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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Worth the trip

It is about a 40 minute drive from Grand Marais, but it is worth the trip. The scenery is beautiful. The food was great, large portions and everything was good. The service was excellent. Very unique. Will definitely be back in the future!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Edina, Minnesota
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Edina, Minnesota
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is about a 40 minute drive from Grand Marais, but it is worth the trip. The scenery is beautiful. The food was great, large portions and everything was good. The service was excellent. Very unique. Will definitely be back in the future!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are vegetarian and have a hard time finding good food at regular restaurants. Although this restaurant didn't cater specifically to vegetarians, they had a couple of dishes that were very tasty. Their veggie burgers were especially good, according to my husband. And I really liked the salad/parmesean pasta combo meal. It was a very large portion... More 

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My grandson talks for hours on the way up about the different shakes he is going to have this trip. One of our must stop places on the Trail is Trail Center as there food is always fresh, cooked to perfection with very healthy portions. If you walk away hungry it is your own fault. And you run into people... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved this place. We stopped by three times during our week's stay to eat both lunch and dinner. the food was unique and very good.

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Jordan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always a highlight for our kids as we head up the trail for our 8 day adventure each year. They look so forward to the amazing malts and the food is already scrumptious! We always pick up a few souvenirs and supplies from the store, too! So great to see that this place stays the same year after year!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We enjoyed the best walleye ever - fried, super fresh, and very delicious. Along with the walleye we feasted on a strawberry rhubarb malt. You will find home cooking, a woodsy atmosphere, and reasonable prices. This was our favorite meal on our vacation. This restaurant is a bit of a drive up Gunflint Trail, but well worth the effort.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place for a burger and beverage after returning from a 7 day canoe float. Friendly staff and good food.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've been visiting, working, and living on the Gunflint Trail for almost ten years now and the fine food and excellent service at Trail Center has endured over that near decade. The menu is varied and ALL of the food is excellent, though I am partial to the Smitty, the PLL, and the burgers. Not only is the quality exemplary... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Staff is friendly and attentive, the entire placed is decorated with really neat/oddball stuff, and the food was delicious. Kids chicken strips are actually big strips of breaded chicken breast, and burgers are killer, I had the north of the border, yummy! I plan on eating there whenever I'm on the GFT.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Trail Center Lodge

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

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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, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?