Ledge Rock Grille

596 Larsmont Way
Two Harbors, 55616
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Ledge Rock Grill is actually a restaurant in this north woods resort. The dining space has a good view of Lake Superior and the kitchen is in full open view of the dining guests. Since my plane was delayed by quite some time, I wasn't able to drive here for lunch until it was 2:30 PM. By that time the dining room was empty but thankfully they serve brunch every day until 4:00 PM. I ordered the walleye cake sandwich with sweet potato fries and their house salad. I was pretty shocked at how small my sandwich was since it was the size of a slider and a small handful of fries. I immediately regretted my decision and realized I should have gone for the breakfast version with eggs. The bright side however was the walleye cake itself was amazing. Very flavorful, moist, and just the perfect amount of binder to keep everything together. Because my dish was so small, I ended up ordering a side salad and that polished me off nicely. Topped off with some local beer, the bill was about $20.00 not including the tip. A bit pricey for lunch, but just be aware that the plates may be smaller around here.
We rave about the maple glazed salmon. But the bruschetta was also a great hit. While this restaurant is part of the resort lodge, it was still excellent and the setting is great. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great bottle of wine. We would definitely return.
My husband and I stayed in the cottages for an extended weekend. Our first morning there, we decided to eat breakfast at the restaurant and had a wonderful meal. I had the Ledge Rock Benedict (with pancetta! yum!!!) and my husband had the Apple Jack. Both were beautifully presented, which was something I did not expect. Delicious! Our server was attentive and nice. We went back for Friday night dinner and again had a nice, attentive and knowledgeable server who answered our questions and had great recommendations. I had the evening's special trout and my husband had the filet mignon. Again, beautiful presentation and both delicious meals. My husband had ordered his meal medium rare and it arrived medium, but he said it was still pretty good. There was a nice wine selection (although quite overpriced - we discovered the wine we picked costs less than half in a shop) and our server was clearly knowledgeable and probably had tasted most of the wines herself. We had the Irish Creme Mouse Cake for dessert - also good. It is a bit pricey, but both experiences there were positive. I would recommend trying it!! One other note - if you are hoping for a quiet meal, do not go during prime hours. It gets very loud when it fills up. Seated at the table next to us was a woman with a loud voice who insisted on talking non-stop, then in came a large party that was seated in the middle. The restaurant is pretty with a vaulted ceiling, but sound is bounced everywhere.

(218) 595-7510

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Dixie Bar & Grill

2505 Hwy 2
Two Harbors, 55616
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We went to Dixie based on the one previous review and we came to the same conclusions. Very laid back place and the owners, Scott and Deana, are nice and friendly and full of information about the area. We liked that it was off the main road and away from the town. It was quiet at the time we were there--6ish on a Saturday night. Scott said that Fridays are busy with the all you can eat Fish Fry. I rarely eat burgers and fries, but since this is what they are known for here, I decided to go for it. The menu has other options besides burgers--there are salads, soups and other sandwich and meat items too, and the all you can eat Fish Fry is on for Saturday nights too; but they've got a a great burger menu. I decided to go big or go home and have the Elk Burger--never had one of those before. And it was amazing! Really. Seasoned perfectly with a hint of garlic and cooked to perfection--for me that is medium rare--on a lightly toasted bun. Yummmmm! One of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Really. The fries were also good--crisp and not greasy at all. The Danger Ale from nearby Castle Danger Brewery was also very tasty. The microbrewery industry has really taken off in Minnesota and Danger Ale ranks right up there with the Twin Cities ones I'm fond of--Fulton, Surly and Harriet. They turned the train that runs around near the ceiling on for us too. The owner's family are railroad people and he built the platform and train for the restaurant. The cars are filled with dollar bills because of a group of gals that return annually who stand on chairs and stuff the cars with dollars when it passes their chairs. Scott and Deana decided to leave the money in the cars. We give this place two thumbs up and would definitely go back.
The Dixie has good food for a very reasonable price. The service is good and its a very laid back atmosphere. We stop here when we are snowmobiling since it is right off the main state trail. They also have a liquor store at the same location. This isn't a trendy eatery, if you want that, there are plenty other places on the North Shore you can stop at, but if you are looking for home cooked style place to eat...this is it!
My wife and I were looking to try someplace different, and happened upon the Dixie via Yelp. When we walked in, we were happy to see several groups of people, and everyone seemed to be eating. Our server was extremely friendly, and quick in getting our drinks. My wife decided to try the homemade 12" pizza (pepperoni), while I got the Dixie Burger (1/3 pound with bacon, bbq sauce & American cheese) with waffle fries. We also got the coleslaw, as a bit of an appetizer. The menu was large and varied, and my wife was pleased to see that they had a nice selection of lighter/healthier choices. There should be no shortage of possibilities for even the pickiest eater. Our slaw arrived quickly, and we were pleasantly surprised that it was very light and refreshing, with a hint of lemon. An appropriate time later, our main courses arrived. The pizza looked nice, if a bit cheesy (we'll ask for light cheese next time). My burger was cooked perfectly- juicy, but thoroughly cooked, not the least bit dry. My wife said that the pizza was great, and that the sauce had a bit of a kick. She stated that it was the perfect style pizza to do as a supreme (meaning veggies, pepperoni and sausage). All told, we were thoroughly impressed with the entire experience, including the final tab. We will definitely be back soon!

