Restaurant Review: 7 West Taphouse

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | Arts & Entertainment Editor | The Statesman Price: 4/5 | Food: 3/5 | Service: 3.5/5 | Atmosphere: 3.5/5

In the heart of downtown Duluth stands a little tap house--7 West Taphouse to be exact.

Upon walking into 7 West Taphouse, the first thing you will notice is that the restaurant is seat-yourself dining. Since it is a smaller restaurant there aren’t many options. The seating offers mostly 6-top tables and then seating at the bar.

The atmosphere is very casual and laid-back. With music playing and TVs on, it’s the perfect place to kick back, have a burger and beer and watch the game.

Almost immediately after sitting down, I was greeted by a friendly server who brought us drinks quickly. The food also comes out faster than you’d expect.  All around, the service at 7 West was good.

7 West offers a relaxing environment for diners to enjoy their meals in. BRAD EISCHENS/STATESMAN

While looking at the menu you will notice the prices are pretty cheap. The menu mainly consists of a variety of burgers. With prices ranging from $3.99 to $6.49, you can definitely find a burger to fit within your college budget.

The only disadvantage about ordering a burger is that it doesn’t come with any sides. You can add a side of fresh cut taphouse chips or fries for $2.49.

The fries are delicious and worth the added price. There are a wide variety of different options of flavor seasonings you can add to chips or fries. I would agree that some seasonings are better than others. While I wasn’t impressed with the cheddar-flavored fries, the Parmesan fries were amazing.

Another thing to keep in mind is that dipping sauces are an additional $0.99. However, the portions of the sauces are big and probably enough to share with a friend.

While 7 West is known for its burgers, I would not say it was the best burger I have ever had. The burger was tasty for the price, but it didn’t live up to the hype.

If you are headed to 7 West Taphouse there are a couple of things to remember: when ordering fries be cautious of the flavoring you chose. Only add sides of sauce when necessary or try and get someone at your table to share with you.

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