Covid Updates for the North Shore

can we come up the shore?

Yes! There is a Stay Safe order in MN, which means you should not travel if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who might have had covid in the past 14 days. It also means you should take extra precautions – bring hand soap, sanitizer, and bleach wipes. 

Limited capacity indoor dining will resume  January 11th

The state of Minnesota requires properly worn face masks indoors in all businesses and public places, in line to enter these places and outdoors where 6′ social distancing is not an option. If you have a medical exemption, contact the business before entering so they may accommodate you. For so many reasons, now is the time to practice patience and kindness. if you aren’t comfortable waiting, wearing a mask, being inconvenienced, dealing with changes in plans, you could be frustrated or disappointed during your visit.

north shore covid cases

If you have or may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID, please do not travel.

As of January 18-
St Louis County has 13,609 cases and 241 deaths
Lake County has 632 cases and 15 deaths 
Cook County has 114 cases and 0 deaths

please note:

The USA/Canada border is currently closed through February 21st.

what should we do?

I say Covid Travel = SLOW Travel

s … stay home if you are sick

l …  leave plenty of time

o … options, have lots of options

w … will my actions affect others?

Slow travel is a wonderful way to travel. It is:

  • Unhurried, flexible, receptive, quality travel
  • Understanding and acclimating to your destination
  • Beneficial to you and to the residents

Slow travel is the realization that a very contagious virus exists and as such, it is choosing to stay home when asked, to not travel when sick, to be patient with the new way of doing things, to act with grace and humor when plans changes, to be compassionate and patient and generous.

what can we do?

slow down and go with flow

travel prepared – bring the necessities and then some

make a plan that includes lots of options and go with what works

choose a lodging property where you can spend time versus a ‘place to sleep’ – for instance does it have a private deck?

pack a cooler ahead of time/bring groceries

choose to visit attractions & businesses at off-peak hours

find a spot on Lake Superior and hangout – here’s a list of 30+ public access points

Shop online!


North Shore businesses are open, here’s what to expect

altered check-ins/check-outs to allow for new cleaning protocols

curbside dining, limited menu and longer waits for pickup at restaurants, details here

limited customers in shops – perhaps no children or pets allowed

properly worn masks are required indoors, waiting in line to go indoors and outdoors when you cannot social distance

many, many events will be / are cancelled

trail access may be limited due to usage

businesses may have limited access and/or limited hours

6′ distancing on sidewalks, in parking lots, at trailheads, at attractions, everywhere

lodging status

Almost all lodging properties are open.
Pools and whirlpools are closed.

state parks

Trails and natural areas including state parks are open as long as groups are no more than 10. Visitor centers, historical monuments, etc are closed. Be extra careful in parking areas, around signs and toilets, and on narrow trails, or anywhere people group together. If you see a lot of cars in the parking lot or at the trailhead, try another spot instead.

Split Rock Lighthouse grounds open to limited number of visitors.

restaurants, coffee shops & eateries

As of January 11, limited indoor dining will be allowed. It is difficult for restaurants to transition to evolving state requirements. As such, restaurant hours vary quite a bit. Below is a list of restaurants that are reported to be open. Call ahead if ti is important.

In Two Harbors, most restaurants are open for takeout / curbside pick up.

Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout only.

Open Monday – Thursday 8am-11am and 4-8pm.
Open Friday and Saturday 8am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.

order by. phone at 800-627-9565 or order online

Business is Partially Open

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, our Lodge dining room will be serving takeout food and beverages from through January 11th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will reopen for sit down dining at 50% capacity on January 12th, when restrictions are lifted.

Business is Partially Open

No indoor seating; pickup only. Separate entry and exit. One customer per party. 5 person indoor max. Follow distance markers on the floor. We prefer credit cards, and accept cash.

Open Sun-Wed 7am-3pm, Fri-Sat 7am-5pm.

Phone orders for drinks, breakfast sandwiches, boxed lunches and baked goods being taken once more!

menu online


Business is Partially Open

Open 8am – 8pm daily for takeout and curbside pick-up.


order online

Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout only.

order by phone at 218-663-8032 or view menu and order online

Business is Partially Open

Woo hoo – the Crooked Spoon is back as a food truck.

Open 11:30 am – sunset [or sold out] sporadically

Check facebook for open days and menu of the day.

Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout and outdoor dining. We have heaters, fire pits, food, cocktails and good vibes. You can choose takeout and we will run it out to you (feel free to call ahead), or you can wait inside, or you can order and enjoy a cocktail on the deck while you wait for food, or we will serve you and your group right on the deck!
Limited capacity on the deck obviously. First Come, First Served.
Thursday – Saturday 12pm-7pm


Business is Partially Open

The Bluefin Grille is open daily from 3 – 8 p.m. for pick-up and, for resort guests, delivery.

order online

Business is Partially Open

We have limited inside dining, and offer takeout.
Open Wed – Sat 10am 6pm


order online

Business is Partially Open

Open 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and 8am-9pm Sat & Sun for takeout and pickup of online orders. Maximum of 5 customers in the store at one time. No indoor seating.

order online

Business is Partially Open

Takeout from service window. Limited menu of slices, salads, wings & garlic bread plus unbaked and frozen whole pizzas. No indoor entry or seating.
Open Thursday & Friday 5-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-5pm.


Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout; full menu and pizza. Will offer limited capacity seating when allowable
Open Mon-Tues 11am-2pm and Wed-Sun 11am-9pm.

Please order by phone at 218-387-9414
see menu online

Business is Partially Open

Open noon-5pm daily

menu online

Business is Partially Open

Open 3pm-9pm Friday – Tuesday through January. Takeout orders only.
When inside dining resumes, will be open 11am-9pm on Saturday and Sunday


view menu and order online

Business is Partially Open

Open for limited capacity indoor dining and takeout;.

Open daily 11am-10pm with grill closing at 8pm


online menu

Business is Partially Open

Open 8am – 8 pm daily for takeout and, for resort guests delivery.

order by phone at 800-328-3325 or walk up
see menu online

Business is Partially Open

Special Notice: Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines, The Crossings will be serving takeout food and beverages through January 10th and will not be open for sit down dining. We plan to reopen for sit down dining at 50% capacity on January 14th when restrictions are lifted.

Our current hours are listed below, and will be subject to change as we navigate the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Order Online 

Thursday 4 – 8pm
Friday 4 – 9pm
Saturday noon-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout food, growler and crowler sales Wednesday through Monday noon-6pm.

Call in order at 218-387-3163
see menu online

Business is Partially Open

Island View
Open daily for limited seating indoor dining and takeout; 8am-8pm

Antlers Lounge
Open with 50% capacity seating
Open Monday – Wednesday 5-10pm and Thursday – Saturday 11:30 am-10pm

Casino Deli


Business is Partially Open

Starting Jan 11, we will have limited seating. Check in at the counter to be seated; all tables will be first-come first-served, with no call ahead reservations. If we are at capacity, we can put your name on a list for next in line for a table.
Please wear a face covering when possible. We can not thank you enough for rolling with the punches with all the changes during these challenging times. A huge thank you to our staff for hanging in there too!
Take out and curbside available, too.
Open Fridays – Tuesdays 8am-2pm.

order by phone at 218-387-1597
View menu and order online

Business is Partially Open

Open 7am – 1pm daily for takeout only. Order by phone. Sundays close at noon. Cash or check only.


Business is Partially Open

Grab and go meal items available. In-store seating and restrooms closed.

Open 10am – 7pm daily.

Business is Partially Open

Open for takeout, and for resort guest, delivery.
Open Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday 4-9pm, and Friday – Saturday noon-9pm.

menu & order online

Business is Partially Open

Curbside only

Open for pickup Monday – Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5.

Call 218.834.2488 or order online

Business is Partially Open

Takeout orders only. Order inside at counter and pick up outside at window. Maximum of 5 customers inside at once.
Open 11am-8pm daily.


Business is Partially Open

Grill open daily 7am-2pm for takeout only. Pre-order is preferred but not required. Gas station and store open 7am-6pm daily.


Business is Partially Open

Summit Express Gondola ticket required to reach facility. Open 11am-3pm daily.

  • Mobile web ordering and window pick-up is available to minimize line queues for food and beverage.
  • Draft beer and wine are available at the Summit Chalet. For cocktail service, please visit Papa Charlie’s.
  • Face coverings are required indoors except when eating and drinking.
  • Heaters and a glass enclosure have been added to the Northeast deck to expand the comfort zone for outdoor dining.


Business is Partially Open

Open Mon-Thu 7:30am-2pm; Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, and Sun 8am-2pm.
Closed holidays. Coming soon – online drink ordering and payment for pick up orders.

menu online

Business is Partially Open

Open 11am-8pm Wednesday – Saturday

menu online

Business is Partially Open

Open 111:30am-7:30pm Monday – Saturday

order online

Business is Partially Open

Open for Take-Out
4 to 8 pm daily


Business is Partially Open

Takeout only through Jan 11 as per governor’s orders.

Open daily; Sunday – Thursday from 4-9pm and Friday & Saturday 4-10pm

menu online



Business is Partially Open

Take out orders only. You can order online, by phone or come inside to order.
Open 9am-8pm daily
Inside is set up to keep you as safe as possible with social distancing, mask wearing, air purifiers, hand sanitizer, aerosol disinfectant and weird little areas with barriers to keep people from sneezing on each other. We have built human size sneeze guards. 🙂 Mask wearing including covering your nose in my building is mandatory, no exceptions.
If and when we are allowed to have inside dining in the near future, the same set up will apply inside the building with counter service only.

menu online

Business is Partially Open

Open 11am – 8pm daily for takeout.
Order and pay online for to-go orders. You may purchase Bloody Mary kits, canned beer, bottles of wine, and refill growlers.

order online

Business is Partially Open

Snackbar open for takeout 9am – 6pm.

Business is Partially Open

Open for dine-in [limited seating] or takeout.

Open Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm.