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220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really pleasant surprise. There was a pretty diverse menu, but we both had burgers. My meat-loving boyfriend enjoyed his while I had the beet burger. (It is way better than it sounds!) The service was a little slow, but very friendly.

Thank LaurelD17
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed your burgers. Next time we'll be sure to speed up the service a bit! - Molly, Owner More 

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My teenage daughter asked if we could eat at the Good Life Cafe when we were passing through Park Rapids. A friend had taken her there and she loved it. The menu is fairly simple, there are several burgers, but they had a different bun or a different sauce or something special. I had the beer cheese burger on a... More 

Thank Sue L
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My second visit to the Good Life Cafe was as good as my first. They have a nice variety of menu items as well as daily specials. The service was good and prices very reasonable; lunch for 3 women was under $25!

Thank MNVoyageuse
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the first time yesterday for lunch. It seemed quite busy, so I was worried it would take along time, but was pleasantly surprised. The menu selection was a little small, but I tried a chicken sandwich... Yummy!!! Hubby had a burger and said it was very good as well. We are very interested in coming back to... More 

Thank Shala W
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was very good! Little spendy, but it was a short visit to Park Rapids and thought we would splurge. Fry sauce is excellent a must get with the french fries.

Thank 2012relax
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Though we only live 45 minutes away (Bemidji, MN) this was my first visit the The Good Life Cafe. My first impression was one of a small rural town standard fare cafe. I was so wrong! After taking a very quick look around before being seated. I still had that rural cafe feeling with a modern twist. We were seated... More 

Thank Nona W
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a big city atmosphere in a small town. The server was extremely friendly and had great timing. Kudos to Kristy S H! I had the hamburger w/ gouda beer cheese topping on a pretzel roll bun. This had a little spice to it but not to much to overwhelm the other flavors of the roll and hamburger. The... More 

Thank rainbow-ettes
North Branch, Minnesota
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Quaint restaurant with great menu. We need to go back because there are so many great menu options. Artisan-style options. It is even hard to choose the sides that come with the entrees (they come with tasty, thick potato chips, but you can substitute fries or salad--both of which are tasty). Fortunately I was with a large group so I... More 

Thank ChasB998
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate dinner here twice while visiting the area, and the food was great. They offer some create dishes with local flair (walleye tacos, buffalo burger, etc.) and some pretty good cocktails. It's family friendly, so don't be surprised by the squealing kids, just have some fun and enjoy your meal!

Thank Ann G
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Went to lunch with my Granddaughter and had a wonderful salad, it was recommended by one of my friends so we each had one and it was fantastic.

Thank Justuscd2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?