Dine with us at Harbor House Grille, where our goal is to satisfy your every craving. Located in the quaint harbor village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, on Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore, the Harbor House Grille is a cozy neighborhood restaurant serving up the tastiest handcrafted comfort food for you to enjoy.

Chef & owner Ed Straub creates each dish from scratch using the freshest local & seasonal ingredients to develop extraordinary flavor. Relax and savor a meal at OUR table, while overlooking
the serene water of the greatest of the Great Lakes.
Serving beer, wine, freshness & flavor . . .

Harbor House Grille

411 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
fresh ingredients ~ simply prepared ~ extraordinary flavor

American restaurant in a former home serving a variety of 
handcrafted meals & daily specials
with patio seating overlooking Lake Superior.

We are currently closed for the season.
Thanks for a great year!!!

Outside seating is available next to the herb garden Directions
We are located right on Highway 61, on the west end of Grand Marais.  We'll be on the left side of the road if you're coming from Duluth, and the right side if you're coming from Grand Portage/Thunder Bay.  We're right next to the log cabin. 

Our Story

Harbor House Grille, a small family owned business, was started in 2012, by head Chef Ed Straub and his wife Cindy. We are small and we like it that way! Being hands-on owners allows us to create delectable meals using best of the season ingredients while ensuring each person entering our door receives the ultimate attention to detail for the best possible dining experience. We are passionate about what we do here at Harbor House Grille and look forward to sharing that passion with you! Whether in our relaxed cozy dining room or our outdoor patio with a spectacular Lake Superior view, come dine at OUR table!

Like us, craft beer brew masters have a real passion for what they do, which fits in with our vision of providing the tastiest options for our guests dining pleasure. We hand select between 8 & 10 varieties of craft beer on tap for you to enjoy. Great beer from crafters like Bent Paddle, Castle Danger, Fulton, Great Lakes, Schells, Surly and Voyageur Brewing Co can be had here. We also offer domestic beer Coors Light, MGD, Sam Adams, Burning Brothers Pyro Gluten Free Beer & non-alcoholic selections.

In addition to our hand selected beer, we have an equally enticing wine list featuring vineyards from all around the world including Australia, Italy & France and some a little closer to home such at North Shore Winery, as well, all hand selected by front of house manager, Cindy.  


Budweiser on draught
American style pale lager  $4.75

Surly Furious
Crimson ale-Am hops/Scottish malt  $6.50

Coors Light, MGD  $4.50

Burning Brother's Pyro
gluten free beer   $6.50

St Pauli Girl & Clausthauler
Non-Alcoholic German Imports  $4.50

Loon Juice Honey Crisp 
Hard Apple Cider  $4.25

White Wine

BLUFELD Riesling  Mosel
Medium sweet with citrus, peach, and floral notes
6 glass / 24 bottle

Besitos Piquitos Moscato  Spain
Floral, tangy, almost sparkling, full fruit flavored
6 glass / 24 bottle

DaVinci Pinot Grigio  Italy 
Flavors of fresh apple, citrus and tropical fruit
8 glass / 30 bottle

Joel Gott Pinot Gris  Oregon         
Peach & floral aromas with lemon citrus flavors
36 bottle

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough 
Passion fruit, guava & kiwi layered over citrus
8 glass / 29 bottle

Villa Sparina Gavi Italy docg
​Acacia honey & sweet almond, full & rich with hints of peach
​36 bottle

House Chardonnay - Sycamore Lane
6 glass / 23 bottle

Smoking Loon Un-Oaked Chardonnay California 
Layers of ripe melon, notes of citrus, vibrant yet creamy
7 glass / 26 bottle

Clos du Bois Chardonnay North Coast
Silky smooth texture is overlaid with juicy flavors
9 glass / 34 bottle

Red Wine

Mark West Pinot Noir  California
Amazing fruit intensity, classic strawberry & spice notes
7.50 glass / 27 bottle

Blackstone Merlot  California
Rich blackberry, plum, raspberry & vanilla flavors
6.50 glass / 24 bottle

Sebastiani Merlot Sonoma
​Ripe blackberry & black cherry, earthy with black tea & oak

38 bottle

Boomtown Syrah  Washington
Juicy blackberry, cream & floral flavors with a long finish
9 glass / 34 bottle

Colosi Nero D' Avola  Italian Shiraz
Cherries & blackberries, dry & full bodied, long & fruity finish
8.50 glass / 34 bottle

Ramon Bilbao Crianza Rioja Spanish Tempranillo
​Dark fruits with hints of licorice, vanilla, cinnamon & wild herbs
​38 bottle

Picos del Montgó Tempranillo  Spain
Concentrated berries with olive & herb notes, medium to full bodied
7.25 Glass / 28 Bottle

Ruffino Chianti Superiore  Italy docg
Intense medium-bodied, steady yet elegant tannins perfectly matching its fruity body
32 Bottle

Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec  Mendoza
Medium-bodied with an elegant touch of smoke & vanilla 
7.50 glass / 28 bottle

