Lutsen Resort offers two unique dining experiences available to guests and the public.

The Strand Waterfront Dining Room

2019 Wine Spectator Small

The Strand Waterfront Dining Room, located in the Historic Lutsen Lodge, offers a casual fine-dining experience where the superb quality of food and service is complemented by the stunning views of Lake Superior and the ambiance of this special site.  Open for breakfast (7:30 – 11 am), lunch (11:30 am – 2 pm), and dinner (5:30 – 9 pm), the dining room menu features a strong blend of contemporary and traditional North Shore items. The wine selection is unmatched in the area with over 200 selections and a growing number of wines from “Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Picks”, including #1.  Holidays are celebrated with special holiday menus and buffets. Dinner reservations are recommended. See the menus here.

Dining Events
Thanksgiving Buffet | November 28th
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12 pm | 2 pm | 4 pm | 6:30 pm

Whiskey & Wine Weekend | December 6-7th
Christmas Buffet | December 25
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4 pm | 6 pm | 8 pm

New Years Eve Buffet | December 31
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4 pm | 6 pm | 8 pm

Poplar River Pub

The Lutsen Resort Poplar River Pub has a full casual menu and plenty of “spirits” to drink. Watch your favorite sporting events. The Pub opens weekdays at 4 pm and 11:30 am on weekends and holidays. A children’s menu is available. The Poplar River Pub now features 12 tap lines including one nitro line. All of the lines carry Minnesota beers! See the menus here.

Extensive Wine Selection

With the recent renovation of the Strand, we added a 16-bottle wine dispensing station as well as an enclosed temperature-controlled wine cellar. The cellar can hold between 1100-1200 bottles of wine in a variety of formats. The Strand Waterfront Dining Room now carries nearly 200 different bottles of wine. We have 20 wines from the Wine Spectator Top 100 list, including #1. See the wine list here.

  • We always eat dinner in the Pub. The food and staff are amazing!

    L. Pukenis

  • The Pub food is great! Best burgers anywhere.

    J. Buck

  • Gorgeous dining room! We love how close it is to the lake. The food and staff are top notch.

    J. Kuehn

  • “Breakfast is our favorite time in the dining room. The good food and the making of plans for the day, the
    view of the lake just before the big days starts….all memory makers!

    E. Hermanek