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PortLand Malt Shoppe

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716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Great treat!

We visited Portland malt shop for first time and would definitely go again. Great selection and malts come in nice glasses w whipped cream, cherry, and wafer cookie on side. It was busy day when we went so had to wait about half an hour but we had the time so it was ok.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Wilmot, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited Portland malt shop for first time and would definitely go again. Great selection and malts come in nice glasses w whipped cream, cherry, and wafer cookie on side. It was busy day when we went so had to wait about half an hour but we had the time so it was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place has great malts and a multitude of flavors. The building itself if cool too and the location is worth the visit. The malts are a little expensive but what isn't these days.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Located high on a hill overlooking the harbor of Lake Superior, one finds a fun ice cream location, scenic views, area shopping, and a relaxing park. This is probably one of the most popular stops in Duluth. Large selection of flavors of ice cream and generous malts offered. Especially popular with families with kids, adults, and old timers!

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

When you visit the malt shoppe you might have to wait in line. I visited on a Sunday night and did not have a wait. The malts are crafted with hand dipped ice cream and are thick enough to eat with a spoon. The are delivered to you with a sugar wafer and whipped cream topped with a cherry. Delicious!

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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Such an adorable little malt shop... great ice cream and right on the Lakewalk. Only open during the Summer.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We go to the Portland Malt shop whenever we return to Duluth. It reminds me of the iconic malt shops from the "good old days". Like most ice cream shops, it's not cheap but the location on Lake Superior can't be beat!

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm a bit fan of traditional malts, especially those made with real vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. It is easy to make them too thin given the temperature of the hot fudge, but this one was as thick as they come and had just the right amount of malt powder. The price is not cheap at $6.95 (the only... More 

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Saint Charles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We never miss this place. On old London Road, the old route through Duluth. Not an eat-in place, you enjoy sitting outside with your malt while you watch the boats or start your Lake Walk

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Open May to October, I look forward to going to the Malt Shoppe every year. It's a great stop off the lakewalk or a good dessert option after dining at any of the Superior St. restaurants. I get the Dark Chocolate Malt every, single time. Highly recommend as an essential Duluth stopping point.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love the setting (the lake & Superior St), the history, the general experience, the ice cream! The waiting and surly teen serving us could have been done without but we always make a point of going here when we're in Duluth.

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Address: 716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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  • Address: 716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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