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Tavern on the Hill

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Wed, 6/3
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $19
American, Bar, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Tavern Steak Bites
hand-trimmed sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized chunks and seared in cajun seasonings. served on flash fried onion straws, scallions, and diced tomatoes. a side of horseradish adds some kick
USD 14
Bang-Bang Cauliflower
Where healthy meets MELT-IN-YOUR MOUTH! Bite-size pieces of cauliflower batter-dipped and flash-fried golden. Served with our Bang-Bang dipping sauce.
USD 9.5
Cheddar Cheese Curds
white wisconsin cheddar cheese curds from chippewa falls, rolled in a beer batter and lightly fried.
USD 11
Sweet Potato Fry Basket
A basket of crispy sweet potato fries with flame torched toasted marshmallow dipping sauce.
USD 8.5
Ahi Tuna Crisps
blackened ahi tuna stacked on fried wonton crisps and topped with dollops of honey mustard and wasabi sour cream
USD 10
tri-color chips topped with sriracha-bbq pork carnitas, white cheddar cheese, black bean corn salsa, jalapenos, pico de gallo, drizzled cilantro pesto, and sour cream.
USD 12
Onion Rings
fried to a deliciously crispy golden brown. served with tavern pub sauce.
USD 8.5
Hidden Dragon Sushi Roll
tenderloin filet, avocado, chives, cream cheese, chipolte aioli, and sriracha, rolled in nori and tempura battered. flash-fried and drizzled with bang-bang sauce.
USD 10.5
Pub Pretzels
warm pretzel sticks with homemade beer cheese for dipping.
USD 10
Chicken Wings
boneless or traditional wings tossed in your choice of thai chili, honey bbq, sriracha, or spicy garlic sauce.
USD 11
all salads available gluten free, upon request.
Chipotle Steak Salad
Seasoned, grilled tenderloin filet on a bed of romaine with cherry tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles. Topped with crispy onion straws and tossed in a spicy chipotle Caesar dressing.
USD 15
Spicy Shrimp + Avocado Salad
pan-seared seasoned shrimp served on a bed of our house arcadian blend and topped with sliced avocado and black-bean corn salsa. served with a tangy lime vinaigrette.
USD 14
Maple-Glazed Salmon
grilled fresh-caught canadian salmon drizzled with minnesota maple syrup on our arcadian blend with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, craisins, and asiago cheese. served with our house roasted garlic vinaigrette.
USD 14.5
Chicken Caprese
spring greens with fresh mozzarella cheese, roma tomato, roasted red pepper, avocado, basil, and grilled chicken. served with balsamic vinaigrette.
USD 13
Tavern House Salad
house arcadian blend with cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, red onion, asiago cheese and topped with a crostini. served with our house roasted garlic vinaigrette.
Tavern Beer + Cheddar Cheese Soup
Bowl USD 5
Chicken Dumpling Soup
Bowl USD 5
Lobster Bisque
Bowl USD 6
our fresh, never frozen Angus Steak Burgers are served "pink" or "no pink" on a bakery-fresh grilled pub bun with kettle chips and Tavern cuke coins.
Tavern Burger
a half-pound burger topped with crunchy fried onion straws, cloverdale farms smoked bacon, cheddar and pepperjack cheeses, our tavern pub sauce and a minnesota organic fried egg.
USD 14.5
Bluestone Burger
It's a match made in heaven: Sweet and spicy candied bacon, pepper jack cheese, tangy blue cheese dressing, and crisp, cool Bibb lettuce - all topped off with a single golden onion ring. Served on a pretzel bun and garnished with a peppadew skewer.
USD 14
Shroom Burger
smothered with jumbo cremini mushrooms, sauteed red onions, and melted gruyere swiss cheese.
USD 13
Bacon Cheese Burger
crispy cloverdale farms smoked, thick-cut bacon and your choice of american, cheddar, pepper jack, or gruyere swiss cheese.
USD 13
Ahi Tuna Burger
This burger is hand-formed and seared in wasabi, toasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce. Topped with layers of Bibb lettuce, avocado, mango salsa, pickled ginger and wasabi sour cream on a grilled pub bun.
USD 15
The Velvet Elvis
a half-pound burger cooked to order and topped with a crazy-good combo of natural creamy peanut butter, a minnesota organic fried egg, and a slice of pepper jack cheese. served on a toasted pretzel bun. it sounds so wrong but it tastes so right.
USD 13
Turkey Burger
Smothered with melted Gruyere Swiss, caramelized onions, and Bibb lettuce. Accompanied with cranberries.
USD 12
Bison Burger
an 8-ounce north dakota bison burger topped with Tavern pub sauce, melted gruyere swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and spinach.
USD 16
Ahh Cheeseburger
a burger with your choice of american, cheddar, gruyere swiss, or pepper jack cheese
USD 11
50/50 Burger
ground bacon. ground beef. put 'em together and you get a burger like nothing you've ever tasted before. we top this bacon-y, beef-y masterpiece with wisconsin cheddar cheese, red onion, bibb lettuce and fresh roma tomato.
USD 13
served with kettle chips and spicy tavern cuke coins. substitute fresh fries (+1), tavern slaw or sweet beet chips (+1.50), or sweet potato fries, fresh fruit, house salad, or a crock of soup (+3).
Wild Rice Melt
Our housemade Minnesota wild rice patty blended with Asiago and panko. Smothered with smoked gouda cheese and set between grilled cranberry wild rice bread.
USD 15
crispy cloverdale farms bacon, bibb lettuce, creamy mayo, and roma tomato, topped with a minnesota organic fried egg and served on toasted sourdough
USD 12
Thai Chicken Tender Melt
