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“Attempted Irish Pub” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cascade Lodge Restaurant

Cascade Lodge Restaurant
3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
+1 218-387-2911
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Lutsen
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Award winning serving breakfast until 2pm, lunch from 11-close and dinner from 4-C. Handcrafted meals, vegetarian options, fresh fish seasonally. Happy hour 3-6 pm with half price appetizers and drink specials from our full bar. Pub and Restaurant open daily except for Christmas day.
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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“Attempted Irish Pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A weak attempt to replicate an Irish pub. Food was average, waiters were Russians, beer was good. Parking is easy as the lodge is right on highway 61. Great hiking trails for Cascade State Park run by the lodge. Great XC skiing trails in the winter.

Visited December 2013
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cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We like to call ourselves a Northwoods Irish Pub and we believe we pull that off quite well. With wagon wheel lantern lights in the Restaurant as well as a caribou above our fireplace, we have had to integrate our "Irish-ness" as best we can! We are proud of our homemade food and extensive menu, including the area's most extensive options for vegetarians. Although we occasionally have international students as servers, right now all of them are Americans! We hope you'll give us another try!
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Cascade Lodge Restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat when on the North Shore. The staff are all so friendly and down-to-earth. They offer a little bit of everything on their menu, and the portions are HUGE! They also have a nice little pub area, with a tempting variety of specialty drinks and Irish whiskey. I highly recommend the spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and for breakfast, the veggie benne. Oh, and did I mention the drinks? Best white Russian I've every had! We will be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice dinner ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I are at the restaurant at cascade lodge on our last night in Lutsen. We were looking for somewhere that had a diverse menu and wasn't too fancy.

We go exactly that. We went for a later dinner around 8pm and the place was maybe 1/4 full with great live music menu didn't seem too pricey. My wife and I both had chicken Alfredo which was very good, but we felt it was a few dollars steep at $17. Service was great and really made us feel welcomed in the north country. We will be back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Winter Vacation at the Cascade River Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We like Cascade lodge so much it's our 4th time back. We stayed 3 nights in cabin 1. Beautiful setting and nothing fancy, a perfect cabin. The lodge has a huge living room that overlooks the lake with big overstuffed chairs and a roring fireplace. There is an old school game room in the basement with ping pong, foosball, pool ms pac man and other retro video games, my daughter and I were down there every night.

The xc ski trails were perfect on Saturday, beautifully groomed, well marked and quiet..we skiied the Lookout Mountain trail for a view of the lake. Skiied Lutsen Sunday, it's very close..conditions ther were perfect too. Freezing cold on Monday for the drive home so we had lucky timing.

We had two breakfasts and 1 dinner at the restaurant, as usual it was an excellent experience. Great food, great service, fair price...we'll be back

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, Massachusetts
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“Flavorful veggie dishes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Awesome veggie options and THE best wall-eye cakes!!! Amazing comfort food. Worth stopping by even if you are not staying in the lodge!!!

Visited January 2014
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