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Alpen Inn Tavern and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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6376 Alpen Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
+1 906-364-7078
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this place. The owner, Andy, is fantastic and so is the food. I mean the food is EXCELLENT! Add in the ambiance, live entertainment, and the Warren Miller films looping perpetually. Every visit - for me - to the U.P. for skiing, will ALWAYS include the Alpen!

Thank Paul D
Ironwood, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We came across this place while skiing at Powderhorn, looking for a place to warm up and fill our bellies between runs. It's a ski-in tavern on top of the hill that reminded us of a 1980's ski lodge. Food's okay, service is slow, but hey, it's da U.P., eh?

Thank crystalcottagecr2017
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The best place to kick back and enjoy some good drinks, food and friendship after a day of skiing. Ask for Terry and have an Alpen Cherry! Or an Alpen Bloody Mary. My favorite drinks.

Thank Tom E
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Subpar food. Horrible service. I had my dish served 20 min after everyone at my table had already finished eating. Avoid this place at all costs!

Thank Joseph M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible service, it took 2 hours for food to come out. Only 2 meals were served at a time when served. Food terrible when finally arrived. Owner only had excuses. Would not recommend & will never come back.

1 Thank Michelle K
Woodstock, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Went to the Alpen Inn on the recommendation of a friend. The polka band was fun but maybe a bit too loud. The patrons were all having a great time. Our dinners (fish fry and pizza) were tasty and appropriately priced. The wait staff was proficient and cordial.

Thank Gymrep
West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great stop for hot drinks & yummy food! Staff is always helpful & busy & nice. We've been stopping here for years & when it closed we were sad. Very glad to see it back!

Thank Adrienne S
Madison, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a fantastic bar tucked in the woods near Powderhorn. It really does have an alpine feel to it. Great place to go for drinks and simple bar food after being outdoors all day.

Thank L F
Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

A ski in/ski out location is always an asset to a resort. The Alpen Inn has a great view from the dining room side and the bar is cozy and warm. The night we were there, a lively crowd in the bar was enjoying the live music. We did not eat dinner entrees, but we enjoyed appetizers, beers, and delicious... More 

Thank pburnsblum
Burlington, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Went with group of couples for dinner. People liked the fish tacos. Steak was ok. Great little bar on side of ski hill to stop in on last run of day. Good hot drinks.

Thank 92Sara

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6376 Alpen Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 906-364-7078

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?