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“Best little bar and grill on the Gunflint trail”
Review of Trail Center Lodge

Trail Center Lodge
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Best little bar and grill on the Gunflint trail”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Half way up, or down, the Gunflint Trail on Poplar Lake is Trail Center Lodge. Whether you are hungry or just need a stop, this is worth a stop.

Visited August 2013
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Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Love Trail Center”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We travel the Grand Marais Nd the Gunflint Trail area every year and have for over 20 years. Trail Center is one if our favorite places to eat. The charming up north decor in a log building is fun to look at while you are waiting for your food. The food is amazing and service is always friendly. We have never had a bad experience and feel at home when we come. The prices are reasonable. A must visit if you are in the area. The view if the lake is amazing.

  • Visited July 2013
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Plymouth, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stopped here after hiking the Caribou Rock Trail this fall. The service was great and the food was very good and reasonably priced. We will stop here again to eat when we are on the Gunflint.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best milkshakes!!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

The food is great and the milkshakes are even better. We had chocolate and mint. The kids wanted to go back the next day.

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Thank Sandy M
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Mitchellville, Ia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tried because of local recommendations!”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

After two different locals recommended this one, we just had to try it. This was worth the 20 mile drive up the Gunflint Trail. Our waitress was friendly and fun. She obviously loved her job and every customer could tell!

The food was great and prices were very reasonable. The crowd appeared to be locals and tourists visiting the area.

Visited August 2013
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