North Shore MN Restaurants: Dining Along Scenic 61

Scenic 61 is the lovely two-lane drive from Duluth to Two Harbors along Lake Superior’s shore. The 20-mile stretch includes 8 eateries. Choose from established smoked fish markets to a handmade candy company, grilles, a burger joint, a gourmet café, a casual dining room and a coffee shop. Click additional locales to find more North Shore MN restaurants.

Ledge Rock Grille
Ledge Rock Grille

Larsmont Cottages, 596 Larsmont Way | Two Harbors, MN 55616

Enjoy delicious cuisine from our unique wood fired oven, while watching our chef’s culinary skills in the North Shore’s only display kitchen. Start your dining experience with a glass of wine from our extensive wine collection, the best on the… see more

Enjoy delicious cuisine from our unique wood fired oven, while watching our chef’s culinary skills in the North Shore’s only display kitchen. Start your dining experience with a glass of wine from our extensive wine collection, the best on the North Shore. Wrap up your relaxing meal with another glass of wine or a cocktail on our patio, complete with bonfire pit and a breeze off Lake Superior.

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Lighthouse at Emily’s

218 Scenic Drive | Knife River, MN 55609

Located at the mouth of the Knife River just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota, Lighthouse at Emily’s provides dining in a fun, nautical atmosphere, reflecting our local fishing heritage. Open daily at 11am for lunch and dinner; a full bar… see more

Located at the mouth of the Knife River just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota, Lighthouse at Emily’s provides dining in a fun, nautical atmosphere, reflecting our local fishing heritage. Open daily at 11am for lunch and dinner; a full bar and offer local beer, 1919 root-beer, home-made desserts and have a lovely children’s menu. Nightly specials and live music Tuesday evenings.

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Mocha Moose Coffee & Gift Shop

543 Scenic Drive | Two Harbors, MN 55616

Hot and cold espresso drinks, ice cream and sweet treats, paninis, sandwiches, wraps and soup. Gift shop features locally-crafted items including jewelry, pottery, fleece, knives, apparel and pet items.

Hot and cold espresso drinks, ice cream and sweet treats, paninis, sandwiches, wraps and soup. Gift shop features locally-crafted items including jewelry, pottery, fleece, knives, apparel and pet items.

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new Scenic café

5461 North Shore Drive | Duluth, MN 55804

Drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors and you will come across a café. A cozy building nestled behind a gorgeous garden; filled with herbs, vegetables and fragrant flowers. The café looks humble but what awaits… see more

Drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors and you will come across a café. A cozy building nestled behind a gorgeous garden; filled with herbs, vegetables and fragrant flowers. The café looks humble but what awaits inside is anything but ordinary. Since opening in 1999, Scott Graden’s New Scenic Café has grown exponentially; continually amazing customers with its unique menus, serene atmosphere and impeccable service.

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Great! Lakes Candy Company

223 Scenic Drive | Knife River, MN 55609

Sensational handmade chocolates and candy made the old-fashioned way by third generation candy makers. A tasty stop indeed!

Sensational handmade chocolates and candy made the old-fashioned way by third generation candy makers. A tasty stop indeed!

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Radosevich’s Earthwood Inn

933 Stanley Rd | Two Harbors, MN

Serving lunch and dinner in a friendly atmosphere; appetizers, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, kid’s menu and Friday and Saturday night steaks. Full bar, special events and festivals, too. Open noon -1am daily, located 1 mile south of Two Harbors.

Serving lunch and dinner in a friendly atmosphere; appetizers, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, kid’s menu and Friday and Saturday night steaks. Full bar, special events and festivals, too. Open noon -1am daily, located 1 mile south of Two Harbors.

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Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse

149 Scenic Drive | Knife River, MN 55609

“We Smoke Our Own’ ciscoes, lake trout, whitefish, herring, wild Alaskan silver and king salmon. Homemade beef jerky, sausage, and salmon spread. OUr specialty: sugar-cured trout and salmon. Eat ’em here or take ’em along! Cheese, wild rice, souvenirs.

“We Smoke Our Own’ ciscoes, lake trout, whitefish, herring, wild Alaskan silver and king salmon. Homemade beef jerky, sausage, and salmon spread. OUr specialty: sugar-cured trout and salmon. Eat ’em here or take ’em along! Cheese, wild rice, souvenirs.

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Clearwater Grille

5135 North Shore Drive | Duluth, MN 55804

A casual dining place with a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. Our menu which features appetizers, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, plus full dinner entrees with pastas, steaks, seafood and fish; homemade desserts, and offer a wide variety of beverages. Daily specials and signature… see more

A casual dining place with a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. Our menu which features appetizers, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, plus full dinner entrees with pastas, steaks, seafood and fish; homemade desserts, and offer a wide variety of beverages. Daily specials and signature cocktails. A family friendly restaurant, we offer something for everyone including lighter fares, kids menus, vegetarian and gluten free options.

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