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Driving from Duluth to Grand Marais -- lunch recs?

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My husband and I will be driving from Duluth to Grand Marais, and back, one day next week on business. I'm looking for suggestions on somewhere to stop for lunch. I'm not sure exactly where we'll be around lunchtime, as we have to make stops along the way, so any recommendations between the two points would be helpful. Looking for something locally owned, with a view of the lake, and preferably somewhere with some local fish/seafood.

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  1. MIKELOCK recently just spent some time, in that area, judging by his posts... you might have a peek at the posts in his profile http://www.chow.com/profile/15142

    ~TDQ

    1. Try the Bluefin Grille at the Bluefin Bay Resort. Was there a few months ago and was very impressed with the food. I didn't have lunch, but Dinner and Breakfast were both good. Good sized portions (not too big, not too small) and very well prepared. The service was impressive as well.

      http://www.bluefinbay.com/cuisine/blu...

      1. I would definitely pick The New Scenic. We drove there on our way home from our honeymoon at Bluefin Bay, and we really loved it. Fresh, local, interesting ingredients. Not cheap, but worth it-- CG is still talking about the Taleggio Fondue.

        1. OK...I'll strike out on the view of the lake and local fish/seafood. But the Coho Cafe & Bakery in Tofte is a place that should be mentioned more on here. Very good salads, individual pizzas (modeled after neapolitan style) and great breads and baked goods. I love stopping in there on the way to and fro on the north shore. If you search for Grand Marais, you'll see a few other threads that are still valid.

          Enjoy. I'll be following in your footsteps in a couple of weeks. But not for work, thank goodness.