Experience Dining at Favorite Local Restaurants in Duluth

Experience Dining at Favorite Local Restaurants in Duluth

Duluth may not be known as a food hotspot, but when you take a tour of the city, you’ll discover numerous local favorites around town that are unique to this port town. Duluth’s many astounding restaurants offer everything from fine dining to a casual hangout.

Here are some local restaurants that you can visit:

Va Bene

Va Bene is a family-owned restaurant that embraces their Italian culture and is devoted to preparing authentic Italian favorites from pasta to steaks and sandwiches, all made to order from scratch.

Just a few blocks east of Fitger's building and walking distance from The Lakewalk, Va Bene is lakeside, right near the heart of downtown. Featuring an ambiance that is both comfortable and casual, Va Bene is perfect for any occasion with both indoor and outdoor dining featuring stunning views of Lake Superior. 

Private dining spaces are also available to reserve for private dining, parties, events, and corporate outings. 

Treat your family and friends to a perfect Italian meal and beverage, the Va Bene restaurant will not disappoint your expectations.

 

Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant And Wine Bar

Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar was established in 1999 and is reminiscent of an Italian country inn with skilled chefs, a friendly atmosphere, and fresh, authentic Italian food that delivers an unforgettable experience. 

Guests are free to dine at either the indoor or outdoor seating areas including the open-air patio which features a refreshing breeze and a lovely view of Lake Superior. 

The bar is also a pleasant stop to relax and has over 400 wine selections.

 

Dry Dock Bar and Restaurant

The Dry Dock Bar and Restaurant in Duluth opened in 1995 and has been a place for fun and friends ever since. 

Located south of the city and nestled into the Minnesota countryside, Dry Dock Bar and Restaurant is a great place to meet up with friends or family and enjoy a night out at the bar or for a meal.

 

Dave’s Pizza Parlor

Dave’s Pizza Parlor has served the area for 25 years. Located in the Skyline Social and Games, which recently underwent a $3 million renovation, Dave’s is the perfect place for pizza, games, and tons of fun.

Their menu consists of classic pizzas along with pasta, soup, salad, chicken wings, and meatballs. If you’ve got a stronger appetite, head over to Dave’s any weekday for the all-you-can-eat buffet.

 

Blackwoods Restaurant

One of the area’s most popular restaurants, Blackwoods provides a family-friendly atmosphere along with made-from-scratch comfort favorites like meatloaves and pot pies, all made with fresh and local ingredients.

With three locations (in Proctor, Two Harbors, and Duluth), this local family-owned set of restaurants is sure to delight. They take pride in treating guests like family and serving food made with time and care as you’d find in a home-cooked meal

 

Tavern on the Hill

Tavern on the Hill prides itself on its local roots and connection to the community. This locally-owned restaurant is treated as more than just a restaurant, it’s treated as a way to connect to and give back to the community.

Their motto is “Eat. Drink. Connect” and at Tavern on the Hill, that’s exactly what you’ll do.

The menu covers many pub classics like specialty burgers, sandwiches, street tacos, and artisan pizzas. 


Duluth delivers an immaculate dining scene that is surprising only to those who don’t already live here. 

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