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Crooked Spoon Cafe

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17 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-2779
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Wednesday
Closed
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unexpected

I did not expected to have such a wonderful lunch in a small town. We stopped here for lunch on Friday in February. It is such a cute small place. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had mac and cheese and chorizo sliders. Mac and cheese by itself was ok. It needed more slat and cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Asta55113
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I did not expected to have such a wonderful lunch in a small town. We stopped here for lunch on Friday in February. It is such a cute small place. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had mac and cheese and chorizo sliders. Mac and cheese by itself was ok. It needed more slat and cheese. However, paired with chorizo... More 

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DULUTH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The food is just awesome. Excellent salad. We had the chicken dinner - good comfort food on a cold evening. The service was friendly and efficient. I'd eat here as a first choice for dinner.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch on a cold-cold day. Nice local beers from Duluth and Minneapolis. Great ham and bean soup, Then we had mussels with a nice garlic broth and a crusty bread for dipping. The salad was a wonderful mixture of poached pears, duck confit, roasted beets and more. All yummy in a nice pleasant atmosphere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Above the ordinary - - extra-ordinary! SUCH great food, lovingly prepared and it all is evident in a beautiful presentation and amazing taste. This is THE BEST place to eat in Grand Marais, although there are other tasty places, too! We were thoroughly pleased!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Crooked Spoon is one of our favorite places to go for a special night. Best unique vegetables EVER! Great wine selection. Roasted chicken is always a winner. Mashed potatoes are the bomb. Bison steak is HUGE and we always have leftovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I stopped into the crooked spoon only for the creme brûlée that I saw on the menu outside and was not disappointed. I'm somewhat of a creme brûlée snob and the crooked spoon is definitely in my top 5. Nice quiet wine bar atmosphere, all an older crowd but the wait staff were warm welcoming and continuously checked in to... More 

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Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a very quaint, interesting restaurant. It has an interesting name, and the food is absolutely amazing. The inside is clean and rustic. The walls are adorned with beautiful paintings from the artists around the area. The food is always great, and a wide variety of selection. Not a very touristy restaurant, and waits are long if around busy... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Crooked Spoon delivered once again with a wonderful Valentine's dinner. It was extremely busy, but the food was just as high quality and delicious as I have become accustomed to. We had the Octopus appetizer, steak, salmon and banana dessert. No visit to the North Shore is complete without a stop here.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I've eaten at The Crooked Spoon twice. It's pricey but worth it, with pretty much anything you choose from the menu being good. Here's what cost them a star: On our most recent trip in January we called them and asked what time they would be open until. They said 8. We got there at 7:05 - closed. I can... More 

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gatekeeper57, Owner at Crooked Spoon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your restaurant experience. I'm very sorry you had the experience of coming when we were closed. After emailing with this guest I found out that they came on a Wednesday, which is the day of the week we are closed. In the winter we do cut back our hours, but we are open... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Didn't expect to find food like this in Grand Marais. Duck Condit salad was delicious and the housemate ricotta like the best artisan cheese from Italy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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