The Food: Reason #5 to Visit Grand Rapids

//The Food: Reason #5 to Visit Grand Rapids

The Food: Reason #5 to Visit Grand Rapids

Couple Dining in Grand Rapids

Food has become a major part of travel getaways.  Whether you consider yourself an official foodie, or just like to try the local flavor when you travel, this post was written with you in mind.

Reason #5 to Visit Grand Rapids is about the food.  Here in Grand Rapids, Minnesota you will find great places to dine.  From the place where all the locals go to exquisite northwoods cuisine.  Being out in the Grand Rapids north woods can definitely work up a healthy appetite. From family restaurants to a special night out for two; from coffee shops to drive-ins, Grand Rapids offers menus to suit every appetite. Come experience the unique cuisine of Minnesota’s nature.  From gluten free menu’s to hand-cut steaks, the following Grand Rapids Area Restaurants have something for everyone.

Inside 17th Street Grille17th Street Grille at the Timberlake Lodge™ you will find gourmet cuisine with style and skill that is unique in the Grand Rapids area. Featured cuisines include, American fare, gluten free, vegetarian and fine dining. The 17th Street Grill offers the “best deal in town” for a quality lunch at a reasonable price.

Coffee HouseBrewed Awakenings  specialties are: Vegetarian soups made from the most local, fresh, organic ingredients available and Gelato (Italian Ice Cream) made in house weekly, with 12 flavors in the case  at all times!  Vegetarian and Gluten-free choices for entrees and snacks. This coffee house

Bridgeman's Embers


Bridgeman’s Embers Family and Casual Dining is located right in the middle of Grand Rapids on 4th Street across from Ogle’s Marketplace grocery store.  Featuring Bridgeman’s premium all-natural ice cream in 30 flavors, and gluten-free flavors too. Serving breakfast all day, lunch & dinner.  Patio is open for summer! Catering available. Take out and  delivery 8-2pm.

Cedar Creek GrilleCedar Creek Grille  is nestled just 11 miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This family owned restaurant offers southern style charm. They offer nightly specials and are known for ribs and hand cut steaks.  Well worth the 10 minute drive north on the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway.

Cedars Dining at Sawmill Inn

Cedars Dining & Lounge at the Sawmill Inn is a renowned restaurant that reflects the area’s history. They are known for the best steaks in Grand Rapids and their homemade to order hot popovers. You will want to try their specialty menu items, like walleye a la Ritz or their 20 oz. bone-in-Ribeye, cut and hand trimmed on premise.

Grand Rapids DQDairy Queen was newly remodeled in 2014 inside and out. They offer the American classic Dairy Queen soft serve treats and full service grille menu. Once you have selected your favorite Dairy Queen treat head outside on the patio to enjoy Minnesota’s nature.

Florios RestaurantFlorio’s Established in 1991 in Longville, MN, Florio’s moved to Cohasset in 2007. A family owned business that takes pride in all aspects of their restaurant. You will find at least one family member on staff at all times.  They are known for their weekly specials like Prime Rib Saturdays, Wednesdays peel and eat shrimp and Burger Basket Mondays. They are conveniently located on Hwy 2 in Cohasset.

Forest Lake Restaurant Grand RapidsForest Lake Restaurant is three in one. They have an upstairs lounge, dining room, and downstairs steak-house. The dining room serves a complete menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The Lounge offers the same full lunch, dinner and appetizer menu as the dining room. The Downstairs Steakhouse is your choice for top quality choice steaks, fresh fish specials, broiled seafood and nightly Prime Rib. Forest Lake’s specialty is their tender BBQ Ribs, basted in our house recipe BBQ sauce.

Grand Rapids Eagles LogoFraternal Order of the Eagles offers the largest selection of Pull-tabs in the Grand Rapids Area with 17 boxes to choose from.  You will find nightly specials like Burger Baskets and Fish Frys. They specialize in great bar burgers. They have live bands every Friday and Saturday night in the bar. They are conveniently located on Pokegama Ave south within walking distance of five hotels.

Gosh Dam Restaurant Deer RiverGosh Dam Place is a family owned restaurant that is located NW of Grand Rapids. Conveniently located to Lake Winnibigoshish.  They specialize in their fish fry and housemade dill sauce. They are also known for great bar burgers. Fun and welcome atmosphere is the place where all the locals go.

Jimmy Johns SandwichJimmy John’s definition of fresh is worlds apart from everyone else’s. Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh in-house everyday. The turkey is real turkey, the roast beef is real roast beef – no additives, no vegetable-based fillers, no fake stuff. Nothing is delivered pre-sliced. Real Hellmann’s mayo, real Grey Poupon, real olive oil and red wine vinegar – it’s the best of the best.

Nana Chelle's RestaurantNana Chelle’s Cafe Nana Chelle’s Cafe is a full-service cafe located in the City of Bovey. The restaurant features a full menu of moderately priced “comfort” food influenced by Scandanavian cooking traditions handed down for generations. The cafe is located within Annabella’s Antique Mall. They feature a coffeehouse with a dessert bar, magazines, and space for group meetings.

Cornish PastiesPasties Plus is a little gem of a place that serves handmade fresh pasties everyday. Pasties are a cornish golden crust (meat pastry) that traditionally filled with beef, potatoes, and optional rutabaga. They make 6 different varieties to choose from and are sold half baked, to freeze, or bake at home. They also make from scratch the gravy for dipping.  Pick-up to go.

60th AnniversarySammy’s Pizza & Restaurant  has been serving italian favorites like pizza for over 60 years. Family owned specializes in thin crust pizzas, stromboli, and a lunch buffet that includes pizza, soup, salad and their famous wings. Conveniently located on Pokegama Ave south within walking distance from five hotels.

Zorbaz RestaurantZorbaz on the Lake was conceived in 1969 . The name comez from the popular 1960’z movie Zorba the Greek starring Anthony Quinn.  You will find a mixture of mexican and italian menu.  They are known for their pregnant burrito and their hot hawg pizza.  Located on Pokegama Lake, they offer a sugar sand beach area where they have volleyball nets, and a lakeside bar. This is a fun place for all ages.

Another great Grand Rapids dining resource is the Visit Grand Rapids Family Friendly Dining Guide.  For information about the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area, check out Visit Grand Rapids or contact a travel agent at 1-800-335-9740.

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