Duluth Area Restaurant Ratings
(Open Restaurants Only)
As of 7/8/2017

Each restaurant is rated in four catagories on a 1-10 scale; quality and quantity of the food served, restaurant atmosphere, service received, and overall value.

These four ratings are then then combined to determine the "Total" rating. The four factors are not considered equal--Food equals 35% of the rating, Atmosphere accounts for 20%, Service 15% and Value is 30%.

Only the five most recent visits to a given restuarant are used in the calculation of these ratings.

As you can see by the header, only restaurants which are currently open are considered. There would be a ton of great restaurants in this listing if we also took into account places which are long gone, such as the Elbo Room, The Library, The Zona Rosa, the Case de Roma, Hacienda del Sol. These places are missed! Luckily, they have been (mostly) replaced by new restaurants opened in the past several years.

Rank Restaurant Location Food Atmos Serv. Value Total
1 Golden Inn Superior 9.60 6.00 9.40 10.00 89.70
2 Valentini's Duluth 8.80 8.00 10.00 9.20 89.40
3 Pickwick Duluth 9.00 9.80 9.00 8.00 88.60
4 Kounty Quarterhouse South Range 10.00 6.00 7.00 10.00 87.50
5 Pedro's Cloquet 10.00 6.00 8.20 9.00 86.30
6 Northern Waters Smokhaus Duluth 9.00 7.00 9.00 9.00 86.00
7 Whistling Bird Gilbert 9.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 85.00
8 Chester Creek Café Duluth 9.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 84.50
9 7 West Taphouse Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 10.00 84.00
10 New London Café Duluth 9.00 6.00 9.00 9.00 84.00
11 Sammy's Pizza Various 10.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 83.50
12 Buffalo House Esko 9.00 7.00 7.00 9.00 83.00
13 Bellisio's Duluth 10.00 8.00 9.00 6.00 82.50
14 Olive Garden Duluth 9.00 6.00 10.00 8.00 82.50
15 Family Tradition Restaurant Cloquet 8.00 7.00 9.00 9.00 82.50
16 Breakwater Superior 7.50 7.00 10.00 9.00 82.25
17 Julie's Superior 8.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 82.00
18 Clearwater Grille Duluth 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 81.50
19 Sir Benedicts Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 9.00 81.00
20 Carmen's Cloquet 9.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 81.00
21 OMC Smokehouse Duluth 9.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 81.00
22 Sunset Duluth 8.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 81.00
23 Grizzly's Duluth 8.20 7.80 9.00 7.60 80.60
24 Chopsticks Inn Duluth 9.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 80.50
25 Shamrock Pizza Superior 8.80 6.00 9.00 8.00 80.30
26 Grandma's Duluth 9.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 80.00
27 Lucky's 13 Pub Duluth 9.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 80.00
28 Old Chicago Duluth 9.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 80.00
29 Tavern on the Hill Duluth 9.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 80.00
30 A&Dubs Duluth 10.00 5.00 7.20 8.00 79.80
31 Applebee's Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
32 Osaka Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
33 Pizza Luce Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
34 Red Lobster Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
35 Black Woods Duluth 8.00 8.00 9.20 7.20 79.40
36 Aces on 29th Superior 8.50 6.00 7.00 9.00 79.25
37 Village Inn Virginia 8.00 6.00 8.00 9.00 79.00
38 Famous Daves Duluth 8.00 6.00 10.00 8.00 79.00
39 Bridgeman's Duluth 8.80 6.00 7.80 8.00 78.50
40 Deluxe Coney Island Duluth 10.00 5.00 8.00 7.00 78.00
41 GB Schneider Duluth 8.00 7.00 8.00 8.00 78.00
42 Texas Roadhouse Duluth 8.00 5.50 10.00 8.00 78.00
43 Gannucci's Duluth 7.00 6.00 8.50 9.50 77.75
44 Canal Park Brewing Duluth 8.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 77.50
45 Choo Choo Bar Superior 8.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 77.50
