Friday, October 4, 2013

The Crossroads Restaurant and Lounge

     I love to cook and still orchestrate the galley in the RV, but part of what this blog is dedicated to is sampling the local regional cuisine and passing along our findings.  As such, we find ourselves at Marquette, day #2.  Don't worry, I'm cooking tomorrow night. 
     This could have easily been titled 'The Best Pasties in the UP' or 'The Best Fish Fry in Marquette 7 Years Running' or even 'Home of the Crab Stuffed Whitefish'.  The Crossroads is also famous for their incredible Prime Rib dinners each weekend.  They are featured in the Marquette Mining Journal's Best of 2013 Menu Guide.
      It is located at the intersection of Marquette County roads 553 and 480 within 7 miles of town and also within easy reach of the Ojibwa Casino, where Barb and I camped (with electricity) for free.  This is a down-home, family-friendly type of eatery that was recommended to us last year by Ann and Larry Chappel who used to live near here. It is not only a haven for many locals, but a 'must-stop' for the snowmobile and cross country ski crowd when the white shroud descends.  We were so thoroughly impressed we vowed to return this fall.

     I was thoroughly enamored with their pasty last visit so I decided to sample anew. I went with the Crab Stuffed Whitefish which was served with fresh, steamed vegees, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw.   Barb loved the Shrimp Extravaganza our last visit and true to her very small comfort zone stayed with the same.  It also came with coleslaw and a baked potato/sour cream.  We both ended up with 'to go' boxes; plenty of food!  The service is quick and efficient even on a Friday evening.  The food is second to none! 

     The Crossroads does not have a website, but you can view the Marquette Mining Journal's Menu Guide here:

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