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PortLand Malt Shoppe

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716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The malts are worth talking about for a long time. A bit pricey for what you get. But it is a unique ice cream treat place by the historic Fitgers Brewery and shopping mall.

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Thank crklehr
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious ice cream in a cute little spot on the lake. I got two scoops - one Peanut Butter Cup, one Chocolate - and both were rich and delicious. The prices are super reasonable, too. The only downside is that there was a line of about 10 people and the staff was moving slowly so we had to wait quite... More 

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Thank SarahWanders
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop when vacationing in Duluth, MN! Conveniently located right next to the boardwalk that connects to many of the local tourist attractions, including Lake Superior, The Aerial Lift Bridge, and Canal Park! Fabulous flavors and large portions! Bring cash for your malts as last time we were there it was cash!

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Thank Laura L
Duluth
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious malts, often worth the wait. But for some reason, year after year this place opens up as a "cash only" location. Doesn't make sense, its 2017. Square tablets exist and they're great. Also, they could be 100x faster if they just improved their process a bit and staffed for the crowds that they get. I'd love to buy this... More 

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Thank Josh M
Duluth, Minnesota
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

they do not take credit cards and don't really advertise that fact, bad if the line is long and you wait with only a debit card. The shakes are really good but staff has been really short and rude in the past. One night we arrived before posted closing time and were turned away because they had already cleaned the... More 

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Thank CowboyCurly
Minnesota
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I had to wait 30 minutes, in line, to get a Hot fudge chocolate malt. It was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I can't wait until summer, (but I must because it's closed for the winter) to go back for more.

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Thank Teejaaa
Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is kind of expensive about $6.95 for a malt, but it is totally worth it! They have great malts and you get to experience being right next to Lake Superior, you can walk on the lake walk before or after or go stand on the stairway top deck and look over lake superior and canal park, it's beautiful!

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Thank joh07940
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Unique place in Duluth for ice cream or a malt. Located in an old gas station. Friendly staff, good stuff!

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Thank Jeff S
Annandale, Minnesota
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful lakeshore to view while enjoying the goodies! The malts and shakes are so delicious, and you can walk it off on the lake walk nearby.

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Thank deblight54
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Fitgers just south of the Portland Malt Shoppe. After dinner we asked the front desk of Fitgers to recommend an ice cream shoppe.....immediately they replied The Portland Malt Shoppe. It was a cool night, we stepped out the front door, followed the sidewalk north at the most 1 block. Watch out for a family of Racoons,... More 

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Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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Kids, Child-friendly
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  • Address: 716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?