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220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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09:00 - 14:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A last minute stop for a fabulous lunch. Great atmosphere and service. Pretzels and smoked gouda dip were amazing! Artichoke burger was tasty, great combination of flavour, sweet potato fries with maple aoili were really unique. Walleye BLT was delicious! Will definitely make this another stop!

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Thank rebeccagottberg
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

This is great to hear, Rebecca! Thanks so much for stopping in. I truly appreciate your kind words about our place, the food and the staff. Looking forward to your next visit! Take care, Molly, Owner More 

Northern Minnesota
Level Contributor
97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I often eat lunch here, it's our go to place when in Park Rapids. I highly recommend the Walleye BLT, a northern Minnesota take on an old standard. Served on Ciabatta. We order a side salad as well. If our appetites aren't too great we split the entire meal. The staff are generous and kind...the drinks are... More 

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Thank Mn2Mx
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're grateful that you consider The Good Life a "go-to" when you're in PR. We'd love to have you stop by for breakfast the next time you're in the area! All the best, Molly, Owner More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for supper after a trip to Itasca State Park. After our snowshoeing trek we eagerly sprung for an appetizer of flatbread topped with winter squash, caramelized onions, chicken, and feta. Service was so prompt our food came before we had finished with the flatbread. We ordered the Thai Peanut Butter burger with sweet potato fries and maple... More 

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Thank Adam G
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Adam. I hope you had fun snowshoeing at Itasca! We're grateful for your visit to The Good Life and we appreciate the review and recommendation. Come by and see us again anytime you're in PR! Take care, Molly, Owner More 

Hastings, Minnesota
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun little place on Main Street. We were pleasantly surprised to see one of our favorite beers brewed in Grand Marais on tap here. They have a nice selection to choose from. The burgers are really good and so are the fries!

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Thank Aquaholchick
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a nice review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the burgers and fries. Hope we see you again soon! Best regards, Molly, Owner More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. I had a glass of Moscato, a BLT and side salad. The bread was soft and chewy. The bacon was peppery and cooked perfectly. Best BLT I've ever had. Side salad was fresh and dressing delicious. Thank you!

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Thank Lisa W
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank YOU for stopping in and for the review, Lisa! So glad to hear you enjoyed the BLT. Hope another visit is in your near future! - Molly, Owner More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was a really pleasant surprise. There was a pretty diverse menu, but we both had burgers. My meat-loving boyfriend enjoyed his while I had the beet burger. (It is way better than it sounds!) The service was a little slow, but very friendly.

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Thank LaurelD17
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed your burgers. Next time we'll be sure to speed up the service a bit! - Molly, Owner More 

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My teenage daughter asked if we could eat at the Good Life Cafe when we were passing through Park Rapids. A friend had taken her there and she loved it. The menu is fairly simple, there are several burgers, but they had a different bun or a different sauce or something special. I had the beer cheese burger on a... More 

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Thank Sue L
Minnesota
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My second visit to the Good Life Cafe was as good as my first. They have a nice variety of menu items as well as daily specials. The service was good and prices very reasonable; lunch for 3 women was under $25!

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Thank MNVoyageuse
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the first time yesterday for lunch. It seemed quite busy, so I was worried it would take along time, but was pleasantly surprised. The menu selection was a little small, but I tried a chicken sandwich... Yummy!!! Hubby had a burger and said it was very good as well. We are very interested in coming back to... More 

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Thank Shala W
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food was very good! Little spendy, but it was a short visit to Park Rapids and thought we would splurge. Fry sauce is excellent a must get with the french fries.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?