The Very Boring Rally

Good Places to Eat

Mexican & Southwestern
Fine Dining
Other Good Eats

Recommended Choices

BBQ, Burgers & Steakhouses

Famous Dave's
355 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
BBQ at its mass marketed best. Old time garage feeling atmosphere. A bit spendy, but more or less worth it.

Gordy's Hi-Hat Drive-Inn*
415 Sunnyside Dr
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-6125
Half a mile past the Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station and right out the same forties era. Favored by Hot Rod and Classic car clubs for their "runs." The Fish Sandwich is extra mmm.

Timberlodge Steakhouse
325 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-2624
This steakhouse features twenty-one-day-aged USDA Choice steaks, prime rib, barbecued ribs, seafood, and chicken. Happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and from 9pm to Close seven days a week.

Grandma's Saloon and Deli
522 S. Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727 4192
Like Cheers, except nobody will know your name. Located in the shadow of the landmark Aerial Lift Bridge. Like Sam Malone, it’s now older but is still enjoyably nice. Tasty, diverse menu.

Black Woods Grill & Bar
2525 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 724-1612
- or -
195 Hwy 2
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 628-0628
Locally popular with a generally upscale feel. Menu features a wide array of choices such as steaks, seafood, and chicken to cafe favorites such as sandwiches, burgers, and pizza. An Olive Garden alternate.

Anchor Bar*
413 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 394-9747
Rough on the outside, but great food - and atmosphere - on the inside. Try their locally award winning (best in the area) burgers and hand-cut fries.

TBonz's Grill & Bar
2531 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 727-0020
Everything from buffalo wings to burgers, to pizza's, to fish dinners. Decent prices, too. A favorite for ordering our take-out (and delivered) lunches and dinners here at Aerostich.

The Delta Diner
14385 County Highway H
Delta, WI 54856
Phone: 715-372-MMMM
About 90 minutes SE of the Rally. Offers a classic American roadside diner restaurant experience in a completely rebuilt 1940 Silk City Diner set in the Northwood’s of Wisconsin.

Duluth Grill*
118 S 27th Ave West
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-726-1150
Featured on Food Network "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".

Brew Pubs & Taverns

Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery & Grille*
600 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 279-2739
Microbrew bar and restaurant. Great burgers, salads, soups and vegetarian things. College student hangout.

Sir Benedicts Tavern*
805 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 728-1192
On the last Tuesday of the month, year-around, between 6 and 10pm, this is where Duluth's one-a-month motorcycle riders gatherings have always been. Great beer selection. Healthy and delicious sandwich menu. Informal and medium priced.

Canal Park Brewing Company
300 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 464-4790

Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing
308 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 740-4747

Dubrue Brewing Company
211 E Second Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: (218) 349-6605

Lake Superior Brewing Company
2711 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: (218) 723-4000

Thirsty Pagan Brewing*
1623 Broadway
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 394-2500

Bent Paddle Brewing Company
1912 W Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 279-BPBC

Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub
109 W. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-1559

Cafes/Coffee Shops

At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe*
1902 E 8th St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 723-8569
Excellent food in a library-like atmosphere. Organic, locally-raised ingredients are used whenever possible. Don't get confused by the multiple names and signs on the building, just enter and enjoy.

Beaner's Central
324 N Central Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 624-5957
Hip coffee shop. Good health sandwiches, coffees, snacks. Live music most nights. Highest probability in the area of seeing someone wearing a beret.

Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe
394 S. Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 723-0075
(218) 723-1399
Basement of the Dewitt Seitz Bldg. in Canal Park. Good fresh baked stuff and coffees. Hipster healthy sandwiches. Alfresco tables under trees. Moderate prices.

Sunshine Cafe
5719 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 624-7013
It's unique, homespun, old-school. Excellent breakfasts. Close to Spirit Mountain.


Lake Avenue Cafe*
394 Lake Ave S
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-2355
Duluth’s most consistently nouvelle cuisine. Light, healthy, flavorful, wonderful and fun, no matter what you choose. Great stuff for both carnivores and vegetarians.

New Scenic Cafe*
5461 North Shore Dr
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-6274
About 20 miles up the Northshore of Lake Superior, but the ride is nice and the food’s more than a match. The casual name and atmosphere belies the fancy quality food. Lots of innovative gourmet offerings by a skilled, enthusiastic staff. Best Veggie entrees within a 100 miles. Not cheap, but a big Fave.

Va Bene Berarducci's Caffe
734 E. Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Overlooking Lake Superior, this cafe offers relaxed Italian dining. The gelato/sorbet bar is popular with many locals - they rotate over 100 flavors (12 at a time) in all throughout the year.

Bellisio's Italiann Restaurant*
405 Lake Ave S
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-4921
High end Italianish dining with ambiance, menu, huge wine list and mmmm good gourmet quality. A few outdoor tables.

Thai Krathong Restaurant*
114 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-9774
It’s the only Thai place around, and it’s very good. The family started here about ten years ago and have been busy re-investing themselves in the excellent food and comfortable atmosphere ever since.

India Palace
319 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8767
This place provides seriously delicious, gourmet Indian items. Moderately high prices, but mmmm-worth it. Great for groups.

