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Trail Center Lodge

7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
+1 218-388-2214
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (26 reviews)
“burger” (50 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

The staff and food is top notch! And you can not find more atmosphere anywhere! I love this place, with their great collection of antiques, bumper stickers and log bar stools. The gourmet grilled cheese is Awesome!!! And don't forget to grab some camp food...More

Thank scampingduo
Reviewed February 13, 2016

It's such a true "up-north" establishment. The staff is fun and friendly, especially Sue, the bartender! The food was really good and reasonably priced, so were the drinks. We had delicious bouil·la·baisse and grilled 3 cheese sandwich. The burgers and fries were really good too!...More

Thank KarenCarlson
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Stopped to have supper at the Trail Center...wonderful food! Even stopped at the front desk and talked with the gal about other hiking trails that we were looking at...she was so helpful and really enjoyed "Mike" the dog! Came back for breakfast the following day...lets...More

Thank Brisk6family
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

If you ever find yourself in the northeast corner of Minnesota, just off the Gunflint Trail, maybe in the middle of winter while working or viewing the Beargrease Dog Sled Race, stop in here to eat. Small place but super nice staff. Order ONE flapjack...More

Thank Israeltrip7
Reviewed January 25, 2016

Service and atmosphere is great. Fun place to eat on the Gunflint Trail. The Ribs were awesome. So was the homemade soup. The drive up the trail was beautiful we even saw a moose! Wow!!

Thank Gail A
Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you are visiting Grand Marais, make sure to take a trip up the Gunflint Trail--about 29 miles--to Trail Center Lodge. A rustic little place that combines a general store, cabins, and a restaurant offers great food. We went for the fish and chips and...More

Thank 119lauraz
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Went to the trail center for dinner on a Friday and loved their fish and chips. The homemade tartar sauce was great and it was all at a great place. Cute and cozy woodsy atmosphere and great wait staff. We will be back again!

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times and haven't been disappointed. Warm, engaging staff. Good beer selection. Great fried cheese curds. A great little spot on the Gunflint Trail.

Thank shambles2000
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Always a solid experience. Food is consistently tasty and service is always friendly. Reasonable prices and extensive menu selections.

Thank MinnTraveler3693
Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had dinner and breakfast here prior to a canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters. It has lots of character, a good range of craft beers and great food. The battered Alaskan whitefish and fries is well up to British fish n' chips standards. It's...More

Thank John R
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Questions & Answers
September 28, 2017|
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Response from Trailwood | Property representative |
We are located 29 miles out of Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail
Jim D
May 7, 2017|
Response from JodyK-Eagle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know. Their website has cabin calendars with availability/rates that depend upon the time of year you go.
Edward S
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Trailwood | Property representative |
Hello! We are closed the month of November and until December 16. Hope to see you up the trail! Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-388-2214
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