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 food for you to enjoy. We believe good food makes people happy. Chef & owner, Ed Straub makes simple, delicious meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you are looking for something hearty or healthy, relax and savor a meal at OUR table, while overlooking the serene water of the greatest of the Great Lakes.

In light of the current global uncertainty, we've made some changes. We are taking a more casual approach to eating, offering counter service and encouraging take out and dining al fresco with a beautiful Lake Superior view. Although we've changed our concept slightly, we are still serving up the same great food and offering up the same great service with a smile (albeit behind a mask).
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 now CLOSED for the season! 

Check our our rentals...Harbor House Loft & Harbor House Fireplace Suite
at www.AirBnB.com 

Thanks so much for your patronage! Stay safe out there.

Ed, Cindy & the Harbor House family!!!!!!
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 building, Grand Marais Pharmacy. 

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 ordering  take out or enjoyed on 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.  


Coors Light single 4.25 / 6-pack  10       (6-packs are take-out only)

Castle Danger Cream Ale or North Shore Amber  single 5 / 6-pack  15

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter single 5 / 6-pack 14

Draught beer selections:
Castle Danger Summer Crush & Cream Ale
Voyageur Sled Hound IPA & Palisade Porter


White Wine -

Single Serve:

by the glass  6

Canned Oregon Willamette Valley 
Pinot Gris or White Bubbles 10

By the bottle:

Besitos Piquitos Moscato
Spain  22
full fruit flavor with a bit of sparkle

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough 25
Passion fruit, guava & kiwi layered over citrus

Singing Tree Chardonnay Russian River Valley 44
un-oaked, bright & crisp with lemon, passion fruit & melon

Red Wine -

Single Serve:

Red by the glass:
  Merlot & Shiraz 6

Canned Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 10

By the bottle:

Chelsea Goldschmidt Merlot  Alexander Valley 48
Bold with mesmerizing fruit & spice flavors

Ruffino Chianti Superiore  Italy docg 30
Intense medium-bodied, steady, elegant tannins matching its fruity body

Hess Select Cabernet North Coast 32
Soft, medium-body with appealing tannins, hints of cherry & cola spice

Specialty Mocktails - not available

Currently Not Available

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

Single Serve:

Canned Oregon Rose
Willamette Valley 10

By the bottle:

Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley 30
​Notes of ruby red grapefruit & citrus, bright & balanced

Prosecco Italy split 8
Crisp & lively with flavors of pear & peach
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 inviting 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 will no longer be able to accommodate reservations. Our service will be first come, first serve.

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