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305 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2852
+1 218-326-8226
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Grand Rapids MN
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you go for no other reason, go snag a piece of pie. My favorite is the caramel custard, but who am I kidding? I actually love every single kind of pie Helen makes. The lunch fare is delicious too, from quiche to wraps and soups and sandwiches. The ambiance is like an old-fashioned diner -- limited seating and all... More 

Thank Susan D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you ask a local, this is the place they will say to try. It's easy to miss since it's in a closed gas station, but if you stop for breakfast or lunch, be prepared for MN home cooking. On my two stops, the specials were tatertot hotdish and chicken pot pie. I passed on the hotdish and had a... More 

Thank Chicagorefugee13
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You won't find better, homemade, food anywhere. Friendly service. There is not a lot of space so come a little later for lunch. She has the best pies in the county.

1 Thank Tara D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. I had a rueban and soup for lunch. It was solid, probably wouldn't come back unless other people wanted to. Atmosphere is kinda geared toward older crowd

Thank Michael J. C
Ely, Minnesota
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227 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

You could go by this nondescript former gas station and say no but it is no doubt the best lunch place on the Iron Range. We have been here dozens of time and have never been disappointed. The pies are wonderful and if you call a day ahead they will make one for you. The lemon meringue is my favorite.... More 

Thank blacklake
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

You won't find better pie than those produced at Air Espresso. Delish! Very friendly service and genuine hospitality. A great

1 Thank upnorth10
Shoreview, Minnesota
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This where the locals go for a quick and excellent meal. It is small and the pies are outstanding. A quaint place that was formerly a gas station. the soup and sandwich is a good deal.

Thank June1994
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Home cooked food fast with Scrumptious desserts at a Reasonable price! I would Go again anytime perfect for Small groups

Thank Robert43118
Bovey, Minnesota
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This little restaurant has a fairly limited menu, but everything is delicious and homemade. The breakfast sandwich of egg, cheese and bacon or sausage on a croissant or English muffin is second to none. There are daily lunch specials along with salads, sandwiches and quiche. Pies and cakes are made daily and are a perfect ending to lunch. After lunch,... More 

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  • Address: 305 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2852
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-326-8226

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