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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
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“apple chutney” (9 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
“walleye tacos” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
220 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1518
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We often drive through Park Rapids but not often at mealtime so when we were going through yesterday at lunch I checked TripAdvisor for a recommendation and I’m so glad I did! This is a great cafe right on Main Street and only a block...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A range of menu items made for an interesting experience. A bit esoteric for our 12-14 yr old grandsons though. Nice cocktail and wine offering. A worthwhile visit during a stay in Park Rapids.

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just driving through and wanted to stop for a quick dinner. We were not disappointed! The place was very clean and the decor was very cute, service was quick and friendly, and the food was amazing. I had the pork sandwich with apple...More

Thank MEGAN G
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by The Good Life Cafe, Megan! I very pleased you enjoyed your experience! Come again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe has a surprisingly sophisticated menu with friendly, local service. I had the walleye tacos and they were terrific. Highly recommend if you are in Park Rapids.

Thank MidwestTripGirl
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fantastic review! The Walleye Tacos are a customer favorite. If you're in the area again, please stop by!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food. Cute decor. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting the Park Rapids area.

Thank Tony & Dana S
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tony and Dana! Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy you made the choice to visit us at The Good Life Cafe! Come again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a few friends for lunch. The wild rice hotdish, bison philly and artichoke dip were all super tasty. I love the decor and the service was quick. It's a fun place for delicious food with a creative Minnesota twist.

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

Ayrianne, thank you for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves on a unique menu and fun atmosphere. So glad you had a great experience! Stop by again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were running around town on a rainy day of our vacation & decided to stop in for a quick bite. Fun, trendy interior & quaint outdoor covered courtyard in back. The pretzel bites were amazing! The waitress was super helpful in helping us make...More

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

We are so glad you had a great experience. Our staff prides themselves in give excellent service. Come again, next time you visit Park Rapids! - Molly, owner

Reviewed 16 August 2018

We liked the variety of healthy items on the menu and the service was very good. Portions were about right.

Thank danne43
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. Come again, soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Park Rapids is so lucky to have this adorable cafe with excellent food. The moment you walk in you feel comfortable and welcomed. Its name suits it well "The Good Life" I am a fan of their salads but so far nothing on the menu...More

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

Thank you for this amazing review! We strive to give our guests the best experience possible. I'm so glad you have a great experience everytime you visit. Stop by again soon! - Molly, owner

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Unique menu, but don't let that scare you. Everything I have ever eaten there was delicious. Try it, you will like it.

Thank Richard N
Good_Life_Cafe, Owner at The Good Life Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks, Richard! We do like to step out of the box and get creative with our menu. So glad you have a great experience everytime you visit! Stop by again, soon! - 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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