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PortLand Malt Shoppe

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716 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I got a chocolate malt and an ice cream cone and it was very good. It is a great place to go no matter what age you are and the boardwalk is close by!

Thank Jodi O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this while out on the cakewalk, and sooooo glad we did! Long line to get a delicious malt, but well worth it! Nice people all around and the best malt I have had since being a little kid and going to a real malt shop!

Thank Rocky M
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't planned to stop here, but did so on a whim. My husband had a malt and I had a milkshake. Both were yummy.

Thank droberts12378
Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best malts that we've ever had...worth the $7 for sure! Plus the view of Lake Superior can't be beat. :)

Thank EmberHutton
North Dakota
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to this place every time we go to Duluth but we couldn't believe how little we got for $7. My husband asked before we bought and they told him it was a 20 uz cup, however, there was no way it was that amount. The cup may have been that size but it was about 3/4 full. Don't... More 

Thank NDakGirl
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Not a long line, which was nice. Got our malts, went down the stairs and enjoyed them while people and Lake watching. Lots of different flavors you can get.

Thank OliverandLisa
Becker, Minnesota
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

If you want ice cream in Duluth -- go here -- especially for the malts. Wonderful and right on the lake walk to help burn off some of those calories.

Thank Noahelijastella
Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is the place that everyone waits to open in the Spring. The lines are long many times. There is a great view of the lake. Popular, but Pricey, but a treat.

Thank paulmwalsh2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It's ice cream, but nothing fancy. Takes a long time. Would have never waited in line but kids were with and didn't know what else was around. So many say this was good, but don't get it. Very expensive, long lines, not worth a return trip.

Thank TurtleRoad
Duluth, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

If you're from out of town, this is a fun place to stop while on the lakewalk. As a local, this is not the best or most affordable place for ice cream. Commercial tubs of average flavors, nothing special best I can tell. Priced for tourists. Cash only. Try the Black Cow, basically a rootbeer float plus chocolate sauce. Lines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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?