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PortLand Malt Shoppe

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716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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Duluth, Minnesota
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

they do not take credit cards and don't really advertise that fact, bad if the line is long and you wait with only a debit card. The shakes are really good but staff has been really short and rude in the past. One night we arrived before posted closing time and were turned away because they had already cleaned the... More 

Thank CowboyCurly
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I had to wait 30 minutes, in line, to get a Hot fudge chocolate malt. It was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I can't wait until summer, (but I must because it's closed for the winter) to go back for more.

Thank Teejaaa
Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is kind of expensive about $6.95 for a malt, but it is totally worth it! They have great malts and you get to experience being right next to Lake Superior, you can walk on the lake walk before or after or go stand on the stairway top deck and look over lake superior and canal park, it's beautiful!

Thank joh07940
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Unique place in Duluth for ice cream or a malt. Located in an old gas station. Friendly staff, good stuff!

Thank Jeff S
Annandale, Minnesota
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful lakeshore to view while enjoying the goodies! The malts and shakes are so delicious, and you can walk it off on the lake walk nearby.

Thank deblight54
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Fitgers just south of the Portland Malt Shoppe. After dinner we asked the front desk of Fitgers to recommend an ice cream shoppe.....immediately they replied The Portland Malt Shoppe. It was a cool night, we stepped out the front door, followed the sidewalk north at the most 1 block. Watch out for a family of Racoons,... More 

Thank Auntiereca
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Portland Malt Shoppe is a classic walk-up malt shop in a great old building not far from the Lake Walk. I had a chocolate malt -- what else do you order at a classic spot? It was fine -- thick and chocolaty -- but there were small chunks of unblended malt powder throughout. I like malt so it wasn't... More 

Thank nebtraveler
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I both got kid cones. I got praline pecan- nothing special. My wife got chocolate chip cookie dough, which was filled with chocolate chips, and had occasional pieces of cookie dough. All and all the ice cream itself was ok. Both of our regular flat bottom cones were stale, which is unfortunate... The views were nice, but... More 

Thank Max S
Lewes, Delaware
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231 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were touring Duluth last evening and our friend treated us to a malt from The Portland Malt Shop. We were told that this is a must while in Duluth and, after having a peanut butter/chocolate malt, I totally understand why. There was a long line but it really didn't take that long and it was so worth the wait.... More 

Thank 57RRoberts
Owatonna, Minnesota
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I will start by saying we only had the ice cream cones and not a malt. However I would not think the malts would be any better as they use the same ice cream. Anyway ice cream was not that great. I have had much better other places. Also we had to wait in line for quite a while as... More 

Thank retiredguy2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?