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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Waves of Superior Café

At Waves of Superior Café, nurturing you is our second nature. Our treatments, services and menu are inspired by our natural surroundings.

Gun Flint Tavern

Craving a place they could enjoy a craft-brewed beer, nice glass of wine, organic food and live music year-round, Jeff and Susan Gecas opened The ...

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World’s Best Donuts

Our name says it all! Recipes handed down for generations for homemade cake donuts, raised glazed donuts and long johns. Home of the skizzle.

Naniboujou Lodge Dining Room

Enjoy a meal in one of the most famous and breathtaking dining rooms on the North Shore, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday ...

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Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains

100 mile views over Lake Superior and Superior National Forest at the summit of the Gondola. Serving lunch, appetizers and full bar service. Extensive indoor & ...

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North Shore Winery & Sawtooth Mountain Cider House

North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House offer red, white and rosé wines, and hard ciders created with a local flair to experience ...

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Poplar River Pub

The Pub has a delicious variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and Chef plates, along with serving Minnesota-made beer and spirtis.

Hungry Hippie Tacos

Hungry Hippie Tacos, Northern Tacos & Smoked Brisket. Fast homemade food, featuring the iconic Northern Minnesota frybread taco! Eat in or take out.

Java Moose Espresso Café

Serving espresso based coffee drinks, chai, tea, bakeries, ice cream, soup and sandwiches.

The Crooked Spoon Cafe

On 4/13/2020 there was a devastating fire and our precious Crooked Spoon was lost. We are mourning this community loss. Please follow them on FaceBook ...

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My Sister’s Place

24 unique burgers, appetizers, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, meat-free, "green" meals too.

Lockport Marketplace & Grill

Lockport Marketplace and Grill has been a North Shore tradition since 1928. It is a friendly one-stop shop with groceries, gas, espresso, supplies and homemade pasties. ...

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Voyageur Brewing Co.

Grand Marais, MN, sits squarely between the ancient Sawtooth Mountains on the west and Lake Superior, the world’s largest body of perfect brewing water ...

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