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PortLand Malt Shoppe

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716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This place is kind of expensive about $6.95 for a malt, but it is totally worth it! They have great malts and you get to experience being right next to Lake Superior, you can walk on the lake walk before or after or go stand on the stairway top deck and look over lake superior and canal park, it's beautiful!

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Thank joh07940
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Unique place in Duluth for ice cream or a malt. Located in an old gas station. Friendly staff, good stuff!

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Thank Jeff S
Annandale, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Beautiful lakeshore to view while enjoying the goodies! The malts and shakes are so delicious, and you can walk it off on the lake walk nearby.

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Thank deblight54
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Fitgers just south of the Portland Malt Shoppe. After dinner we asked the front desk of Fitgers to recommend an ice cream shoppe.....immediately they replied The Portland Malt Shoppe. It was a cool night, we stepped out the front door, followed the sidewalk north at the most 1 block. Watch out for a family of Racoons,... More 

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Thank Auntiereca
Lincoln, Nebraska
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Portland Malt Shoppe is a classic walk-up malt shop in a great old building not far from the Lake Walk. I had a chocolate malt -- what else do you order at a classic spot? It was fine -- thick and chocolaty -- but there were small chunks of unblended malt powder throughout. I like malt so it wasn't... More 

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Thank nebtraveler
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I both got kid cones. I got praline pecan- nothing special. My wife got chocolate chip cookie dough, which was filled with chocolate chips, and had occasional pieces of cookie dough. All and all the ice cream itself was ok. Both of our regular flat bottom cones were stale, which is unfortunate... The views were nice, but... More 

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Thank Max S
Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We were touring Duluth last evening and our friend treated us to a malt from The Portland Malt Shop. We were told that this is a must while in Duluth and, after having a peanut butter/chocolate malt, I totally understand why. There was a long line but it really didn't take that long and it was so worth the wait.... More 

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Thank 57RRoberts
Owatonna, Minnesota
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I will start by saying we only had the ice cream cones and not a malt. However I would not think the malts would be any better as they use the same ice cream. Anyway ice cream was not that great. I have had much better other places. Also we had to wait in line for quite a while as... More 

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Thank retiredguy2014
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I love the malts they serve, but service is painfully slow. There has been more than 1 occasion this summer where we've been in line for a VERY long time, and people at the next window were helped immediately. So then we moved to that window, and no one even addressed us for 5 minutes...at least they could say "I'll... More 

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Thank Karleigh H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Stopped at PortLand malt shop and had some great ice cream. They were very busy and had quite the wait. But it was worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?