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The Strand Waterfront Dining Room

Hwy. 61, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7212
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (21 reviews)
“walleye” (17 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Hwy. 61, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen, MN 55612
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Just finished dinner at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room at the Lutsen Resort. Although I find walleye to generally be undistinguished, tonight’s rendition was exceptional. I’m starting to understand the fuss over this Midwestern specialty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AngusDad
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

When on the north shore, we always try to have breakfast at least once in this restaurant. It is always a pleasant experience with good service and good food. We appreciate that the restaurant is clean and the ambience remains a comfortable and cozy nod...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie H
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We enjoyed the meal options, especially the desert choices. The setting is excellent with a view of Lake Superior

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nerhaugen
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This quaint setting on Lake Superior has been a favorite for many years. The service was attentive and informed. Wine and cocktails were excellent. Salad and bread were delicious. Seafood fettuccine was bountiful and tasty. However the walleye was visually unappealing and “mushy” rather than...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ander50
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Lutsen has been around 'forever'. Food was good. Really enjoyed the pork chop. Service was attentive. Improved significantly since a disappointing meal in spring 2018. Will return.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank h2oTECH
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We've been coming to this lodge for years. Drop dead setting however we my husband stayed there over 50 yrs. ago and he felt like he was staying in the same room. The entire lodge needs an overhaul. The dining room used to offer special...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travelbunny1
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lutsen Resort Dining Room. I will share your comments on the lodge and menu with the management team here. I'm glad the service was good and you enjoyed the location! Thanks again, Katie Krantz Marketing Director

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful dinner at a historic building inside the main lodge. Wife and I had dinner in the dining room overlooking Lake Superior. Restaurant has a large wine selection which is a perk. Wife had salmon special and I had flank steak. Both met our expectations.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ajb388
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lutsen Resort Dining Room. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner! Come see us again soon, Katie Krantz Marketing Director

Reviewed August 8, 2018

While this restaurant is in a resort, it is open to the public and I stopped by for lunch. It is located on Lake Superior and the restaurant has a good view of the lake. I got there around 1:00 so I missed the lunch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Willeynel
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lutsen Resort Dining Room. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Thanks again. Katie Krantz Marketing Director

Reviewed July 23, 2018

We made a special trip out because we enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. The service was incredibly slow for some reason when we went. However, the food almost made up for it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BethBeth26
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi Beth, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lutsen Resort Dining Room. I really apologize about the slow service. I'm looking into what could have caused this. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Thanks again. Katie Krantz Marketing Director

Reviewed July 22, 2018

My son got my husband and I a meal for mothers day as a surprise and it was excellent smorgasbord type meal. What a great place to go for Mothers Day

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kayts231
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lutsen Resort Dining Room. I'm glad you enjoyed the Mother's Day buffet! We hope to see you back again next year. Thanks again. Katie Krantz Marketing Director

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 61, Lutsen Resort, Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 218-663-7212
  • E-mail
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