golden-fried, fresh chicken tenders are seasoned with a hint of curry and piled high on toasted sourdough and topped with thai chili sauce, fiery pepper jack cheese, and cloverdale farms bacon.
USD 13
Reuben Melt
Slow-roasted corned beef on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island.
USD 13.5
Midnight Cubano Sandwich
slices of cloverdale farms pork carnitas, shaved ham, swiss cheese, bang-bang sauce, and spicy tavern cuke coins piled high on sweet, traditional cuban bread.
USD 13
Pepper-Jam Patty Melt
A twist on a traditional favorite. A half-pound burger covered in grilled onions, melted Swiss and cheddar cheese, and a spread of housemade Tavern pepper-jam. Finished with a melted Parmesan crust.
USD 14.5
Honey BBQ Pulled Pork
a pub bun, piled high with spicy-sweet pulled cloverdale farms pork, honey barbecue sauce, and housemade tavern slaw
USD 9.5
House-Smoked Salmon Sandwich
house smoked, north atlantic salmon, topped with blackened cream cheese, pepperoncini, lettuce, and roasted red peppers. served on a grilled ciabatta roll.
USD 13
California Club
slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey, cloverdale farms bacon, sprouts, creamy mayo, and roma tomato, piled high on toasted sourdough
USD 12
Bang-Bang Burrito Bowl
This tasty bowl just got bigger & filled with more flesh flavors! We line the bowl with a tortilla shell and load it up with black beans and rice, housemade pico de gallo, fresh jalapenos, silantro pesto, and drizzled with our bang-bang sauce. We add some tortilla chips for a little extra crunch and top it with sour cream and microgreens. Add shredded pork (+3), grilled chicken (+4), blackened tenderloin (+5).
USD 11
Tavern Cioppino
bay scallops, blue mussels, shrimp, salmon, clams, and Chef Ben's smashed, flash-fried baby reds. all slow-cooked into a stew with fresh fennel, onions, carrots, and celery. topped off with a dollop of smoky-spicy chipolte aioli.
USD 16
Mac 'N Cheese
a midwestern classic: cavatappi pasta tossed in our signature blend of cheddar, gruyere, and american cheeses. topped with a golden crunchy panko crust and served with housemade crostinis.
USD 13
lobster USD 5
bacon USD 1
andouille sausage USD 1
pulled chicken USD 1
jalapenos USD 0.5
brussel sprouts USD 0.5
Sassy Red Pepper Pasta Bowl
spicy. creamy. dreamy. this bowl has it all: tender fettuccini, grilled chicken, shrimp, and bacon tossed in a red pepper pesto cream sauce
USD 15
Spiralized Butternut Squash
sauteed spinach, cilantro, garlic, bell peppers, red onion, and peas, all tossed with spiralized butternut squash in a tangy-zesty peanut sauce.
USD 13
grilled chicken USD 4
shrimp USD 6
ahi tuna USD 7
salmon USD 6
Rice Bowl
Steamed white rice blended with mango salsa, avocado, edamame, and ginger, drizzled with our bang-bang sauce. Garnished with toasted black and white sesame seeds, microgreens and a couple of crispy wontons.
USD 12
shrimp USD 5
salmon USD 6
ahi tuna USD 7
all-natural chicken USD 4
accompanied with a crock of our housemade black bean and rice casserole and a side of sriracha sour cream.
Pineapple Chipolte Pulled Pork Tacos
USD 13
Crispy, Creamy Fried Avocado Tacos
USD 13
Crispy Chicken + Mango Tacos
USD 14
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
USD 15
Fish Tacos
USD 15
Simple Margherita
fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, basil, and red sauce.
Kissing Rock
pepperoni, fontanini italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and red sauce
American Pie
macaroni tossed in our signature blend of cheddar, gruyere, and american cheese. topped with a golden crunchy panko crust.
USD 11
cloverdale farms bacon USD 1
marinated pulled chicken, spinach, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, and olive oil
Meaty Gonzolas
spicy salami, fontanini italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and red sauce
USD 10
fresh mozzarella, parmesan, white cheddar, and asiago cheeses with red sauce.
Build Your Own
feeling creative? this diy option lets you mix, match, and top to your heart's content!
Charred Bacon Brussels Sprouts
caramelized in garlic butter and tossed with cloverdale farms bacon, red onion, and asiago cheese.
served with choice of side: apple sauce, fruit cocktail, pickle spears, cauliflower smashed, sweet potato fries, kettle chips, or fresh fruit cup.
Shea's Mac N' Cheese
elbow macaroni tossed in a blend of cheese
Gavin's Cheeseburger Sliders
twin sliders topped with cheese curds
Enzo's Cavatappi Pasta
your choice of: red sauce, alfredo or buttered
Maddie's Cheese Pizza
a personal sized cheese pizza
Beau's Chicken Tenders
two tenders with a sweet tropical dipping sauce
Aydenn's Turkey Dog
grilled turkey dog on a bun
Fionna's Grilled Cheese
american cheese on toasted sourdough bread.
Carmen's Grilled Chicken Breast
lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
Rylee's Fruity Chicken + Rice Salad
white rice, fresh fruit, grilled chicken breast. 100% allergy free! no milk, wheat, peanut, egg, gluten, fish, soy, tree nut, sesame.
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Once we got seated on a Sunday night it took about 25 minutes before we ordered and then it took a long time for the food to come. The food is good.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Food Dudes delivery service brought us the most delicious and wonderful dinner! We had the seafood cioppino. It arrived hot and tasty. Excellent variety of seafood, delicious tomato, wine , cream broth & the side salad with the white balsamic vinegar was super yummy too....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

