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“good food with a view!”

Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Lutsen
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of fusball, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“good food with a view!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food was good - not fantastic, but it was good and the view ... well the view was fantastic. Inside nice- outside better. Service great and always willing to share local info.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ok lunch”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and I stopped for lunch after taking the gondola to the top of the mountain. Was quite in the bar area. Had to wait 10 minutes for any employee to be seen in the bar, odd. The sandwich I had was fair and over priced like all food on our trip.

Visited May 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Slopeside and satisfying”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Great view for starters. Service was good but under staffed. Apps and dinner was great. Tasty steak. Burgers were good. Kids meals were typical. Great menu with lots of choices. Drinks were not watered down. The dining side and the bar side both have a whole different vibe which is great. Very much enjoy this place. The bathrooms however are absolutely disgusting. Surprised they pass inspection actually. Management needs to step up with this.

Music venues are fabulous as is the outdoor patio view.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, good place!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I have been there several times during the ski season and I really liked this place. There are good food, good service and good music during the night!

Visited December 2013
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LM_Customer_Service, Customer Service at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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Louisville, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Greatly exceeded expectations”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We decided to go to PC's rather than drive into town because it is part of the adventure of staying on the mountain -- just walking from your condo to dinner. I was sure this was going to be just burgers, chicken fingers and bad pizza. And maybe that's why my review is so high -- but this place greatly exceeded my expectations. They had items on the menu that were pretty creative (a turkey panini, with brie cheese and grilled apple; a grilled romaine salad with a unique dressing; a veggie burger that sounded pretty interesting). And many of the items were with organic ingredients, which is something that is really refreshing given that this is basically the only game in town for this part of the mountain. We had the above mentioned turkey panini, salad and a veggie pasta dish that was pretty good. They also had a fair number of local beers on draft. So, yes, it was pricey (location, location, location), but the food could hold its own off the mountain. Oh, and our waitress was great.

  • Visited March 2014
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LM_Customer_Service, Customer Service at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and couldn't agree more about the Turkey Panini! We look forward to your next stay with us here.
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