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Naniboujou Historic Lodge Restaurant

20 Naniboujou Trl, We Serve Breakfast Too!, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2141
218-387-2688
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Ranked #7 of 30 restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stopped because of the incredible curb appeal of this historic lodge. And, indeed, the interior of the dining room is quite spectacular - until you sit down and take a good look. The walls, floor and tables were dirty. And I don't mean just one day of neglect. This dirt had become permanent. Why management doesn't feel that clean... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stop for their fabulous Sunday morning brunch, cosy lunch next to MN largest stone fireplace, or a romantic dinner in the most unique lodge on Lake Superior. No phones, no cell, no television, only peace and quiet and time for yourself or with thom you want to spend intimate time. Truly the most unique lodge on Lake Superior.

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prior lake mn
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We dropped in for a late breakfast at the urging of my fellow traveler as he had heard about the history of the place and wanted to check it out. The place showed well from the road as in addition to the fall foliage and Lake Superior backdrop, the grounds were airy and the building interior was very bright making... More

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Summit, NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a very unusual place. Built in the 1920s as a exclusive club right on the shoreline of Lake Superior, it failed in the depression of the 1930s. Today, it has been restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The dining room (Great Hall) is decorated in the designs of the Cree Indians --very bright, colorful... More

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Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We drove up from Grand Marais for Sunday brunch. The lodge was beautiful. Plates looked like real china with a fancy pattern. I enjoyed the brunch... quiche, scrambled eggs with cream cheese, blueberry sausage, waffles with orange cream etc. The best way to describe it is 'old people brunch'. That is not a put down though. It is a fancy-schamcy... More

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Naniboujou dining a 'must stop' during our annual trip to North Shore. Last year, walleye was sublime, this year, not so much. My wife and the couple we were with ordered Amish chicken, that all of them uniformly reported was "overcooked, very dry." My walleye, while overcooked, was edible. Disappointing.

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Champlin, Minnesota, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Nani is like nothing else! So relaxing, you have to go there to believe it! It's great to disconnect from tv and phone for a few days and enjoy the peacefulness the Nani brings. I highly recommend a room with a fireplace in winter or summer, it's a great way to end your night!

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Hastings, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have wanted to go back and eat at Naniboujou since we stopped by and just had a look at it several years ago. It is so unique! We went for dinner which, in hind site, was a mistake. We were seated quickly but then ignored for about 15 minutes. Our server gave the impression that he was too busy... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We've driven passed Naniboujou many times, always saying, "We've got to stop there some time!" Mostly, we were never there at a meal time. However, we finally were in the area in mid-afternoon, and stopped for tea. It was simply wonderful! I thought it compaired very favorably to high tea in Butchant Gardens in Victoria BC. The building is spectacular,... More

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The lodge was full so we couldn't stay, but we did make the trip up for breakfast. Which was, as usual, a very special affair! Just drinking tea in the dining room would be enough for me to give it an excellent rating! That the owners have managed to keep the place as it was, to maintain the historical and... More

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