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Supperclub in area

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I need a bit of advice. I'm not much for going out when I'm up here. I usually hit the VC. But this week I'm having 2 guests who are foreigners. Do any of you know of a good quality supper club type of restaurant right in the area? By the way, the fishing's been pretty good! I hate to take an evening off so I'd like to at least show them a good time.....Thanks!

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The nicest place in the area is Burntside Lodge over by Ely. Building is on National Register of Historic places and food is very good and also pricey. Closer to home the dining room at Bay View on the east end or The Landing on the west end are OK. The Wilderness at the casino golf course is a great setting,but our only trip this year was a disappointment. Whistling Bird in Gilbert is usually pretty good. Jamaiccan food and goodcocktails. Good luck

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Thanks Mike,

That's about what I thought. The place in Gilbert is good, my daughter goes there.

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I would have to say this is about the worst area of the country (with comparitive population) for fine dining. While the whistling bird is probably one of the best places the Iron Range has to offer its seriously outgrown its building and the wait for the food is rediculous. Ive ate at places 20 times better and had the food cooked WAY faster. I usually dont like sitting in a restaurant THE WHOLE NIGHT....But they probably have close to the best steaks in the "area".

The VC has some really good food and atmosphere/night life, but I wouldnt call it fine dining. The Bay View has gotten better in relation to the quality of their food, but again its nothing super fantastic. The landing has okay food (nice looking bar)...it seriously varies depending on who is cooking...if you eat there and order a water, ask for a bottled water.

Adventures in Virginia is a visually pleasing restaurant, but the food is mediocre at best. Grandmas in Virginia is not very good foodwise IMO. La Cocina is a mexican place in downtown Virginia...Its surprisingly good considering this is the Iron Range...the place is clean and the service is quick.

In Hibbing they have the Park Inn Restaurant. Its probably my favorite place to eat a nice meal with the family on the entire Iron Range (which really isnt saying a heck of alot). Hibbing has a new sports bar/rest. on main street called The Brickyard. Its by far the best looking sports bar/rest. in the area...the food is okay, nothing great...but they do have a really good steak/caesar salad. Once you lived, ate, and experienced other places around the US the selection of restaurants on the Iron Range is seriously depressing.

Hope that helps a little.

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Any comments on the Harvest Moon restuarant on the Cook side? I was there several times last year and thought it was excellent. We'll be up the 7th - 14th and have planned to go there at least once.

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Any comments on the Harvest Moon restuarant on the Cook side? I was there several times last year and thought it was excellent.


Not haute cuisine, but good honest food at fair prices. Pleasant surroundings.

The bar does awesome pizza, but it's not on the dining room menu (at least not last time I looked).

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Try a bamboozle pizza at the VC. You won't be disappointed.

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The Bamboozler tastes the same as the smaller versions (Poor Gary's) at the VC.

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Just a little note that the Cook paper has a dining guide/leaflet for the areas in the most recent edition.

Any K&B drive in fans? That's a juicy burger!

A supplement to the Cook News-Herald, Tower News, and Range Times

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If "good juicy burger" is your thing, the "South Switch" just east of Angora junction does burgers right. I think they run a special "burger happy hour" on Wednesdays.

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I'd like to second Hans suggestion about the "South Switch" great burgers! I do believe you are right about Wednesday's "burger happy hour"!

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I'm coming up to White Eagle for the week and you guys have sold me on the "South Switch". Can't wait for Wednesday!!

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...and to add to the South Switch attributes, they've got an old Blatz sign or two (if you are in to the cheap beers like myself).

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