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Cascade Lodge Restaurant

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3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
+1 218-387-2911
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Minneapolis
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's friendly and cozy but the food is dismal. Even by the standards of a cafe, this needs fixing! The ribs were dry! I'm talking very dry. Desiccated. It is unfortunate that this place has to be as bad as it is. Service as enthusiastic but incompetent. Come on, guys, the place was mostly empty, but the waitress could not... More 

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Thank Hans50
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not like our Ribs special. The Ribs are a special because of local demand for them and we have never had a complaint that they are dry. We are very sorry you did not enjoy them. We don't know what other food you had since you only mentioned the ribs. Service should always be... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I traveled to the Canadian Border in hopes of seeing some waterfalls. On the way back, we stopped at Cascade Lodge for dinner. My girfirend had just started one of the popular plan diets and had extremely strict dietary guidelines. She is also lactose intolerant, so it was a real challenge to find a place that could... More 

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Thank patleary
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a joy to read your review and to hear that we were able to meet your needs! There is nothing better than a satisfied and happy guest! We typically find that it is not that difficult to accommodate special needs, it just takes a little effort and care. We strive to meet that goal every time.... More 

Ocala, FL
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here after driving by many times due to scheduling. Had a great breakfast. We had eggs benny and and corned beef hash. Both were excellent. Homemade hollandaise sauce and hash. Coffee was special too!

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Thank WeezOcala
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you finally stopped at our Restaurant!! We hope it will be the first of many stops. Thank you for your great review! More 

Aurora, Minnesota
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten many places on the north shore and we agree that breakfast at cascade is the best! We go out of our was to make sure we get there. We loved it a few years ago and there have been recent upgrades (new floors, furniture, etc) The upgrades did not take away from the historic... More 

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Thank olaughll
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Thank you ! We are so happy that you love coming to Cascade AND that you have noticed our upgrades! We are appreciative of your review and yes, we agree that we have the BEST breakfast on the Shore! More 

Charlotte NC
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped enroute to Duluth for a late lunch. Very enjoyable food and drinks. A little slow on the service but otherwise good.

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Thank mvann4
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has really good food with an "Up North" atmosphere. There is a great view of Lake Superior. I highly recommend stopping here if your in the area.

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Thank Deahagg11
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

As always we had a great time at Cascade Lodge. We always get cabin 11, a great cozy log cabin. We snowshoe in the area every year and this is a wonderful place to stay, right by the Superior Hiking Trail and across from the Lake. Great place to stay any time of the year !! Great restaurant and pub.... More 

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Thank Claudia P
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It is a winter wonderland here right now and our Restaurant and Pub is the perfect place to relax after enjoying the great outdoors!! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

There are things I remember about places we visit. I thought the pies my wife make was from another place we had visited along the North Shore. But no, her Fruits of the Forest was inspired by a pie at Cascade Lodge Restaurant. We have ate there many times. And when we stayed at Thomsonite Beach Inn last June we... More 

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Thank Cartunman
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Fruits of the Forest Pie!! A favorite of our guests and one we will always have on the menu! Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed it and our food! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Sorry, we don’t feel the love for this place that many others do. Based on TA reviews, we made the 11 drive from Lutsen to give it a try. The interior is very homey, the staff very nice and the drink portions o.k. The food was very so-so. Sandwiches and burgers must be the main draw, since this dinner entrée... More 

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1 Thank Retired1811
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our Restaurant. The Moroccan chicken dish that you refer to was recently "redone" and we have had rave reviews from our customers. We are truly sorry that your dish was only "ok". The shrimp you refer to is not a cheap product and if it was overdone, then your... More 

Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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583 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 598 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We love this wonderful restaurant. I know I have written about it before but it is such a good place. The wait staff are friendly, smile and welcoming. We stay in Lutsen but make the short drive here. The food can't be beat. Also, no inflated prices like Lutsen. I had my first Guiness there years ago and have one... More 

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Thank minneapol
cascadelodge, Owner at Cascade Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We try to keep our prices reasonable and appreciate you noticing this! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3719 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9534
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-2911
Description
Award winning serving breakfast until 2pm, lunch from 11-close and dinner from 4-C. Handcrafted meals, vegetarian options, fresh fish seasonally. Happy hour 3-6 pm with half price appetizers and drink specials from our full bar. Pub and Restaurant open daily except for Christmas day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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