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“Just for the strawberry rhubarb malts.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trail Center Lodge

Trail Center Lodge
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cherokee, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just for the strawberry rhubarb malts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

A great back country general store / restaurant, and worth the drive if you're coming the half hour from Grand Marais. Don't overlook the top-notch malts, but there's unique stuff on the menu for any meal of the day.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Expected More”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Based on other reviewers, I was excited to hit up this place during our stay along the Gunflint Trail. Both my husband and I ordered the all-you-can-eat fish fry. We just thought it was okay. It was over breaded and the fries didn't offer much flavor. I also ordered a side salad that came drenched in french dressing - gross. Our server was attentive and very friendly, though.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Take a beautiful ride up from Grand Marais for a meal or a drink in this old fashioned frontier styled restaurant and bar. It was a fun outing.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank millvalleytraveler
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Rochester, Minnesota
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“They know how to do it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Great menu selection, many specials, great atmosphere, great service. They know how to do it! We have usually gone in the winter, so have not had to wait. But still the same great food and service. Don't drive past more than once (you'll have to go by on the way out).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kenmccaz
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best little bar and grill on the Gunflint trail”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
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