Food / Restaurant

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

The Pickled Loon Saloon The Pickled Loon Saloon

20184 U.S. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-301-0485

The Pickled Loon Saloon is proud of our reputation for great food and service. Our new Grand Rapids location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with various food and drink specials and events. We have 20 different beers on tap and pull tabs too. Fantastic views abound from the outdoor patio.

Rapids Brewing Company Rapids Brewing Company

214 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Rapids Brewing Co is a brewpub with state-of-the-art brewing equipment in the heart of Grand Rapids. Offering a wide variety of clean, delicious, high-quality beers and fresh, flavorful food made in our wood-fired oven. Our remodeled theater is a first-rate music venue a block from the Mississippi River…a unique gathering place for Grand Rapids

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op Natural Harvest Food Co-op

732 4th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-4663

The area’s only natural foods co-op is located just steps from the Mesabi Trail. All produce is organic and comes from local farmers when available. Offering premium groceries, bulk foods, all-natural body care, supplements, and a great selection of local products. In-house deli offers lunch specials, grab & go foods, fruit smoothies, and a full service coffee bar.

The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse

103 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-229-0001

Just blocks from the Mesabi Trail – it doesn’t get any fresher that this! Roasted in house organic fair trade coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, when possible locally sourced & organic, sandwiches, soups, bread and amazing sweets & treats. Open: Mon-Fri / 7am – 4pm, Sat / 8am – 4:00pm.

Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Timberlake Restaurant

144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

866-800-2200 or 218-326-2600

Come out to the Timberlake Lodge for a relaxing evening after your ride. 84 spacious rooms, including extended stay suites, spa suites & family suites. Finish your evening with a drink and dinner at the Timberlake Restaurant, right on site, offering outdoor patio seating. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast.

JJ’s Coffee & Cream (Ice Cream Too!)

212 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-5522

Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail - across from US Bank on Howard Street. Breakfast Items - Deli Sandwiches - Full Espresso Bar - Ice Cream Cones, Sunday's, Malts & Floats. Open Monday to Saturday. Check out our Face Book page for hours, menu and schedule for live music.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Village Inn

1500 13th Street South
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-8289

The Village Inn is a family restaurant, serving breakfast all day, along with delicious salads, burgers, and dinners. Famous for our fresh made pies. Open everyday 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Locker Room Bar & Grill

403 Roosevelt Avenue
Coleraine, MN 55722

218-245-3976

Just four blocks from the Mesabi Trail, stop by and visit this Iron Range tradition...a great place to gather for homemade food, friends and fun. Check out our full menu, try one of the best burgers in the area, daily specials, 14 beers on tap, plus outdoor seating. Don't miss Acoustic Sundays - live music from 2-6 p.m.

MJ’s Lodge & Resort / Restaurant

28179 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-1093

Join us on the shore of beautiful Swan Lake in our family friendly atmosphere - offering newly remodeled cabins and seasonal RV sites. Serving exceptional food plus a full bar. Check out specialty nights - Wed wing night, Thur outside music, Fri fish fry and Sun meat raffle. Open Wed thru Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, noon to 11 pm.

Valentini’s Supper Club – “Authentic Italian Restaurant”

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

4 Seasons Market – Ice Cream & More!


Coleraine, MN 55722

218-245-1669

La Cocina & Cantina – Made from Scratch Mexican Cuisine

407 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8226

The Pickled Loon Saloon

20184 U.S. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-301-0485

The Pickled Loon Saloon is proud of our reputation for great food and service. Our new Grand Rapids location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with various food and drink specials and events. We have 20 different beers on tap and pull tabs too. Fantastic views abound from the outdoor patio.

The Pickled Loon Saloon
Rapids Brewing Company

214 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Rapids Brewing Co is a brewpub with state-of-the-art brewing equipment in the heart of Grand Rapids. Offering a wide variety of clean, delicious, high-quality beers and fresh, flavorful food made in our wood-fired oven. Our remodeled theater is a first-rate music venue a block from the Mississippi River…a unique gathering place for Grand Rapids

Rapids Brewing Company
Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge
Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse

103 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-229-0001

Just blocks from the Mesabi Trail – it doesn’t get any fresher that this! Roasted in house organic fair trade coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, when possible locally sourced & organic, sandwiches, soups, bread and amazing sweets & treats. Open: Mon-Fri / 7am – 4pm, Sat / 8am – 4:00pm.

The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse
Natural Harvest Food Co-op

732 4th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-4663

The area’s only natural foods co-op is located just steps from the Mesabi Trail. All produce is organic and comes from local farmers when available. Offering premium groceries, bulk foods, all-natural body care, supplements, and a great selection of local products. In-house deli offers lunch specials, grab & go foods, fruit smoothies, and a full service coffee bar.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op
Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Timberlake Restaurant

144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

866-800-2200 or 218-326-2600

Come out to the Timberlake Lodge for a relaxing evening after your ride. 84 spacious rooms, including extended stay suites, spa suites & family suites. Finish your evening with a drink and dinner at the Timberlake Restaurant, right on site, offering outdoor patio seating. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast.

JJ’s Coffee & Cream (Ice Cream Too!)

212 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-5522

Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail - across from US Bank on Howard Street. Breakfast Items - Deli Sandwiches - Full Espresso Bar - Ice Cream Cones, Sunday's, Malts & Floats. Open Monday to Saturday. Check out our Face Book page for hours, menu and schedule for live music.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

Locker Room Bar & Grill

403 Roosevelt Avenue
Coleraine, MN 55722

218-245-3976

Just four blocks from the Mesabi Trail, stop by and visit this Iron Range tradition...a great place to gather for homemade food, friends and fun. Check out our full menu, try one of the best burgers in the area, daily specials, 14 beers on tap, plus outdoor seating. Don't miss Acoustic Sundays - live music from 2-6 p.m.

Village Inn

1500 13th Street South
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-8289

The Village Inn is a family restaurant, serving breakfast all day, along with delicious salads, burgers, and dinners. Famous for our fresh made pies. Open everyday 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

MJ’s Lodge & Resort / Restaurant

28179 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-1093

Join us on the shore of beautiful Swan Lake in our family friendly atmosphere - offering newly remodeled cabins and seasonal RV sites. Serving exceptional food plus a full bar. Check out specialty nights - Wed wing night, Thur outside music, Fri fish fry and Sun meat raffle. Open Wed thru Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, noon to 11 pm.

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Valentini’s Supper Club – “Authentic Italian Restaurant”

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

4 Seasons Market – Ice Cream & More!

Coleraine, MN 55722

218-245-1669

La Cocina & Cantina – Made from Scratch Mexican Cuisine

407 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8226

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.