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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7800
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Snow was almost gone, but the trip up the mountain just for the view is worth every penny!! Will be back -- alpine sleds next

Thank Genya A
Sandusky, Ohio
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This saloon and Grill was recommended by the resort we were staying at and it was very close by (within walking distance). upon our arrival we sat at the bar thinking wow what a nice looking place with a beautiful view. Well that's where all the good vibes ended. The guy behind the bar was everything short of customer oriented... More 

2 Thank lindey77
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here while staying at Lutsen Mountain Resort. The view is spectacular! I wish the mountain tram had been running! I had the fish tacos which were ok. I prefer broiled fish vs. deep fried. My husband loved his Reuben sandwich. We would like to come back in the summer when we could sit on... More 

Thank SwegsN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Charlie's has a great view of the mountain and a wonderful deck. The food is good but not great and the service can vary.

Thank 2016Luv2Travel
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Waitress made drinks didn't know what she was doing I took one sip asked for our check and left I still am shocked we were charged I'd only recommend this place for ordering a beer or wine Management needs to train their staff a little better Go to Moguls much much better And prices are the same

Thank DQ1611
Eyota, Minnesota
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Great bands for apre-ski - 3:30 to 5:30. Great beer on tap and the a unique north shore take on nachos (add wild rice:)) Family friendly - lot's of kids around for Apres-Ski!

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

Thanks for visiting us and for the nice review! We're glad you had a good time! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Eagan, Minnesota
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great food. Everything came out quickly and was delicious. Would have liked to stick around to see the band because it looked like a fun place.

Thank Jennifer J
Meservey, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I vacation regularly in North Shore, but we had never tried Papa Charlie's. We went on a Sunday evening and it was not busy. The hostess wore a dirty ski jacket and snow boots, and barely spoke English. She did not greet us with a smile or a welcome. She acted like she just didn't care or... More 

2 Thank Kerri R
Webster, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The fish dinner was awesome! I can't remember the name of the fish, it was their top fish dinner and it was moist and flaky, just the way I like it. Not soggy and undercooked.

Thank Gordon J
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had dinner here over Valentine's Day weekend and were left disappointed. I ordered a romaine salad with shrimp and was surprised to get a stalk of leaves with four pieces of shrimp. At almost $20, one would expect more. My husband's nachos were also so so. Unfortunately, the service was also quite poor (incredibly slow, especially at the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
15:00 - 23:00
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
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 ping-pong, 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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