We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Best Ruben in Minnesota”

Clyde Iron Works - Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #42 of 257 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant, bar and event venue located in Duluth, MN. Established in 1889, the original Clyde Iron Works was a steel foundry and manufacturer of heavy machinery, once instrumental in completing well-known projects such as the Panama Canal, Empire State Building and Golden Gate Bridge. Today, it serves as one of the top restaurant, bar and event venues in northern Minnesota - still honoring the American worker and Duluth's golden industrial age.
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Ruben in Minnesota”
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Was in Duluth on Business for 2 days stopped at Clyde Iron for lunch came across the Rueben. At thought I would try it. It was the best Rueben I ever had. So good I went back the 2nd day for another one. They say it takes the 5 days to make the meat. It's is worth trying. I have been there several time but never ordered the Rueben.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jimbo S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    50
    41
    18
    5
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Wrenshall, Minnesota
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Average food in a unique atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

I have eaten lunch here a few times with friends and while the food is decent, it seems to take a long time to actually get your food. The atmosphere is very unique, but given the size of the establishment, it can seem empty. Another thing that I noticed is that it seems a little on the cool side during the winter months.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank gldnugget
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average Food, Average Service”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

There isn't much special about Clyde Iron. The food is OK -- typical American grill/diner type food. It's good food but you could basically get it anywhere. The atmosphere at Clyde, however, is interesting. The place is HUGE so it feels awkward that there is a restaurant inside. On the plus side, the building is quite historic and there are interesting pictures to check out. The vibe inside the building is decent once your sitting down and eating.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank knovikov
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Saginaw, Minnesota
Level Contributor
73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Love the pizza. I have also tried a few of their daily specials which are very good also. The restaurant setting is a one of a kind. Very good service every time we eat there.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jack H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dissatisfying”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The physical space is interesting but you can only entertain yourself so long when you are hungry and waiting an hour for a burger, a sandwich, a mac and cheese crock, and a pot pie. Of those dishes, one was over salted, another cold and sent back for reheating, and another over done. Unsure why the service was so slow when there were only a handful of customers there. The local beer recommended by the server was not good. Overall, a totally dissatisfying dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
4 Thank Sue H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Clyde Iron Works - Restaurant & Bar also viewed

 

Been to Clyde Iron Works - Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing