Lakeview Castle closing

Lakeview Castle will not ring in the new year.

A manager there confirmed that the restaurant/liquor store/caterer/banquet hall will close Friday. She did not provide further details, and refered me to owner Dennis Thielke. I’m awaiting his callback.

The stone establishment complete with replica drawbridge sits on the shores of Lake Superior at 5135 North Shore Dr.

A tipster called the newsroom today, saying he had to reschedule a banquet because of the impending closure. We will report more later….

12 thoughts on “Lakeview Castle closing

  1. Sad…..although in recent years the place has become a mere shadow of it’s former self anyway. Maybe this will end up being a blessing in disguise. Someone will eventually buy it and re-open one would think.

  2. How sad!

    My friends and I liked going there after work or on evenings just to get away. Their staff was always nice and I loved their pizza. I hope they re-open.

  3. $15 – $20 Burgers is BS. We eat there a lot. Never order burgers but I checked their on-line menu. 1/2″ Angus Burger = $5.00. Half the trolls that post on these sites are morons.

  4. Dead Inside, have you ever been there? Their dinners are under $15.00. $10.00 will get you a prime rib sandwich on a roll with fries and soup. Whats your problem?

  5. although in recent years the place has become a mere shadow of it’s former self anyway.

    Jonathan M – are we thinking of the same place? The food has always been mediocre and I’ve had meals going back to the early 1990s. Out-of-the-box, over salty and greasy are not as acceptable as they used to be. The quality of restaurants in Duluth is much better than it used to be, and the Castle was left in the dust. It was never on the leading edge.

  6. although in recent years the place has become a mere shadow of it’s former self anyway.

    Jonathan M – are we thinking of the same place? The food has always been mediocre and I’ve had meals going back to the early 1990s. Out-of-the-box, over salty and greasy are not as acceptable as they used to be. The quality of restaurants in Duluth is much better than it used to be, and the Castle was left in the dust. It was never on the leading edge.

  7. About three years ago I won a “chef’s wine dinner for four” to LVC valued at over $400 in a non-profit silent auction. We were all amazed at the food and wine pairings. The chef came out and talked to us, told us all about the food and really made it a memorable night. I’m very sad to hear this news, which I hope just turns out to be a rumor.

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