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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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4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 242
    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
Friends first trip to Grand Marais

The food for breakfast was wonderful. The server was very nice and polite. We enjoyed everything. The coffee was excellent. So was the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Loriann W
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Hugo
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hugo
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food for breakfast was wonderful. The server was very nice and polite. We enjoyed everything. The coffee was excellent. So was the food.

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Midwest
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the Crooked Spoon as part of a party of six, and all of us were impressed with the food and the service. The menu had something for everyone; especially noteworthy was the octopus (the best any of us had ever had!), but we also thoroughly enjoyed the baked camembert, the Amish chicken, and the spare ribs. We... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went to Grand Marais for a little day trip today and had the pleasure of having our lunch at Crooked Spoon Café. I My wife had a sandwich made from fresh herring which was dusted with corn meal and it was on ciabatta bread (sp)and I had the chorizo sliders with both of us having the spicy coleslaw. It... More 

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a chef driven restaurant that never disappoints. The menu is limited and seasonal. The ambiance is cafe style and foodies are the ones that drop in. From appetizer to dessert, our food was expertly prepared and delicious. We topped off our meal with Lola's carrot cake and it is the very best carrot cake in the world. Do... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Charming. Excellent service. Interesting menu and flavorful fare. It was recommended by our hosts at the Inn we were staying and did not disappoint.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is in our neighborhood so as a local I am so glad you are here Crooked Spoon. This seasonal (closed for some of the depth of winter) cafe offers a creative menu including many healthy choices. As a fan of appetizers, I love the choices. This cafe would be a little pricey for some folks but it can definitely... More 

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ispcopr
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Crooked Spoon is by far the North Shore's finest dining experience. The menu is thoughtfully diverse, the food is creative, plating shows pride with care and the servers are knowledgeable and attentive. Local fish when available, fresh salads and a well designed and prepared entrees from an incredible lunch BLT to a wonderful flat iron steak for dinner. I have... More 

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this was our second visit to this restaurant. we had the braised Pork shank. so delicious. it was served with polenta and sautéed cabbage and the broth was so good. large portions. Prices are $20-35. menu is update daily and the are only open Thursday thru Sunday. worth the trip. they also have very good appetizers. parking is on the... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After a brief 10 minute wait, we were served up some delicious foods. The server was friendly and attentive. The menu had a lot of interesting dishes to offer, and the prices are very reasonable. We had the sliders which were excellent. The serving size was indeed generous and the slight sweetness of the bun really balanced the salty spiciness... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?