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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” (23 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had one night in Grand Marais and we're bummed that this place was out of town a bit. We decided to make the drive and we were happy we did! This restaurant is WORTH the drive! As far as I am...More

Thank christopher m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to grab a malt and appetizers!!! And of course say hello to Mike the dog that my little daughter fell in love with. Great place

Thank Candi O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Big Bear Lodge and went on an ATV trail ride and stopped at trail center lodge for a quick snack before dinner. The store has a cozy feel and has just about any amenity needed. We had a few...More

Thank pmatts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! Please take the time to say good-bye to the tourists and head up the Gun Flint Trail to some of the most Fabulous food on the North Shore! Very friendly atmosphere that is truly a "Up North" experience. Everyone in our group has been...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the appeal is the food, some is the staff, some is the music and a lot is the vibe. This is literally the only place in the world that I travel 60 miles round trip for a simple dinner. Listen and learn about...More

Thank Beth412
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Literally in the middle of the Gunflint Trail this is aways a worthy destination. Soup is home made. Sandwiches are large and deliciously. Friends recommend the ribs and we will put that on our list!

Thank ACT63
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went there with family one evening after a long day hiking and photography -- thought it would be just another restaurant. But to our surprise, the food was delicious (from ribs to fish) and the character of the place that came "alive" with the waitress...More

Thank baldeagle743
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stop here every time we ride the Gunflint Trail. We have always had great service and food. The staff are super friendly. It is a fun atmosphere filled with antiques and local chotchkies.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Just recently returned after a trip up north snowmobiling with friends with a stop st the Trail Center Lodge. Trail Center is always a stop of ours during our annual snowmobile trip but also a favorite any other time of the year if you're in...More

Thank TJ D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Half way up the Gunflint Trail you will find Trail Center. Love the casual northwoods atmosphere. Food is good and service excellent. Large portions. Might see a moose outside down by the lake, or on the road. Lots of local customers and tourists love their...More

Thank ChefBonBon
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jim D
What's the cost for 3 nights for 2 people
8 May 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
What is there hours in November?
15 November 2016|
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
How long is breakfast served?
17 July 2015|
Response from Trailwood | Property representative |
Hello! We serve breakfast until 11 am daily. Thanks Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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