Park Rapids Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Park Rapids

April 14, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. It is near Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River, as well as the beginning of the Heartland State Trail. The city was founded in 1890 near the Fish Hook River rapids and is located along U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34. The population was 3,709 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Park Rapids

1. Bella Caffe'

116 3rd St W, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1509 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 218-732-7625
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Bella Caffe'

Reviewed By James L - Mount Dora, Florida

This is the place for coffee. They do it right!!!! The employees are in to customer service. This establishment is very clean, and everything comes out perfect.

2. Necce's Ristorante

311 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1550 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 14 - SGD 68 +1 218-237-4625
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Necce's Ristorante

Necce's is pleased to announce the addition of a private dining room and full service bar with hand-crafted cocktails and premium spirits. Winter Hours 4PM to Close Wed-Sat...Open Easter Sunday

Reviewed By rrosgood

We found our server to be so very friendly and helpful in spite of being very busy. The dinners were delicious and the presentation beautiful. Loved it!Grazie Mille! So glad you enjoyed a good dining experience with us! Please come again:)!!

3. Minnesoda Fountain

205 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1517 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 218-732-3240
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Minnesoda Fountain

Reviewed By Shala W

This is the cutest place, so much memorabilia and things to look at.... The food is very good, especially the beefy burger!!!!! service is hit or miss.... Personally, we've had more bad than good... Servers not checking back, having to find some one to get soda refill.... And the prices are pretty high.

4. Hilltop Inn Restaurant

12371 County 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470-2767 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 218-732-5644
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 94 reviews

Hilltop Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By Lynn M

We really had some great meals but when the last visit wasn't as great that's what you remember, I guess. Watch the rib count, chef musta been short and shorted on full rack. Not good, no explanation from waitress. Good servers are so important. We will give it another shot I'm sure!

5. Espresso 34

1310 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1842 Breakfast +1 218-237-8500
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By Eileen P - Becker, Minnesota

This easy drive-thru coffee shop along the highway in Park Rapids, MN had the friendliest service I've ever encountered in a coffee shop! We passed through twice in one weekend and they were spot on! The coffee was delivered quickly and it was yummy! They have a drive up window on both sides of this quaint little shop. I highly recommend this place if you want a quick cup and don't want to leave your car. They have a website, too. I loved the Muddy Waters on ice.

6. The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518 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, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 218-237-4212
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

The Good Life Cafe

Reviewed By Mandy R

The Good Life Cafe has excellent and unique menu choices. There is something for everyone in a fun atmosphere! The kids love their homemade gouda mac and cheese and I can't decide on a single favorite. We often choose The Good Life when dining out.Thanks a bunch, Mandy! I'm happy to hear that you and the family enjoy our atmosphere and our menu. So grateful for the kind words. See you again soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

7. Great Northern Cafe

218 1st St E, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1613 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 218-732-9565
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Great Northern Cafe

Reviewed By fargonative - North Dakota

We were staying at a resort in the area for a week and someone recommended the Great Northern Cafe for breakfast. We were glad we gave it a chance. It looks pretty sketchy from the outside! Don't be afraid- go in and enjoy.
Be careful when ordering. Portions are large. The first time we stopped (yes, we had to go back it was so good) we over ordered and everyone needed a nap when we got home because they were too full to move. It was all fresh honest real food and delicious as well.

8. Zhateau Zorbaz

22036 County 7, Park Rapids, MN 56470-5359 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 218-237-1969
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Zhateau Zorbaz

Reviewed By James L - Mount Dora, Florida

The pizza is just a C. They put to much zauce on the pizza. Also, the Zheeze needs to be spread out on the pizza. You have to remember that this is part of a small Minnesota chain of pizza zhops.

9. Rapid River Logging Camp

15073 County 18, Park Rapids, MN 56470-6162 Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 218-732-3444
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Rapid River Logging Camp

Reviewed By TheDocFeelgood - Willmar, Minnesota

First off, the food is ok, not great, but edible. Servers were good and friendly. However, one just gets the feeling that this is a place struggling to keep it together. From the "business for sale sign" to the run down surroundings (beyond what you would expect for a 'logging camp') it just didn't feel right. Every sign in the place makes a joke about "not spitting, or not taking food out of the lodge." An attempt at humor, but you again get the feeling that the owners are watching like a hawk to make sure you don't screw them over. There are no chickens to feed, and the logging camp experience is just some old equipment and building falling apart.

10. Douglas Lodge Restaurant

Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, MN Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Douglas Lodge Restaurant

Reviewed By CathyDArizona - Mission, Texas

My husband and I had lunch here and evetything was good. We started with the wild rice soup. It was excellent. Then we shared an appetizer of walleye bites. Minimal breading and oh so moist. Finally we shared a burger with mushrooms and carmelized onions on multi grain bread. The bread was toasted and the burger was perfect. Service was great as well. Loved the view as well.

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