Yep, there it was, tucked between the Beaver House and the East Bay Suites in the alley: "Alyce's"
None of the fancy big city offerings (or of the fancy pants places right in Grand Marais) , but competent made to order grill type food. Some plastic lawn chairs and tables allow for some sit down eating, the usual wait is about 5 minutes. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, and the signature "squealer" pork tenderloin sandwich. On a recent northbound trip through town I had the Squealer, nicely spicy with an abundance of good lettuce, tomatoes, a spiced mayo sauce and hamberger dills on the side. I had a great chili dog, grilled bun, homemade chili with beans on top on my southward journey. There are offerings of french or sweet potato fries, but I didn't go there.
Sounds like Alyce plans to be there until freeze up and it's a great quick stop as an alternative to the pizza by the slice at Sven & Ole's or the DQ (no not the DQ that posts on Chow).
Sven & Ole's
7 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604