46 Uncle Loui's Duluth 8.00 5.00 6.00 10.00 77.00
47 Do North Two Harbors 8.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 77.00
48 Silos Duluth 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.00 77.00
49 VIP Pizza Superior/Duluth 7.60 6.00 8.00 8.80 77.00
50 A&W Superior 6.75 6.00 9.00 9.25 76.88
51 Cast Iron Bar & Grille Pike Lake 8.00 7.00 5.00 9.00 76.50
52 Perkins Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 76.50
53 Anchor Bar Superior 8.00 5.00 7.00 9.00 75.50
54 Wabegon Duluth 8.00 5.00 7.00 9.00 75.50
55 Hugo's Pizza Duluth 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
56 Izzy's Superior 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
57 L.A.'s Pike Lake 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
58 Pizza Hut Duluth 7.00 6.00 8.00 9.00 75.50
59 Thirsty Pagen Superior 9.00 6.00 7.00 7.00 75.00
60 Vitta Pizza Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 7.00 75.00
61 Trapper Pete's Scanlon 6.67 7.00 9.00 8.00 74.83
62 Shorty's Pizza Superior 8.00 6.00 8.00 7.50 74.50
63 Gronks Superior 8.00 6.00 9.00 7.00 74.50
64 Upper Deck Superior 7.00 7.00 8.00 8.00 74.50
65 Betty's Pies Two Harbors 8.00 5.00 8.00 8.00 74.00
66 Guadalahara Superior 7.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 74.00
67 Barker's Island Inn Superior 8.00 7.00 9.00 6.00 73.50
68 Big Daddy's Burgers Duluth 7.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 73.50
69 Jitters Duluth 8.00 6.00 6.00 8.00 73.00
70 Green Mill Duluth 7.00 7.00 7.00 8.00 73.00
71 Hammond Steak House Superior 7.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 73.00
72 Gordy's Hi-Hat Cloquet 8.00 5.00 5.00 9.00 72.50
73 Bulldog Pizza Duluth 6.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 72.50
74 Five Guys Duluth 9.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 71.50
75 Black Bear Grille Carlton 8.00 6.00 5.00 8.00 71.50
76 Duluth Grill Duluth 8.00 6.00 9.00 6.00 71.50
77 Clyde Iron Works Duluth 7.00 7.00 6.00 8.00 71.50
78 Va Bene Duluth 7.00 7.00 8.00 7.00 71.50
79 Porter's Duluth 8.00 8.00 7.80 5.20 71.30
80 Streetcar Kitchen & Pub Carlton 7.50 6.00 8.00 7.00 71.25
81 Sneaker's Sports Bar Duluth 7.00 6.00 9.00 7.00 71.00
82 Dry Dock Proctor 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.00 71.00
83 Boat House Duluth 7.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 70.50
84 Lee's Pizza Duluth 7.00 4.00 7.00 9.00 70.00
85 Eddy's Ribs Superior 7.00 6.00 8.00 7.00 69.50
86 Fitger's Brewhouse Duluth 8.00 6.00 9.00 5.00 68.50
87 Cantonese House Duluth 6.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 68.50
88 Dickey's BBQ Pit Hermantown 8.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 68.00
89 Outback Hermantown 6.00 7.00 8.00 7.00 68.00
90 Sclavi's Superior 6.00 7.00 10.00 6.00 68.00
91 Farley's Hermantown 7.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 67.50
92 China Star Hermantown 6.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 67.50
93 Maya Duluth 6.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 67.50
94 Zhong Hua Duluth 6.00 5.00 8.00 8.00 67.00
95 Proctor Pizza Proctor 6.00 5.00 9.00 7.50 67.00
96 China Café Duluth 6.00 7.00 5.00 8.00 66.50
97 Dubh Linn Duluth 7.00 7.00 8.00 5.00 65.50
98 Buffalo Wild Wings Duluth 6.00 6.00 5.00 8.00 64.50
99 Sala Thai Duluth 7.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 63.50
100 The Shack Superior 6.00 7.00 6.00 6.50 63.50
101 Iron Mug Duluth 6.00 6.00 8.00 6.00 63.00
102 Burrito Union Duluth 5.00 5.00 7.00 8.00 62.00
103 Pizza Man Duluth 5.00 7.00 8.00 6.00 61.50
104 Little Angie's Cantina Duluth 5.00 7.00 9.00 5.00 60.00
105 Azteca Duluth 5.00 5.00 9.00 5.00 56.00
106 India Palace Duluth 5.00 6.00 6.00 5.00 53.50
107 Beijing Duluth 4.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 46.50


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last updated july 8, 2017