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“good food, good service. great little place on main street”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Good Life Cafe

The Good Life Cafe
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Park Rapids
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Akron, Ohio
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good food, good service. great little place on main street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Park Rapids isn't known for it's food (sorry Park Rapids). Sure there are places to go for decent food, or places with one or two good dishes, but not many that are all around good. Good Life is the exception. Servers are friendly, atmosphere was great, and best of all the food was tasty. We were there on a Sunday and it was pretty busy for being 2pm. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised.

While we didn't try any, the wine, beer, and cocktail lists were well thought out and probably the most well rounded in the area. I wouldn't hesitate to go back for dinner. Definitely give this place a try next time you are in town.

  • Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The food here is really top notch. Great quality - I had the walleye and it was done well with fresh veggies. Good selection of craft beers on tap too. Worth the stop.

Visited June 2013
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New York
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275 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Great beer menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Very good experience overall - had the almond crusted fish and bruschetta app. The appetizer was like dessert, with berries and balsamic drizzled over toast, so wouldn't recommend starting with that. Great beer list. We had a brand new waitress who didn't know much about the menu or the beers and didn't bring us extra napkins or water when requested, but it's a tough gig so she gets a pass. Good overall.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank woozel
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Delicious artisan food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I stopped in here for a quick snack before we headed back to our cabin. The waitstaff is very friendly and attentive. We had the cream cheese stuffed jalapeños with raspberry sauce. They were delicious! Nice clean restaurant with quality food choices!

  • Visited July 2012
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Corvallis, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“gourmet in the north woods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

nice atmosphere and very good food - had the wild rice veg dish, filling and very very good. Son had the fish tacos which were good but a bit paltry on the portion so he finished up my wild rice as it was much more substantial. From what we saw, the food was excellent but a bit uneven on quantities vs price.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Ellisa P
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