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“Not Impressed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Gunflint Tavern

Gunflint Tavern
111 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-1563
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Ranked #16 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped here for lunch while visiting Grand Marais on a road trip. At first glance, the place has a cool/casual/relaxed vibe, so we figured we would like it. We sat at the bar and waited for quite some time for someone to notice us. The bartender who finally acknowledged our presence laughed and made excuses for not seeing us sooner. The drinks were good. We struggled to find something that sounded good on the menu (personal taste, of course) and finally decided to go with pizza. Again, we waited and waited for someone to ask us for our order. No one did, so we flagged down a waitress. When we got the pizza, it was still cool. At this point we were very irritated. I will say this: the flavor of the pizza was wonderful, but eating it cold completely over shadowed this. The gal who placed our order offered to reheat it, but we were so unhappy that we just decided to leave. It's worth mentioning one other thing that really bothered us during out visit -- not only the lack of quality service, but the unprofessionalism of some of the staff members -- one gal was running around in a tank top with arm holes so big that her under garments could be seen and she had a very "unkept" appearance. Yeah, I know this is the Iron Range and people here have thick skin, but come on, you're not only catering to the locals and I'm sure I'm not the only customer who was repulsed by this. Will not dine here again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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saint louis park, mn
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, good food, prices a little high.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love the atmosphere of this place. I only wish I loved the food and the prices as much. I would characterize the place as good, but not great. But...if you're looking for a fun place to hang out, grab a drink, enjoy a meal with friends, it's hard to beat this spot. I've had more than a few good experiences here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cozy tavern with surprisingly good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Love the feel and view. Great craft beer selection and the food was fresh and tasty. Salads were spot on and the fish was perfect. Service was slow due to lack of staff but very friendly. Kid friendly choices are lacking however. Would definitely come back again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always hot and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had the veggie bean burrito and the spice in the sauce was just right.. We also had a few cocktails in the "Raven" and the bartender makes good tini's and Manhattan's.. Happy people are we..)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good as a bar, terrible as a restauant.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stopped in o the GFT this past weekend after a day of snowmobiling. Ordered food and drinks and meal started off good. That night there was a live band and they were great, definitely why the crowd was there. Had the chicken wings which were baked and had some good flavour. Beer was from local breweries and had a decent selection. Ordered the pizza and it was horrible. Served to the table was a $27 McCain frozen pizza, I'm sure it wasn't because the McCains would probably would have tasted better. The pizza dough was horrific and it was loaded with toppings that didnt have any flavour. Got the bill and noticed the waitress added 2 extra drinks to our tab, not worth the argument. Definitely won't be going back to eat, not much else to do in Grand Marais in the winter so if I do return it will just be for a drink and will watch the tab.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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