Without a doubt, the most frequently asked question at
the Harbor Haus is "Can we have a table with a view?"
Fortunately, that's an easy request to fill as we are
situated right on the shore of Lake Superior.
our large picture windows, each guest has a beautiful
harbor view expanding onto the big lake. While dining,
it's not uncommon to see ore freighters in transit or
small marine traffic and kayakers taking in the
beautiful surroundings. All of this is framed by a patio
adorned with flowers and trees, providing a
We offer a vast dining menu featuring fresh local fish,
seafood, steaks and many more items, as well as Ahi
flown in from Hawaii the day after it was "swimming."
Local berries and vegetables are utilized in the dishes
when available. As part of our day, the culinary staff
is busy preparing the items for the menu, including
soups, salad dressings, and desserts. Most of the menu
items are the creation of owner and chef, Ron Waara, and
skillfully put together by him and the kitchen staff. No
prefabricated dishes are served at the Harbor Haus. Our
dining room staff are prepared to assist you in making a
choice of entrée and to help answer any questions you
may have about the food as well as the local area. To
add to the authentic experience, our waitresses are
dressed in Dirndls, which are the traditional peasant
dresses that are still in fashion today in Southern
Germany and Austria.
bar offers a full array of wine, German beer and
cocktails that also blend the local flavor with fresh
berries and Haus-infused liquors. Of note, our wine list
is one of the best in the Copper Country.
A variety of items on the restaurant walls carry an
international flavor. A world-class collection of steins
surround the dining area and the wall hangings near the
stairway to the upper dining room find their origins in
Finally, each day between 6:00 and 6:30 PM., the wait
staff will disappear from your table to perform a
ritualistic dance outside on the Harbor Haus patio. As
guests look out of the picture windows, they will see
the wait staff dancing as the Isle Royale Queen, a
passenger ferry/boat, making its return trip from Isle
Royale National Park, enters the Harbor. This greeting
to the boat and passengers symbolizes the cooperative
nature of the community of Copper Harbor, and has for
the past few decades.
Please join us as we truly look forward to making your
dining experience at the Harbor Haus one of a kind.