Duluth Area Restaurant Ratings
(Open Restaurants Only)
As of 8/20/2017

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 Bellisio's Duluth 10.00 8.00 9.00 6.80 84.90
9 Chester Creek Café Duluth 9.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 84.50
10 Family Tradition Restaurant Cloquet 8.50 7.00 9.00 9.00 84.25
11 7 West Taphouse Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 10.00 84.00
12 New London Café Duluth 9.00 6.00 9.00 9.00 84.00
13 Sammy's Pizza Various 10.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 83.50
14 Buffalo House Esko 9.00 7.00 7.00 9.00 83.00
15 Olive Garden Duluth 9.00 6.00 10.00 8.00 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 Carmen's Cloquet 9.00 6.00 9.50 8.00 81.75
19 Clearwater Grille Duluth 8.00 8.00 9.00 8.00 81.50
20 Applebee's Duluth 8.30 7.00 9.00 8.20 81.15
21 Sir Benedicts Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 9.00 81.00
22 OMC Smokehouse Duluth 9.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 81.00
23 Sunset Duluth 8.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 81.00
24 Grizzly's Duluth 8.20 7.80 9.00 7.60 80.60
25 Chopsticks Inn Duluth 9.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 80.50
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 Shamrock Pizza Superior 8.80 5.60 9.20 8.00 79.80
31 Osaka Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
32 Pizza Luce Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
33 Red Lobster Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 79.50
34 Black Woods Duluth 8.00 8.00 9.20 7.20 79.40
35 Aces on 29th Superior 8.50 6.00 7.00 9.00 79.25
36 A&Dubs Duluth 10.00 5.00 7.20 7.80 79.20
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 Va Bene Duluth 8.00 7.00 8.00 7.50 76.50
53 Perkins Duluth 8.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 76.50
54 Anchor Bar Superior 8.00 5.00 7.00 9.00 75.50
55 Wabegon Duluth 8.00 5.00 7.00 9.00 75.50
56 Hugo's Pizza Duluth 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
57 Izzy's Superior 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
58 L.A.'s Pike Lake 8.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 75.50
59 Pizza Hut Duluth 7.00 6.00 8.00 9.00 75.50
60 Thirsty Pagen Superior 9.00 6.00 7.00 7.00 75.00
61 Vitta Pizza Duluth 9.00 6.00 7.00 7.00 75.00
62 Trapper Pete's Scanlon 6.67 7.00 9.00 8.00 74.83
63 Shorty's Pizza Superior 8.00 6.00 8.00 7.50 74.50
64 Gronks Superior 8.00 6.00 9.00 7.00 74.50
65 Upper Deck Superior 7.00 7.00 8.00 8.00 74.50
66 Betty's Pies Two Harbors 8.00 5.00 8.00 8.00 74.00
67 Guadalahara Superior 7.00 6.00 9.00 8.00 74.00
68 Barker's Island Inn Superior 8.00 7.00 9.00 6.00 73.50
69 Big Daddy's Burgers Duluth 7.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 73.50
70 Jitters Duluth 8.00 6.00 6.00 8.00 73.00
71 Green Mill Duluth 7.00 7.00 7.00 8.00 73.00
72 Hammond Steak House Superior 7.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 73.00
73 Gordy's Hi-Hat Cloquet 8.00 5.00 5.00 9.00 72.50
74 Bulldog Pizza Duluth 6.00 7.00 9.00 8.00 72.50
75 Five Guys Duluth 9.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 71.50
76 Black Bear Grille Carlton 8.00 6.00 5.00 8.00 71.50
77 Duluth Grill Duluth 8.00 6.00 9.00 6.00 71.50
78 Clyde Iron Works Duluth 7.00 7.00 6.00 8.00 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 The Kitchen Superior 7.00 5.00 5.00 9.00 69.00
87 Fitger's Brewhouse Duluth 8.00 6.00 9.00 5.00 68.50
88 Cantonese House Duluth 6.00 5.00 9.00 8.00 68.50
89 Dickey's BBQ Pit Hermantown 8.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 68.00
90 Outback Hermantown 6.00 7.00 8.00 7.00 68.00
91 Sclavi's Superior 6.00 7.00 10.00 6.00 68.00
92 Farley's Hermantown 7.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 67.50
93 China Star Hermantown 6.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 67.50
94 Maya Duluth 6.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 67.50
95 Zhong Hua Duluth 6.00 5.00 8.00 8.00 67.00
96 Proctor Pizza Proctor 6.00 5.00 9.00 7.50 67.00
97 China Café Duluth 6.00 7.00 5.00 8.00 66.50
98 Dubh Linn Duluth 7.00 7.00 8.00 5.00 65.50
99 Buffalo Wild Wings Duluth 6.00 6.00 5.00 8.00 64.50
100 Sala Thai Duluth 7.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 63.50
101 The Shack Superior 6.00 7.00 6.00 6.50 63.50
102 Iron Mug Duluth 6.00 6.00 8.00 6.00 63.00
103 Burrito Union Duluth 5.00 5.00 7.00 8.00 62.00
104 Pizza Man Duluth 5.00 7.00 8.00 6.00 61.50
105 Little Angie's Cantina Duluth 5.00 7.00 9.00 5.00 60.00
106 Azteca Duluth 5.00 5.00 9.00 5.00 56.00
107 India Palace Duluth 5.00 6.00 6.00 5.00 53.50
108 Beijing Duluth 4.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 46.50


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last updated august 20, 2017