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“Great hangout in Grand Marais” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor House Grille

Harbor House Grille
411 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-1889
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Dessert, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the quaint harbor village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, on Lake Superior's beautiful North Shore, the Harbor House Grille is a cozy neighborhood restaurant serving up tasty handcrafted meals, using fresh & seasonal ingredients. Offering Beer, Wine, Spirits & Flavor!
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great hangout in Grand Marais”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We just had drinks and appetizers here on the front patio. The restaurant is across Hwy 61 from Lake Superior, but has wonderful views nonetheless. The patio is pet-friendly. A good place to unwind after a hike or a day on the lake!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stopped by for an early dinner on a Saturday evening after a day of skiing at nearby Lutsen Mountain. We made a reservation and when we arrived our table was already set for us with water, menus and tableware. Dana was our server, and she couldn't have been better. My boyfriend had the 1/2 rack of ribs and I had a wood-fired tilapia; both meals were of good portions and were excellently prepared. We split a dessert of apple-maple cake which was a wonderful ending to the meal. We will be back the next time we visit Grand Marais.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Nice variety of dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We liked the nice variety of dishes at this small restaurant. I had the special, a fish dish, that was quite good. And my wife tried the walnut burger that was also good. My children enjoyed their pizza and we all enjoyed our desserts. We also enjoyed the artwork on the walls from a local artist very much and have looked into getting a print by him.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 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
“Excellent flavors in a small town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Like the service and menu choices in a bright but cold spring. If you are a foodie this is a place to taste. Our waitress Amy was passionate about heroes and the menu that was offered. Local Canada steak had great char grilled flavour as well as the chicken Marsala. This is a gem amongst the backdrop of blue collar restaurants.. It is worth your time to taste and visit the local cusine!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Grand Marais!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My family ended up dining here after seeing that the Crooked Spoon was closed for the season and after reading the positive reviews on Yelp. What we discovered is our new favorite restaurant on Grand Marais. I had the Harbor House burger with soup and my wife had the Reuben with a mixed green salad. The bread from the rye to the brioche bun were exceptional. For desert we tried the apple maple cake and dark chocolate lava (ala mode). The restaurant is also kid friendly with both of my kids clearing their plates (this never happens). The service was also friendly with the perfect level of attentiveness. We could not be happier with our meal and will definitely be back the next time we visit the north shore.

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