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Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Hwy. 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-258-8736
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This place has an old school resort feel. The main restaurant has great views of the lake however the pub does not. Didn't spoil our dinner though. They have plenty of TV's for watching sports while you eat. Nice menu. The food was very good. I had a blue cheese bacon burger. Patty was hand formed. My husband had the... More 

Thank Carolyn D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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287 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The dining room is historic with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. We each had unique and delicious sandwiches. A shared Swedish Creme rounded off the meal. Service was cordial and attentive. Over the years we have had many excellent dining expenses.

Thank ACT63
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Lutsen resort restaurant is located in a historic lakeside lodge with wonderful lake views and many historic artifacts and photographs. It is like entering another era. Elegant but rustic, it looks somewhat more promising than it delivers. They enticed three of the four at our table with the Swedish Meatball "special," that seemingly has not kept up with the... More 

Thank Minnesnowtin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

On the edge of Lake Superior with a stream down one side a scene typically Minnesotan in it's natural Beauty, a small bridge adds to the scene. So you would expect a good meal and that's exactly what you get, with all the bells and trimmings. The specialities Swedish style choice of two were a delight in both flavor and... More 

Thank Michael N
Becker, Minnesota
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197 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We ate at the pub for our last night at Lutsen Resort because we were too lazy to make dinner after swimming in the resort pool all morning and biking on the Gitchee Gammi trail all afternoon. Why drive to grand Marais or anywhere else when there's a pub here we figured? They have the usual kids meals for $5... More 

Thank Noahelijastella
Carver, Minnesota
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The star of our meal was our view of Lake Superior. Complementing the great views was the wonderful service throughout our meal. The restaurant has a rustic “up North Lodge” feel. We arrived early on a Sunday evening without reservations and were seated with just a short wait. Nic and I each ordered the Ramen with Shrimp and Pork Belly... More 

Thank Unity-Eagle-68
Wyoming, MN
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

A dinner for two overlooking superior is a great idea and this is the perfect place. I would recommend a little later reservation. after 7:30 when the kids are done eating and gone. Very good food excellent service.

Thank Dick J
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I like their food very much, but we had waited long time for the food to come out. The staff members here are so friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet were not so impressed when we had try it the first day. So we decided to order from the menus next day, and they were so~~~~good. Dinner was fancy and... More 

Thank mcv52
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Our first time to dine here for dinner. A diverse menu with a Scandinavian flare. The view was great along with the atmosphere. Good service and a great place for family dining. Everything we had was great except desserts. It was obvious they were not prepared on site.

Thank Hoss92
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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316 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

The food is just mediocre but filling. I had the blueberry pie which was homemade and nothing special. The ambiance is the reason to go and dine at the lodge. I have been going there for 45 years and wouldn't miss it next visit but the food is not the reason to go.

Thank Popeyebird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-8736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?