Nominees for Perfect North Shore Restaurant Poll

north shore fork spoonWarm weather and wanderlust have Duluthians dreaming of a North Shore vacation. In this spirit, we’ve decided to conduct a poll to determine the best place to eat up the shore.

Before voting, we have to establish a list of nominees. What are the criteria for determining a North Shore Restaurant? After some debate, we’ve decided to include eateries on the shore located in Lake and Cook counties, from Knife River in the south to Grand Portage in the north.

While it might seem counterintuitive to some, this means the New Scenic Café is not included in the poll, since it is located in Duluth Township. It’s abundantly clear the Scenic is a favored restaurant; the café won PDD’s Perfect Restaurant Poll and has drawn accolades from foodies farther afield. For the purposes of this poll, we’re looking for restaurants that require a little more of an excursion from Duluth.

What’s the perfect North Shore restaurant (besides the New Scenic Café)? You tell us. We’ll round up the nominees and produce a poll in the coming days.

13 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais is an obvious one. I could go for an Asian Bowl right about now.

farnukem

about 6 years ago

Angry Trout in Grand Marais

Margie N

about 6 years ago

My Sister's Place and Harbor House Grille in Grand Marais 
Vanilla Bean and Carmody 61 in Two Harbors 
Moguls in Lutsen

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Naniboujou Lodge

If for nothing else but ambiance, Naniboujou Lodge should be on the ballot.

udarnik

about 6 years ago

Earthwood for herring and burgers.

RIP Dixie, which also had great burgers.

Funkenschutz

about 6 years ago

Udarnik when did Dixie go under? I was there right before New Year's Eve and it was still going strong.
My nominations:
Crooked Spoon Cafe, Grand Marais
Dockside Market, Grand Marais
Coho Café, Tofte

Niff Bimrod

about 6 years ago

Lutsen Resort has fine high-end dining

bhall

about 6 years ago

I think that Betty's Pies and Rustic Inn ought to be on the ballot!  They have provincial charm and PIE.

udarnik

about 6 years ago

Funkenschutz, it burned down last week.

Bret

about 6 years ago

Nokomis RIP

Crooked Spoon in Grand Marais

Terry G.

about 6 years ago

The Lemon Wolf in Beaver Bay is another consistently great spot!

Justin

about 6 years ago

The Rustic Inn ftw!

DECk37

about 6 years ago

Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. 

(Too bad the Lighthouse at Emily's closed last year.) 

Though I've never eaten there, Sven & Ole's in Grand Marais seems popular, but I would defer to people who have actually been there to see if it's truly worthy of nomination.

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