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Aug 17, 2009 08:59 AM

Any good food in Duluth?

Will be in town for a few days and am hoping for some decent eats. Any recommendations? TIA

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  1. Yup, lots! Duluth is a really good eating town. See my post on Kippis and Takk for Maten for a start:

    I'm working on a longer report for our six-day stay, but here's a 25-cent summary: Kippis, Takk for Maten, Northern Waters Smokehaus, Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe, At Sarah's Table/Chester Creek Cafe, India Palace, Portland Malt Shop. (I didn't have a car, or I would have also gone to the New Scenic Cafe, Zen Cafe, and Sala Thai Restaurant. ) And be sure to pick up some 185chocolat truffles from either Grandma's Marketplace or Takk for Maten.

    More soon. In the meantime, see these useful Duluth web sites:
    The Current:
    Duluth Dish:
    Perfect Duluth Day:
    Downtown Duluth Dining Directory:

    Or type "duluth" into the "Search this board" box above, and you'll see several discussions of other good eats in Duluth.


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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      Favorites are Sarah'sTable, Hacienda del Sol, New Scenic, Nokomis, North Waters Smokehaus (if that's the one in the DeWitt Seits building) Amazing Grace, in Superior the Boat House i think it is called

    2. Positively Third Street Bakery
      - thunder cookies
      - anise cookies if they have them (I think this is winter only though)

      Went to Bellisio's (Canal Park) once and it was very enjoyable. Great caprese (although it's hard to mess up Caprese during tomato season, which it was). Service was really professional.

      Also went to New Scenic Cafe once (this is not really in Duluth - it's a ways east but worth the drive) - the food was wonderful. It was night time in the dead of winter, so I can't comment on any scenic view that might exist! I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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      1. re: diesel

        Oops forgot the places links.

        Have a great trip!

        New Scenic Cafe
        5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804

        Bellisio's Italian Restaurant
        405 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802

        Positively 3rd St Bakery
        1202 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805

          1. re: Bret

            Nokomis was an amazing experience for us, our meal there made our trip. I highly recommend this place!

            Nokomis Restaurant & Bar
            5593 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804

      2. The Pickwick is a classic. family owned since the 1930s. Great walleye and prime rib

        1. -First stop for me is the Anchor Burger is Superior. Great burger, house cut fries and a beer for under $10, tip included. This place is a serious dive, but well worth it.

          -New London Cafe in Lakeside for breakfast (Sunday brunch buffet as well).

          -Beijing Restaurant was another college stand by. Not fancy by any means, but cheap, fast and quite good (huge portions as well). The General Tso is excellent.

          -Blackwoods is great for late night happy hour for drinks and wood fire pizzas. My last house in college was only a few blocks away from the 26th Ave location.

          -If you're a little further north, the Rustic Inn is a great breakfast spot a few miles north of Two Harbors on 61.

          There is a Hell's Kitchen in Canal Park, but I still haven't been so I can't speak to the quality.


          Anchor Bar
          413 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

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          1. re: BigE

            Second the Anchor Burger - and second the description.

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