Perhaps the words from their own website says it best:
“Of course trout aren’t angry, and neither is our cafe. It is, rather, a hopeful place where we strive not only to deliver good food and service, but also to create a better neighborhood.
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.”
The day we stopped, in early September, the weather could not have been better for outdoor dining. We ordered the fisherman’s chowder and the chalkboard feature of the day: Broiled whitefish (herring) caught just that morning and both were fitting a five star rating (out of five)…zucchini cake for dessert … all from local fishers and farmers. Oh, and that harbor view? – breath taking.
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. Our sustainable business practices include serving organically and sustainably-raised foods and investing in our neighborhood economy by purchasing as much as we can from local providers.
They are open every day for lunch and dinner from May through October.
You may NOT make a reservation – however, you may dial 218-387-1265 fifteen minutes before you plan to arrive and if there is a waiting list they will add your name.