(218) 834-2846

Bars, Burgers, Pizza

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McDonalds

1130 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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(218) 834-5099

Restaurants

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Judy’s Cafe

623 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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Best breakfast in Two Harbors! Ever since Miller's burned down years ago, Judy's can easily make that claim. Portions are good sized, the service is fast and friendly, and the food is classic "greasy spoon" offerings done right. Don't judge on appearance peeps; there is a reason it is filled with locals! Pro Tip: Get your hash browns scattered, smothered, and covered. (With cheese and onions) Yum!
As a follow up to the Vanilla Bean story, after being ignored at one restaurant in town, we thought we would try another local place. We walked in and waited to be seated. There were two open table but the place was busy. We waited for a hostess or waitress to wave us in or at least tell us we would be taken care of in a minute. Eventually a waitress approached the table directly in front of us and took orders. As she finished I expected her to at least say SOMETHING to us. Instead she turned her back and began to walk away. I politely said excuse me can we...... she simply walked away. I guess they did not want our money. So we left. To sum up the two local places in town treated us so rudely that we made it a point not to spend a dime in Two Harbors and aside from buying some items at the local grocery we did not.
Stopped in during an off time of the day so we were the only ones in the place which made service extra fast. Ordered the taco omelette with smothered and covered hash browns (felt like I was ordering at a Waffle House). Food was excellent! Very down home cafe. A must stop for breakfast if you're in the area!

(218) 834-4802

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Java Express

502 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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Gotta love a drive thru coffee and ice cream shop. I'd imagine in the dead of winter this is the only way you'd like to go out and get fresh coffee. Unfortunately for this place the building is situated a little weird that doesn't allow for a long line of cars. We also had to wait a bit longer than expected for the coffee. Either way, if you're feeling lazy or too cold, this is a great option for getting coffee.
Just awesome. Great service and great coffee.
Open on Christmas Day. Strong latte for the road.I have to admit this was a very quick stop on Christmas Day. I appreciated it was open, especially since it is in a small town. My partner and I also appreciated the free extra shot of espresso in our lattes for our long drive home.

(218) 834-3275

Coffee & Tea, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Vanilla Bean Restaurant

