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Trail Center Lodge

7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1.2183882214
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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ontario
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The thirty minute drive from Grand Marais might seem long, but it is worth it! And that drive is pleasant enough. We have eaten in restaurants around the world and this has become one of our favourites. The interior is charming, clean, and rather unique in its decor. The log walls are filled with antiques and has a rather south-western... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place has the best food around. We've eaten there many times and had a variety of meals. Every single time they've been exceptionally tasty and reasonably priced. If you go be sure to ask about their famous $3.95 pancake. They have on the menu that if you can eat 3 of them you can have them for free. We... More 

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

Worth the drive. Driving the Gun Flint Trail at the end of September is nothing beyond marvelous. Having an early dinner,which we were glad we did,because this place fills up fast.Even on a Monday night.The food was awesome. The service was superb. The little store connecting the restaurant was very charming. You'll be sorry if you drive by and don't... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We timed our trip to get breakfast at the trail center and were not disappointed! We both ended up ordering the Trail Center's french toast, which is their homemade bread pudding, dipped in their french toast batter and grilled. This was served with their homemade pumpkin syrup. It was indeed heaven on a plate! I bought some pumpkin syrup and... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Normally I do not leave bad reviews because I am a local and in the industry myself. I have contemplated this for 2 weeks now, and have decided to write about my experience here. I ate breakfast with a friend and I ordered the Walleye and Eggs. My friend ordered the Prime Rib and Eggs. When I received my plate,... More 

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Trailwood, Owner at Trail Center Lodge, responded to this review

J****, We are very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at Trail Center. Would you please email me and tell me what day that was? I have not been able to find the cooks copy of your meal, let alone an unpaid check. I have checked every day for the last 2 weeks. You should still have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

A true gem in the north woods, and a highlight of our trip. The staff are friendly and dinner service was quick. The menu isn't expansive, but what's there is done right. Still, there are entree, sandwich, burger, soup and salad choices to choose from. Not sharing a dessert is our only regret.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Busy,busy, busy. Arrive early or arrive late or prepare to wait. A great little north woods bar and grill. Also get your dehydrated "trail dinners" and other grocery necessities. Regular meals are getting too expensive for the value..... although your choices on the trail are limited. Same is true of the cost of the dehydrated meals....... they are definitely good,... More 

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White Bear
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A day trip on the Gunflint Trail is not complete without a stop at Trail Center Lodge. This trip we weren't ready for a meal on our way up the trail since we stopped in Grand Marais for World's Best Donuts. We arrived back at Trail Center late afternoon hoping we could enjoy a late lunch and we certainly did.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a gem in the middle of an amazing Wilderness area. We enjoyed the canoe burgers and fish fry after three days in the wilderness. Thanks.

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Bovey, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is the epitome of woodsy northern dining (or breakfasting or whatever). Can't count the number of times we've eaten here, but last night's meal was typical. I had the Bear Beattie burger - blue and Swiss cheeses on top - and my husband had the chili-topped burger. Both delicious. Generous salad with the house creamy parmesan dressing. The... More 

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Address: 7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: +1.2183882214
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American

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