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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7800
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (9 reviews)
“walleye” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Lutsen for Spring Break and decided to eat here on a Monday night. There was no wait, which was nice. Burgers were big and tasty. I had the shrimp salad but the shrimp seemed a little on the raw side. Food is...More

Thank SLC08
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and our menu selections. We look forward to having you here with us again.

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch on a Saturday around 1pm. The lunch menu, or “Express Menu” is very limited; it was very specific (SW chicken salad) but no burgers or pizza for those on-the-go. It was also overpriced; we spent the same amount there as we did...More

Thank MNRN1
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we have shared your feedback with our executive chef for future review of our menu offerings.

Reviewed January 24, 2018

Papa Charlie’s is a fun place to drink or dine. Weather permitting I would recommend a table out on the deck. The view overlooking the valley is beautiful and we have spent many evenings enjoying dinner, music and beverages while relaxing outside. The food and...More

Thank Michael M
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we agree that our outside deck is a perfect dining experience and thank you for sharing that tip with future guests!

Reviewed December 31, 2017

We ate in the bar area and they had nice live music. that is always fun and feels like vacation. Our food was good too. I am giving this only 3 stars because for whatever reason there was only one waitress in the entire bar....More

Thank famtrav060
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you experienced slow service and will look into the matter.

Reviewed December 27, 2017

It's a family friendly bar, so keep that in mind. The food is good, but quite expensive. We were there to watch a game on the "big screen", which really wasn't all that great. The cavernous space makes the sound not travel so well. Thanks...More

Thank pad_lake
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, we will share your feedback with our management team.

Reviewed October 28, 2017

We initially sat in the bar area. After getting menus and water right away, we ended up leaving to go to the restaurant area after 15 minutes of no service. We did get seated and since we knew what we wanted, our order was taken,...More

2  Thank Mike v
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Hello Mike - we are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to expectations, we have shared your feedback with our Front of House Manager and would be happy to discuss your visit with you if you wanted to email us...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We ran up to Pappa Charlies not knowing whether it would be open or not as it is close to off season. A server promptly greeted us and explained the lunch vs dinner menu. I asked. If was possible to get the Walleye sandwich even...More

Thank NebraskaPineknot
Reviewed October 8, 2017

I like eating here when visiting. The deck is really nice to relax on when it's nice out. Food is good, and there is a variety. They have live music some nights too! It's right by the hotels at Lutsen Mountain, easy to get to.

Thank Laura J
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you here with us again.

Reviewed September 27, 2017

We went here the evening after riding the gondola that afternoon up the mountain. I had the Ribeye steak which came with steak fries and I would tell you that it was one of the better tasting steaks I have had. It had a little...More

Thank Tom v
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you here with us again.

Reviewed September 21, 2017

We watched the football game on there big screen, a projection. we had nachos, that were very good.good ever too.

1  Thank oldmans75
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you here with us again.

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jennyann70
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Chris J | Reviewed this property |
According to Lutsen's website ..."Late night live music and dance parties happen every Saturday night from 9:30 - 1:00"
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Margarita O
July 2, 2015|
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Response from MdLutsen | Property representative |
Papa Charlies does not have the BeIn Channel. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $29
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 218-663-7800
  • E-mail
Description
Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of fusball, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.
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