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The Good Life Cafe

220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
+1 218-237-4212
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (23 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“wild rice” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
RATINGS
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LOCATION
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the wild rice hotdish/side salad as our appetizer. Freshly made, with fresh grilled mushrooms. Yum! I tried the artichoke bacon burger, which was really good, and my hubby had the special burger of the day. I can't remember it's name, but it had...More

Thank SharleneSmile
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sharlene. This review really made me smile. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your burgers and the hotdish. Excellent choices! Thank you so much for the kind words about the service. Looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crispy sweet tender fries served with maple aioli! Sorta like dessert and dinner all in one. Service was exceptional as well. Oh so was my avocado turkey club sandwich. Oh and so was my friend's lemon truffle Greek salad and, oh, the black bean soup...More

Thank Beeblers
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So thrilled to hear you enjoyed the sweet potato fries and your meals! And I sincerely appreciate the kind words about the service. Come see us again soon! Best regards, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This cozy little cafe is tucked away on a charming downtown street. The style is updated & fun and there is nothing quite like small town friendliness to lift your day. Everything we have tried so far has clearly been made with care and fresh...More

Thank Betsy G
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Betsy. Thanks a million for the kind words! You really nailed what we're all about here at the Good Life. I'm thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed the flat bread, salads and soup. Hope we see you again soon for some more of your...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

I've never had a bad meal here. Have eaten here at least 15 times in the last 6 years. Staff is always courteous, area clean, pricing moderate, menu not always the same. Daily specials.

Thank _macgooc442
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks so much for your continued visits over the years! I truly appreciate your kind words about our place and our staff. I'm so happy to hear you've enjoyed the meals. Hope we see you again soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch on a Friday. It was super busy and therefore the service was slow. But the food! Oh My, it was amazing. My husband had a wild rice meatball sandwich that was awesome! I had a green salad with chicken. At first...More

Thank annonymouslycritical
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

So glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your salad and sandwich! Your kind words are very much appreciated. Thank you for your patience on a busy day, as well. As we train for new seasonal employees, it's possible that we may have...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place gets you away from traditional northern fare. Expect wonderful twists on traditional dining.

Thank TravelingTammyPRCE
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

I truly appreciate the kind words. So happy to hear that you enjoy our take on classic American comfort food. Hope you'll come visit us again soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This place is Minnesota Nice. Great food, service and cozy feel. Everything is served with a smile. Also with the SAD diet being the “norm” in most restaurants this place puts time and caring into their menu and food preparation. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank lakersailor
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

This review really made me smile! So happy to hear you enjoy our place and I couldn't be more grateful for the kind words. Thanks so much for recommending the Good Life! Take care, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place has great food, great atmosphere(cute tall-backed wooden booths) and fast, friendly (!) service. For a casual breakfast or lunch with a varied and classy menu, it’s the best we’ve found in the area. Lots of local, special or comfort type foods in an...More

Thank Jan P
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi Jan. Thank you so much for the kind words about our place. You really nailed what we're all about here and I'm so grateful to hear you enjoy your experiences with us. I'm flattered that you consider the Good Life a favorite when you're...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We ate 2 times here during our park rapids stay . I wish we have known this place as soon as we arrived in the area. This place was recommended by our “go fish “ guide Jason. Recommend tomato basil soup, artichoke dip, pulled pork...More

Thank Goneflying143
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks a million for the kind words! I'm thrilled that you had the chance to stop in twice during your time in Park Rapids. Hope we'll see you again the next time you find yourself in our neck of the woods! Cheers, Molly, Owner

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the various flatbreads and choices of burgers. Always something new to try and we have never left dissatisfied. How nice to have a cafe with home made food and local ingredients.

Thank Mark J
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, Mark! Thrilled to hear you enjoy the flatbreads and burgers. Hope you'll stop by and see us again soon! Cheers, Molly, Owner

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1SassyLassy
6 January 2017|
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Response from Molly L |
Hello! We opened in 2009, so unfortunately we weren't the restaurant you ate at. The roll sounds delicious though. I have a feeling it may have been at Antlers Restaurant, which was on Main Street and had huge rolls - but... More
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wwjjaa68
11 July 2015|
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Response from Good_Life_Cafe | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year round. Generally our summer hours (Memorial through Labor Day weekends) are Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Winter hours are Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Kindly call for more exact hours closer... More
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wwjjaa68
11 July 2015|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Same hours I think
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-237-4212
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