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The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (23 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“wild rice” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cafe is a tasty find! My burger with cheese on pretzel bread was the best I've had in some time. My child had her favorite chicken breast which was on top of her second favorite, butter noodles!

Thank djplotz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come every June when we come up north. The Gouda bacon mac ‘n cheese is a must! We also love the appetizer that is the Gouda cheese sauce and beautiful pretzel balls. Staff is helpful, funny, engaged, and overall great! The place is clean...More

Thank rubyslipperlady
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They had a nice verity of foods and drink menus. Nice place for a sit down meal. Would eat at again.

Thank Mahs04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, cool decor. The Walleye BLT is awesome, same for the bacon Mac-n-cheese. My 14 and 18 year old sons say the Ruben and the cheeseburger were very good. Battered fries and sweet potato fries were both on point. Good tap beer options, several...More

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I previously wrote a rather critical review of The Good Life Café. Although the food was excellent, I criticized the ambiance, seating and the service. The owner contacted me and vowed to make things better. AND SHE DID! Although it is still loud (I guess...More

Thank 400Jay
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jay. Thank you for stopping back in and giving the Good Life another try. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you recommending our place for lunch. Hope we see you again soon! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we stopped here! I've wanted to stop here at eat when passing through Park Rapids and this place did NOT disappoint! He ordered the risotto. It had intense flavors. It was hearty and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. He did not miss having...More

Thank crazycampinlady
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This review really made me smile! I'm so happy to hear that you had the chance to stop in and that you enjoyed your meals. Thanks so much for sharing. We're looking forward to your next visit! Best, Molly, Owner

Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had the wild rice hotdish/side salad as our appetizer. Freshly made, with fresh grilled mushrooms. Yum! I tried the artichoke bacon burger, which was really good, and my hubby had the special burger of the day. I can't remember it's name, but it had...More

Thank SharleneSmile
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hi Sharlene. This review really made me smile. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your burgers and the hotdish. Excellent choices! Thank you so much for the kind words about the service. Looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Crispy sweet tender fries served with maple aioli! Sorta like dessert and dinner all in one. Service was exceptional as well. Oh so was my avocado turkey club sandwich. Oh and so was my friend's lemon truffle Greek salad and, oh, the black bean soup...More

Thank Beeblers
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

So thrilled to hear you enjoyed the sweet potato fries and your meals! And I sincerely appreciate the kind words about the service. Come see us again soon! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This cozy little cafe is tucked away on a charming downtown street. The style is updated & fun and there is nothing quite like small town friendliness to lift your day. Everything we have tried so far has clearly been made with care and fresh...More

Thank Betsy G
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi Betsy. Thanks a million for the kind words! You really nailed what we're all about here at the Good Life. I'm thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed the flat bread, salads and soup. Hope we see you again soon for some more of your...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

I've never had a bad meal here. Have eaten here at least 15 times in the last 6 years. Staff is always courteous, area clean, pricing moderate, menu not always the same. Daily specials.

Thank _macgooc442
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thanks so much for your continued visits over the years! I truly appreciate your kind words about our place and our staff. I'm so happy to hear you've enjoyed the meals. Hope we see you again soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

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January 5, 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
July 11, 2015|
Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212
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