Local Things to Do | Dine with Us

You’ll find all kinds of fantastic places to eat in the four communities of Cook County, Minnesota: Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage. Our connoisseurs are not just limited to food, we have craft beer brewers, a winery and a cidery too!

Not unlike other tourism destinations, it has been necessary for some of our dining establishments to reduce their hours of operations. Please make sure to click below to assure you find your favorites.

Our establishments are destinations, a mix of iconic, quirky, natural and thoughtful designs all boasting excellent cuisine and flavors. If you know what you and your crew are up for—whether pizza or fresh fish, burgers or world-famous donuts—you will find it here. Many places host live music most nights of the week highlighting our talented local musicians.

Our recommendation: Stay a few more days and try them all.
Nyte måltidet! (That’s “Enjoy your meal” in Norwegian.)

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Local Things to Do | Shop with Us

Shop local when you want to bring home a memory of your visit. You won’t find any malls or big-box stores here. Instead, you’ll find unhurried shopping for just about every taste, pastime and fancy you have.

Shopping in our communities is a welcome opportunity to browse family-owned shops and galleries, chat with passionate local artisans and discover fine art and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items you won’t find anywhere else. What could be more authentic than a fishing purchase from a shop with a fiberglass walleye piercing its roof?

Since we live and shop here too, you’ll find all the basic necessities. We’ve got everything you need to enjoy and commemorate your vacation.

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