Duluth Area Dining

Artisian pizza. Fine dining. Pub food. Street vendors. And everything between. The the Duluth Food Scene is poised to satisfy. Pair with your favorite Duluth-brewed beer, and you’re covered. Blackwoods is just down the road, Va Bene is just a walk away on the Lakewalk, and there are plenty of other options between downtown and Canal Park.

Check out our guide to some of the most popular restaurants in Duluth on Pinterest or see our list below!

Valentini’s Vicino Lago
Owned by sisters Mia and Carol Valentini — whose family is the longtime proprietors of the Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm, MN — this Duluth restaurant couples authentic Italian food with an excellent view of Lake Superior. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday. Find out more at: www.valentinisduluth.com. And be sure to check out our Valentini’s Picnic Package!


Fitger’s Brewery and Grille
In the nearby Fitger’s Building you can find excellent, eclectic assortment of local favorites like wild rice burgers and fish sandwiches and salads in addition to traditional burgers and beers brewed on location. It’s a great place to go on particularly frigid days, because the building is full of shops and restaurants. Find more at: www.brewhouse.net.

In the same building as Fitger’s You’ll find Mexico Lindo. The authentic Mexican Duluth restaurant was so popular in Cloquet that Duluth residents convinced the owners to set up shop in town, so more tourists could get a taste. Visit the web site: www.mexicolindoduluth.com.


Canal Park Brewing Company
If you’re a self-proclaimed beer geek, or you just love frequenting microbreweries, be sure to stop
by this restaurant in Canal Park, which just opened November of 2012. Visit their web site: www.canalparkbrewery.com.

Duluth India Palace
Those in the mood for Indian food can partake in an excellent buffet at the Duluth India Palace in Downtown Duluth. Visit the website: www.duluthindiapalace.com.


Sir Benedict’s
Just want something simple and light? Sir Benedict’s is a combination restaurant and bar. The cozy former gas station turned Duluth restaurant serves excellent sandwiches and pub faire and regularly musicians stop by to entertain the crowd. They’re online at: www.sirbens.com.


Ledge Rock Grille
Located just 20 minutes north of Duluth at Larsmont Cottages on Scenic Highway 61, this is the North Shore’s only open kitchen, featuring a wood-fired oven for house specialties including the extraordinary Baked Seafood Cannelloni, our own Wood-fired Walleye Cakes and Oak-fired French Onion Soup.

Ledge Rock Grille practices Camp Rule #9 of the resort “We do Wine Right.” For an exclusive dining experience, reserve your seat at the chef’s table for a six-course dinner prepared for you and in front of you. Visit their website: www.larsmontcottages.com/ledge-rock-grille.


Some great options include Restaurant 301, the revolving restaurant downtown called JJ Astor provides a great view of Bayfront Festival Park and Bentleyville in December, or the Black Waters restaurant. Or if you just want a drink and appetizer, head to the Black Water Lounge.

Got a favorite Duluth restaurant you like to nosh at? Let us know and maybe we’ll add it to the list.

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