Hudson’s offering classic fare

MARQUETTE — Home of the $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 margarita and Manny’s famous all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry, Hudson’s Classic Bar and Grill in Marquette Township has something for all to enjoy.

Hudson’s, named after the Hudson Motor Car Company that was active in Detroit during the early 1900s, resembles an old 1950s diner, with classic rock n’ roll music playing in the background, following suit of its classic theme.

The vintage interior of the restaurant showcases rustic signs, motorcycle parts, half of an old car in the front window, with the front end of another hanging above the kitchen.

Aside from its Friday fish fry, which, according to general manager Rick Overbey, is the most popular night of the week, Hudson’s specializes in a variety of burgers, salads, dinners, desserts and shakes. The Garage Bar, located to the left of the entrance, has a variety of cocktails, eight beers on tap and drink specials that run Sunday through Thursday, aside from $2 PBR’s and $3 margaritas, which are everyday specials.

“Two years ago we started providing brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays,” Overbey said. “It’s not a buffet style brunch like many think. We have a full menu that has a lot of great stuff, like omelets, pancakes, eggs.”

The restaurant recently received a Good Reviews plaque from Trip Advisor that hangs on the wall near the Garage Bar.

Overbey said the restaurant was ranked at the 28th position several years ago when he first started working there. Now, Hudson’s is in Trip Advisor’s top 10 category of best restaurants to visit in Marquette.

Aside from delicious specials and a unique atmosphere, Hudson’s also offers 10 televisions that are situated around the restaurant for sports and entertainment, as well as a patio for outdoor seating when the weather is cooperative.

“We also have a 2 pound burger challenge,” Overbey said.

If a customer finishes the challenge, they receive a Hudson’s t-shirt and their picture on the wall.

“What we really own, though, is the Friday fish fry,” Overbey said.

The beer-battered fish fry can be purchased any night of the week. However, on Friday, for a small additional cost, customers can eat as much as they’d like. Customers also have the option of having the fish broiled rather than deep fried, if they prefer.

Manny Barry, who the fish fry was named after, was a former employee at the restaurant who passed away last year. After he passed, Hudson’s sign along U.S. 41 stated: “Manny’s fish fry forever.”

Hudson’s is located near the Days Inn and Comfort Suites at 2433 U.S. 41 West.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Bar is open 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days a week.

For additional information visit or call 906-225-5119.

Jaymie Depew can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Her email address is