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Gunflint Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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111 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-1563
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food with good local beer list. Ourselves and others had to wait a while to be greeted/seated. Decorated like a dive bar.

Thank Nicole K
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is geared to a foodie-health food crowd, which we are not. If that's your thing... this is the restaurant for you. They did have good wings, prices are a little high. Great view of Lake Superior! Have never had a chance to experience the live music... could be the big draw there.

Thank dmkrusito
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wild rice soup several times on our MN trip and the soup here was one of my favorites! It came with a gigantic cracker on top of the soup bowl. Nice view of the water out the window.

Thank 4jean4
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place has nice ambience. That's where the positives stop. Food is way overpriced. Varied menu which is a plus, if they could manage to pull it off. Ordered a Rachel sandwich. Sounded amazing. But there was this nasty salmon colored sauce all over it which tasted only of mayonnaise to my chagrin it also came drizzled on my blue corn... More 

Thank Miah L
Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Terrific beer and great food. Large selection on local beers, a mix of different cuisines . Huge portions! Stop with the family to get some straight forward dinner. Amazing tomato soup, turkey broth or Russian soup. Burgers , chicken or bangers and mash ! Well done. Fast service, and good food! Recommended!

Thank Oscar R
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I had The Best Bloody Mary at the GFT last weekend. It was spicy- just the way they should be. We also had a late lunch- I had the chicken wrap with a salad that was amazing. We will definitely be back!

Thank KimLynCo
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were seated promptly when we arrived. The hostess brought us water right away but then we waited over 20 minutes for a server who had noticed we weren't being helped so she came over. We ordered the Shem Nanos as an appetizer, a Cuban sandwich, and a gyro. It was all terrible. First the appetizer came after our sandwiches.... More 

Thank Jason C
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been to the Gunflint many times & have never been disappointed. They have such a varied menu & everything is wonderful. They also have local musicians for entertainment.

Thank Diane E
Ogden, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We come to the Gunflint area every fall & always stop here for drinks & food. Had several drinks here & the beer is always good. This year tried the mushrooms & they were huge. Loved the horseradish sauce that came with them. Have had the Brad pudding with pumpkin sauce in past years & it was amazing. Always very... More 

Thank Sara A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Food was average at best and way overpriced. I had the veggie burger which was very sloppy to eat, and had the blue corn chips, which were ruined by some sort of gross queso that was poured all over them. Staff was friendly.

Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1563
Full service bar and restaurant, open year-round, Live Music 250 nights a year, rooftop bar overlooking the harbor, Eclectic/Ethnic Menu

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