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Zeitgeist Arts Cafe

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222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-722-9100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Whoo.. Prices up!

Ok, to be fair, this is good food. REALLY good. Nonetheless when I stopped to grab one of my favorite rice bowls, after not having one in a while, I was taken aback by the price. With tax not tip, to go, I paid $17.70 for a curry rice bowl with chicken. Fabulously delish, but $17.70... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Debra H
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, to be fair, this is good food. REALLY good. Nonetheless when I stopped to grab one of my favorite rice bowls, after not having one in a while, I was taken aback by the price. With tax not tip, to go, I paid $17.70 for a curry rice bowl with chicken. Fabulously delish, but $17.70? For a bit of... More 

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Thank Debra H
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Debra, Thank you so much for dining with us and we are glad you enjoyed your rice bowl. We are working on a new menu set to be released in the next month that includes some price decreases. We have heard your feedback and want to ensure that our menu provides quality items at reasonable price points. Look for a... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The BLT with avocado was just right. The no cost fruit substitute was a good choice. Then the movie next door. Although the cafe does not validate parking, the adjoining theatre does for three hours in the Sheraton Parking Ramp across the street.

Helpful?
Thank Al M
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Al, Thanks so much for stopping in before seeing a movie. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We are actually all a part of the same organization so feel free to check out the plays or Improv comedy that we do in our performance theater as well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have all kinds of whiskeys and whiskys. Prices might be a touch high, but the extensive selection is worth it. The bar staff when I was there was good in that he remembered what I had been drinking (only had one scotch before, and I wasn't the only person at the bar) even after a couple of hours in... More 

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Thank JWK1969
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

We love hearing this. Thank you so much for sharing and we hope to see you at another Monday half priced whiskey night soon. Best, More 

Moose Lake, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

looking for good food, local art, and an interesting mix of people to watch---this is the place to stop. Located on Superior Street it can be a bit pricey and parking is at a premium but it is worth the effort. Food is tasty, the beer selection is great.

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Thank Michelle L
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Michelle, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Parking is free after 5:00pm in the city ramp located behind the Sheraton Hotel. If you can't find a spot on the street, this is another good option. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, More 

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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love supporting this venue because of what it stands for, but their prices are way way too high for this community.......I don't think you can get a glass of wine for under 9 or 10 bucks and then it isn't even a generous pour and only mediocre wine. The menu options look fun and amazing, but taste just average... More 

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Thank brenda d
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Brenda, Thank you for your support. We really appreciate it! We agree with you regarding our wine menu and we are currently working with our vendors to offer some less expensive options. Our wine list currently has two $6 options and then goes up to $10 and we are working to get some options in the middle as well. Our... More 

Moose Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had our work Christmas party there last week. Great ambiance, service and food! Loved that they had a selection of Gluten Free items & desserts! I will definitely be bringing my husband here soon!

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Thank Thomandas
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you had a great visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Rochester
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Had dinner here last night. Had a side car cocktail that was pretty good. Thai chili bowl was just average. Most flavor came from the Sriacha sauce. They forgot the bacon in the Mac and cheese, but did bring out cooked bacon after the fact. The green rice bowl was average. Best meal in our group was the Rosemary chicken.... More 

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Thank mrspRochester
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your time in Duluth with us! We appreciate your feedback. We are working on a new menu that will be coming out in the next month. Some of the current items will now have added flavors and there will also be some new items. Look for taste bud dazzling items coming soon. Best, More 

Harpswell, Maine
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

In Duluth for a family Thanksgiving, and not expecting to find a good selection of bourbon. But I was pleasantly surprised to find Zeitgeistarts in downtown. We ate there for lunch and, when the saw the shelf of bourbons behind the bar, decided to return for dinner. We were not disappointed. More than 50 bourbons, and good ones. Excellent duck,... More 

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Thank EJStann
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us and we will share our bourbon with you any time! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Interesting food, reasonable prices, great ambience, and delicious drinks Go to dinner and then attend an independent movie at the Zinema or a show at the Renegade theatre, awesome night out!

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Thank Robinyogini
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, More 

Twin Cities, MN
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131 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Zeitgeist is a modern, trendy bar-restaurant built into an old building with exposed brick walls and modern lighting fixtures. On a Saturday night, the place was full but not packed. No reservations and no waiting. Our waitress, a pretty young lady who looked barely old enough to legally consume alcohol arrived for our drink order. I asked what my choices... More 

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Thank Dead Skunk S
Sara R, General Manager at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and tell others about your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?