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Lake Vermilion Dining & Shopping


Local businesses cater to visitors' every need.  You will find both the necessities and unique items with local flavor.

Click here for Businesses in Cook or Businesses in Tower


Enjoy family-style, waterfront and "casually elegant" restaurants where friendly hosts will make you feel right a home and the cuisine is everything from hearty to light.

For your convenience, area dining establishments, including boat-accessible choices, are listed below.

  • Benchwarmers

    Full service bar and restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    701 Minnesota 169 Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-7770
  • Black Bear Cafe

    6699 Minnesota 169 Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 749-2460
  • Comet Coffee

    We are a full service Espresso Bar/Coffee Shop which is an extension of the Comet Theater and Gift Boutique. We serve the the finest fair trade, fresh roasted coffees, with a large selection of the fine tea's, and fruit smoothie's.

    Web Site
    102 South River St Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-5814
  • Fortune Bay Resort Casino

    Three dining choices - The Bay Street Grill is open 24 hours on weekends 7 AM - 2 AM other days. The Tamarack Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sunset Steakhouse is open for dinner only.

    Web Site
    1430 Bois Forte Road Tower, MN • (218) 753-6400
  • Life of Riley Resort

    Open from fishing opener through mid-August. Serving breakfast daily from 7 - 10 AM.

    Web Site
    3256 Cedar Rd Buyck, MN • (218) 666-5453 (800) 777-4479
  • McDonald's

    Web Site
    101 U.S. 53 Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-0077
  • Montana Cafe

    The one and only Montana Cafe, located downtown Cook, MN. Serving breakfast and lunch to hungry locals and lucky tourists for decades.

    Web Site
    29 S River St Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-2074
  • Moosebirds On Lake Vermilion

    Moosebirds On Lake Vermilion

    General Store - Gifts, Souvenirs, Groceries, Ice Cream, Live Bait, Tackle, Dockside Gas & Boat rentals Come in to enjoy the best ice cream, shakes and malts with various flavors and toppings. People come from miles to enjoy a scoop of their favorites. We also offer Keurig coffee so you can get a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the day sipping on your favorite drink. Shop for basic groceries to stock your cabin. We carry your grilling essentials like charcoal, lighter fluid, frozen hamburger patties, brats and more. Rent a pontoon for a family cruise, a fully equipped fishing boat to explore the lake and reel in a trophy walleye or our kayaks for a fun day on Lake Vermilion. We have fishing gear for every season and species of fish. Let us help "hook you up." Bring home a souvenir from our unique Minnesota gift shop and explore all On Lake Vermilion merchandise to commemorate your stay.

    Web Site
    3068 Vermilion Drive Cook, MN 55723 • 2186660221
  • South Switch

    8989 Minnesota 1 Angora, MN 55703 • (218) 666-5411
  • Subway

    Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options

    221 S Hwy 53 Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-2666
  • Sulu's Espresso Cafe

    Speacialty Coffees, Wholesome Homemade Sandwiches, and Ethnic Foods (Pasties, Sarmas, Potica) Open 7 AM - 5 PM Mon-Fri and 8 AM - 2 PM Sat and Sun Located in the former Tower Bakery

    507 Main St Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-5610
  • The Crescent

    Full Menu, Large Sports Bar, 2 Private Dining Rooms, Game Room, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Softball, Volleyball, Horseshoes, WiFi, Happy Hour M-F 2:30-5:30 pm

    Web Site
    9257 Olson Rd Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-0100
  • The Good Ol' Days Bar & Grill

    Step back in time with a nostalgic pictorial tour through the local & cinematic past, set in a 1930s style bar & grill. Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Web Site
    314 Main Street Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-6097
  • The Landing on Lake Vermilion

    The Landing on Lake Vermilion

    The Landing is Lake Vermilion’s premier bar and restaurant for food, friends, family, and fun. The cozy cabin interior is the ideal place to grab a bite, celebrate or gather with friends. Take in panoramic lake views from the bar, wrap-around deck and fire pit or, sit at the Dockside Terrace enjoying the lapping of waves with your favorite drink in hand. We serve classic American food with rotating Chef specialties – like the generous cut prime rib, tender ribeye, mouthwatering burgers made with 100% chuck beef, wraps, soups, market salads, pizza and the best burger on lake vermilion. We have a full bar serving premium spirits, craft and domestic beer and an eclectic selection of wines. If you can drink it - we can make it. The Landing is available to rent for private events to host everything from family reunions, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette events and more. Features • 36 Boat Slips • Floatplane Docking • Multi-level Outdoor Patio • Dockside Live Music (on select nights) • Beanbag Toss • Outdoor Fire Pit • Dockside Gas • Brick Oven Pizza • Free Popcorn • Local Meat Purveyors • Local and Domestic Draft Beer • Gray Duck Vodka Featured Cocktails

    Web Site
    3096 Vermilion Drive Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-0221
  • The Wayside Cafe

    Open for breakfast and lunch, plus late night hours on Friday and Saturday nights.

    3114 Old Highway 77 Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-4828
  • The Wilderness Grill

    Located by The Wilderness Golf Course at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino

    Web Site
    1450 Bois Forte Road Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753 8917
  • Tower Cafe

    Open for breakfast and lunch

    411 Main St Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-2710
  • Vermilion Club

    If you're looking for a great place to relax and enjoy good food, come to Vermilion Club in Tower, MN. Try our nightly specials of steak, seafood, and pizza for dine in or take out. We are the home of Poor Gary's Pizza and the famed Bamboozeler, our 24” pizza that is big enough to feed 6 to 9 adults.

    3191 Old Highway 77 Tower, MN 55790 • (218) 753-6277
  • Wolf Bay Lodge

    Web Site
    3262 Randa Rd. Cook, MN 55723 • (218) 666-6106

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