Grandma's Saloon & Grill

4.4
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$30 and under
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American

Grandma’s Saloon and Grill is a casual but lively adventure to the past where value and customer service are at the center of everything we do. The award winning food includes overstuffed sandwiches and burgers; house specialty pasta and wild rice dishes; appetizers homemade onion rings, chicken wings, and stuffed mushrooms. It’s an eyeful as a mouthful. Grandma’s Saloon and Grill is real history, real service, and really good food! Located at the foot of the historic Aerial Lift Bridge, at the tip of Lake Superior. Seasonal deck dining and the rooftop lounge includes this spectacular view.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They could not find my reservation. I showed them the confirmation email with reservation number. The hostess kept looking for the reservation on her tablet even when my email clearly showed I had a reservation. There was a long line of people behind us. There was no acknowledgement that I had a reservation and we were “lucky a table had opened up”. During the meal, they kept walking by the table as if checking how soon we would be done.

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HungryinHudson
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Celebrating our Anniversary, made reservation two months in advance. Never told it would be a limited menu. Basically burgers and other simple sandwiches. Food was only ok, nothing to rave about. We were very disappointed. We Have visited many times, always had good service and good food, but we’re hesitant going forward. We’re aware that Covid has changed many things but we felt the Resturant knew we were celebrating our Anniversary and should have warned us of the limited menu. Also I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but everywhere we went prices were up. Which is fine, restaurant’s are struggling, but that’s why customer service should also step up, hard to justify higher prices when the quality isn’t better. Just my opinion

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vipReneethewriter
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had a tough time finding something healthy on the menu. What we did get was poor (fish and chips) to mediocre (pasta.) we love Grandma’s and it’s an icon, but there are definitely better (for the money) places to eat.

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Jima
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good menu. Lots of options. Food just okay. The host was great. Got seated almost immediately. Waitress was friendly.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve always liked Grandmas. I have been going there since it opened.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delightful rooftop lunch overlooking the lift bridge on a beautiful day. The food was good, the staff helpful, and our waitress was as sunny as the day.

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RobinP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are a senior couple very conscience about staying safe. This was perfect!

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MikeL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long line out the door as we walked up, nervous about what the social distance situation would be inside. We had a reservation and could go right in. They did an excellent job with all the CDC regulations. Felt comfortable the entire time we were there.

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RikW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience is as pleasant as it could possibly be given the limitations and constraints that Covid places on restaurants and guests. The food is always good and the limited menu was just fine.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was meh, our waiter was great. We both ordered pasta entrees and they were pretty mediocre.

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MarshallC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place to eat and drink. Nice views from the roof top seating area.

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Jennifer
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service. The Wild rice was good,honestly i had better. The wings were ok. Taste like KFC a bit. Sorry being honest. My kid liked his Cajun pasta,and my mom thought her pasta was OK,she had better.. overall the food was OK, i would go there agian and try other foods. Nice atmosphere,great service.

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jeanneb
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall nice place and good food. Portion sizes not impressive. Charged for salads when menu did not indicate additional charges.

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AngieD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, kind of expensive for bar food. $95 for a family of 4 (+4 alcoholic beverages).

Service was ok, they assumed we were driving and watered down my 2nd drink after never asking if I wanted another.

I appreciate the social distancing and option to make reservations. The reservations should be kept after Covid.

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JWWww
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were really disappointed in this visit. we've visited multiple times over the years, and this weekends experience was terrible. The service and cleanliness was great, however the food tasted awful and was cold. This makes no sense as they were at very low capacity.

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Klee0883
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Great food! All the staff was wearing masks and were VERY nice! Great place, excellent food and drinks! Would HIGHLY recommend coming here. The fish and chips were GREAT. The Sandwiches are amazing as well. 10/10

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AbbyR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Showed up to no outside seating priority after specifying in reservation and being guaranteed outside seating when I called ahead to confirm. They made it right after I insisted.

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NikiS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated our waitresses sense of humor given the circumstances

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. The Cajun Chicken and Blackened Salmon were both phenomenal. Really impressed with the quality of the food. Environment and service was solid and social distancing was in place.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went a bit early for lunch but service was so quick we were in and out in 1/2 hour! Spaghetti was amazing as always!

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SharronR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice to enjoy dinner with plates and silverware. So many places and serving with plastic and togo boxes. Erin was a friendly server. She did a nice job, enjoying our night because she took good care of us.

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JulieT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Our outdoor table and service were very nice, but there was a lot of confusion upon arriving. Very little direction on social distancing and mask recommendations. We were wearing masks and standing 6 feet behind the group checking in. Several unmasked people were cutting in front of us thinking we weren’t waiting. All standing 3 feet or less around us. Some coughing. Three people behind the hostess stand weren’t providing any direction. Getting to our rooftop table required us to pass several other customers in a closed stairwell. Compared to other places we visited in the area this was very confusing. Not worth the risk of infection in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Duluth just to get out and walk around. We always have to go to Grandmas and walk the peer.🥰

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter did an amazing job even with the situation that we are put in with COVID, and the food is always So good.

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 10th Anniversary. Grandma's did not disappoint. Great Food and superior service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was well prepared for the COVID reopening. Amazing service and food as always!

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MarniW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal out on the patio! The food was good, not exceptional, but good. Our waitstaff was focused on making sure we were comfortable and having a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the Robotics completion at the DECC and went to Grandmas. It was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were waiting for us when we got there which was great cause we arrived 15 minutes early. The front hosts we not very friendly but the waitress was amazing and made up for the lack of customer service in the front.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I feel the prices are a little high for the value and quantity of food received.

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Catie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here in 28 years it was amazing. The service was excellent definitely not waiting another 28 years

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Lula
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. The service was great! I love Grandma's!

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jfatlegs
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Classic Grandma's experience! The food was excellent (chicken tetrazinni) and our drinks were great!

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JanetN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food prices have gotten very expensive for the amount of food served. The wings were awful and basically deep fried drummies. Service was great and showed up 30 minutes before our reservations and they were able to seat us immediately

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Duluth with grandkids to see Bentleyville.

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vipYummer25
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Average at best. Even things they are “famous” for are just okay.

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JanD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

With the exception of the fried shrimp, the food was bland. The" saffron" rice was yellow, but had no taste whatsoever. Kabobs were supposed to be tenderloin, but were chewy. The fish tasted like it had been cooked ahead of time and reheated. I would skip the dinner selections and maybe go to the sandwiches. It's tough to ruin a hamburger. Server took away husbands wine glass when it was half full! Huh???

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malo
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to Grandma’s 15 minutes early. They seated us right away. Waiter was attentive. Food came out fast, was hot & very good

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Hazel
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Grandma's is our favorite restaurant to goto when we are in Duluth!

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RandyH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Even though we made a reservation for 12:30 at 10:40 when we arrived there was a wait for our table. Our waiter was outstanding even though he was quite busy. Our food was good.

FAQs

Grandma's Saloon & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (218) 727-4192.

Grandma's Saloon & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.