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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7800
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15:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Food was average, but service was lazy and disinterested. My family took a break from skiing to watch Sunday football. Nice location by skiing. But, not a great value.

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3 Thank Michele2011
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments along to the manager. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have to say I had the best experience ever with Michaela she was much better then the ging beard Charlie although he was good just not as fast as her

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1 Thank Nick L
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Kasson, Minnesota
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I decided to have a drink while our kids rode the alpine slide. The place was pretty empty when we got there. We decided to have an appetizer to go with our drinks. Asked for menus and we had a hard time finding something that was appealing and affordable. This place is definitely not for someone on... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a new chef who has completely updated our menu to offer a better selection of shareable appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, salads, etc. Please stop in again the next time you're in Lutsen! More 

1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We just visited Papa Charlie's for the first time and had some of the friendliest service on the North Shore. Beautiful area and great service, thanks Michaela!

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Thank dyaste
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We all had the chicken wrap and supreme nachos. The wrap was dry and the nachos were not very good. Service was painfully awkward to order and we did not feel well taken care of.

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Thank NikeRoast
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. It is our goal to provide great food and service to all of our guests. I will share your comments with the management. More 

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here during the fall and were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view with our food. The service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't really matter to us. My burger was also a little more done than I prefer but I still was able to eat it since it... More 

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Thank MrsRosenow
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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557 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonable choice on menu. Very pleasant and efficient server. Portions were good, the food was tasty. Prices a little on high side as it's a ski resort. Live music was on for 75 minutes without a break during which you are asked to be quiet or move to the back of the restaurant. We stayed the whole performance and thought... More 

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Thank simply-peregrinating
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It sounds like you were here for our Monday Night Songwriter Series. During these intimate performances we do ask for guests to keep conversation to a minimum to allow maximum enjoyment of the performance. I will pass you suggestion along to the entertainment manager. More 

Lutsen, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice dinner at Pappa Charlie's... Sat at the Bar overlooking a great view of Lutsen Mountain Ski Area and Lake Superior. Great BarTender by the name of Adam. Ask for a drink called "The Atom Bomb". You will probably ask for another...

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1 Thank Doug G
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out with friends and family. I went on a date night and liked the environment with nice drinks and food and live music. Fun place. Worth a visit.

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Thank svs_13_29
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Minnesota
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Online menu is woefully outdated and many of the items listed are not on the menu. but the food was good.

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Thank Paul S
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Friday
15:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 218-663-7800
Description
Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of fusball, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.

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