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PortLand Malt Shoppe

716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Address: 716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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