Where Everybody Knows Your Name

On our second visit to the Eagle Harbor Inn

we thought we had walked into the Keweenaw Peninsula

version of the TV series Cheers.

Entering the Eagle Harbor Inn, you walk into a cozy bar with tables near the door and a well stocked bar in full view just behind.  There is more seating to the right and around the bar.  The dining room is to the left.

When we arrived, the bar area was busy.  Most of the bar stools were occupied and more than half the tables were, too.  The atmosphere was inviting.

As we entered the air was filled with greetings of “Hello!” “Welcome!” “Good to see you again!”

We looked back toward the entrance to see who was walking in behind us.  No one was there.

My next thought was that the locals were funnin the out-of-towners.  Wrong.

In of town of about 55 people … in an area populated at the rate of 4.3 people per square mile … they either know your name or know you are a stranger.

They know your name


know you are a stranger

It took me a few seconds to recognize the group seated at the front tables.  Why?  Well, when we met them a couple days earlier in Copper Harbor they had just returned from a busy day enjoying outdoor activities around the Keweenaw … wind-blown, dressed for hiking, the beach … whatever.  Now, they all looked pretty good … cleaned up, hair combed, no hats.

More importantly, I finally recognized them as Bill & Connie … along with their daughter, grandkids, and a few others we had not yet met.  As we chatted with the group, Mary Probst, Eagle Harbor Inn Proprietor, joined the conversation, before showing us to our table.

We felt like we were in the right place.

Eagle Harbor Inn ArtThis was our second visit.

The surprising thing is that it took us more than 20 years to get here.

My recommendation to you …

You should not

wait so long.

What a great place!

Mary, our host, showed us to a table in the dining room where we were pleasantly surprised by the bright and open ambiance.  Large windows brightened the room and offered great views of area around the restaurant.

Are you visiting the U.P. … the Keweenaw Peninsula … this year?

Stop at the Eagle Harbor Inn!

You will not be disappointed.

On our first visit to the Eagle Harbor Inn we tried their pizza.  It was great.

When we are home, Friday is movie & pizza night.  We try a wide variety of pizzas. I think we can speak with some authority.  The Eagle Harbor Inn offers great pizza.

On our second visit a couple days later, we ordered dueling trout dishes … charbroiled v. almandine.  We sampled each other’s entre.

Dueling Trout Dishes

Trout at Eagle Harbor Inn









Eagle Harbor Inn Trout 2

They were both great.

You will find many great dishes on the Eagle Harbor Inn Menu


 Remember the word “Inn”

The Eagle Harbor Inn also offers lodging

7 Single Rooms & a 1-bedroom Apartment



 Follow these links

to learn more

and have fun


Click Here If you would like to know more about the Eagle Harbor Inn.

Click Here If you would like to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula … where the Eagle Harbor Inn is located.

Click Here To see a video clips of “Norm-isms” Greetings from the Cheers series.


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 A Special Boomer Review “Thank You”

to Mary Probst and the Eagle Harbor Inn

for fine dining experiences and the use of your graphic.


Ode To A Fingerwave

Where I grew up … we gave the finger to everyone … actually two fingers.

In my home town you greet everyone.

It doesn’t matter whether you know them or not.

You acknowledge them.

You welcome them.

You give them the tw0-finger wave.

The poem above came to my attention last weekend when I returned to my hometown for my uncle’s visitation and funeral services. The poet is my cousin, Paul. The man in the pickup truck is my uncle, Warren Earl “Jake” Jacobson.

Uncle Jake is a great example of how open, warm and helpful most people are when they grow up in Midwestern small towns and their parents, family, and friends are great role models for them to emulate.

Jake was an electrician. It is likely that he has worked on every home in town at one time or another. He was active in the community and was always available to help someone when they needed it.

Our poet, Paul, is Jake & Betty’s second son. In his career as an airline pilot, he has met people from all over the world as he shuttled them from one continent to another. So, he is in a good position to know how people act in different places and from different cultures. He and his family have lived in several different parts of the USA, but Fingerwavehe still exhibits his small town Midwestern roots.

If you see him driving somewhere,
he is likely to
give you the finger(s).