Dining on the Iron Trail is an experience all it’s own. Each restaurant has its own special treat waiting for you to enjoy. Smoked meats and fish, hearty stews, homemade soups, old-world breads, apple strudel, and chicken kiev are only a few of the specialties to be tasted during your travels on the Iron Trail. Bon appetit! You will enjoy our ambience from rustic log interiors to white linen tablecloths and candles. Make sure to bring your appetite, and discover why the northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Trail is “A Great Way to Getaway!”

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A & W

103 South Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

All-American Food. Nostalgic Drive In. Call for summertime “cruise nights.” Open late March-mid September. Call-ins welcome. Open 11 a.m. daily. Where the food’s as good as the root beer!

Chestnut on 5th

502 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

Prime Rib – Steaks – Fish – Pasta – Ribs
Open for Breakfast & Lunch: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m
Dinner: 5 – 9 p.m.

Happy Hour in the “Hob Nob Club” from 4:30 – 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Located in the Coates Plaza Hotel, Virginia.

Ciao Rustic Italian Restaurant

12860 Rudstrom Road
Side Lake, MN 55781

Ciao Rustic Italian serves up traditional Italian cooking in the northwoods of Minnesota. Ciao offers fresh Italian fare, with an emphasis on the freshest ingredients as well as in-house breads and pizzas.

All of Ciao’s offerings are created with an emphasis on fresh, traditional recipes to let the flavors speak for themselves.

To complement our menu, we have a selection of great imported as well as domestic wines and beers. Menu available here.

Dairy Queen

Virginia/Mt. Iron and Midway
Hwy 169 & County Rd. 7 and Hwy 53N
Virginia, MN 55792


1201 17th Street South
Virginia, MN 55792

Hwy 169
Irongate Mall
Hibbing, MN 55746

Three Iron Range locations, including Virginia, Hibbing & Grand Rapids. Proud to serve you!

Village Inn

Thunderbird Mall
Hwy 53 N
Virginia, MN 55792

Good Food….Good Feelings. 5:30 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
Start your morning with a tasty breakfast, enjoy lunch specials, treat yourself to dinner at a reasonable price, and top off your meal with an extra special dessert.

Whistling Bird Cafe & Bar

101 Broadway Street North
PO Box 597
Gilbert, MN 55741

AWARD WINNING!!! This uniquely decorated restaurant specializes in Caribbean Specialties – International Pastas – Steaks & Fresh Catch Seafood – Tropical Drink Specialties. Open for dinner seven days a week. Menu available here.

Zimmy’s Bar & Restaurant

531 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
218-262-6145 or 866-305-3849

Lunch served 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dinner served 4 – 9 p.m., Monday – Saturday & 4-8 p.m., Sunday
Late Night menu served 9 p.m. – midnight, Monday-Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight
Dine-in or take-out available. Menu available here.

Large collection of Dylan memorabilia. Rated “Best of the Road” 2006 by Rand McNally Road Atlas. Information and merchandise available online at http://www.zimmys.com.