812 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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We were driving through Two Harbors last week while on vacation and decided to look for a local restaurant for dinner. We came across the Vanilla Bean, liked the look and the name so we gave it a shot. I have to say it was such an excellent experience and dinner! I didn't catch our servers name but she was so helpful the whole time and was always right on top of things with drinks, food, etc. We started out with the Smoked Salmon Pate appetizer and it was fantastic! The outstanding spread with very tasty pita chips made for a great combination. My burger was excellent and my wife had the Lake Superior Trout, which I sampled and was seasoned perfectly. I have no idea when I'll find myself in Two Harbors, but eventually I'll get back and you can be sure I'll pay a visit to Vanilla Bean for some great food!
We decided to check out Vanilla Bean on our way up to Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse. Knowing this was a "mom and pop" type local joint, seeing it listed on the "find me gluten free app," and seeing positive Yelp reviews, we thought Vanilla Bean would be pretty close to a sure thing for an enoyable dining experience. Not so much. We arrived shortly after breakfast was over (11:40AM, breakfast ended at 11:30) and figured we'd either be able to still order breakfast or order lunch. The website clearly lists lunch starting at 11:30AM. We were told, rather rudely, at 11:40AM that the restaurant was "in recovery mode" from breakfast and we'd have to wait 20 minutes before we could place orders for lunch. We immediately felt unwelcome, not to mention a bit confused since people who had arrived mere minutes before us were ordering breakfast. I get it, we missed the breakfast cutoff, but at least let us sit down and order lunch. To hold us over until we could order lunch, we decided to order Mimosas. The server taking our orders looked at us like we were speaking some alien language. "Do we even have those?" She asked? We pointed to the drink menu to confirm that they do. She explained that they can't serve them until noon and was clearly trying to steer us away from ordering them until I insisted that they bring them out for us at noon. At 12:15 we finally received them, after having placed our lunch orders. At this point three different staff in the restaurant had come to our table and we were unsure who our server actually was. Given the small kitchen I expected the food to take a long time, which was the case (35-40 minutes after ordering). With that amount of time, there is zero excuse to overcook the burger I ordered to the extent they did. Our server said that they usually cook it medium well and had no problem with my request that it be cooked medium. There was *zero* pink in the burger - it was nearing on well done, and I also wasn't impressed with the quality of the meat in the burger. The chicken sandwich was tasty but featured a rather thin portion of chicken. I have a feeling we caught this place on a bad day at a bad time, after getting slammed during the breakfast hours (it was Grandma's marathon weekend). Still, we deserved far better service and more care in cooking the burger, particularly after our long wait.
Good food but extremely slow service. Don't stop unless you have an hour and a half for breakfast.

(218) 834-3714

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Vietnamese Lantern Restaurant

629 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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Great service! Food was cooked in a timely manner. Portions are good! Ordered for 7 all food was well prepared. Will visit again when we're in Duluth again!
This place is unusual in that it serves both Vietnamese and Chinese food. I am a huge Pho fan, and when I saw this on YELP, I had to try it. There aren't many Vietnamese restaurants in the north as there are from where I live on the west coast. The service was very good. The buffet looked like most Chinese buffets. I ordered the Pho, like others have said, the broth was a bit weak, but still good. The accompanying "goody" plate with bean sprouts, jalapeno peppers and basil was a bit sparse compared to what I am used to getting. I would reccommend this place to anyone who needs a Pho fix!
Came to Two Harbors one time on Duluth's North Shore Scenic Railroad. My wife and I decided to stop to have lunch before heading back. It was either Blackwood's or Vietnamese Lantern. We decided to give this place a go. This place is located inside somewhat of a shopping area. We didn't find out until after using the restroom. The restaurant is of a decent size but only one side was filled up at that time. It's pretty dim inside. The booths were old and needed updating. There's also the typical paper placemats with the Chinese horoscopes to read. The buffet was probably the smallest selection we've ever seen. The flavor was okay and there were only a couple items we actually truly enjoyed as we went back for seconds. As for the restrooms, you have to exit out into the super small yet dead shopping area side, then walk to the end of the building, turn right and the restrooms were to your right. The restrooms were old, dirty, cramped and the door didn't close due to not being aligned correctly. My wife thought it was pretty creepy. The good thing is that they use real plates versus plastic and the food is fresh since there's not much to select from so they're always refilling the food.

