Top things to do

Top Choice Brewery in Duluth

Thirsty Pagan

This one's a bit of a trek, over the bridge in Superior, Wisconsin (a 10-minute drive), but worth it for the aggressive, spicy beers to wash down hand-tossed pizzas.
Top Choice Modern American in Duluth

New Scenic Cafe

Foodies travel from far and near to New Scenic Cafe, eight miles beyond Duluth on Old Hwy 61. There, in a humble wood-paneled room, they fork into rustic salmon with creamed leeks or a slice of triple berry pie, ser…
Museum in Duluth

William A Irvin

To continue the nautical theme, tour this mighty 610ft Great Lakes freighter.
Aquarium in Duluth

Great Lakes Aquarium

One of the country's few freshwater aquariums; the highlights here include the daily stingray feedings at 2pm, and the otter tanks.
Cafe in Duluth

Amazing Grace

The Amazing Grace serves sandwiches in a hippyish café with folk music some evenings.
Asian in Duluth

Taste of Saigon

The Taste of Saigon cooks Vietnamese meals, including vegetarian dishes like mock duck.
Cafe in Duluth

Chester Creek Cafe

Earthy and pinewood-boothed, Chester Creek plates omelets, tempeh Reubens, Thai tofu curry, and fish and meat dishes. It's in the university area, about 2 miles from downtown.
Pizza in Duluth

Pizza Luce

It cooks great brunches and gourmet pizzas (vegan and gluten-free versions too). It's also plugged into the local music scene and hosts bands. Fully licensed.
American in North Shore

Sven and Ole's

It's a classic for sandwiches and pizza, plus beer at the attached Pickled Herring Pub. Go ahead: ask about the lutefisk pizza.
American in North Shore

Angry Trout Cafe

Ecofriendly Angry Trout Cafe grills fresh-plucked lake fish in a converted fishing shanty.