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PortLand Malt Shoppe

716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #35 of 228 restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yes, the malts are expensive, but they are so worth the price. I can't even put into words how delicious they are. I always order a hot fudge malt with extra malt powder and an extra cookie. Walking along the lake, or down London Road while enjoying a malt is so relaxing. It's about the overall experience. Yum!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A yummy ice cream treat with a view that can't be beat. Open April through October, right off the Lakewalk trail. Popular tiny historic refurbished gas station turned ice cream shop. Walking distance from shopping, Leif Erickson Park and the beautiful Rose Garden. Expect lines in the summer, but worth the short wait. You can watch ships and boats out... More

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Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I ordered the butterscotch malt because of a reviewers recommendation and it was SO good! Can't wait for the chance to have it again!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a great place to have some ice cream. It was incredible. Only down side is they only take cash. My family very much enjoyed this place. It was packed with people. Everything tasted so fresh. We were able to sit at the picnic table and look out over the lake.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

No trip to Duluth is complete without an Old Fashioned malt from Portland Malt Shop. They are spendy and get more so every year, but they are soo rich and creamy and indulgent! Get one and walk the Lakewalk; it doesn't get any better on a hot day.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Wonderful ice cream treats in various sizes. I enjoy a small treat multiple times every summer! Word spreads fast when it opens in the spring. There IS generally a line. It moves quickly and is worth it.

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Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We have stopped here quite a few times over the years and this time the ice cream just wasn't all that good. It tasted like cheap grocery store ice cream. There are so many places now where you can get really good homemade style ice cream so you really notice when the quality is not that good. They do not... More

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Becker, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Have visited the Portland Malt Shoppe many times over the past 15 years and it has consistently been fantastic. The wafer on top adds to the charm. The location is perfect. A great walk up the lake walk right by Fitger's. There are picnic tables to sit at. Highly recommend!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A quick (30 second) walk from Fitger's Hotel and we enjoyed ordering ice cream from the smallest brick ice cream shop ever! There is no dining place except for two picnic tables, and this place was busy. Be prepared to stand or walk and eat your ice cream. Everyone's order was tasty and it satisfied us after a long, warm... More

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