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The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Good Life has great food that is distinctively prepared. Definitely not your average chain restaurant. Although very busy, the waitresses work hard and visit tables often. Downtown Park Rapids is a special resort area and this downtown restaurant is perfectly placed to compliment a...More

Thank Richard F
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Richard. Thanks a million for the review. I'm so grateful for the compliments about our food. We love being a part of the Park Rapids experience and we wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks again for stopping by! Sincerely, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff is very good here...almost seems as if a family run business. The food selection has a great variety and after eating here several times, we haven't had a bad meal yet. Some items are a little pricey for what you are getting, but...More

Thank Cal_Adventures
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I sincerely appreciate your kind comments about our staff. Thanks for taking the time to stop in on multiple occasions. We're looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 6 days ago

From the front door to the back garden was a beautiful trip and the food was excellent! My daughter and I enjoyed our meal in the covered garden out back. It was raining lightly and the sound of the rain on the roof was enchanting...More

Thank Jenni S
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jenni. Thanks a bunch for sharing your Good Life experience! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the atmosphere and I'm grateful for the kind words about the food. Come see us again soon! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 friends went for breakfast! Service and all of our food was pretty good, except all of our eggs were cold!? Excellent wild rice link sausage. Coffee was good . Food prices ok except for a side of toast, one slice $1.75?? Odd, would have...More

Thank Olds55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are always looking for local places with a more creative and thoughtful menu! One must have, is an educated restaurant that provides gluten free options, and this was one of two listed in the area. There were lots of fun, gluten free and vegetarian...More

Thank TDJ10
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your feedback. So glad to hear that the whole family enjoyed their meals! We appreciate your kind words about our place. Thanks again! Kind regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice eco-friendly cafe. We tried the Walleye BLT, Thai PB burger, and Veggie Burger. All the food was delicious. Nice thick pub chips too.

Thank Liz F
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liz. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the sandwich and burgers! Thanks a million for sharing your Good Life experience. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny town has a few restaurants to choose from, but with our family having varied tastes and dietary needs, this place had the best selection. The food had great flavour and the ingredients seemed fresh.

Thank ExpectKindness
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in! I'm happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your family's varied tastes. Come see us again anytime you're in the Park Rapids area! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was solid, the decor was a bit weird, and the food was great. I was very excited for the wild rice hot dish and it didn't disappoint. This would have been a five-star rating but the noise level at the restaurant was quite...More

Thank BrandonMN
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brandon. Thanks for stopping in! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the wild rice hotdish. Come see us again anytime you find yourself in the Park Rapids area! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had to wait, the receptionist suggested only one of us wait while the rest continue shopping! That was a preview of good things to come. About 15 minutes later we were seated in a cozy booth. We tried several entrees, Walleye Taco's, Mandarin...More

Thank Karen R
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karen. We appreciate your patience during a busy summer weekend. I'm thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed your lunch. Hospitality is very important to us here at the Good Life, so I really appreciate your comments about our staff. Thank you! Take care,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times and it is always good. They have great regular and sweet potato fries, good sandwiches and a decent selection of craft beers.

Thank CJhughes1966
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a bunch! We appreciate that you've stopped in several times and are happy to hear that you've enjoyed the food. Come see us again anytime you find yourself in PR! Cheers, Molly, Owner

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1SassyLassy
5 January 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
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wwjjaa68
11 July 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
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wwjjaa68
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212
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