Planning your wilderness adventure starts here. We’re your source for northern Minnesota tourism information and guidance. We’ve curated this extensive list of dining, local services and shopping opportunities to help our visitors craft the perfect Cook County getaway.

Local businesses are essential to Cook County. They contribute to our culture and delight our visitors with extensive knowledge and expertise to share. If you have any questions along the way, we, and our local business owners, will be more than happy to help.

Browse our local service listing below. You can narrow your search by the communities you plan to visit. Be sure to click the Visit Cook County compass to add ideas to your trip planner. You can find and review your trip planner anytime under Plan – Trip Planner.

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Papa Charlie’s Tavern at Lutsen Mountains

Enjoy family dining in our mountain view dining room or relax in the expansive bar. In the summer months enjoy outdoor deck dining with spectacular ...

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Island View Dining & Antler’s Lounge

The Island View Dining Room at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino serves comfort food with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Open daily, for breakfast, ...

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The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

Located in the Lodge at Lutsen Resort, The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Strand” means shore in ...

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Cascade Lodge Restaurant

Mon-Sun: 7:30 am–9 pm Happy Hour: 3–6 pm Daily

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Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Slope-side ski-in/ski-out restaurant and tap room. Also accessible by snowmobile and hiking trails. Full menu of American Cuisine. Inside fireplace dining or outdoor patio.

Justine’s Dining Room at Gunflint Lodge

    Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge offers authentic lodge dining with fireplace, full-service bar and patio featuring a panoramic view of Gunflint Lake. Serving ...

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Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground

Located on the North Shore in Grand Marais, Minnesota, Wunderbar is your destination "family style" roadhouse featuring a full food & drink menu, live music, ...

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Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge

Just eight miles from Grand Marais, the Raven Rock Grill is a special place to meet family and friends. + Read More

Blue Water Cafe

Blue Water is a favorite place to eat in Grand Marais, MN and is on the harbor of Lake Superior. It's "The Meeting Place in ...

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Bluefin Grille

Experience the Bluefin Grille's sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views on the Shore and enjoying our regionally inspired cuisine.

Dairy Queen

OPEN ALL YEAR to enjoy DQ's Chicken Strip Basket, Blizzard Treats, Malt & Shakes, Frozen Cakes, Orange Julius & Fruit Smoothies and the world famous ...

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Coho Café & Bakery

Kick back with an espresso or glass of wine in our casual, yet chic north shore bistro. Sample the award-winning pizza, homemade breads, or specialty ...

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Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op

Whether you’re grocery shopping or looking for a quick food stop along the North Shore, you’ll find organic, local and delicious food at ...

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