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“Great food with new chef!”

Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Lutsen
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of fusball, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile


Papas has been a great bar and music venue for years, but the food left something to be desired. Not anymore! BEST bar food in the area. Creative, affordable menu that has a wide variety of options. Recent faves are the turkey Brie pear sandwich, the fish tacos and the roasted salad. If you've been disappointed before, give it another shot. You'll be glad you did.

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Thank toftegirl
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went here (easily walked from our lodging at Lutsen) on a Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night. As expected, Sunday was not busy, which was fine. Friday and Saturday, however, was wild! The acts they brought in were great and the booze was cold. All in all a fun place!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great live music. Good drinks. Bar games available. Food is good. Get's crowded. Room for bigger groups to hang out.

Thank ST715
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stopped at Papa Charlies for lunch on our last day of skiing at Lutsen. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety in the menu. I had the Turkey and Pear grilled sandwich which had oven roasted turkey and there were lots of choices other than the typical burger and bar food. It was very good. Service was very slow however and it was not busy. While the restaurant has great views of the ski hill, we were given the worst table in the place.

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Thank Dannette S
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stopped in a few ties during my stay at Lutsen. Everytime the service was painfully slow. 2 bartenders serving the whole area right after the ski hills closed seems like a bad idea and it is. Wait 15 minutes to get served due to busy bartenders. Next day stop in for a lunch break with even worse results. Waited a half hour to get served and 45 minutes after ordering the food we decided to leave because it was still not ready. Gave them one last chance for lunch the following day. It was not busy yet service was still extremely slow. This place could be a cash cow but fails in service.

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