family restaurant, and my favorite pizza in town. Next door to White’s.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Relaxed sports bar with darts, a digital jukebox & a patio, offering pub grub & local draft beer.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cajun/Creole meets the north! Marquette’s spin on Louisiana and southern classics. Belly up to the Voodoo Bar. They have a great Michigan and Louisiana craft beer selection, creative specialty drinks and an robust menu with over 80 options. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A maritime themed local favorite for over 35 years, and is a mere half-block away. $3.50 Michigan craft beer happy hours (..$3.50!), delicious pub food, specialty drinks, outdoor porch dining. Live entertainment. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Historical hotel in downtown Marquette! Stop in to have a drink or wood fired pizza!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Local breakfast staple thats a half-block away and more than just a muffin outfit too. Coffee, cappuccino, lattes, sandwiches, wraps, croissants, cannolis, you name it. Babycakes has options you will not find anywhere else in Marquette. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love the giant movie screens playing films as you dine and their French fries are so good. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“Marquette’s most popular beach. Great for summer entertainment right in the shadow of the iconic Marquette Lighthouse. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Mountain biking or trail walking...you discover places you didn’t know existed!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Marquette’s oldest local brewery, and the only one that serves food! Great beer selection, great wines, local foods, local white fish. Wood fired pizzas. There’s something to offer for everyone. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Candy Store
“A historic downtown staple for over 100 years, Donckers offers three floors of family friendly entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, ice cream, candies, soda-pop bar, souvenirs and more. One-stop shop for tourists and first-time visitors. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites! We have never left disappointed after eating or drinking here, and that’s saying a lot. They have an exceptional menu and the best mixologists in town. You don’t need reservations but we recommend them as there is limited seating. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Great family restaurant, and my favorite pizza in town. Next door to White’s.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Relaxed sports bar with darts, a digital jukebox & a patio, offering pub grub & local draft beer.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cajun/Creole meets the north! Marquette’s spin on Louisiana and southern classics. Belly up to the Voodoo Bar. They have a great Michigan and Louisiana craft beer selection, creative specialty drinks and an robust menu with over 80 options. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A maritime themed local favorite for over 35 years, and is a mere half-block away. $3.50 Michigan craft beer happy hours (..$3.50!), delicious pub food, specialty drinks, outdoor porch dining. Live entertainment. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love the giant movie screens playing films as you dine and their French fries are so good. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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