5 Things to Eat at Border Grill in Marquette

If you know Marquette at all, you probably know Border Grill. This homegrown restaurant franchise has three locations throughout the county, each of which serves fresh, tasty, TexMex-inspired food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, drop in and try one of these five delicious dishes:


Who said nachos weren’t an authentic TexMex dish? One bite of these will transport your taste buds south of the border — and, if you’re a fan of the hot sauce Border Grill so generously provides, keep them there! Choose from chicken, carnitas, steak or beans (for a vegetarian option). The pico de gallo that comes on the side is great for dipping.

Whitefish Tacos

Border Grill wouldn’t be a proper Marquette restaurant without whitefish on the menu. Though these tacos take a bit longer to make than the chicken or steak varieties, but they’re worth every minute of the wait. Generous heapings of fish balance out the low-fat salsa, red cabbage and flour tortilla wrapping. Talk about an instant classic!

Grande Burrito

This one is a true Border Grill signature. With generous helpings of guacamole, pico de gallo, beans, sour cream, Mexican rice and shredded cheese plus your choice of meat, it’s hard to keep your hands off this puppy. A word of warning, though: The Grande Burrito lives up to its name. There might be a take-home bag in your future!

Caesar Wrap

If you’re not up for a TexMex treat, why not try a more familiar classic that Border Grill executes to perfection? The Caesar Wrap has everything you’d expect to find in a Caesar salad, except it comes tightly wrapped in a tasty flour tortilla and features Border Grill’s delicious, non-spicy Border Salsa. South, meet north.

Sonora Burrito

This veggie-heavy creation is perfect for those days when you just can’t decide what you want on your burrito. Fresh mushrooms, spinach and other veggies complement tomatillo salsa and Border Grill’s proprietary cheese blend. The Sonora Burrito comes in a cheese-jalapeno tortilla for extra zip. Point your flavor train toward the Southwest and buckle up!

The Border Grill Backstory

Border Grill isn’t just a great place to eat. It’s also one of Marquette’s true restaurant success stories. Founded back in the late 90s at a small location in Harvey, Border Grill has grown into the city’s most recognizable franchise. Its Washington Street location occupies one of the highest-visibility corners in the entire county, its Third Street location is popular with NMU students and faculty, and its Negaunee location brings fresh, healthy eating to “Irontown, USA.” Through it all, Border Grill has structured its business around 10 “core values” that inform everything its employees do:

1. Deliver great service through caring and engagement

2 Quality food by quality people

3 Be passionate and committed

4 Creat contagious fun

5 Lead by serving

6 Demonstrate respectful collaboration

7 Create a positive team and family spirit

8 Continual growth and improvement

9 Serve our community with our resources and time

10 Do the right thing

So what are you waiting for? Get down to one of Border Grill’s three Marquette County locations today and let them know we sent you!