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The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
08:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I eat dinner here about 3 times a month during the summer. The food is great, waitstaff is excellent, and prices very good. Menus are varied and inventive. You'll be glad you came.

Thank LovesToTravel60933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem for the local area. Fresh flavors and local veggies. Not shy about making or charging for a decent meal. Would recommend this to any tourist or business traveler in Park Rapids.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're flattered that you consider us a gem for the local area. We love being in Park Rapids. Thank you so much for the review, we really do appreciate it. Hope another visit is in the cards soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped here for the first time over the weekend. Even though I have heard many good things about this place I have never been until now. I am very happy I stopped. I had the blue cheese and raspberry vinagrette salad and it was wonderful....More

Thank mexigo
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

There's a first time for everything! So glad you stopped in. We're extremely grateful for the kind words about the food and our staff. Looking forward to your next visit! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the huevos and it was tasty! They have well thought out decorations and it appealed to me that they offer locally sourced food. My mom ended up disliking her meal because she's a very particular eater. The server offered to bring something else....More

Thank Meg S
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in with the family and recommending us, Meg! So glad to hear you enjoyed the huevos. Hope you'll come see us again soon! Regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 18 May 2017

'traditional favorites like meatloaf but bison meat. Fish tacos but with walleye. Fish and chips also with walleye. Great Mac and cheese but with Gouda. Friendly attentive staff helpful but not hovering. One of our favorite places!

Thank David T
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi David. I'm so grateful for your review about our food and staff. We're flattered that you consider us one of your favorite places! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I own another local restaurant, the Dorset Chick'N Coop, and have dined at the Good Life many times over a two year period and have always had amazing food and service. Related to the most recent review for Mother's Day, my intent was to vote...More

Thank CarterJonErickson
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for the compliments, Carter! So happy to hear that you and your wife enjoy the menu. It really means a lot to us here at the Good Life. Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Cute little café in Park Rapids, we took my mother in law here for a nice dinner.... First it sort of seemed liked they didn't even know it was Mother's Day and only had a breakfast menu available. We arrived at about 12:15 pm expecting...More

1  Thank Randy B
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Randy. I apologize if the experience was not what you expected. Sundays are currently breakfast-only. Our expanded Sunday hours, which will also include lunch and dinner, begin Memorial Day weekend. I'm happy to hear that you did enjoy the food. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great selection of taps and nice, fresh ingredients. Could use a little more variety on the menu for me.

Thank JohnMcRoyson
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A last minute stop for a fabulous lunch. Great atmosphere and service. Pretzels and smoked gouda dip were amazing! Artichoke burger was tasty, great combination of flavour, sweet potato fries with maple aoili were really unique. Walleye BLT was delicious! Will definitely make this another...More

Thank rebeccagottberg
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

This is great to hear, Rebecca! Thanks so much for stopping in. I truly appreciate your kind words about our place, the food and the staff. Looking forward to your next visit! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 5 April 2017

My wife and I often eat lunch here, it's our go to place when in Park Rapids. I highly recommend the Walleye BLT, a northern Minnesota take on an old standard. Served on Ciabatta. We order a side salad as well. If our appetites aren't...More

Thank Mn2Mx
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're grateful that you consider The Good Life a "go-to" when you're in PR. We'd love to have you stop by for breakfast the next time you're in the area! All the best, Molly, Owner

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1SassyLassy
We ate in park rapids about 14 years ago. Do you feature a HUGE delicious cinnamon role? If yes can you advise on why your rolls taste so good? Do you use buttermilk or vinegar or something a little different?
6 January 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
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wwjjaa68
Are you open tear around and what are your winter hours?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
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wwjjaa68
Are you open tear around and what are your winter hours?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212
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