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“Kids loved it!”

Sven and Ole's Pizza
Ranked #11 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Kids loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We took our two nephews here when we were doing some spring cleaning! We thought they pizza and cheese garlic bread were great and the boys wanted to go back for supper each night--We didn't, because we wanted some non pizza meals, but they loved it! Service was reasonably quick despite the restaurant being pretty full. The only down side is you order everything from the counter when you get there--so you have to head up to the bar to get more beverages if you want more! And since I can certainly do this, it wasn't really a big deal--just more something to be aware of.

Visited April 2014
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Really good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped in here last week. It appeared to be packed with locals who were not to willing to give up their empty seats. For our family. The workers were not too help either with helping us find seats either. However, one guy was more than helpful! Wish we would have gotten his name he had dark hair. He cleared the buffet table and grabbed six chair us. He checked in with us often! The pizza here us really good. We would come back the next
time we are in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Drabiu
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Cornucopia, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“we're done here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Way over priced for a stand in line, too small to read menu with out the ingredients or prices clearly listed. To be fair the pizza was pretty good, but $32ish for a large pie and two soft drinks??? The dining area is looking a bit long in the tooth. Have been stopping for years but it is quite obvious S&O's has become a cash cow that some one is milking way too much. We really felt like we were being ripped off. Too bad. It used to be good.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Randy H
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Local's Perspective on this North Shore Icon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Having grown up in Grand Marais, I like many others know, the iconic place for tourists to stop is Sven & Ole's. This place has great pizza. I have been there hundreds of times and have never left unhappy. You order at the counter, and yes, it can be very busy in the summer and on weekends. Plan for that.... The pizza may be a bit on the high side, but it has it's own distinct taste, which is fantastic!! This is not the typical sit-down spot, so don't plan on getting a lot of attention. You order your pizza, find your spot to sit, they bring it out, and you go from there. If you want to be pampered, go some place else. If you want great pizza, this is thee spot!!

Be sure to try their wings. I am a big wings fan and since we are a long trip to anything like BWW, know that they probably have the best wings in town!

There is a bar within the restaurant called "The Pickled Herring Club." If it is just you and a buddy, or if you are on a date.... sit in the bar, have some pizza, and try one of their many fine selections of beer.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CoachD9
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Totally over rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Very expensive almost greedy prices for a small town pizza joint. Was pretty disappointed looked forward to visiting this famous icon pizzeria, but left disappointed feeling like I was taken advantage of. You have to order your own pizza basically do most of the leg work, service wasn't very good. They like ripping off the tourists.

  • Visited December 2013
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5 Thank Adventurerr
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