Restaurant review: Grandma's Saloon & Grill

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | The Statesman Food: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Atmosphere: 3/5

Price: 3/5

Overall: 4/5


One of the staple stops of Duluth is the historic Grandma’s Saloon and Grill in Canal Park.

Upon walking into the restaurant you are immediately surrounded by a boatload of Grandma’s merchandise. They have everything from t-shirts to stuffed animals to candy.

After being seated by a friendly host, you will notice the rustic advertisements and memorabilia covering nearly every inch of the walls. It’s pretty cool to look at all the history while waiting for your food.

The food at Grandma’s is worth all the hype. With the restaurant’s very large and diverse menu, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

The onion rings are the best appetizer for every meal and are a must at Grandma’s. The burgers are also very tasty and Grandma’s gives you the option to substitute for a turkey or veggie burger at no additional charge.

The prices on the menu are reasonable for the most part, however they can start leaning a little towards the expensive side, depending on what you order. With a wide menu you can probably find something you’d like at a decent price.

One of the only downfalls about Grandma’s is that since it’s so popular you may have to wait a while for a table, especially during the summer season when tourism is at its prime in Duluth.

However, you can kill some time while waiting by perusing through some merchandise in the gift shop, though depending on the amount of people it can even tend to get crowded in the shop very quickly.

Overall, the Grandma’s experience is well worth the trip and the possible wait. Make sure you get onion rings as an appetizer and try not to go at peak dining hours to avoid a lengthy wait.


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