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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Kasson, Minnesota
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I decided to have a drink while our kids rode the alpine slide. The place was pretty empty when we got there. We decided to have an appetizer to go with our drinks. Asked for menus and we had a hard time finding something that was appealing and affordable. This place is definitely not for someone on... More 

Thank Jennifer K
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We just visited Papa Charlie's for the first time and had some of the friendliest service on the North Shore. Beautiful area and great service, thanks Michaela!

Thank dyaste
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We all had the chicken wrap and supreme nachos. The wrap was dry and the nachos were not very good. Service was painfully awkward to order and we did not feel well taken care of.

Thank NikeRoast
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. It is our goal to provide great food and service to all of our guests. I will share your comments with the management. More 

Hopkins, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here during the fall and were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view with our food. The service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't really matter to us. My burger was also a little more done than I prefer but I still was able to eat it since it... More 

Thank MrsRosenow
Lancashire England
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503 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonable choice on menu. Very pleasant and efficient server. Portions were good, the food was tasty. Prices a little on high side as it's a ski resort. Live music was on for 75 minutes without a break during which you are asked to be quiet or move to the back of the restaurant. We stayed the whole performance and thought... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
Lutsen, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice dinner at Pappa Charlie's... Sat at the Bar overlooking a great view of Lutsen Mountain Ski Area and Lake Superior. Great BarTender by the name of Adam. Ask for a drink called "The Atom Bomb". You will probably ask for another...

1 Thank Doug G
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out with friends and family. I went on a date night and liked the environment with nice drinks and food and live music. Fun place. Worth a visit.

Thank svs_13_29
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Online menu is woefully outdated and many of the items listed are not on the menu. but the food was good.

Thank Paul S
Brooklyn Center
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday. Noon. Starting to rain after many people took in the views. Customers were turning around, as did we, because the puppy was from all appearances understaffed and not able to meet customer's needs. Lousy experience and we never sat down!

Thank Steve L
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were here a couple years ago and had a great grilled romaine salad, and delicious fish tacos. Went back today as we were staying next door and it was convenient. Ordered a "grilled Caesar" but there was nothing grilled about it. Complained to the waitress and she said well maybe if you add chicken or shrimp to it the... More 

Thank Sjleek
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your food was less than stellar. I will pass your comments along to the manager and chef. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: 12186637800
Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of ping-pong, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.

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