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Pickwick Restaurant

508 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2206
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Ranked #54 of 228 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $0 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Pickwick is Duluth's landmark restaurant situated on the shore of Lake Superior. Best known for its steaks and seafood from the only indoor charcoal grill in the area. There are also great burgers and sandwiches for under $12. The banquet room accommodates up to 50 people and offers privacy for business or family occasions. The bar has been restored to its 1940 layout offering an energetic atmosphere for all ages. Two happy hours - before dinner and late night - keep the bar hopping from 4am until close. The dining rooms bring back the history of the Pickwick which has been operating since 1914. Fine dining is at its best with our excellent serving staff along with the creations of Chef Jake Sutula. Reservations are accepted. Come see why the Pickwick has been Duluth's place to be for nearly a century!
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65% Recommend
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English first
Pflugerville, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lake view from dining room. our party of three had shrimp dinner (excellent portion of jumbo shrimp), scallops with vegetable over orzo (very tasty), and new York strip (cooked as requested). This is a restaurant which has been around for a long time in Duluth. Thought it could have been better lit. Lots of old dark wood for it's traditional... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a very favorable first time meal at the Pickwick a few evenings ago. Our food was well prepared, hot and tasty. Pork chops, walleye and smoked whitefish piccata were enjoyed by the four of us. The salads were good and the bread was served hot and was quite good. We enjoyed watching the sailboat races from the outside... More

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Twin Cities
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157 reviews 157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pickwick brags about their steaks. We had three filets at our table that were all overcooked and overall dull. Plates included some limp looking vegetables. Appetizers were better and a better value. Sadly they chose to have a band playing at 8 PM which made it hard to talk during our meal. Prices are on the higher side. Hard to... More

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Duluth, MN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great meal at the Pickwick. It had been awhile since we were there last and we are glad we went back. Salads were good as were the garlic, gouda mashed potatoes. The best was the 8oz filet and the seared scallops were cooked perfectly. My husband had the prime rib that they grill to finish it and... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went there for a birthday dinner. FOUR out of EIGHT people had their birthday on the same. day. We had reserved a table with view on the lake. When we arrived there we had such a table, but unfortunately the air conditioning didn't work and the place was very hot. To our surprise, no one of the restaurant offered... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the top restaurants in Duluth. The food and service are excellent. You do pay for it, however, you get what you pay for as well. A top special night out restaurant.

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Joliet, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Pickwick's atmosphere is great. They appear to take the time to separate diners with small children from couples enjoying "date night." The service is excellent. This time, we both ordered prime rib, with gouda garlic mashed potatoes and salads. The meals were fantastic. The prime rib was excellent. The gouda garlic mashed potatoes are a great choice. The views... More

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Arrived there for supper with my husband to enjoy our anniversary vacation. Service was okay, nothing over the top for friendly. Ordered the top sirloin as one meal and the other meal was a Roasted Pear Salmon Salad. The pears on the salad were canned pear halves sliced in a "fan" fashion. Not cool when the salad was $16. I... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were ready for a quieter meal after spending all day in crowds. Pickwick was just that. We sat by windows and enjoyed the view as the wind shifted direction. We ate three appetizers. Steak bits were perfectly prepared, although I did not love the sauce. Thankfully it was not a strong flavor. My husband had a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After having enjoyed many of the finest meals I have eaten anywhere, the Pickwick has always been my choice of restaurants for special occasions. Not anymore, we went there for my grandsons graduation and found the Pickwick of old is no more. Reduced menu below average portions and uninspiring food. The service was very good and the atmosphere is excellent... More

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