We ended up here after arriving in Duluth around 9pm, when apparently most restaurants close here midweek. No complaints! Great service, good lighting, cool atmosphere, and a ‘half of martinis’ happy hour! Best of all - high quality food (dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian options)....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Great place! Fabulous happy hour. Friendly staff, delicious food, extensive menu, great atmosphere. On a 24 hour trip to Duluth, we ate there twice!! It was a wonderful place to meet up with friends. Everyone's order was correct and food was awesome. We are already...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Good food with a huge menu. Nice place to come with a large group, children or just a couple. Weather permitting it has really nice outside seating. Lots of parking.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 7, 2020

The Tavern On The Hill is a great place for a relaxed family dinner or to sit down and watch a game on the many TVs located throughout the restaurant. “The Tavern” is my most visited place by far because it is a close and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020

In Duluth for a couple of nights and found this gem was open on Thanksgiving day. Wonderful service, My brother and I had the Turkey special, wife had the Shore Lunch Walleye, she was disappointed as it had bones, they gladly let her exchange it...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

It didn’t look very busy when we arrived. It was MLK day. But there seemed to be one server. I would say we waited more than 10 minutes for her to come by the table. Another 15 minutes for our tea to arrive. Another 10...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019

Was there late night for a drink and a few days as we just came from the canal and we're seeking a place. Very relaxing and laid back atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019

the kids menu seemed promising but my daughter’s cheeseburger sliders were tiny, over cooked slices of a full sized hamburger. for reference they didn’t even fill the tiny slider bun. Also it took almost an hour to get our food, and several other tables who...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Dennis L | Reviewed this property |
I've always been seated timely w/o reservation.
February 29, 2016|
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Response from Jill S | Reviewed this property |
The Tavern has some great gluten-free offerings. I'm GF too, so that is something I look for in a good restaurant. One of my favorites is their Sweet Potato "Burger." You can order it on a gluten-free bun or a "regular... More
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