north shore mn restaurants:

dining along scenic 61

Scenic 61 is the lovely two-lane drive from Duluth to Two Harbors along Lake Superior’s shore. The 20-mile stretch includes 8 eateries. Choose from established smoked fish markets to a handmade candy company, grilles, a burger joint, a gourmet café, a casual dining room and a coffee shop. Click additional locales to find more North Shore MN restaurants.

ledge rock grille
mile 20.3
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Enjoy Delicious cuisine from our unique wood fired oven, while watching our chef's culinary skills in the North Shore's only display kitchen. Start your dining experience with a glass of wine from our extensive wine collection, the best on the North Shore. Wrap up your relaxing meal with another glass of wine or a cocktail on our patio, complete with bonfire pit and a breeze off Lake Superior.

Larsmont Cottages, 596 Larsmont Way | Two Harbors
866-687-5634
mile 17.6
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Smoked Fish

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"We Smoke Our Own' ciscoes, lake trout, whitefish, herring, wild Alaskan silver and king salmon. Homemade beef jerky, sausage, and salmon spread. OUr Specialty: sugar-cured trout and salmon. Eat 'em here or take 'em along! Cheese, wild rice, souvenirs.

149 Scenic Drive | Knife River
218-834-5995
mile 20.4
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Bistro & Market

We are a small family owned business with something different to offer!

Our food menu is fresh hand prepared foods ranging from uniquely crafted cold sandwiches on artisan breads, tacos, coneys, super nachos, a small breakfast offering , espresso coffees, unique cheese boards with artisan cheeses and cured meats, wines, craft beers, and hand scooped ice cream and floats. We have indoor/outdoor seating available along with online ordering and pickup or curbside for your convenience.

497 Scenic Drive | Two Harbors
218-510-0608
mile 12.6
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Drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors and you will come across a café. A cozy building nestled behind a gorgeous garden; filled with herbs, vegetables and fragrant flowers. The café looks humble but what awaits inside is anything but ordinary. Since opening in 1999, Scott Graden’s New Scenic Café has grown exponentially; continually amazing customers with its unique menus, serene atmosphere and impeccable service.

5461 North Shore Drive | Duluth
218-525-6274
mile 20.8
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Hot and cold espresso drinks, ice cream and sweet treats, paninis, sandwiches, wraps and soup. Gift shop features locally-crafted items including jewelry, pottery, fleece, knives, apparel and pet items.

543 Scenic Drive | Two Harbors
218-834-6299
mile 18.2
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Sensational handmade chocolates and candy made the old-fashioned way by third generation candy makers. A tasty stop indeed!

Storefront re-opens May 1; Online store closes until October
223 Scenic Drive | Knife River
218-834-2121
mile 0.0
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Oasis Del Norte is a food truck that provides authentic Mexican food with recipes taken straight from the owner’s hometown in Zacatecas, Mexico. Nearly everything is made from scratch and we can accommodate special diet requests from Gluten Free to Keto. We source local ingredients when possible. It can be found 6 days a week at various locations in near the Duluth/Two Harbors area. If you’re craving a burrito, carnitas tacos, or a torta stop by!

Canal Park | Duluth
303-918-6170
mile 23.7
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Serving lunch and dinner in a friendly atmosphere; appetizers, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, kid's menu and Friday and Saturday night steaks. Full bar, special events and festivals, too. Open noon -1am daily, located 1 mile south of Two Harbors.

933 Stanley Rd | Two Harbors
218-834-3847
mile 9.4
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A Casual dining place with a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. Our menu which features appetizers, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, plus full dinner entrees with pastas, steaks, seafood and fish; homemade desserts, and offer a wide variety of beverages. Daily specials and signature cocktails. A Family-friendly restaurant, we offer something for everyone including lighter fares, kids menus, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Grille closed due to staff shortage Catering and event space open
5135 North Shore Drive | Duluth
218-525-4826