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For true American comfort food, head to Royal Bar for a sandwich or side of fries. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. The bar at Royal Bar is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Royal Bar is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Jeans are just right for a meal at Royal Bar, which embraces a casual vibe. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Main Ave S location. Royal Bar offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. Affordable food or tasty food? Royal Bar doesn't make you choose.
120 Main Ave S
Park Rapids,
MN
US
For good times and great food, head on over to Deer River's Outpost Bar and Grill. Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Outpost Bar and Grill. Outpost Bar and Grill will be able to accommodate your large party. No need to put on airs for a trip to Outpost Bar and Grill — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. If you need to feed a big crowd, Outpost Bar and Grill also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use. Meals at Outpost Bar and Grill are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. At Outpost Bar and Grill, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
203 4th Ave NW
Deer River,
MN
US
For Paradise Outfitters founder Deron DoRight, fishing trips aren't just a hobby, they are his livelihood. As a career angler, Deron has the technical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to helm Paradise Outfitters' weeklong vacations, half- and full-day fishing trips on Rainy Lake, and two-day excursions at a local lake of the patron's choosing. Though the potential trophies change with the seasons⎯from walleye to pike to smallmouth bass, or the elusive swimming snowman⎯Deron’s aim is always the same: to help passengers enjoy the beauty of the lake and the sport of fishing, perched atop a comfortable 20-foot Ranger. When the waves ice over, two-person aluminum fishing houses and portable shelters shield anglers from chilly winds.
PO Box 476
Ranier,
MN
US
The pristine quality of the remote trails and clearings winding through the Superior National Forest gives new meaning to the word white. There are no people, no cars, and no buildings towering overhead to mar the scene, framed only by majestic cedar groves. The frosty trail and snow-heavy branches whoosh silently past?the only sounds you hear are the rhythmic mushing of the alaskan huskies in front of you and the almost synchronized beating of your own heart. After a meal cooked over a campfire, your trip might end with some hot-tub time, a fireside chat in a private lake house, or listening to the dogs' nighttime chorus of "Hungry Like the Wolf" as they bed down outside a cozy, heated yurt. It was the vision of husband-and-wife team Peter McClelland and Chris Hegenbarth to create such experiences for beginning and advanced sledders of all ages. They founded White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures to share their love of outdoor activities in general?including camping and fishing?and of sled dogs in particular. As a seasoned guide and cofounder of the Ely Area Mushing Association, McClelland is dedicated to the welfare of sled dogs everywhere. Hegenbarth handles the details, including the baking of the cookies that accompany each sled driver on his or her journey. In the National Geographic book The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life, author Pam Grout says McClelland and Hegenbarth "don't just sell you a dogsled trip?they adopt you for a few days," making sure guests are warm and well fed. The couple has gathered together some of the most experienced dog drivers in the north woods, including licensed EMT Erik Danielson and nine-year dogsledding veteran Theo Theobald, who prides herself on seeing more moose than traffic lights in any given month. The company is one of the few sled-dog trip providers that trains its dogs year-round; staffers spend off-season months teaching the dogs to run through an obstacle course and playing hours of Twister to improve their agility.
10121 Deep Lake Rd
Ely,
MN
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Craving pizza? Head on over to Virginia's Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant's menu. For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant's happy hour. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant is a great summer destination. At Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the pizzeria on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant's diners can make use of nearby parking lots. A typical meal at Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant will set you back less than $30.
5478 Mountain Iron Dr
Virginia,
MN
US
Located in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Piragis Northwoods Company outfits excursioneers with all the necessities for embarking into the wily wilderness of northern Minnesota. Before outfitting adventurers, experienced outdoorsmen assist in planning routes and campsites to meet outdoorsy goals and wolf-man-sighting desires. Campers then rent accoutrements such as lightweight Kevlar canoes ($30+/day), solo or tandem kayaks ($30+/day), and Kevlar paddles ($6/day). Alternatively, woodspeople can be fully outfitted with canoes, paddles, packed food, tent and tarp, packs, witch repellent, sleeping bags, and a plethora of other gear ($100/person/day).
105 N Central Ave
Ely,
MN
US
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