Dining & Things To Do

  • The Boat Club Restaurant & Bar

    600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    The Boat Club is a nautically simplistic space inspired by the amazing view of Lake Superior right out the dining room windows, and the rich Duluth boating and shipping history.  This local flare continues with the menu that includes fresh local fish, fresh seafood, high quality steaks and homemade pastas.

  • New Scenic Cafe

    5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804 .

    Drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors and you will come across a café. A cozy building nestled behind a gorgeous garden; filled with herbs, vegetables and fragrant flowers. The café looks humble but what awaits inside is anything but ordinary. Since opening in 1999, Scott Graden’s New Scenic Café has grown exponentially; continually amazing customers with its unique menus, serene atmosphere and impeccable service.


    The New Scenic Café was created in the spring of 1999 by Scott Graden, with over 15 years of experience in concept and menu development, and Rita B, a well accomplished artist.


    Today, the New Scenic Café is a part of the North Shore experience. With local artisan expressions throughout, a relaxed comfortable atmosphere, beautiful flower and herb gardens in front and a menu that will satisfy any palate or culinary desire, the New Scenic Café should be your North Shore destination.

  • Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar

    394 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802 .

    Lake Avenue opened its doors in 1991 when Canal Park was more ‘scruffy post-industrial harbor’ than ‘tourist destination’. Setting up in a renovated mattress factory, founders Tom Benson and Wendy Rouse were among the first to introduce Duluth to new recipes and combinations that challenged the area’s more traditional establishments.

    The restaurant was passed on to sous chef Patrick Cross and his wife Mary Ann Immerfall, who continued to further Lake Avenue’s reputation as a foundation of Canal Park dining as the area saw the opening of many new restaurants.

    Derek Snyder and Mark Swenson realized a lifelong dream when they purchased Lake Avenue in 2009. They built new tables, booths, and a bar out of reclaimed lumber, opened outdoor deck dining, and extended its hours. They introduced catering, live music, and an annual music festival over the marathon weekend in June.

    Most important, the restaurant now focuses more than ever on a locally sourced menu and on Midwestern spirits. As Canal Park continues to develop and grow, Lake Avenue plans to be a friendly, dynamic dining destination for many years to come.

  • Pickwick Restaurant & Pub

    508 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802 .

    The Pickwick Restaurant & Pub is a historic restaurant located in Duluth, MN. An area landmark since 1914, the restaurant and full bar serves a variety of pub food and is known for its homemade soup and award-winning, char-grilled steaks. The Pickwick has earned a reputation as a purveyor of excellent food in the Canal Park area, along the shore of Lake Superior, winning a James Beard Foundation Award in 2007.

    Modern Meals in an Old World Atmosphere.The Pickwick opened in 1888 as the Old Saloon within Fitger's Brewery Company, but it has operated at its current location since 1914, surviving the Great Depression and changing ownership only a few times. The Pickwick offers award-worthy meals with an Old World atmosphere. The European style woodwork and furniture is a hardy hat tip to Duluth's skilled immigrants. Even the painted canvases in the Dutch Room were brought over from the former location.

    The 'Wick is the place to be! Our guests always experience something unique while enjoying items from our delicious menu. With daily lunch specials and award-winning charcoal grilled steaks, you can never go wrong choosing The Pickwick for a meal. Hosting live music every Thursday and happy hour specials from our full bar everyday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, the 'Wick is truly the place to be in Duluth, MN!

  • Black Woods Grill & Bar

    2525 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812, USA .

    At Black Woods, we like to think of ourselves as more than just restaurants. We treat our guests like family, a customer service you won’t find at chain restaurants. Duluth-family owned and operated since the early 90’s, we take pride in employing local staff, sourcing local products and being hands-on in every way. You can often find our owners working side-by-side with our staff. When you visit Black Woods, you can depend on a dining experience that you simply won’t find at any other restaurant. Everything we serve – from our scratch-made soups, sauces, and gravies to our slow-cooked comfort food classics like meatloaf and pot pies – is fresh and local. And it’s all made with the time and care you’d find in a home-cooked meal.

    So, from our family to yours, welcome to Black Woods! We hope you love our food as much as we love preparing and serving it – and we hope we’ll see you back soon!

  • Va Bene Caffe

    734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    Va Bene Caffe is a Duluth restaurant serving fresh Italian food prepared with quality ingredients, to be enjoyed in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Directly above the Lakewalk, overlooking beautiful Lake Superior, Va Bene features Duluth’s best lake views.

    Our lunch and dinner menu includes creative salads, signature soup, fresh pasta and gnocchi, grilled panini, and steak and seafood entrees. We serve Italian coffee, sodas, espresso, wine, beer and spirits. We feature made-from-scratch soup, sauces, dressings, breads, pasta, and gnocchi, and we rotate a large selection of Italian gelato and sorbetto, plus our fabulous fresh baked desserts.

    We know you’ll enjoy your dining experience, and you’re sure to love our view of Lake Superior.

  • Bellisio's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

    405 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    Classic Italian dinning and Wine Spectator award winner since 1999
    Bellisio’s restaurant conjures up images of highly skilled chefs, fine wines, superb service, and fresh Italian food. And while all this is most certainly true, one must not forget that Bellisio’s is above all an experience. An exceptional dining experience, to be precise, but one that takes place in a casual atmosphere reminiscent of the quaint eateries and wine bars of the Italian countryside. And no wonder. The experience is fashioned after the small village of Bellisio, Italy, home to the owner’s ancestry. Imported direct from Italy are the beauty, comfort, romance, and glorious recipes. Specialty dishes include perfectly prepared pasta dishes using the finest imported and local ingredients; fennel roasted rack of pork; homemade risotto dishes; grilled steaks; shrimp; seafood; and a fresh catch feature every day. All served with a world class wine menu to match. Bellisio’s has received Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” every year since we opened in 1999. It’s a simple, colorful, elegant, and exceptional dining experience.