Taj India
220 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-0840
Nice, quiet, excellent food. The best Indian in town. Try their tomato soup...You won't regret it.

Taste of Saigon

394 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-1598
Vietnamese + Chinese. Good quality Asian food. From spicy to mild, everything’s here in a homey, human scale setting.

Sala Thai Restaurant*
4023 Woodland Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 728-4822
Delicious & Authentic Thai Cuisine.

Zen House*
4147 Haines Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 722-9365
Fresh sashimi, sushi, and other Japanese fares. Only Japanese restaurant in town - well worth the visit! Say hi to owner Yasuko, a former Aerostich associate.

Hanabi Japanese Cuisine
110 N 1st Ave W
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 464-4412
Hanabi Japanese Cuisine for sushi, Japanese fusion and traditional dishes.

Pak's Green Corner (Thai)*
4131 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-624-9999
Asian inspired fresh change of taste.

Mexican & Southwestern

Little Angie's Cantina and Grill
11 E Buchanan St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-6117
Better than average Tex-Mex, chili, burritos and a great southwestern atmosphere. Try the Nachos, feeds 3 people.

Baja Billy's
600 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-2300
Mediocre but acceptable franchise Mexican food that is saved by the most primo outdoor deck dining site in the area. Overlooks the big lake up close.

Hacienda Del Sol*
319 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-7296
Small, greasy and good non-franchise Mexican. A great stop. Outdoor dining in hidden garden behind indoor seating area. Good value eatin’. A Mr. Subjective favorite...

The Burrito Union
1332 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55805
If you're hungry, try one of their one-and-a-half pound burritos. You won't be disappointed. They also serve Brewhouse beer.


Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
340 Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-7000
Upscale pizza joint that also offers pastas, burgers, sandwiches and more. Great atmosphere. Located in Canal Park.

Old Chicago Pizza
327 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 720-2966
Popular college hangout in Canal Park. Has a wide array of pizzas, calzones, and pastas, along with other classic offerings. Try out one (or more...) of their 115 beers.

Pizza Lucé*
11 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-7400
Minnesota-trendy upscale college student nightspot and fancy pizza joint. Frequent live music matches the niceness of the food, which includes a lot more than pies. Lots of veggie food and great breakfasts.

Sammy's Pizza*
103 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8851
One of the first pizza places in the country. Fresh, non-franchised pizzas. Real pizzas. An Edward Hopper Painting kind of place. 3rd generation family owned and a Duluth classic for fifty or sixty years. The opposite of Pizza Lucé.

Fine Dining

Pickwick Restaurant
508 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8901
This is THE Duluth steakhouse/restaurant/bar. Everyone in town eats here. Well aged Steaks and fresh Lake Trout and Walleyed Pike filets, all grilled perfectly. A pepper cheeseburger that’s unlike any you’ve tried (battered and deep fried). Eat in the bar and have a beer and some rings. Locals have been eating here for more than 70 years.

Top of The Harbor
505 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8981
Duluth's only rotating restaurant atop of the Radisson Hotel. Get a 360 degree view of Duluth and the harbor while dining on corporate food.

Midi Restaurant
600 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(888) 872-4880
Formal upper class sit down dinner place featuring Mediterranean and classic ingredients and styles. Expensive but worth it. Nice Lake view. Arguably Duluth’s fanciest place.

Ledge Rock Grille
596 Larsmont Way
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(866) 687-5634
Savor their cuisine cooked on a unique wood-fired oven. Features North Shore's only display kitchen. Pretty lakeshore ride. A little too new to be a classic hangout. Part of a real estate/condo development. This where you'll meet someone from Minneapolis for sure.

1409 Hammond Ave
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 399-3220
Specializing in French cuisine, the food here is excellent and the service is top-notch.

Boathouse Restaurant
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 399-0076
Located on the shore of Barker's Island in Superior, this restaurant is family-owned and offers serious cuisine-fancy dining and excellent service. No eatin' place here is closer to the water, either.

Other Good Eats...

Original Coney Island*

107 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-1077
Cheap and good. Historical re-enactor breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located Downtown between a casino and a pawn shop. Tin ceiling, hardwood floors, etc... Nothing re-produced. Still the way it really was.

Portland Station Malt Shoppe

716 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Built as a gas station in ninteen o something, it was one of the second or third auto service stations in MN. Now serves very expensive and richly delicious ice cream concoctions.

Betty's Pies
1633 Highway 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-3367
(877) 269-7494
They've been making world-famous pies since 1956. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to be.

Perkins Restaurants
4005 W Michigan St, Duluth - (218) 628-1038
2502 London Rd, Duluth - (218) 728-3619
1302 Miller Trunk Hwy, Duluth - (218) 727-4188
Friendly. Good food and good value.

Dry Dock Bar & Restaurant
2820 Midway Rd
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 624-5512
"Casual Dining in an Elegant Setting" is their motto and it's fitting. You can have anything from a burger and fries to a full lobster meal. The view is great, too - it overlooks the Grandview Golf Course.

Buffalo House
2590 Guss Road
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 624-9901
Fun bar and restaurant in a great location close to Spirit Mountain. Good western food and appetizers to boot.

Recommended Choices.