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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Always a Good Experience!

We spent a couple days on the Trail and started our vacation with a beer on their deck enjoying the view of Poplar Lake. On our way back home we stopped again, this time for breakfast. As usual, the food was very good! Our waiter was courteous with a nice sense of humor. Other reviews have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jackie-CG
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple days on the Trail and started our vacation with a beer on their deck enjoying the view of Poplar Lake. On our way back home we stopped again, this time for breakfast. As usual, the food was very good! Our waiter was courteous with a nice sense of humor. Other reviews have mentioned that there may... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have stopped for fuel at the Trail Center before, but this time we picked up some groceries and then stopped in for lunch on a rainy day. Food was great and the server very helpful with suggestions - the potato soup was superb as was the strawberry malt. Fuel is a little pricey, as are the groceries, but you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was always excellent, and the service friendly. Just be prepared to wait if you get there at the wrong time, they get very busy but the food is worth the wait.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Awesome food and service here! Had to wait at the outside deck to get in for dinner but staff was very courteous and friendly and there was a serving bar out there as well. Menu was quite extensive so everyone was able to get something they liked. Not overly expensive either.

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Harvard, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate here 3 times during our stay in the area, and the food each time was awesome! The service was great, everyone was working their tails off. Our favorite restaurant for sure!

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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent food in a rustic atmosphere. Small seating space, so arrive early or plan to wait. Servings are large and prices are reasonable for the location.

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After a morning of berry-picking, we were worn out. We'd had a trail lunch, but needed something more, and something cold. Blueberry and strawberry malts were just the ticket! Served in a frosty metal cup, our malts contained real berries and we're so thick that we had to use a spoon to get to all their luscious goodness! Friendly, welcoming... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Favorite place to eat by far! We found this amazing place by word of mouth, and we need to keep the word going. We've been to the north shore many times and enjoyed all the food in Grand Marais, then we found this! For a relatively cheap price you get your fill of food. Only order the side dish or... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We spent on a week at a lodge on the gunflint trail and even though there was a restaurant at our lodge we drove 20+ minutes each way to eat at the Trail Center Lodge 4 times during the week. The food is fabulous!!! Everything we had was great. My kids loved the canoe - burger, malt and fries. The... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped in there to go into the general store to look around; Not really knowing they had restaurant there. After browsing in the store, we took a look inside the restaurant. My wife went inside to take a look at the menu. One of the servers, Kia, was telling us how their restaurant used to be rated #1 but... 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 to 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?