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Trail Center Lodge

7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218 388 2214
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Ranked #3 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
South Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We always eat here the night before entering the BWCA. Staff and food are fantastic. Recommend any of the burgers and don't forget the shakes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the Trail Center. I am living on the Gunflint Trail this summer, so I come here often. Every time I've been here, the staff has been extra friendly and helpful. We needed tomatoes, and they didn't sell any in their market, so they let us buy some from their restaurant. They're very eager to help people when they... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My fishing partner managed to bury the hook from a fishing lure in his finger. We came out of the wood as and made a beeline for the emergency room in Grand Marais. After removal of the hook we decided to have dinner on our way back into the woods.the physician assistant at the ER recommended the Trail Center as... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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204 reviews 204 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Years ago when I first went up the Gunflint Trail, I asked people who had been there where to eat, and it was unanimous-Trail Center. Since then I look forward to my visit whenever I go up the Gunflint. Three things make this restaurant so special (1) the location and decor-it overlooks a beautiful lake and even has a long... More

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Cherokee, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A great back country general store / restaurant, and worth the drive if you're coming the half hour from Grand Marais. Don't overlook the top-notch malts, but there's unique stuff on the menu for any meal of the day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Based on other reviewers, I was excited to hit up this place during our stay along the Gunflint Trail. Both my husband and I ordered the all-you-can-eat fish fry. We just thought it was okay. It was over breaded and the fries didn't offer much flavor. I also ordered a side salad that came drenched in french dressing - gross.... More

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