Carmelita's: Southwestern Food in the Copper Country!
Cute little Tex/Mex and Southwestern Restaurant in Calumet, located in the burgeoning arts district downtown. Nice to have this option here! All the traditional favorites, and drink specials that include the very unique "Thimbleberry Margarita"!
Open seven days a week, for both lunch and dinner.
- Food and Dining
Michigan: Brewpub with a great bar (and a painting!)
Originally this building was part of a chain of bars and taverns operated by the Bosch Brewery, dominant local beer craftsmen. In the early twentieth century, they employed the finest European-style craftsmen (no doubt immigrants from Germany) to design and decorate their establishments. Fortunately, a number of these bars have survived - and in the "preserving time machine" that is the Keewenaw Peninsula, you can really get a feel for the style and the elegance of these artists of beer.
The Michigan House serves good quality beer - the "Red Jacket Brewing Company" - and good quality bar food in its historic setting. It is busy when there are events in town, especially at the opera house. It is charming always. It's one of the places I always use to show off the culture and charm of "Copper Country."
- Food and Dining
Rosetta Cafe: Great little cafe/coffee shop and community center
Great little cafe at the end of town close to the National Historic Park sites. Cafe Rosetta features tasty soups and a rotating selection of interesting fresh salads. Excellent baked goods - real scones! Interesting art on the walls, too.
- Food and Dining
The Michigan House Café & Brew Pub: A Pleasant Atmosphere
The Michigan House Café has a pleasant atmosphere and fairly good meals. Their full menu includes such items as burgers, sandwiches, Paninis, pasta, steaks, ribs, salmon, and Lake Superior lake trout. I consider this an average restaurant for quality. I have had a good meal here, although not an outstanding one, still it is quite presentable, and very popular with the people of Calumet and its near-by areas. Read the menu carefully, if you order the ribs, they will pile the ribs on top of your waffle fried potatoes. I for one would rather not have my potatoes under the ribs soaking up the sauce. If you are like me, just ask for the potatoes on the side instead.
Favorite Dish: I like the Pesto Chicken Sandwich for lunch. The ribs are not baby back ribs, but they have a nice sauce. The house made Green Goddess Salad Dressing is excellent.
The Hut Inn: A Family Restaurant With Unusual Arcitecture
The Hut Inn has been in business since 1952. The menu includes a variety of items such as shrimp, fish, barbecued ribs, steaks, and slow cooked prime rib, as well as their locally made traditional pasty. Friday nights include a special fried fish (cod) dinner, popular with the locals. The cod pieces are deep fried with a crispy coating, and well drained so that they are not greasy. The ribs are tender, but the sauce is very sweet, and has no zing to it, so if you prefer a spicy sweet sauce, you may not like these. When the Hut advertises a full rack of ribs, that is what you actually get. My husband had the ribs one time, and his plate was stacked two layers high, covering the entire plate. If you like the flavor of Rosemary, their prime rib is slow cooked with a rosemary coating, and is quite good. The restaurant is casual, and the prices are very reasonable. See my second and third photos for pictures of two of the dining areas inside The Hut Inn.
Favorite Dish: My son and husband like the prime rib, but although I like rosemary, the flavor of the herb comes through too strongly for my tastes. The Walleye is quite nice, although last time I had it, it had a few bones in it, so watch for that.
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Michigan House: Michigan House
The Michgan House is one of my favorites! Built back during the mining era, the Michigan House has a lot of history behind it. It is a popular place for dining and night-time music and entertainment!
Favorite Dish: Definately the Blackened Chicken Ceasar Wraps. Delicious and enough for two!
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