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Fitzgerald's Restaurant

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5033 Front St, Eagle River, MI 49950-9628
+1 906-337-0666
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

First you will most likely not get cell service which is a good thing. The view is beautiful. The food was wonderful it is best if you reserve a time as seating is limited.

Thank Kelly A
Angels Camp, California
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

First of all, the food here is SO GOOD. they smoke their own BBQ, which is truly delicious, and pleasantly unexpected in this part of the UP. The homemade mac & cheese is amazing and the poutine is also top notch. This place is not for folks on diets. Hahaha! (If you are on a diet, it's worth taking a... More 

1 Thank AmandaONeill
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is about the only thing I can say positive about this place. You can look out the window and see the Lake. Everyone we talked to said this is the place to go, so we were looking forward to our night out. Even with reservations we had a wait, but they are quick to pour a very expensive drink.... More 

Thank mysticgypsy
Houghton, Michigan
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our third attempt to get into the Fitzgerald's (commonly known as the Fitz amongst locals). It is a highly popular restaurant (I can only imagine because of its lakefront location and not the food or service) and one needs to make reservations about a week in advance. We arrived with a generally large group and had had a... More 

1 Thank SoloTraveler26
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Took family to celebrate fall birthdays. Made a reservation a couple weeks ahead. This restaurant is often booked so plan ahead. Good bar. Drinks are always made well. The food is delicious. I have dined here on many occasions and never had a bad meal. They smoke their meats and the ribs, brisket and pulled pork are to die for.... More 

1 Thank Anne F
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing. We were seated by the window and had a spectacular view of the lake and sunset. The food is very good. I had the walleye and my husband had the flank steak. Both excellent. My son had the brisket. Excellent. I wish the place was not 10 hours away! Will definitely return when visiting area in... More 

1 Thank kate413
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Food was really good. Fast friendly service. A definite must stop for anyone looking for good food, great views of Lake Superior and fast, friendly service.

1 Thank Debbie P
Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good food and drinks. Great selection of fine whisky. Small dining room with great views and a deck.

1 Thank copperred65
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife made reservations for the Hotel and Dinner. The hotel is quite nice and the view awesome. They are also very close to the water so the waves hitting the shore were so relaxing. For dinner we got the Douglas Houghton Anchor I believe it was called, which is a dinner for 2 that comes with brisket,... More 

Thank Vikingwolf
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This local place has excellent food. Have eaten there several times and never disappointed. There is limited seating so reservations are needed.

1 Thank Wielgus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5033 Front St, Eagle River, MI 49950-9628
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Eagle River
  • Phone Number: +1 906-337-0666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?