(218) 834-4373

Vietnamese

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Mocha Moose

543 Scenic Dr
Two Harbors, 55616
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A cute, eclectic coffee shop on the northshore of Lake Superior. They have Duluth Coffee Company coffee, homemade baked goods as well as some from Positively Third Street Bakery. The owners even have a small organic garden outside and serve fresh garden veggies and hummus. There is wifi if you need to work or study and on the weekends in the evening there are a variety of local musicians who play from 7-9 pm.
My wife and I spent the week before our wedding camped out here utilizing their internet and drinking some delicious coffee. The setting is quaint and well done. It is also nice that it is right along the scenic route between Duluth and Two Harbors.
Cinnamon rolls were the best. Atmosphere is charming. Cafe banter entertaining. Moosetastic!

(218) 834-6299

Coffee & Tea, Gift Shops

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Black Wood’s Bar & Grill

612 7th Ave
Two Harbors, 55616
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Stopped for the Sunday brunch when on the road. Wanted to eat brunch because I was hungry and needed the meal to last for a day. For 14 bucks I was expecting better, but not the case. Standard fare, nothing exciting in the warmers. It was about 10:30am, so the food was fresh and the parking lot almost empty, save for a couple of cop cars and an SUV or two. Was seated promptly, and had a good, attentive waitress.
We almost didn't stop due to the bad reviews but glad we did. Cause of the low rating we decided to just have drinks and appetizers to tie us over until we could make it to the real Black Woods in Duluth. Service was great and food was good. No complaints. But keep in mind this was for the bar section and not the restaurant.
I have ate twice at this location before and it was OK.... Not like the Black Woods of Duluth that is my favorite place too have a great meal with Friends and family. I showed up at 6:30pm on a Friday evening thinking there was not a chance too get a seat within a hour but the parking lot was empty and I said cool... it should have been my first sign of things too come.. I walked in and the tables were 50% occupied and I was seated quickly and offered the menus. I next 10 min i waited with my hungry son to see if there was someone coming to see if we wanted too order something. It gets better... The staff that out numbered the customers at this point they were jetting in and out the backroom making excuses to other customers about the service. Well I have been there 20 min now with no order taken and then the spark happen a waiter came close to my table and asks what we would like, I start too order the for my son and after the waiter not listening to me at all he repeats the order back too me as if i had not said nothing it was all wrong. I get that fixed and start to speak about what I would like and he sticks his pad in his apron and walks away.. Really Now I am looking around for some kind of camera show.... This hast to be a set up... I look at my son and say we are out of here... I ask the person up front if our waiter is OK and pull out 5 bucks for the 2 cokes and our waiter runs over and asks if I will need any change? Really I was in the twilight zone.... I told him what was up and just shock my head and left.... If I was Black Woods management I would take my name off that building. Its ruining your brand because it is making me rethink all my visits to any of there locations. If I am dropping 100$ on a meal with friends I need too know that there is a good chance of a great experience. This is the worst experience I have ever had in my life. No Kidding I love Two Harbors I want a good place to go without having too drive back too Duluth.

(218) 834-3846

Bars, American (Traditional)

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Kamloops at Superior Shore

1521 Superior Shores Dr
Two Harbors, 55616
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Our server was unknowledgable of menu items and gave the impression she didn't want to be there. The food was unimpressionable and tasted microwaved. When we asked for an extra ketchup our server replied, "Are you going to use it?" Rude. Extremely disappointed and would not recommend this restaurant. Also, I wrote a formal complaint letter to the restaurant's general manager (whomever that may be...the website provided no contact names). It's been two weeks and haven't heard a peep! I can only assume this restaurant is going under....
Excellent! We ate in the bar on a Sunday night and had the Fruitti de mar , shore cakes, and fish and wild rice chowder. Food tasted great, service was good, and cocktails were strong. What else could you ask for from a restaurant. Best food we had on our trip.
Pleasant, attentive wait staff. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her Portabella Beef Tips, while I ordered the Frenched Ribeye medium rare. Generally, no matter how I order steak, it usually arrives beyond well done. I was so stunned that my steak was properly prepared, so visually appealing, that I had just to shake Chef Aho's hand to commend him on his excellent work. Reservations recommended, parking can be a challenge depending on events taking place at the lodge.

(800) 242-1988

Lounges, Breakfast & Brunch

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