Dona Paula Estate Malbec  Mendoza
Aromas of black fruits,
violets & spices

38 bottle

Montevina Barbera  Amador County
Sultry, rich, with aromas of dark cherry, Amador spice & oak
7.25 glass / 27 bottle

Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma
​Spicy & lush, with flavors of black fruit & raspberry
44 bottle

Hess Select Cabernet North Coast
Soft, pleasant, medium-body with appealing tannins, hints of cherry & cola spice
10 glass / 39 bottle

Mount Veeder Cabernet Napa Valley
Scents of black currant & rhubarb; firm black tannins that carry notes of peppercorns & beef stock
58 bottle

Cocobon Red Blend California
​Rich & silky with flavors of dark chocolate, cherries & vanilla
​6 glass / 23 bottle

Specialty Mocktails

Rhubarb Sour Mocktail 
Our homemade rhubarb syrup, lemon juice, soda water. 5

Bloody Mocktail 
Our secret recipe slightly spicey tomato juice served over ice
with an olive and pickled bean. 4.50


Rosé & Sparkling

Boschendal Rosé South Africa
Crushed summer berry aromas, balanced with a hint of spice
34 bottle

Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley
​Notes of ruby red grapefruit & citrus, bright & balanced
38 bottle

Canti Prosecco  Italy 
Lively and crisp with delightful flavors of pear & peach
7.75 split / 28 bottle
The Harbor House Grille is available for all your catering needs!  Whether you envision hors d'oeuvres, a five course dinner or something in between, Harbor House Grille is the perfect venue for your holiday party or other special occasion. We work closely with you to customize your menu, ensuring it perfectly suits your vision, your tastes and your budget. Our goal is to provide exceptional service & attendtion to detail so you can fully enjoy your event. Contact Chef Ed at (218) 387‑1889.
Looking for that perfect gift for the person who has everything? Give the gift of dining. Harbor House Grille offers gift certificates in any amount. Stop by the restaurant to pick up your dining certificate or call (218) 387-1889 to purchase your certificate via mail.

Mission Statement

We don’t strive to be the biggest…
We strive to be the BEST!!
We are a family owned, hands-on business. We are small and we like it that way!  We offer a warm & welcoming space where our staff strive to create an intimate dining experience for our guests. Because of our size, we can customize our menu to offer the best of the season. We shop locally & regionally for ingredients at the peak of quality and flavor.  We are passionate about what we do here at Harbor House Grille and look forward to sharing that passion with you!


Eco – community Statement

Growing up in Grand Marais, we recognize it as a special place and do all that we can to preserve its beauty.  We reduce our use of petroleum based products whenever possible. We recycle and compost as much as possible. We collect rainwater and use it to water our gardens, where we grow many of the herbs we use in the dishes on our menus. We invested in our building making many improvements to make it energy efficient and decrease our carbon footprint. We invest in our community by actively supporting many local efforts. We invest in our people by providing a caring and warm environment to share our real food, served by real people to create real connections.  Come join our table!


Reservation Policy

Harbor House Grille is a small restaurant, with limited seating. We provide an intimate and unique dining experience for our dining guests. We welcome walk in seating and for the convenience of our guests, will accommodate reservations as much as possible. A reservation provides a commitment on our part to accommodate your group at or near (within 15 minutes) the reserved time with a table of our choosing. Even though we will do our utmost to accommodate specific table requests, no specific table guarantees will be made. So we may afford this dining experience for all guests, Harbor House Grille needs and appreciates your commitment to honoring your dining reservation by arriving on time and with the specified number of diners.  

Large Party Policy

Large party reservations (7 or more) are sometimes difficult to accommodate, given the size of our restaurant.  A large party reservation requires a credit card to reserve. This information will be kept secure and only charged in the event of a no show or cancellation without proper notification. If you need to change or cancel your reservation, a 10 minute per person notification is required. Notification less than this will result in a $25 per seat charge.

Reservation Timing Policy

Parties that are late for their reservation are given 10 minutes before we call the phone number on file to ascertain arrival status. Given the limited seating of our restaurant, 15 minutes late with no contact will void your reservation. Please understand, this is solely due to the size and seating capacity of our restaurant. If you are running late, we urge you to contact us so we can make our best effort to accommodate you and your party. Again, due to our limited space and demand, a “No Call” and/or “No Show” for any large party (7 or more) will result in a $25 per seat charge. At our discretion, we may charge for individual no show diners of large parties, if proper notification (30 minutes or more) is not afforded us.  

Other Policies

Separate checks can be accommodated, however, please understand much more time is required to process each guest check and separate payment. Reducing the number of checks as much as possible, is appreciated.

We do allow guests to bring in their own wine with the exception of any wines on our wine list. There is a corkage fee of $20 per bottle.

Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should inform their server at the beginning of the meal, prior to ordering. Please discuss these allergies or restrictions with your server in detail so your meal may be adjusted, if needed. Any adjustments may incur a charge, to be determined by the chef or manager.

Any prepared foods brought into Harbor House Grille will incur a $5 per plate charge.

All parties of 8 or more will have an automatic gratuity of 20% added to the final bill.

Policies are subject to change without notice