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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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.

Poplar Haus Restaurant

Lakeside bar/restaurant overlooking beautiful Poplar Lake. As of March 2018 Open Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.

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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Java Moose Espresso Café

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

Dockside Fish Market & Deli

A MN legend since 1998, we carry fresh North Shore fish, smoked fish and frozen seafood. Harborside casual dining for fish and chips, smoked fish wraps, ...

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The Crooked Spoon

The Crooked Spoon is a family owned and operated restaurant, serving lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere, with unique menu offerings that change seasonally.

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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Grandma Ray’s

Grandma Rays is the former American Legion Post 413. Local music & dancing. Famous for broasted chicken, burger and taco nights. Dart leagues and trivia nights!

My Sister’s Place

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

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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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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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.