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“Go for the beer not the food”
Review of Canal Park Brewery

Canal Park Brewery
Ranked #9 of 267 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: American, Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great beer with an excellent and varied selection. Food was just average and overpriced. I think having to pay to park is a rip off when you spend $80 on food and beverages. The restaurant should validate or something. Also it was very odd that when we arrived we were told there was a 45 minute wait but we could sit in the bar and when I got up to use the restroom 10 minutes later there were at least 6 free tables in the restaurant and no one waiting! Very nice location and the fire pit looks like a fun place to spend some time.

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Thank blnavarremary
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

There are some great brews and drinks in Duluth! Sadly, this one does not make our list (and we're locals..,). The food choices are decent, but Expensive by comparison, even at Canal Park prices--any sauces or extras are a significant up charge. The was our second try--still not impressed. Great view and space, but be prepared to drop a wad o cash for what you get! Enough of their own crafted beer, and you may not care!

1  Thank finnbee
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our family of four, including two teenagers, enjoyed a good meal here. Does not feel like a bar at all but a good restaurant that happens to craft great beer. Check out the t-shirt shop while you wait for a table - these folks have a fun sense of humor. Wish I liked beer, because they sounded delicious! My husband very much enjoyed his Stoned Surf IPA. I had a nice glass of red wine from their short but thoughtful (all exclusively family-owned vineyards) wine selection. They have a great focus on sustainability and local food sourcing and support.

Burgers were excellent (Northcoaster and The Gus are both to be recommended). Fish tacos were a little disappointing: fine, but not memorable in any way. They have gluten free buns available, and can substitute grilled portabella mushrooms or chicken breast for any burger. Also have some other nice selections available on the menu.

This place must be amazing during warmer weather with their patio location on the Duluth lakefront. Fun relaxed environment, beautiful space, with a mix of families, singles, older couples all there when we visited on a weeknight in early April. We would definitely return.

One note: the lighting (which was dimmed slightly just after we arrived at 8PM and it was dark outside) was such that the menus were kind of hard to read.

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Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Had heard it was a nice place and were not disappointed. We tried 8 different beers "flight" not glasses each ... Had an appetizer ... And met some nice people to chat with at the bar. Our only regret was not stopping on our way heading out of town to pick up a growler or two.

1  Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Straightforward tasty food and an array of interesting beers from pilsner to barley wine (strong at close to 10%). And the prices are very reasonable.

1  Thank ASClarkca
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