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Trail Center Lodge

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American, Bar
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7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
+1 218-388-2214
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times over the past few years and I'm just now getting around to putting a review on TripAdvisor. The service is always top notch, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is fantastic. Try the maple syrup malt...it's like breakfast in a cup!!!!

Thank Jen A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

It is about a 40 minute drive from Grand Marais, but it is worth the trip. The scenery is beautiful. The food was great, large portions and everything was good. The service was excellent. Very unique. Will definitely be back in the future!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My husband and I are vegetarian and have a hard time finding good food at regular restaurants. Although this restaurant didn't cater specifically to vegetarians, they had a couple of dishes that were very tasty. Their veggie burgers were especially good, according to my husband. And I really liked the salad/parmesean pasta combo meal. It was a very large portion... More 

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My grandson talks for hours on the way up about the different shakes he is going to have this trip. One of our must stop places on the Trail is Trail Center as there food is always fresh, cooked to perfection with very healthy portions. If you walk away hungry it is your own fault. And you run into people... More 

Thank John K
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Loved this place. We stopped by three times during our week's stay to eat both lunch and dinner. the food was unique and very good.

Thank John S
Jordan, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Always a highlight for our kids as we head up the trail for our 8 day adventure each year. They look so forward to the amazing malts and the food is already scrumptious! We always pick up a few souvenirs and supplies from the store, too! So great to see that this place stays the same year after year!

Thank LauraJohnK
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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184 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We enjoyed the best walleye ever - fried, super fresh, and very delicious. Along with the walleye we feasted on a strawberry rhubarb malt. You will find home cooking, a woodsy atmosphere, and reasonable prices. This was our favorite meal on our vacation. This restaurant is a bit of a drive up Gunflint Trail, but well worth the effort.

1 Thank mgmaple
Jefferson City, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Great place for a burger and beverage after returning from a 7 day canoe float. Friendly staff and good food.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I've been visiting, working, and living on the Gunflint Trail for almost ten years now and the fine food and excellent service at Trail Center has endured over that near decade. The menu is varied and ALL of the food is excellent, though I am partial to the Smitty, the PLL, and the burgers. Not only is the quality exemplary... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Staff is friendly and attentive, the entire placed is decorated with really neat/oddball stuff, and the food was delicious. Kids chicken strips are actually big strips of breaded chicken breast, and burgers are killer, I had the north of the border, yummy! I plan on eating there whenever I'm on the GFT.

Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-388-2214

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