  • Zeitgeist Arts Cafe

    222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802 .

    Fresh American cuisine, classic comfort foods with a contemporary touch, local beer, extensive wine and whiskey menus, handcrafted cocktails, and the best fries in town.

  • JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge

    505 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    Full of historic harbor character and spirited port life tradition with a fresh, casual nature, JJ Astor encourages you to savor the moment, tell old stories, and create new memories. It is our pleasure to share with you an elevated experience.


    Whether settling into the oversized armchairs in the lounge, or admiring the view from the inviting sofa style banquettes, the restaurant provides a memorable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

  • Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille

    600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    Voted Duluth's favorite burgers by Duluth Reader Weekly, Fitger's Brewhouse's famous burgers offer a savory taste of fresh, local ingredients. Our artisanal pub grub also has plenty of vegetarian options, like black bean chili, an unforgettable maple salad and our famous wild rice burgers.

    Our award-winning ales and lagers are handcrafted in small batches using brewer-selected, all-natural ingredients and pure Lake Superior water. The resulting brews are served fresh from our conditioning tanks right to your glass. You can taste the difference from the first sip.

    Pair one of our signature brews with any of our freshly made entrees to experience the flavors of Duluth, Minnesota at our bar and grill.

  • At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe

    1902 E 8th St, Duluth, MN 55812, USA .

    At Sara’s TableChester Creek Café is a farm to table restaurant.  We pay attention to where and who our food comes from and how it is handled.  We are interested in the health and welfare of individual animals and in the environment as a whole. Our cooking style is focused on quality rather than output.  We pay our employees a living wage and treat them with respect. We are community oriented and regard our customers as partners in the creation of a comfortable and supportive environment attentive to the culinary and social needs of those we serve.

  • Grandma's Saloon & Grill Canal Park

    522 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802, USA .

    It's a fun and casual atmosphere with authentic area vintage advertisements and collectibles. Grandma's Saloon & Grills give you an eyeful as well as a mouthful.

  • Duluth Grill

    118 S 27th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806, USA .

    Fresh, local and organic!

  • Ledge Rock Grille

    596 Larsmont Way, Two Harbors, MN 55616, USA .

    Enjoy delicious cuisine from our unique wood fired oven, while watching our chef’s culinary skills in the North Shore’s only display kitchen. Enjoy dining in comfortable surroundings – a cozy fireplace, spectacular views of Lake Superior and a covered, heated dining area – that encourage tales of the days activities and dreaming of the adventures for tomorrow.

  • Rustic Inn Cafe

    2773 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 55616, USA .

    We’d love to welcome you to the Rustic Inn Café. We are open year round serving a varied truly made from scratch menu including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options all served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

    The only thing better than a slice of Rustic Inn pie is a whole pie. in our kitchen.

    For more than 30 years each of our pies have been individually hand crafted using our own recipes and the finest ingredients. Each crust is hand rolled, so they are always flavorful and flaky.

    All of our pie fillings are made from scratch in our kitchen. We never use any fillers or preservatives.
    We use only choice Individually Quick Frozen Fruit ( to insure consistency in the final product) with just the right amount of cornstarch, sugar, and spice.

    Cream pies are made with real gourmet cream, fresh eggs, and real butter. Never any shortcuts.

    Whether dining in, picking up, or having a pie shipped right to your door, our pies can make any occasion a little more special.

  • Love Creamery

    1908 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806, USA .

    Love Creamery is Duluth, Minnesota’s first artisan ice cream company handcrafting ice cream and sorbets in small batches using local & sustainable ingredients since 2014.

    We make ice cream, gelato, sorbet, custard & vegan options, with most flavors gluten free. All of our ice cream is made fresh daily onsite.

    Come visit our store offering a variety of fresh seasonal flavors aside a full traditional espresso bar. We also have pints & other treats to go.

  • Gooseberry Falls Stae Park

    3206 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 55616, USA .

    Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. It is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, and north woods wildlife.

    Listen to the thunderous roar of the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls of the Gooseberry River as it plummets through a rocky gorge. Watch for waves, ships, or the moon rise on Lake Superior from an ancient lava flow known as the Picnic Flow.

    Hike or ski to see the Fifth Falls through a forest of evergreens, aspen, and birch, and enjoy camping in modern campsites, picnicking, and relaxing along the Lake Superior shoreline or the Gooseberry River.

    To get the most out of your visit, stop by the Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center where you can find park information, interpretive displays, a park video, Nature Store, and more. Don't miss the Gateway Plaza for outdoor interpretive signs on area resources and history.

  • Split Rock Lighthouse

    3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616 .

    The most dangerous piece of water in the world

    A November gale that wrecked nearly 30 ships in 1905 prompted this rugged landmark's construction. When the U.S. Lighthouse Service completed Split Rock Light Station in 1910, it soon became one of Minnesota's best known destinations.

    Nestled in a Minnesota State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state, with a drama-filled history and breathtaking Lake Superior views. If you haven't visited lately, now is the time to pay homage to a true North Shore icon.