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The Rustic Inn Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner one night and it was delicious. The pie was amazing so make sure to save room for that! Better than Betty's!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank baseballmom11_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here with some friends! It was so very good. The server was very friendly as well. But the best part was our blueberry pie!! Oh wow was it yummy!!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank portpinescentral
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go here every summer while we stay on the north shore. It’s our first time here in the winter. Loved the brisket nachos and the Reuben was out of this world. Topped it off with pie and ice cream. I’m not a fan of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 306loriv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch; we had a table by the window and browsed the gift shop while we waited for our food. There were many Gluten Free options (except for their pies, only the merangue pies were GF) and we enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Megan R
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This is our favorite destination on the North Shore for breakfast or lunch. The menu is varied and the food is fantastic. Service and ambiance is inviting. Order the walleye cakes!!! We look forward to trying dinner here soon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 442debbies
Reviewed 27 December 2018

I will start with dessert because they have fabulous pie and a very good variety. My favorite is the north shore pie which is a combination of 4 fruits in a crumb crust. I had the turkey sandwich on cranberry wild rice bread. The bread...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maureen1973
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

What a charming restaurant! Food was great, service was great, view was great. I had a bowl of the chicken wild rice soup. It is a meal in itself.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James99946
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

I had the Quinoa Burger with special sauce. It was plentiful and delicious! The Onion Rings were lightly battered and we all shared them. Great Coleslaw and Chicken Wild Rice Soup. We had to get our pie to go as we were way too full....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

When researching where to eat for our trip up to the North Shore it became apparent that many places are trying to have the best pie. Well this one does... and this one has the best food to go along with it. Oh the mashed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gaylerae
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Lovely-Rustic place. The baked meringue crust on the Lemon or Raspberry pies are HEAVENLY! The food and the staff are excellent. Such a nice place to stop on a trek from Duluth to Grand Marais.

Date of visit: August 2018
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13 August 2016|
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Response from Brandy F | Reviewed this property |
No body was in the gift shop for any information.
David W
28 April 2016|
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Response from markmywordz | Reviewed this property |
The group would easily fit in the restaurant but it would probably be helpful to make sure the restaurant knows you are coming in advance and it probably would be great if you didn't pick a peak time of day.
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