The Very Boring Rally

Good Places to Eat

Mexican & Southwestern
Pizza
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.

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.

Grandma's Sports Garden
425 S. Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-4724
Spacious, family-friendly sports bar with classic pub grub, pool, live music & arcade games. Located in scenic Canal Park.

Breeze Inn*
5168 Jean Duluth Rd
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 525-2883
Homey pitstop featuring a variety of burgers, plus fried fish & other comfort food in casual digs.

Black Woods Grill & Bar
2525 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 724-1612
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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 café 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".

OMC*
1909 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-606-1611
Upbeat eatery for elevated BBQ with a global twist, plus local craft brews & a patio with fire pits.


Craft Brewhouses

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.
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Hoops Brewing Company
325 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 606-1666
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Thirsty Pagan Brewing*
1623 Broadway
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 394-2500
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Bent Paddle Brewing Company
1832 W Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 279-BPBC
Craft brewery offering pilsner & black ale among its flagship beers, with tours & a taproom.
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Earth Rider Brewery
1617 N 3rd St
Superior, WI 54880
Beers crafted by decorated brewers with cold, clear Lake Superior water and premium, hand-selected ingredients.
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Brew Pubs & Taverns

Corktown Deli & Brews*
1906 West Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: (218) 606-1607
handcrafted sandwiches, spreads, soups and a variety of salads — from leaf to grain to pasta — all ready in minutes. Wash down you meal with a glass of wine or a local craft beer.
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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
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Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing
308 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 740-4747
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Clyde Iron
2920 W Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: (218) 727-1150
Buzzy scene in a converted warehouse with Italian & American fare & cocktails, plus special events.

Lake Superior Brewing Company
2711 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: (218) 723-4000
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Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub
109 W. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-1559
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Cafes/Coffee Shops

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.

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.

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 Café
5719 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 624-7013
It's unique, homespun, old-school. Excellent breakfasts.

Uncle Louie's
520 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 727-4518
Vibrant breakfast & lunch spot doling out homestyle American fare like pancakes, omelets & burgers.

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
222 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-9100
Bustling cafe featuring New American plates, cocktails & events in an airy, sophisticated interior.


International

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 London Café
4721 E. Superior St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-0777
Down-to-earth neighborhood cafe offering American comfort food, from breakfast to dinner.

Bellisio's Italian 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.

Valentini's
1400 London Rd
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 728-5900
Casual restaurant offering Italian & American standards & window tables with Lake Superior views.

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*
114 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 728-4822
Delicious & Authentic Thai Cuisine.

Zen House*
4023 Woodland Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803
(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)*
1901 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-392-4444
A short drive across the bridge to Wisconsin for 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.

The Burrito Union
1332 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55805
218-728-4414
If you're hungry, try one of their one-and-a-half pound burritos. You won't be disappointed. They also serve Brewhouse beer.


Pizza

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 fillets, 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.

JJ Astors
505 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(888) 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.

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.

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 café 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.

Boat Club Restaurant
600 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-4880
Quality fine dining in a simple, nautical atmosphere celebrating the beauty of Lake Superior, featuring the area's freshest fish, seafood and steak entree's.


Other Good Eats...

Coney Island Deluxe*
112 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-2772
Family owned since 1928, serving coney's and gyro's. Secret coney sauce crafted from the same old-world recipe Duluthians have loved for decades.


Portland Station Malt Shoppe
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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.


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