Walking through the small town of Grand Marais in northern Minnesota you wouldn't expect to find such a vast array of extremely delicious restaurants- but they're there. The Crooked Spoon Cafe is one of the best- with an ever changing menu- dependent on the season and available ingredients- you will never be disappointed in your meal.
Stop in for just drinks and an appetizer-- in spring/summer of 2015 they will also be opening a rooftop bar to take advantage of their fantastic location on the Grand Marais Harbor, as well as to showcase their great wine selection. They serve lunches all winter long, and can be a great place for a break from the cold. In the summer expect to have a considerable wait. They won't take reservations and tables are on a first come, first serve basis. It's worth the wait though, so stick around!
Pictured is Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps with Dill Pickle Chips and a Bean Chili - perfect meals for the cold winter days.
Sven and Ole's is one of the best and most popular pizza places in the entire state of Minnesota. The pizza is phenomenal- order to go, or to stay or even buy a frozen pizza to take home (their crust and sauce are delicious and well worth the frozen option when you're short on time!)
For a true up north experience grab their creatively named Vild Vone. Their Vild Vone pizza includes wild rice on it! Come during Wednesday lunch for their buffet and try a piece of everything!
Not to mention the vivid décor of the dining room- head busts of animals, old outdoor sports gear- you name it, they have it!
A truly unique experience and well worth the visit.
Hand's down these truly are the world's best donuts. Any weekend in the summer there is a line that winds way down the block and back- and they run out quickly, so get there early to grab your donuts before they run out! The choices are amazing and it's hard to choose just one- from the regular cake donuts to maple frosted beauties to anything with chocolate to apple fritters- all of your favorite sweet breakfast donuts all in one place. Grab them to go or take them to a table- inside or out- to enjoy the meal while you watch the crowds ebb and flow for their morning donut treat.
Note: In the winter time World's Best Donuts is not open, so don't plan on stopping any time from October to May.