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The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I ordered the huevos and it was tasty! They have well thought out decorations and it appealed to me that they offer locally sourced food. My mom ended up disliking her meal because she's a very particular eater. The server offered to bring something else....More

Thank Meg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

'traditional favorites like meatloaf but bison meat. Fish tacos but with walleye. Fish and chips also with walleye. Great Mac and cheese but with Gouda. Friendly attentive staff helpful but not hovering. One of our favorite places!

Thank David T
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Hi David. I'm so grateful for your review about our food and staff. We're flattered that you consider us one of your favorite places! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I own another local restaurant, the Dorset Chick'N Coop, and have dined at the Good Life many times over a two year period and have always had amazing food and service. Related to the most recent review for Mother's Day, my intent was to vote...More

Thank CarterJonErickson
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments, Carter! So happy to hear that you and your wife enjoy the menu. It really means a lot to us here at the Good Life. Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little café in Park Rapids, we took my mother in law here for a nice dinner.... First it sort of seemed liked they didn't even know it was Mother's Day and only had a breakfast menu available. We arrived at about 12:15 pm expecting...More

1  Thank Randy B
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Randy. I apologize if the experience was not what you expected. Sundays are currently breakfast-only. Our expanded Sunday hours, which will also include lunch and dinner, begin Memorial Day weekend. I'm happy to hear that you did enjoy the food. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of taps and nice, fresh ingredients. Could use a little more variety on the menu for me.

Thank JohnMcRoyson
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A last minute stop for a fabulous lunch. Great atmosphere and service. Pretzels and smoked gouda dip were amazing! Artichoke burger was tasty, great combination of flavour, sweet potato fries with maple aoili were really unique. Walleye BLT was delicious! Will definitely make this another...More

Thank rebeccagottberg
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

This is great to hear, Rebecca! Thanks so much for stopping in. I truly appreciate your kind words about our place, the food and the staff. Looking forward to your next visit! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 5 April 2017

My wife and I often eat lunch here, it's our go to place when in Park Rapids. I highly recommend the Walleye BLT, a northern Minnesota take on an old standard. Served on Ciabatta. We order a side salad as well. If our appetites aren't...More

Thank Mn2Mx
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're grateful that you consider The Good Life a "go-to" when you're in PR. We'd love to have you stop by for breakfast the next time you're in the area! All the best, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for supper after a trip to Itasca State Park. After our snowshoeing trek we eagerly sprung for an appetizer of flatbread topped with winter squash, caramelized onions, chicken, and feta. Service was so prompt our food came before we had finished with...More

Thank Adam G
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Adam. I hope you had fun snowshoeing at Itasca! We're grateful for your visit to The Good Life and we appreciate the review and recommendation. Come by and see us again anytime you're in PR! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun little place on Main Street. We were pleasantly surprised to see one of our favorite beers brewed in Grand Marais on tap here. They have a nice selection to choose from. The burgers are really good and so are the fries!

Thank Aquaholchick
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a nice review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the burgers and fries. Hope we see you again soon! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. I had a glass of Moscato, a BLT and side salad. The bread was soft and chewy. The bacon was peppery and cooked perfectly. Best BLT I've ever had. Side salad was fresh and dressing delicious. Thank you!

Thank Lisa W
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this review

Thank YOU for stopping in and for the review, Lisa! So glad to hear you enjoyed the BLT. Hope another visit is in your near future! - Molly, Owner

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1SassyLassy
We ate in park rapids about 14 years ago. Do you feature a HUGE delicious cinnamon role? If yes can you advise on why your rolls taste so good? Do you use buttermilk or vinegar or something a little different?
6 January 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
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wwjjaa68
Are you open tear around and what are your winter hours?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
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wwjjaa68
Are you open tear around and what are your winter hours?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212
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