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Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining

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Hwy. 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-258-8736
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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725 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lutsen Lodge Dining Room is located in the Lutsen Resort Lodge directly on the banks of Lake Superior. Lutsen is located about 250 miles north of Minneapolis on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is also located about 90 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota. I dined here with my wife on a Saturday evening in mid-August and liked... More 

Thank rockyjoe
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't staying at Lutsen Resort, but heard the food was good and was a nice setting with white table clothes and good lake views. We were early for dinner, so grabbed a drink in the lounge bar and enjoyed it in the hotel lobby watching the bonfires being set up on the beach for hotel guests and talking with... More 

Thank NorthernExpat
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're happy that you enjoyed dining with us! The crusted walleye is a favorite among our guests. More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is very historical building. The restaurant has excellent food and the service is great. The dining room is beautiful with views of Lake Superior. It is a little higher priced but well worth the money. A wonderful dining experience.

Thank Diane E
Tofte, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This lakeside dining room in the vintage lodge (that is the oldest resort in Minnesota) has spectacular views exceeded only by the quality of their food. The chef combines culinary excellence rarely found in out-state dining, supporting locally grown ingredients and an amazing combination of high-end dining with candle-lit linen table cloths, that can still be family friendly and laid... More 

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LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining, responded to this review

Thank you. We are very pleased that you enjoyed yourself at our dining room. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Three other women and I were on a hiking trip along Minnesota's North Shore, and on our last night, we decided to try the Lutsen Resort Restaurant. We were all a bit footsore and weary, and it was very pleasant to be waited on in the attractive dining room. Three of us had the potato-crusted walleye, and it was delicious.... More 

Thank younghighschool
LutsenOnSuperior, Public Relations Manager at Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! The walleye is definitely a favorite with our guests. Thank you for stopping by. More 

San Fernando, Trinidad
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had a tasty, fairly varied early morning breakfast with my daughter and her family..good view of the lake as well as other lake front activities..service was delivered with a smile..all questions answered to satisfaction..immensely enjoyed the fruits and pastries..dining area was comfortable and aesthetically pleasing..my18 month old grandson was quite contented too with his crayons and coloring book received..

Thank glendjoachim
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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377 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We'd spent the day in the spa and then swam in the pool and hot tub and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings as we read and relaxed. Then we stopped in for a late lunch at the Resort's Lakeside Dining Room. We were pleasantly surprised by a menu with many offerings we'd be willing to try. We started with the two... More 

Thank MollyAW1234
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We did not expect top-quality dining, after our experience with resort food in other places. But Lutsen's dining room is as good as it gets on the North Shore. I had the stuffed pork tenderloin, which was spicy and tender. Everyone else had the potato-breaded walleye, which was the best version I've had of this dish. Loved the salads, wine... More 

Thank scribbler1961mn
Weatherford, Oklahoma
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251 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We enjoyed a very nice dining experience. We were seated by a pleasant hostess, and served by a terrific waitress, Sine. My wife went with the pork tenderloin and I enjoyed a grilled halibut. Both were wonderfully prepared. Great salad and bread started us out. There is a very complete wine list with wine by the glass. This is a... More 

Thank Cattleman007
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I always go for a breakfast buffet, but looked at this one before ordering and wasn't impressed. The a la carte options I ordered off the menu were very good. Eggs cooked to order. My companion got the buffet and was disappointed.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-8736

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