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American, Contemporary
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132 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 623-1889
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Do Swede

Stopped in for lunch last week. Picked the seasonal menu option of Swedish meatballs. Wow. Spot on; everything was perfect........the hand made meatballs, groovy mashed potatoes, and don't get me started on the phenom gravy. Came with pickled cucumber, lingonberry sauce, and pickled onion. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
brenda d
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to try this restaurant based on a recommendation. We were easily able to get in on a Friday night, which was nice (not something that can be done easily back home in the Twin Cities). I ordered a ribeye steak with mac and cheese on the side. The steak was alright - nothing especially memorable, decent flavor (could... More 

Thank ViajeroJBW
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rathskellar is in the sub-basement of Tycoon's alehouse. It's an intimate space featuring overstuffed easy chairs and sofas nestled among the brick and stone arches -an absolutely unique ambiance. They have a wide range of local microbrews, as well as a nice selection of specialty drinks. They also serve a variety of creative bar food items. We liked the... More 

Thank AstroDiver
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch last week. Picked the seasonal menu option of Swedish meatballs. Wow. Spot on; everything was perfect........the hand made meatballs, groovy mashed potatoes, and don't get me started on the phenom gravy. Came with pickled cucumber, lingonberry sauce, and pickled onion. You can tell this is made by someone who knows Swedish food.........gotta go get some more.

Thank brenda d
Duluth, MN
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It is former City Hall/jail. Interesting building and great old pictures. Jail cells in basement. Free parking in the lot if you give them your license plate number. Food was good and with 9 interesting variety. Like one gal said "I am glad I ordered this salad, and would order it again"

Thank DuluthmnFroggie
Winona, Minnesota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We actually arrived and they weren't even open yet so the bartender said to sit down and relax, he is there to work and has money in the till so no worries that it wasn't opened yet. Very pleasant to talk to and gave us some pointers of other good watering holes. We didn't have intentions of eating there, we... More 

Thank HayDee_11
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Do not ever order breakfast here!! It was the worst breakfast ever!! Entire meal was cold. Eggs must have been deep fat fried, couldn't even cut them. Hashbrowns , cold and i mean as if they came straight out of the fridge. Toast was cold with no butter. Bacon.. two and half pieces. Cook actualy tore it in half. Don't... More 

Thank Stephanie501294
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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205 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We chose this place for dinner after looking at reviews of restaurants near our downtown hotel. Salad and walleye for me, trout for my wife - we didn't have any dessert. As I recollect, the food was good but not great and the service was fine. There was a live musician playing when we started our meal but she was... More 

Thank Dedgehog
North Branch, Minnesota
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

... And it was worth every penny. The Tycoon name stems from the fact that at the turn of the century, Duluth had more tycoons per capita during it's boom era than any other city in the country. This relatively "new on the scene" restaurant celebrates Duluth history by combining classic period style with eclectic new elements. A nice departure... More 

Thank Lee Ann E
Savage, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Visiting some friends and they suggested Tycoons for dinner. We were seated right away. Waitress was very helpful with drink selection. Food was very good. Were told of the Rathskeller below and the activities happening upstairs during their Oktoberfest celebration, but we did not check it out.

Thank themntraveler
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

I'd say that there is not a good value here any more. Portion sizes and quality have gone down to the standards that Tycoons had in the past. I came there with my wife and had a $16 "Butcher Burger." It was dry and overcooked and resembled a small hockey puck. My wife's wild rice burger was less than half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (218) 623-1889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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