Grand Marais  has a couple of good finds in the food department, both right downtown on H-77. The Sportsman’s Restaurant (204 Lake St., 906/494-2800, 11 a.m.–close daily, $6–24) is more distinctive than its name suggests, with good fish dishes, salads, and homemade soups, as well as plenty of burgers and steaks.
Down the street, Lake Superior Brewing Company (N14283 Lake Ave., 906/494-2337, 9 a.m.–2 a.m. daily, $4–18) does the microbrewery tradition proud, with homemade brews like Sandstone Pale Ale and Granite Brown, as well as sandwiches, soups, and great homemade pizzas.
ArborGate Inn (E21795 Randolf St., Grand Marais, 906/494-2681, $59–79 d) has large rooms, each with a view of the water. A block east of H-77 on Randolph, it’s within walking distance to everything in town. East of H-77 on Wilson Street, Voyageur’s Motel (906/494-2389, website , $59–129 d) sits atop a ridge overlooking Grand Marais Harbor. Nice rooms with minifridges and a sauna/whirlpool facility make this a good choice.