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“failed expectations” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Black Woods Grill & Bar

Black Woods Grill & Bar
2525 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812-2224
218-724-1612
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Ranked #24 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is fine dining for everyone. A place where you'll find a favorite dish and a dining experience that fits your personality. All Black Woods restaurants feature a full bar and Happy Hour specials. Visit us in Duluth, Proctor or Two Harbors.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“failed expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My chicken dinner was good but everyone else at the table had less than impressive things to say about their meal. Prime rib looked at lot smaller than the advertised 16 ozs., salad was plain and lacking, mashed potatoes were bland. Service was slow, took along time to get water glasses refilled and empty plates cleared away. I might stop there again but only for a burger and beer.

Visited November 2013
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Black Woods Grill & Bar, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and honesty. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you again at Black Woods. Your business is very important to our local restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great find while driving around the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stopped in while driving around and the place had a very nice atmosphere and also happy hour which is exactly what we were looking for. A great selection of tap beers and also apps. We were pleasantly surprised and the service was wonderful. We would return to check out the lounge area to eat in, with a beautiful view out the windows. The place was packed but had ample parking spots and also was not too loud in the bar area. Nice place to have found and tried.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Black Woods Grill & Bar, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so excited that you stopped by. We look forward to seeing you again on your travels to Duluth. Thank you for your business to our beautiful city and local restaurant!
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“This place was AWFUL!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My partner and I were in the Duluth area and decided to try this restaurant. She used to live in the area and said she used to love this place. When we walked in, there was a wait, so we were given a pager and told it would take 15-20 minutes. We decided to go to the bar for a drink and after about a half hour, the bartender went to go check on our table. When she came back, our pager suddenly went off. Once we were seated, we realized we were forgotten about as there were no other patrons around us.

After waiting about 10 more minutes, our server finally came over to introduce herself, then "give us more time with the menu". We said we were ready to order and gave her our order. While she was walking away, another server came around the corner and our server said, "oh, no. I just got them, don't worry about it." So, we were forgotten about again.

When our food came it was pretty ridiculous. My partner got the pan fried walleye for $23, and the portion size was tiny. She had one strip of fish with a small handful of "steamed" (raw) vegetables and a lump of mashed potatoes. I ordered the stuffed pork medallions. They were stuffed with Stove Top Stuffing, and my mashed potatoes were cold along with my "steamed" veggies. All in all, we will never go back.

Perkins is down the block. I hate that place too, but at least you know what you're paying for.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Black Woods Grill & Bar, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your honesty and feedback. We would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you directly about your experience. At Black Woods, it is our mission to exceed every guests' expectations. Our sincere apologies for your experience - we would appreciate discussing this with you to further. Please contact me at katiem@blackwoods.com

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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Very Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food choices are excellent and the meals are very tasty. Our waitress, Summer gave us excellent service and was very attentive to detail.

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Katie M, Marketing Director at Black Woods Grill & Bar, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Black Woods! We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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“Great atmosphere, Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Portions were generous and the food very tasty. I had the ribs and rotisserie chicken and it just fell off the bone. The place was packed and we had to wait a bit, but the bar staff was friendly and accomodating.

Visited October 2013
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Black Woods Grill & Bar, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We greatly appreciate your stop to our local business. Thank you for waiting to dine with us - we look forward to having you back again soon!
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