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Trail Center Lodge

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7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1.2183882214
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well worth the trip for breakfast or lunch!

My husband and I ate breakfast here 3 years ago and when we were in the area again we knew we wanted to eat here again. Trail Center is at about the 1/2 way point of the Gunflint Trail. The food is very good and the service is great! Situated on a lake there is not a lot of window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
DebbieMorse
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Shoreview, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shoreview, Minnesota
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate breakfast here 3 years ago and when we were in the area again we knew we wanted to eat here again. Trail Center is at about the 1/2 way point of the Gunflint Trail. The food is very good and the service is great! Situated on a lake there is not a lot of window... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you just can't go wrong. My wife and I have visited Trail Center to dine many times over the last 15 years. I can honestly say that we have never ever been disappointed in any meal we have eaten there, breakfast, lunch or dinner. every meal has always been delicious. Now that we own a neighboring... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Unique with fine cuisine as well as unique cafe/bar food. From Italian Fried Chicken to an open face burger topped with Chili. Also there is a small store ready to meet your camping needs for items forgotten on the trail or in camp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Every summer we travel to the boundary waters for a week long camping trip. On our voyage back down the gunflint trail we ALWAYS stop for a delicious home cooked breakfast! Their food is consistently delicious, and the staff is always friendly (and always accommodate our group of at least 8 or more!) The small 'gift shop' area always has... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

best food for the money on the Gunflint Trail. check out the soup of they day, they are homemade and unique. I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here and never been disappointed. watch for moose nearby - we saw one once with her baby

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Hovland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we had the Jack Daniels rib eye with sweet potato and the pumpkin syrup! Excellent! I love this place only wish a person could eat more to try it all!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good home-cooked food with alot of variety. Good service and a place filled with local charm and artifacts.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love to go to this place whenever i get chance. I love the food, staff and restaurant. And plus i have to take a beatiful drive to go there. They have a affordable price. It is totally worth to go. You will not regret

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on a beautiful, snowy day while driving the Gunflint Trail. The menu is much larger than I expected, and the food was delicious. We sat at a table facing the lake...and we were treated to a frenzy of bird activity as they feasted on a fresh supply of bird seed. The staff we met were wonderful... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I Love trail center lodge - food is great - great atmosphere and staff! Outstanding trail food and good to purchase, a must if you are up on the trail!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1.2183882214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

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