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Gunflint Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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111 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-1563
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Grand Marais for his 30th birthday in February and stopped into GFT 3 times during our long weekend. We had been there on 1 visit prior to this one as well. We love the atmosphere here and the service has always been GREAT! They also have really great bloody mary's and a good beer selection.... More 

Thank Jenn F
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must stop place like the angry Trout. Some of our favorites are the Mexican varieties of dishes they offer. They'll have everything from their unique version of a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to potstickers great salads incredible beer selection and the best bloody Mary that's really a meal. It's become so popular that it is actually a rather expensive... More 

Thank Jon P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prices are on the high side here, but the food is good. Nice atmosphere, especially when there is live music at night. There's a good selection of beers, here. Overall, a nice vibe at Gunflint Tavern every season of the year.

Thank M J B
Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Average food with good local beer list. Ourselves and others had to wait a while to be greeted/seated. Decorated like a dive bar.

Thank Nicole K
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food is geared to a foodie-health food crowd, which we are not. If that's your thing... this is the restaurant for you. They did have good wings, prices are a little high. Great view of Lake Superior! Have never had a chance to experience the live music... could be the big draw there.

Thank dmkrusito
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had wild rice soup several times on our MN trip and the soup here was one of my favorites! It came with a gigantic cracker on top of the soup bowl. Nice view of the water out the window.

Thank 4jean4
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Place has nice ambience. That's where the positives stop. Food is way overpriced. Varied menu which is a plus, if they could manage to pull it off. Ordered a Rachel sandwich. Sounded amazing. But there was this nasty salmon colored sauce all over it which tasted only of mayonnaise to my chagrin it also came drizzled on my blue corn... More 

Thank Miah L
Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Terrific beer and great food. Large selection on local beers, a mix of different cuisines . Huge portions! Stop with the family to get some straight forward dinner. Amazing tomato soup, turkey broth or Russian soup. Burgers , chicken or bangers and mash ! Well done. Fast service, and good food! Recommended!

Thank Oscar R
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I had The Best Bloody Mary at the GFT last weekend. It was spicy- just the way they should be. We also had a late lunch- I had the chicken wrap with a salad that was amazing. We will definitely be back!

Thank KimLynCo
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were seated promptly when we arrived. The hostess brought us water right away but then we waited over 20 minutes for a server who had noticed we weren't being helped so she came over. We ordered the Shem Nanos as an appetizer, a Cuban sandwich, and a gyro. It was all terrible. First the appetizer came after our sandwiches.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1563
Full service bar and restaurant, open year-round, Live Music 250 nights a year, rooftop bar overlooking the harbor, Eclectic/Ethnic Menu

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