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“Best Ruben in Minnesota”

Clyde Iron Works - Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #32 of 260 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Description: Restaurant, bar and event venue located in Duluth, MN. Established in 1889, the original Clyde Iron Works was a steel foundry and manufacturer of heavy machinery, once instrumental in completing well-known projects such as the Panama Canal, Empire State Building and Golden Gate Bridge. Today, it serves as one of the top restaurant, bar and event venues in northern Minnesota - still honoring the American worker and Duluth's golden industrial age.
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Ruben in Minnesota”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Was in Duluth on Business for 2 days stopped at Clyde Iron for lunch came across the Rueben. At thought I would try it. It was the best Rueben I ever had. So good I went back the 2nd day for another one. They say it takes the 5 days to make the meat. It's is worth trying. I have been there several time but never ordered the Rueben.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Jimbo S
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Wrenshall, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Average food in a unique atmosphere”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten lunch here a few times with friends and while the food is decent, it seems to take a long time to actually get your food. The atmosphere is very unique, but given the size of the establishment, it can seem empty. Another thing that I noticed is that it seems a little on the cool side during the winter months.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank gldnugget
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average Food, Average Service”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

There isn't much special about Clyde Iron. The food is OK -- typical American grill/diner type food. It's good food but you could basically get it anywhere. The atmosphere at Clyde, however, is interesting. The place is HUGE so it feels awkward that there is a restaurant inside. On the plus side, the building is quite historic and there are interesting pictures to check out. The vibe inside the building is decent once your sitting down and eating.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank knovikov
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Saginaw, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love the pizza. I have also tried a few of their daily specials which are very good also. The restaurant setting is a one of a kind. Very good service every time we eat there.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Jack H
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The physical space is interesting but you can only entertain yourself so long when you are hungry and waiting an hour for a burger, a sandwich, a mac and cheese crock, and a pot pie. Of those dishes, one was over salted, another cold and sent back for reheating, and another over done. Unsure why the service was so slow when there were only a handful of customers there. The local beer recommended by the server was not good. Overall, a totally dissatisfying dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Sue H
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