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Angry Trout Cafe

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408 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2334
+1 218-387-1265
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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United States
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

We returned to the Angry Trout when visiting Grand Marais, and again, loved the food at this restaurant. We ate here several times during our time in Grand Marais. The fish is amazingly fresh and well prepared, we had it grilled, and got to try a number of different kinds of Lake Superior fish. The veggies, especially the salads, are... More 

Thank lac38
Ely, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a group of 6. Great service, great food and an awesome view of the big lake. We have been there several times and each time has been very good

Thank Kerry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had a wonderful lunch of whitefish chowder and smoked whitefish salad, complete with edible flowers! The meal was served on handmade pottery plates and the hot tea was served in a beautiful handmade pottery teapot with handmade pottery mugs featuring a "trout" impression. The restaurant offered inside and outside seating along the shore of Lake Superior, and provided Adirondack... More 

Thank fdasmith
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Angry Trout seems to have developed a cult following that is over-rated. The food is average with the same menu year after year. The prices are on the high side. The whole sustainability schtick is a bit pretentious. The views are great. The waits are okay and in line with other places in Grand Marais during the high season.... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

From the moment we walked in to the Angry Trout, we knew we were in for a treat. We arrived for lunch a little late so had a lakeside table for two....very quiet and with a view of moored sailboats and fishing boats and a liveaboard or two. Delightful Pinot Gris accompanied a grilled trout salad....on greens from a nearby... More 

Thank 55ReenieAnne55
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Such a great spot! Right on the harbor, the 4-season room directly over the water, with sweeping views of gorgeous Lake Superior, the break-water, and lighthouse. Stunning views. The food was delicious. We ate there twice on a recent trip to Grand Marais and were happy both nights. The soups are to die for! And the fish, salads, and home-made... More 

Thank md4941
Nisswa, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

This ragtag restaurant sits right on the water. Very New-Englandy. We were there on a chilly day and the lean-to covered patio was cold. If it had been a warmer day, sitting outside would be delightful. The lunch menu was heavy on fish and one bison burger. I might go back if the weather was good.

Thank Monica K
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

Good food from a varied options menu sitting on a deck over the bay. A pleasant lunch overlooking the breakwaters.

Thank MTSD1963
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Excellent lake trout. Excellent service. Meal was more food than needed, so maybe the fish sandwich is alternative to a big meal. Meal was about $25 and sandwich was less. $$$ dinner

Thank CDS333
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nice place to watch the sunset over Lake Superior on a large outdoor deck (it cools off quickly once the sun goes down). Casual, relaxed place, good, healthy food, homey preparation. Enjoyed it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1265
We are the Angry Trout Café, serving local fresh ingredients. We do not allow animals.

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