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Bluefin Grille

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7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615 (Formerly Bluefin Inn Restaurant)
+1 800-258-3346
08:00 - 21:00
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Deerwood, Minnesota
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

they have way more guests than staff and it shows. Need a hostess to take calls and assist guests waiting. Could they have a back up plan to call on other staff during times with heavy traffic? We took our food to go so we could eat before 10pm and the food was good, but we ordered simple items. I... More 

Thank TamaraJP
BluefinGM, Food and Beverage Director at Bluefin Grille, responded to this review

Hello Tamara, Thanks so much for your feedback on your Bluefin Grille experience on March 12th. Although I don’t enjoy it when we get negative feedback, we can only improve if we know what isn’t working. Sunday, March 12th was not our finest hour and I would like to apologize personally. Typically this is our slower season and we staff... More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interestingly, this restaurant tries to cater to both mid-range and fine-dining guests. The menu jumps from reasonably priced apps and burgers ($12-15) to fine dining entrees ($25+). Sounds reasonable, but we were stuck with our menu options; if we weren't interested in a burger or other hand-held, we were out of luck on more moderately-priced options. With that said, I... More 

Thank Camilla M
Superior, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a romantic getaway and we were seated in a quiet area with a fantastic view. (And then moments later a party of 10 was seated right next to us despite the fact that the place wasn't super busy.) The meal started with fresh warm bread, very good! The lake trout was very good, but the ribeye was just okay.... More 

Thank Merryrv
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has always been a very dependable place for us. The food is excellent and the service is very friendly. Really a nice and dependably good spot to stop on your way north.

Thank Pete_and_Tara
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't order wings hot unless you like HOT! Otherwise the food was as would be expected from a mid-upper tier restaurant: fresh, cooked properly (not over or under-done), good selection, and nice accompaniments. Scallops that far from the ocean were quite nice. Trout which I suspect is local was terrific. Wine selection decent. But I wasn't "blown away" and wouldn't... More 

Thank NotTimbuktu
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always our meals were wonderful and the view is spectacular!! Prices for breakfast excellent along with the delicious Caribou Coffee!! Don't forget to stop here!!

Thank Mary G
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Walked over to the Grille, as we were staying at one of the condos. They have a nice bar area, a bit on the dark side, but very nice. We were there to meet friends that never showed up, service was prompt, had a couple beers and ordered a couple appetizers. We had a your standard order of onion rings... More 

Thank Mar H
Alexandria, Minnesota
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed at Blue Fin Bay, and ate at the Grille twice, once for dinner and once for breakfast. It was very good both times, as was the service. I had the Cuban Sandwich for dinner, which was very good, and the Wild Rice Omelet for breakfast - also wonderful. Thank you!

Thank JMS6395
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have to be fair, I'm still missing the Bluefin of old that we knew 6 years ago, when it was wow, what am I going to order, every thing looks good, to now, what is there to order? Bare bones unimaginative menu, no chef specials, over priced, slow and I mean slow services, we were a party of 6... More 

Thank Debra F
BluefinGM, Manager at Bluefin Grille, responded to this review

Debra, Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations. It looks like you visited us during a time we were dealing with some staff shortages, but we have since hired a new head chef and a food and beverage director. We will certainly pass your feedback on to them... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Exceptional food and sits on the Northern Shore of Lake Superior. Hospitable atmosphere. The bartender kept us informed of the championship football game, as we were not sitting in the bar area with the TV.

Thank MotherOfTheBride0114

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 45
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615 (Formerly Bluefin Inn Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Tofte
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-3346
Flavors as big and bold as the view!

Experience the Bluefin Grille's sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore. Along with scenery, you'll enjoy spectacular regionally inspired cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?