Located on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior in the town of Grand Marais, Minnesota, the Angry Trout Cafe is a small indoor/outdoor restaurant cobbled together out of an old commercial fishing shanty that clings to the edge of Grand Marais Harbor. From this beautiful setting we offer a menu based on the bounty of Lake Superior and the surrounding region – locally-grown produce, hand-harvested wild rice, and of course, our specialty, fresh Lake Superior fish. Additionally, the Angry Trout Cafe is committed to operating in accordance with the concept of sustainability, striving to have a positive effect on our community economically, socially, and environmentally
We do our best to source our food as sustainably and ethically as possible.
Fish - A majority of our fish comes from right next door. We also buy Lake Trout from the fishermen in Grand Portage and Whitefish from Lake Superior’s South Shore. When local fish supplies are scarce we serve Wild Alaskan Salmon and/or Alaskan Cod or Pollock.
Organics - Most of the produce we use is grown organically. We buy locally and regionally when possible.
Beef - Free range, pasture-fed from Peterson Craftsman Meats in Osceola, WI.
Bison - Grass fed bison from Northstar Bison, Cameron, WI.
Chicken - Raised organically.
Crayfish - Locally trapped invasive Rusty Crayfish by Crawdaddies, LLC.
Draft Beer - Keg beer to avoid the waste of bottles.
Maple Syrup - Produced by Mark and Melinda of Maple Hill Sugarbush, Grand Marais. Also produced by Sven Hoaglund at Hoaglund Homestead, Grand Marais.
Wild Rice - Hand harvested from lakes in Northern MN.
Mushrooms - Grown by Forest Products in St. Joseph, MN.
Coffee - Roasted in Lutsen, MN by Fika Coffee.
Hard Cider - Duluth Cider Company, MN
The majority of our building and furniture are crafted locally.
Dinnerware Pottery - Hand thrown and wood fired by Dick Cooter. His studio is just this side of Two Harbors.
Stained Glass - Sharon and Steve Frykman of Grand Marais.
Outdoor Wooden Chairs, Salt and Pepper Shakers - Dave Prinsen, Grand Marais.
Inside Tables and Chairs - Made from the wood of 20 different local species of trees by “Ravenwood” of Grand Marais.
Handcarved Entry Door - Constructed by Dave Sieckert of “Creative Woodworking,” Grand Marais. Carved and painted by Joel Lewis of Hovland, MN.
Metal Chairs - Made from old tractor seats by Grand Marais blacksmith, Bill Bally.
Entryway and Dining Areas - Timber frames by Bob Martin and Virginia Danfelt of “Lake Superior Timber Framing,” Hovland, MN.
Light Fixtures - By Tom Christiansen of “Last Chance Fabrication,” Lutsen, MN.
Bathroom Mural - Joyce Klees Studio and Jim Elverhoy