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The Rustic Inn Cafe

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2773 Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2002
+1 218-834-2488
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must when we visit. The decor is northern. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The hot beef is a must try. It's a family favorite. For breakfast the cranberry wild rice French toast is the best ever. And let's not forget the pie. O' the pie. Favorites are the lemon angel, pecan, peach/cherry and carmel apple. They have... More 

Thank Doodlebugs2001
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after taking pictures of split rock lighthouse. Good service. Warmed up with tea and hot chocolate. Had the curry chicken wild rice soup which was good. Leave room for pie! Pecan and peanut butter pies were great. Also try some of their candies too.

Thank badmotokitty
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty lunch! We had the House Smoked Salmon sandwich, Chicken Caesar salad, Castle Danger Beer Battered Fish-n-Chips, and Rustic Inn BBQ Burger. We saved room for pie! Our bellies were full! Definitely a hidden Agate on the North Shore.

Thank Walter N
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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194 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Happy waiters and good up north cafe food await the hungry hiker. And no matter what, you must save room for the home made pies.

Thank eatplaylove
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Rustic Inn has the best fish and chips and the best pie on the North Shore. We eat here whenever we're up north and have never been disappointed--breakfast (Camp Coffee is to die for), lunch or dinner. The caramel apple pecan pie is the best, but all the pies are wonderful. Often, we're too full for dessert, so we buy... More 

Thank lmr237
Oakdale, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good service, happy staff, but our egg dishes were a bit over cooked. We did not send them back as it wasn't that bad, everything else was great.

Thank wildfan33
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had driven by the Rustic Inn many times on our travels along the North Shore. Several of our usual stops were not open on a Monday so we stopped at the Rustic Inn. This hidden gem has quickly made it to one of our favorite places to dine along Hwy 61. A great family menu and the pies are... More 

Thank Mike C
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

For 15 years of just wanting to get up north and back home, we've driven past this restaurant. Today we stopped. Super glad we did. Service was fantastic and the food was superb. They have a little bar but we were too early for serving time on a Sunday. This is a worthwhile stop if you're hungry along your journey!

Thank Caroline G
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Yes, 'rustic' in the very best sense. A treat to have lunch here and to finish it up with one of their many good cakes (apple pie a la mode, my favorite). Funny, the road sign says 'Castle Danger' and that is the name of the little village.

Thank Puzer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Close to Gooseberry Falls. I had a smoked salmon sandwich and my husband had fish tacos (a plate full of goodness). The Raspberry Cream pie was so light and it had a meringue crust. Never had anything like that!

Thank Beth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2773 Highway 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: +1 218-834-2488

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