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Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage

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467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 218-663-7800
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Papa Charlie's many times since the day they opened. It's a great place to watch a band or relax after a day on the slopes. This evening the restaurant was busy so we sat at the bar, which we preferred anyway. I ordered the BBQ ribs. Honestly, these were close to the best ribs I have... More 

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Thank Chris J
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for your great comments! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why would you ruin the most gorgeous view at a restaurant on the North Shore with very mediocre food? Our entire family party has been at Papa CHARLIE'S for happy hour and dinner numerous times with always a hope that they will improve their food. But it is NOT happening as of today's date. What a missed opportunity for returned... More 

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Thank Ann C
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

We are so sorry the food did not meet your expectations! We are always working to improve so I will pass your comments on to the chef. Thank you for visiting. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our family, two adults and two teenagers all ordered a different entree for dinner and the food was really well prepared across the board. I ordered a sirloin steak that was as tender nicely prepared as I've had at any restaurant in the last few years.

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1 Thank SaintPaulCouple
Hastings, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I had the hamburger. It was a preformed frozen patty. A good four dollar snack bar hamburger but not a $13 restaurant-quality hamburger. My wife had a Philly cheese. She thought it was good. Good selection of local beers.

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Thank Patrick O
Minnesota
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I had a great meal and great service at Papa Charlies. She had a very good chicken chimichanga special of the day and I had a great steak. Service was great and the food was awesome. I recommend you check this place out!

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1 Thank Eric A
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant/bar was right off the slope and it offered live entertainment on Friday night. Food was decent, service was not bad, and the live entertainment was pretty AMAZING. There was a local acoustic one-man band and he was great. Played any song requested at him and did a great job. Would highly recommend this place for the live entertainment...food... More 

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1 Thank James N
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The music was by Timmy Haus, he's awesome! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Prices are a bit expensive, but they are about what you would expect when you're somewhat of a "captive audience". The food was great, there's a good selection if beers, and I was really surprised to see some of the names on their schedule for the year. It seems like they really go a good job of recruiting some pretty... More 

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Minneapolis
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Family friendly and adult friendly. Great food and beer. Live music and games on the second floor for kids.

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Thank jtreichel
Minnepolis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The people are the restaurant. The bartenders were attentive and the food can't be beat. Highly recommend to all (families too!)

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1 Thank TaxMonkey
MdLutsen, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Charlie's Tavern & Stage, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for the great review! More 

Wausau, WI
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We never have high expectations at places like this--we chose it because we could walk from our condo. It was fairly empty on a Sunday night. The service was quick and our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. My husband thought his crab cakes were amazing and I was happy with the wild rice burger although if I had made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Ski Hill Rd., Lutsen, MN 55612
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lutsen
  • Phone Number: +1 218-663-7800
Description
Serving lunch, dinner, and the region's best entertainment, Papa Charlie's has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for family dining with a view, gathering with friends at the bar, outdoor dining on the scenic deck, a spirited game of fusball, watching the game on the big screen or the region's best musical entertainment during the ski season, it's the place to be at Lutsen Mountains. So enjoy your favorite beverage, shoot pool, play games, relax and have fun.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?