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“Pretty good food, really great atmosphere, poor service was a trend in Duluth” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tycoons

Tycoons
132 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 623-1889
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Ranked #36 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, really great atmosphere, poor service was a trend in Duluth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our meal here was very satisfying and reasonably priced. we split the smoked fish appetizer and the pot roast for two. The location was really cool in a historic old city building. We went down for a drink in the basement after, which was really cool. If we'd known about it, we'd have started with a cocktail there and then come up for the meal. The bartender downstairs was great, but the restaurant server was oddly unfriendly and slow. But that was our experience almost everywhere in Duluth (resentful servers and great bartenders) so we're just chalking it up to culture the way we did with all the restaurants we ate at in Paris.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Omg love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were hungry and tired and just stumbled upon this place and I'm so glad we did. Top notch service, the food was to die for... Fish and chips, and half rack of ribs... Fall off the bone scrumptious! Will def tell others about it!

Visited June 2013
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Plymouth, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Okay meal, poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our waiter was having a bad day or he just wasn't that good. Forgot about the salad and it took him a long time to deliver the check (same thing happened to the table next to us). Not very busy. The Rathskeller is not to be missed, however (take the elevator to floor -1). Great selection of craft beers (the upstairs only sells Fitgers) in a great setting.

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“will do again, for sure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Came for an early dinner here. Shared a couple of house-made beers, a spinach artichoke appetizer, and a philly cheese steak. The service was friendly, the kitchen was really slow, the music was great (both live stuff and what was on the jukebox, mostly jazz), and the food was really good - the beef in the philly steak was fantastically good - almost too good to be in a philly steak (if you're used to having authentic ones).

Parking is difficult and the neighborhood is sketchy with the casino crowd across the street, but it's worth it -- this meal was far better than anything we had down in the "tourist" area of town. Had the kitchen been better able to handle the orders expeditiously and the menu pricing just a bit lower, this would be a 5-star review.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Drinks? Ambience? Try the Rathskeller lounge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Many people don't know about the Rathskeller lounge in the basement below Tycoon's. It is in the location of the old jail, the staff can tell show you some historical details if you are interested. If you are looking for a romantic spot to have a drink, conversation, or hide from people, the Rathskeller is perfect. Their food menu is limited, and they keep their drink options limited too, (I'm guessing to avoid the college crowd), but it is a great little unique spot that makes you feel like you know a local secret when you are there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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