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“Good place to stop for a bite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tycoons - CLOSED

Tycoons
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Minneaoplis, MN
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good place to stop for a bite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

This new restaurant/bar on Superior St. has some good food, a pub like atmosphere and good locally brewed beers. I think the same people that own Fitger's Brew Pub, own this place, and I personally like the Fitger's location a little better. It's cozier, and with the creepy place down on the corner that sells "bath salts", we did see a few shady characters hanging around outside of Tycoons. Still, if Fitger's is overflowing, as it is usually, this is a close second. Opt for a table in the bar, the high backed booths are not my favorite and contributed to the not quite so cozy feel.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank davismama2003
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Minnesota
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unhurried, casual dining with regional offerings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Duluth is a summer tourist town -- people flock to Canal Park to watch ships entering the port through the ship canal. If you decide to eat there, you get pretty much run-of-the mill burgers, fries, faux-Mexican, or other sandwich type food. If something beyond that interests you, try Tycoons. It is a restaurant with full service bar without the crowded hustle of other places. The location is an historic city hall building, carefully renovated by its owners. There is even a speak-easy in the basement. Local jazz or folk performers are booked for various night-time gigs, but if you don't like talking over music, a large part of the dining room is across the hallway from the bar. The food shows Duluth's heritage -- mussels in wine sauce (for the tycoons) and great burgers or pastas for the rest of us.

  • Visited February 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beyond amazing food, drinks, atmosphere, and service...what else could you want?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Had not planned on eating here, but our initial choice was serving brunch. We were having an adult lunch with beverages. I was able to find an option on the menu almost immediately. I got the hand-battered fish and it was to die for! My husband had the burger and swears it was the best burger he's ever had. We took a small tour of the upstairs after our meal and the private rooms available for parties our meetings are absolutely amazing! This place is a must do for food, drinks, our private events. What a gem for Duluth! We are so jealous we don't have something like this in our area. We will definitely be back again!

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Thank DezinerDiva
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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Wonderful Vintage Atmosphere & Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place has a wonderful old look and feel. The food was very good. It's a bit more upscale but not overly much. Another quality choice restaurant for Duluth.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank tim m
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Hayward, WI
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Took a business client to lunch and was astounded at the small check. Lovely atmosphere. Also did a business meeting upstairs recently. The only complaint I'd have is parking. The casino ramp was filled with scary characters, smoking on the elevator, and arrests going on at 8 a.m. next to Tycoons, from The Last Place on Earth weirdo shop.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank VSRubato
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