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Trail Center Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
+1 218-388-2214
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Tremont, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We vacation 25 min from the Trail center every year, and we eat there at least once each year. Many times it is 2x per year. I can honestly say that I have never had bad service, or a bad meal at the restaurant....ever. Their malts are the best anywhere. There can sometimes be a wait if it is in... More 

Thank Matt M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We've been eating at the Trail Center the past 2 years that we've visited the Gunflint. And in the 11 days we stayed at a lodge we ate at the Trail Center 8 of those days. Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, no matter the time, the food was excellent. And you can stock up on trail food at... More 

Thank Andre K
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped at the Trail Center for breakfast on our way up the Trail. I had the 'bread pudding french toast' with homemade pumpkin syrup 🎃! Oh, my - after the first bite I totally forgot about calories. It came with two eggs and bacon which was thick and done just right. The coffee was flavorful and plentiful. The service... More 

Thank Nancy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Friendly people and good food. We enjoyed the Bloody Mary's as well. Obviously enjoy the location half way up the gun flint trail.

Thank Geri C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Had some hashbrowns for breakfast. Sooooo good. I always stop here when going up the Gunflint and pick up some camp chow. It's a staple for me when going up the Gunflint. My only complaint is that the people at the till haven't been very friendly every time I've gone. It takes me a bit by surprise. Had an older... More 

Thank crazycampinlady
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Probably our favorite. Well worth the drive up the gunflint to try this place. Amazing food, and the best malts around!

Thank Kari M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent last weekend in the area fishing. Ate Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at the Trail Center. Every meal was great with Sunday nights rib special being especially awesome. Love this place!

Thank Brian S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Walleye sandwich. Homemade salad dressings. Try a strawberry malt. Huge with old fashioned tin.

Thank puttytut
Plymouth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is the second time we have visited the Trail Center Lodge for breakfast and have not been disappointed. The food is excellent, the service is top notch. It is everything you want in a north woods, the rustic feel, the friendly atmosphere, the great food at a reasonable price. No fake "rustic experience." This place is authentic.

Thank CurtisHPlymouth
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We had heard that the food at the Trail Center Lodge was good--it was great! Nice atmosphere and friendly people. It is a busy restaurant so that should be taken into account if you are planning to go there at a specific time. The food portions are very generous, and reasonably priced. My grandson ordered a pancake, the pancake was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-388-2214

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