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PortLand Malt Shoppe

716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (49 reviews)
“praline pecan” (4 reviews)
“waffle cone” (3 reviews)
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716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Yes, you'll drive by and the line will reach the street EVERY TIME but it is worth the wait. Fair prices, large servings, and great service over the counter.

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Usually perfection but my malt was a little gritty - it seemed under blended. Be aware that lines can get long at this popular spot - they only accept CASH - and while there is a sign about the ATM in the shop next door...More

1  Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you want a malt,go here! Topped with whipped cream,sugar wafer, and a cherry on top.Thick,delicious and satisfying.

Thank pharmgirl_0169
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This place is known for its incredible malts, but the slow service can be enough to turn a person off. We stopped here for a couple of cones and waited for about 30 minutes. The staff was super slow and moved with no urgency even...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We just tried, for the tenth time this summer, to get a malt. I can tell you from prior years that these malts are amazing. The first nine times the lines were way too long. Twice we actually got out and waited for longer than...More

Thank C-SoBa
Reviewed 10 September 2017

During our family vacation, we stopped by the Portland Malt Shoppe, and oh my!!! Whether it be malts, or ice cream, or soda creations, this place is the place to be for your favorite dessert!!! Amazing flavors and amazing view of Lake Superior - gotta...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It's a busy place, which is understandable, but even so it takes way too long to get your ice cream treats. The same person that takes your order also takes the money and makes the order. The ice cream is weighed for each item ordered,...More

Thank JDD1973
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This was delicious but a little pricey. My kids asked to not have the malt powder and they were very accommodating. My husband had a sundae. I designed my own malt which at the time was cookie dough peanut butter with chocolate. Oooohhh, so good!...More

Thank Crazy4icecreamplz
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Very cool building, an old oil station outpost, maybe? Very small, no seating, you stand outside to order. Good ice cream but be prepared to wait quite a chunk of time. You can do the lake walk afterward!

Thank Europeanvacationfan
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We visited the PortLand Malt Shoppe after a visit to Enger Park. With both windows open, each had a line to the sidewalk. We waited just over an hour to order. We ordered one root beer float, one double scoop waffle cone, and one malt....More

Thank Jeff B
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
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