We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lighthouse at Emily's - CLOSED

218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
+1 218-834-2501
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
21 Oct 2015
“A Happy Surprise”
10 Oct 2015
“Best whitefish during our Lake Superior roadtrip”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
All Details
Reviews (97)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2015

We wound up at this gem quite by accident after leaving a different eatery nearby- which is another story in itself- but long story short, The Lighthouse at Emily's experience was wonderful, from beginning to end. Service was excellent, atmosphere was lovely, warm, and quaint,...More

Thank Janelltheowl .
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This restaurant was fantastic. We had great service during our dinner and we were lucky to arrive for the all-you-can-eat whitefish special. The whitefish was fantastic - it clearly stood out from other whitefish dinners I ate during the week in Wisconsin and Michigan with...More

Thank MNBallroomDancer
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My wife had the Chinese Special and I had the Walleye dinner. Both were excellent and the fish was prepared to perfection. For dessert, we shared the bread pudding...Excellent! Waitress was great!

Thank 52jed52
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Shopped for dinner. Nice deck seating. Good home made chips and dip for an appetizer. Husband had the award winning beacon burger, not bad at all! I had a turkey melt type thing with chips, again, not bad! GREAT BLOODY MARY!

Thank Lillena M
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome, there is a cute little patio, drinks are cheaper, 3$ beer 5$ bloodies, and the food is the best food on the northshore. It ess 11$ for a banging good walleye lunch. If you're on the scenic drive, stop here, it's...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Two Harbors. I had the whitefish, my husband had the hot turkey, and my dad had a hamburger. Great food, made with fresh ingredients. Our waitress was very friendly, too. Will stop back again the next time...More

Thank Formerteacher2
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We did our homework for this restaurant. Right next door to our campground. After reading others reviews, we got the smoked salmon Alfredo. Wow! It worked. Alfredo did not overpower the fish. We really enjoyed. Our server was excellent. Quaint building and decor. Entertainment was...More

Thank Caribbeanjunkies
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My wife and I went here for our 35th wedding anniversary. We were very happy we did. The little place was wonderful. Very good shrimp and alfredo chicken. I asked them to spice up the alfredo and they did so perfectly with crushed red pepper....More

Thank tim m
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We thought this was such a unique place and loved that we could just walk over the bridge from our campground to eat. The knife River Garden Club has beautiful flowers along the bridge as you cross it. My husband and I went in the...More

Thank Gypsygirl1011
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

The gal at the tourist info hut in Duluth recommended that we make the drive. I'm so glad we did! This is REAL food cooked by people that care. I highly recommend the Beacon Burger

Thank Michael V
Nearby Restaurants
Russ Kendall's Smoke House
101 reviews
.82 km away
Great Lakes Candy
82 reviews
.07 km away
Ledge Rock Grille
175 reviews
3.34 km away
Mocha Moose Coffee & Gift Shop
82 reviews
4.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
15 reviews
.07 km away
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
1,420 reviews
26.37 km away
Amicus Adventure Sailing
17 reviews
12.20 km away
B E Nelson Silversmith
6 reviews
7.20 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Knife River
  • Phone Number: +1 218-834-2501
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing