We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 Grand Marais Restaurants

Crooked Spoon Cafe

17 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-2779
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

303 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    228
    52
    11
    6
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This food was very well priced for a fancier restaurant. It was $60 for my fiance and I to eat there, and we both had an appetizer, a cup of soup, and a main dish. The service was nice and the food came out fast. We went on a Sunday night and the place was nearly empty. My fiance got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Intimate dinner setting on a dark, blustery MN winter night. Carefully crafted menu with interesting combinations and choices throughout. A chef with talent resides here. Service wonderful. Great craft/local beers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Our first meal out in 2015 and it was spectacular! We love to travel and eat out, we do it often... this is not empty praise. I suspect there may often be a wait to be seated in this gem, (today was cold, and a holiday) but it would be worth the wait!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The food was interesting and delicious. Great unexpected, but very tasty, combinations. I had a smaller meal and it was priced reasonably. I love the decor, the artistic hand made wooden spoons hanging on the wall were like sculptures, and the paintings were interesting and pleasing. The servers were excellent, explaining dishes well. It is small and busy, but I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited early October, which is a very busy season due to fall colors. The wait was around an hour and the restaurant was busy all night. The french onion soup was recommended by many other travelers. The soup was delicious. My husband had a braised pork shank and he swears that it is the BEST meal he has ever... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thunder Bay, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Well...this is the second year we have attended the Crooked Spoon Café Dinner/Wine Pairing. The wines chosen by the owners and sommeliers are fantastic! The different types of foods for each course are quite interesting. If you like some foods that are a bit out of the ordinary, you're in luck! Portions are small but some are tasty. The atmosphere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We ordered the two specials - the salmon and the ribeye. If this chef is calling it a special, he's calling it that because he's going to do something special with it! So just order the special, order the French onion soup, and absolutely order a dessert. You will not be disappointed at the Crooked Spoon! We absolutely love this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Talk about an unexpected surprise amongst the ordinary. Stopped for lunch because of the interesting name... loved the food and service. Menu reads like a bigger city bistro. Small, but well chosen local beer drafts to accompany the grub. My pork belly lettuce wrap with Sriracha slaw was unexpected and tasty. Rest of my family very happy with there items... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Crooked Spoon Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Crooked Spoon Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Crooked Spoon Cafe

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Crooked Spoon Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?