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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Lynn B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
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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New Lenox, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went for breakfast one day and returned later in the week for dinner. Very interesting decor. Our interaction with the staff was one of the selling points of this place. The food was the best for our money (and we ate at the few other places nearby). swedish meatballs were my fav...walleye was the other.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great food, friendly service, beautiful setting. Full service bar, store and camping supplies. arrive by boat, float plane, car, canoe, snowmobile, or anyway you can get there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is great. Staff and food are the best. Love the "Canoe". Can't beat those Trail Center malts.

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I live in a tourist area and we have nothing that compares with this restaurant service, food and price all excellent...my favorite restaurant.....don't miss this place

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indianapolis, IN
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186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a great time here. Our extended family arrived at 6pm on the Friday of Labor Day weekend to have the fish fry. We expected a very long wait, but we lucked out and got right in. The staff was lots of fun and the fish was great! This is not a fancy place, but perfect for us! I... More 

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ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?