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Trail Center Lodge

7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
+1 218-388-2214
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed another great dinner with varied options for all 6 of us! Service was again perfect! I wish the restaurant was closer to the Twin Cities because we would become frequent customers. Keep up the good work on the basics (I believe) of successful...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is simply terrific and it is a must stop if you are anywhere near Grand Marais- just about 25 minutes drive from town up the Gunflint Trail. Fabulous food and best burgers on the North Shore. Owners have hearts bigger than Cook County....More

Thank burgernorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe that we have been on the Gunflint several times a year but never stopped at Trail Center before. In the winter the all you eat crab legs are wonderful as is the salads, burgers and atmosphere.

Thank Linda Cullen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been stopping at Trail Center it seems forever now. Whenever I am up on the Gunflint to visit friends, it is the place I stop for good bar service and food. They make a good bloody mary I might add. I have stayed...More

Thank BearManNorth
Reviewed 31 January 2018

5 of us shared a cabin (1 double, 4 twin) as we worked the John Beargrease sled dog race---Food, excellent, Sarah Hamilton rocks, I so would recommend this place. I don't get up there as much as I would like

Thank DuluthmnFroggie
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while snowmobiling with friends. Great access from trails and gas pumps for sleds. I ordered a burger but made the mistake of ordering medium well. The char was a bit much and the burger was tough. Should have just let them do...More

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Great breakfast, or fun evening enjoying a burger and a bottle of beer. This is one of our favorite stops when riding up the Gunflint Trail on the Harley or enjoying the fall colors from the pickup. We love this place. Two thumbs up!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We planned late afternoon cross country skiing at nearby Bearskin Lodge followed by dinner at Trail Center. It was a great day and Trail Center made it even better with excellent service and food! This is the place on the Gunflint Trail NOT to be...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stayed in a cabin nearby and the Trail Center was our go-to for dinner. There was much more on the menu I would have liked to try but we didn't have time.. the snow crab was really good as well as the hot beef....More

Thank AdventureAwaits32
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a special place. Great menu and friendly people. Unique restaurant with lots of history! A very pretty drive up the Gunflint Trail to get there.

Thank Carol-Ann B
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Questions & Answers
29 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Trailwood | Property representative |
We are located 29 miles out of Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail
Jim D
8 May 2017|
Response from JodyK-Eagle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know. Their website has cabin calendars with availability/rates that depend upon the time of year you go.
Edward S
15 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Trailwood | Property representative |
Hello! We are closed the month of November and until December 16. Hope to see you up the trail! Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7611 Gunflint Trl, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2048
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-388-2214
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