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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (19 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good Service - Good Food - Good Prices. A rainy early fall visit - the place was packed! Not just with "tourists" but also with "locals".... nothing says "good place" in a tourist town than "locals" waiting for table at a local cafe. We had...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how to rate this place. The food in the form of sandwiches was outstanding. The best flavors ever. Loved the gentle smoked turkey taste and the home made chips are even fairly tasty. HOWEVER! The service was very bad. Very very bad....More

Thank 400Jay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fairly large group (7) and they were able to accommodate us. In fact, we could have been 3 times as large. Their back room isn't anything special, but when you have a large group you usually take what you can get. I...More

Thank BrianGo4It
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brian. Thanks for stopping in with your group. I'm happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals and I really do appreciate the kind words about the service. Looking forward to your next visit! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love coming to The Good Life Cafe when we visit Park Rapids and go to the Eagle Bay Lodge/Resort. Try the Gouda sauce with the pretzel bread roles and the wild rice dishes.More

Thank hblatz
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you stopping by. Thank you so much for recommending our place! The pretzels with Gouda are always a great choice. Hope you and your wife had another wonderful vacation at Eagle Bay! See you next time you're in the PR area. Take care,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant after a day visit to Itasca State Park. Very good gourmet versions of American food including famous Minnesota Wild Rice & Bison entrees. Good for kids too. Nice ambiance without being pretentious.

Thank JoshuaHanson
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joshua. Thanks for stopping in and for the review. I appreciate the compliments about our food and our place. Hope you had a fantastic time at Itasca! Come see us again anytime you find yourself in the PR area. Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The Good Life has great food that is distinctively prepared. Definitely not your average chain restaurant. Although very busy, the waitresses work hard and visit tables often. Downtown Park Rapids is a special resort area and this downtown restaurant is perfectly placed to compliment a...More

Thank Richard F
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Richard. Thanks a million for the review. I'm so grateful for the compliments about our food. We love being a part of the Park Rapids experience and we wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks again for stopping by! Sincerely, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 16 August 2017

The staff is very good here...almost seems as if a family run business. The food selection has a great variety and after eating here several times, we haven't had a bad meal yet. Some items are a little pricey for what you are getting, but...More

Thank Cal_Adventures
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I sincerely appreciate your kind comments about our staff. Thanks for taking the time to stop in on multiple occasions. We're looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 16 August 2017

From the front door to the back garden was a beautiful trip and the food was excellent! My daughter and I enjoyed our meal in the covered garden out back. It was raining lightly and the sound of the rain on the roof was enchanting...More

Thank Jenni S
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Jenni. Thanks a bunch for sharing your Good Life experience! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the atmosphere and I'm grateful for the kind words about the food. Come see us again soon! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

10 friends went for breakfast! Service and all of our food was pretty good, except all of our eggs were cold!? Excellent wild rice link sausage. Coffee was good . Food prices ok except for a side of toast, one slice $1.75?? Odd, would have...More

Thank Olds55
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We are always looking for local places with a more creative and thoughtful menu! One must have, is an educated restaurant that provides gluten free options, and this was one of two listed in the area. There were lots of fun, gluten free and vegetarian...More

Thank TDJ10
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your feedback. So glad to hear that the whole family enjoyed their meals! We appreciate your kind words about our place. Thanks again! Kind regards, Molly, Owner

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1SassyLassy
5 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
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
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 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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