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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 237
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    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
Great choice

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and she was correct in recommending it! We arrived at dinnertime and were told there would be about a 45-60 minute wait - and we were seated within an hour. Very small dining area, warm atmosphere with friendly staff. This is a good place for "foodies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2013
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and she was correct in recommending it! We arrived at dinnertime and were told there would be about a 45-60 minute wait - and we were seated within an hour. Very small dining area, warm atmosphere with friendly staff. This is a good place for "foodies" since the menu has some mainstream offerings... More 

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Best restaurant in town. Great service, wonderful food, and a really fun atmosphere. Great job! Top of my list of this to do in Grand Marias.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a very small, casual place with excellent food. We waited only about 10 minutes for a table and it was worth it. The scallops were perfectly cooked. The grilled whitefish was very tasty, but just a notch below what we had at the Angry Trout. The pie of the evening was blueberry and it was excellent. A definite... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Amazingly good food, cozy ambience. Real treat in such a touristy town. We came in right a noon on a busy day in town and got a table for 5 immediately. Had a full kids menu that didn't limit itself to just the basics. Our kids chose the pizza, which was excellent, but the next table over had a delicious-looking... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was wavering between The Angry Trout and this. I am glad I chose the Crooked Spoon. The menu was small but very tempting, the food was delicious and prepared perfectly, the service was great. I'll be back!

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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I eat non dairy vegan food . I was able to share a tasty meal with my friend who is a lacto ovo vegetarian . We had the very yummy hummus with baguette and crudités . The waitress kindly inquired if the baguette had any animal fat - it didn't . My friend had the poached pear and goat cheese... More 

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Lewisburg, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The lady at the gift store next door said, "You need to eat at the Crooked Spoon. The food is delicious. That's the only word to describe it. Delicious. End of story." She was right. Crooked Spoon Cafe was a delight. After a few days of road food and two days of heavy food at the restaurant attached to our... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We can't miss this place every time we come up North. They have great food and the menu changes frequently. We were able to get in our large group while up there for a family reunion. Everybody raved about the food and service. They didn't even bat an eye when we had to bring the kids in their pajamas. They... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

A total delight. Whitefish chowder the best I have had. Pastrami sandwich tastes with a delightful lift sauce

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The menu is less eclectic than Gunflint Tavern a block away, but this is a great alternative if you want yummy comfort food with an interesting twist. Where else can you get a wild boar burger?

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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?