Restaurant Awards

The 2018 Reader’s Choice Restaurant Awards Winners!

2018 Restaurant Awards Menu Guide
Appetizers

1st Voyageur Brewing Company
2nd Gun Flint Tavern
3rd Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Steak

1st Harbor House Grille
2nd Crooked Spoon Café
3rd Bluefin Grille

Burger

1st My Sister’s Place
2nd Trail Center
3rd Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground

Fish

1st Angry Trout
2nd Dockside Fish Market
3rd Northern Waters Smokehaus

Pizza

1st Sven & Ole’s
2nd My Sister’s Place
3rd Sydney’s Frozen Custard & Wood-fired Pizza

Soup

1st Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
2nd Crooked Spoon Café
3rd Vanilla Bean Restaurant

Salad

1st Angry Trout
2nd Vanilla Bean Restaurant
3rd Gun Flint Tavern

Breakfast

1st Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
2nd Blue Water Café
3rd South of the Border

Baked Goods

1st World’s Best Donuts
2nd Coho Café & Bakery
3rd Rustic Inn

Sweets

1st Gunflint Mercantile
2nd Coho Café & Bakery
3rd World’s Best Donuts

Coffee

1st Java Moose
2nd Cedar Coffee Company
3rd Fika Coffee

Wine

1st North Shore Winery
2nd Crooked Spoon Café
3rd Lutsen Resort

Cocktails

1st Gun Flint Tavern
2nd Black Water Lounge
3rd Grandma Ray’s

Beer Selection

1st Gun Flint Tavern
2nd Voyageur Brewing Company
3rd 7WestTaphouse

Regional Craft Beer

1st Voyageur Brewing Company
2nd Castle Danger Brewery
3rd Gun Flint Tavern

Happy Hour

1st Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
2nd Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground
3rd TIE: Gun Flint Tavern & Black Woods Grill & Bar

Music Venue

1st Papa Charlie’s
2nd Gun Flint Tavern
3rd Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground

Fine Dining

1st Crooked Spoon Café
2nd Bluefin Grille
3rdLutsen Resort

Artistic Flare from the Chef

1st Crooked Spoon Café
2nd New Scenic Café
3rd Harbor House Grille

Use of Regional Ingredients

1st Angry Trout
2nd Duluth Grill
3rd Crooked Spoon Café

Ethnic Fare

1st Hughie’s Taco House
2nd Gun Flint Tavern
3rd India Palace

Northwoods Character

1st Trail Center
2nd My Sister’s Place
3rd Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

View

1st Bluefin Grille
2nd Angry Trout
3rd Sydney’s Frozen Custard & Wood-fired Pizza

Worth the Drive

1st Trail Center
2nd Naniboujou
3rd Trestle Inn

Kid-Friendly Menu

1st Dairy Queen
2nd My Sister’s Place
3rd Blue Water Café

Vegetarian-Friendly

1st Duluth Grill
2nd Gun Flint Tavern
3rd At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café

Server/Bartender

1st Sara Tate: Blue Water Café
2nd Sevgi Akinci: Blue Water Café
3rd Kia Pusc: Trail Center

Speedy Service

1st Hughie’s Taco House
2nd Dairy Queen
3rd TIE: Blue Water Café & My Sister’s Place

Take-Out

1st Hughie’s Taco House
2nd Sven & Ole’s
3rd My Sister’s Place