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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 Malts!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Trisha0123
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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