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Trail Center Lodge

7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218 388 2214
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Ranked #2 of 30 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
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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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  • English first
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English first
st. paul, mn
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We own a place in Lutsen and are up from the twin cities often. Our favorite venture is to head up the Gunflint Trail to the Trail Center for dinner. The setting, ambience, food and service are all outstanding! We love the fish fry, the shrimp are incredible (bigger and better then anything we've had in the cities), the malts....we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The breakfast is good and hot, especially when you have hiked all morning. The staff is friendly. They have a lot of general store items, which tend to be pricey....that is expected though if you are the only shop within 30+ miles. It could almost be a museum on the inside.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We love Trail Center's breakfast. We we eat there at least once every trip to the Gunflint. They nail some hard to find up north southern treats (biscuits and gravy, bread pudding french toast, cheese and sausage grits). The service is friendly and efficient and we always leave satisfied.

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Fergus Falls, MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food and service! We enjoyed a great steak dinner, cooked exactly as we ordered - all delicious! Our annual trip to the BWCAW is never complete without a meal here!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went for dinner and it was so good we returned a day later for breafast! The food was hearty and delicious. The hot roast beef served on yorkshire pudding was the perfect comfort food after a rainy day hike! The four of us each tried a different entree and everyone was happy! There was truly something for everyone. The... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Always "a must" on our trips to the Gunflint Trail - Trail Center is the best restaurant EVER! As well as having high quality food - their malts are the best! We recently tried a "strawberry rhubarb" malt. OMG!! SO delicious!! Can hardly wait to return next month for more mouth watering delights!!

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South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Our last dinner before we head out into the boundary waters And our 1st lunch when we return!!! I love this place and if there was one nearby me in South Carolina I'd probably be a big as a house!!!! They have got the best cheeseburger - fries and Malt I have ever encountered in my life!!!! I literally dream... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Heard good things about Trail Center so after our morning hike we stopped there for lunch. The burgers are scrumptious. My sister, from Ohio, was beyond thrilled with her burger topped with peanut butter and mayo. We spilt a piece of mixed berry pie for dessert and as a pretty darn good pie maker myself, I have to admit it... More

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Hampshire, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was the second year we had Trail Center's fish fry--one of the best in memory!. It turns out a good chunk of our resort (Cross River) was present, too! We're sure to go back next year. Oh, yeah--great beer selection!

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Victoria, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed at the Gunflint Lodge, but the power was out and after that no Internet. So we drove the 15 miles one way to get WIFI because my husband had to finalize a real estate transaction for his clients. We enjoyed appetizers and bread pudding at night and breakfast the next morning. We also stopped there before we checked... More

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