Dining on the Iron Trail

You don’t have to spend a fortune traveling to Europe for great ethnic cuisine. The Iron Trail was settled by immigrants from over forty countries who brought their family recipes with them. So, right here in northeastern Minnesota, you can enjoy the superb, time-tested ethnic dishes that are part of the Iron Trail legacy.

Be sure to sample regional favorites such as pasties (a small meat and potato pie brought to this country by miners from Wales), porketta ( a wonderfully seasoned pork roast), potica (pronounced pa-teet-zah, a mouth-watering Slovenian specialty with walnuts and honey), sarmas (tasty cabbage rolls), and apple strudel to die for.

The Iron Trail is also famous for hearty homemade soups and stews and crusty, fresh-baked breads. Or, what could be better for a family meal than a hand-tossed pizza with freshly made Italian sausage and pepperoni?

With fine dining opportunities, homespun “mom and pop” cafes and unique ethnic restaurants, the Iron Trail promises to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.  No matter where you choose to dine, our ‘up-north’ hospitality is guaranteed to warm your heart & and keep you coming back for more!