A Guide to Dining in Grand Rapids, MN

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We’re often asked by guests for ideas about dining out in our area.  Since Jay and I consider ourselves world-class eaters we are VERY qualified to provide that kind of guidance. We love our northern MN community and feel very fortunate to have access to great local restaurants when we don’t feel like cooking. (which happens often!!) 

Many of our area restaurants are locally owned and operated even if they are a franchised brand.  Thank you for supporting our neighbors! 

Unwined Up North
UnWined Up North serves Minnesota wine, tap beers, and ciders in a warm, relaxing environment to encourage conversations. We also serve charcuterie, flatbreads and panini sandwiches and salads. UnWined Up North’s goal is customer service and fun! Serving Minnesota wine, tap beers and non-alcoholic drinks. Panini sandwiches, flatbreads, and appetizers.

Florio’s Grill and Tavern is a casual family dining experience with a Northwood’s atmosphere. Established in Longville, Minnesota in 1991 then we picked up and moved our building in 2007 to our current location in Cohasset. 

Timberwolf Inn
We offer everything from a burger to a scrumptious seafood and steak dinner. We also have nightly Chef dinner specials consisting of fresh seafood, tender cut steaks and combo platters, sure to satisfy any connoisseur. The Lounge overlooks our huge deck, where you can enjoy lunch accompanied by your favorite cocktail, wine or beer.

Mad Dog’s Pizza
The Dutch Room was founded by Denny & Anita Madden at our current location in 1974.  Known as a home town bar and grill with top notch Pizza, Burgers and Wings.

Forest Lake Restaurant
Whether you are looking for a casual meal as you pass through Grand Rapids, an appetizer served with your favorite beverage, or a fine dinner with a glass of wine, the Forest Lake Restaurant truly does have something for everyone. Enjoy exceptional food, a friendly atmosphere and a magnificent view from our natural log building overlooking beautiful Forest Lake located in the scenic north woods of Grand Rapids, MN.  

Timberlake Restaurant
Join us at the Timberlake Restaurant after your day out & about in northern Minnesota! Let us prepare a delicious meal just for you, using only fresh ingredients.

Rapids Brewing Company
This community is the heart and soul of what we do and we’ve made it our mission to provide a unique gathering place for locals and visitors alike. This is a place to come together over a beer, take in a live show, enjoy great food, and gather for events big and small…or no reason at all.

The Pickled Loon Saloon
Located on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, The Pickled Loon Saloon is known for our great food & exceptional service. We have a comfortable outdoor patio with great views of Pokegama Lake, events and so much more.

Sammy’s Pizza & Tavern
ur menu features award-winning pizzas, pastas, hot appetizers, subs, burgers, stromboli, broasted chicken, soups and salads.

A “great timez Mexican and Pizza Joint”.

Cedar Creek Grille
Cedar Creek Grille, just 11 miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is a southern style restaurant that serves everthing from ribs to hand cut steaks.

Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse
Brewed Awakenings’ specialties are: Vegetarian soups made from the most local, fresh, organic ingredients available and Gelato (Italian Ice Cream) made in house weekly, with 12 flavors in the case at all times! Vegetarian and Gluten-free choices for entrees and snacks.

Otis’ Bar & Grill
Overlooking Sugar Lake and the 18th hole of Sugarbrooke Golf Course, Otis’s Grill & Bar offers a casual pub environment serving appetizers, a variety of hand-crafted burgers, a shore lunch walleye sandwich, and a variety of evening entrees. Indoor seating and outdoor deck dining is available, serving up great views of Sugar Lake. The bar features a great selection of Minnesota- and Wisconsin-brewed beer, a Napa Valley wine selection, specialty drinks, and a vast selection of scotches. Stop by for lunch or dinner.

Klockow Brewing
Locally owned and operated  brewery offering food options on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Sportsman’s Café
The Sportsman’s Cafe menu is available the entire day, so your breakfast, lunch or dinner plans don’t need to be altered based on what time you show up. Our staff takes great pride in giving you fast and friendly service each and every time you walk through our doors. The Sportsman’s Café has been a Deer River staple since the 1940s and one thing is for certain, we like to keep things simple, serving customers generous portions at reasonable prices and knowing that everything is better when it’s made from scratch. 

There are also many well-known franchised restaurants in and around Grand Rapids, MN including Starbuck’s, Caribou Coffee, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Culver’s, Taco John’s, Taco Bell, Arby’s, Country Kitchen, Domino’s, Pizza Hut,and Kentucky Fried Chicken. 

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