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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7800
15:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Eyota, Minnesota
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
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
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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Talk2Shell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped in after the hills closed. The restaurant was empty but the bar was packed. We asked the host in the restaurant if there was service upstairs and she said yes. We grabbed a table upstairs and waited about 15 minutes. We weren't expecting immediate service but no one even approached us. My husband caught a server's attention and... More 

2 Thank Marcanddaria
Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

What a missed opportunity. A great location within Lutsen but they have terrible service. We were seated right away and then waited for 15 minutes for someone to come by the table. Ultimately we had to go find someone. They took our order and then it was an hour before food came. We saw no one in that time. Food... More 

1 Thank Dan H
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great beverage selection, but it was absolutely packed when the slopes closed. If you want to get a spot to sit, head over there a little early. We listened to some really fun live music and the kids had fun playing games.

Thank roseee311
Thunder Bay
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I was with friends for a ski trip to Eagle Ridge and we stopped in at Papa Charlie's for some drinks. After sitting for 10 minutes with no server in sight I decided to go to the bar to grab drinks for five of us. Waiting for 5-6 minutes with 4 bartenders pretending to be busy grabbing an odd drink... More 

2 Thank Popingeorgio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We spent our dinner here for New Years Eve. After skiing, this was a great place to chill, have good food. There is a full bar and balcony that was starting to fill up after dinner. We had our daughters so we can watch the NYE fireworks. They were nice fireworks and lasted around 10-15 minutes. Enjoyable place to eat.

Thank James L

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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$9 - US$29
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
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?