Hermantown breakfast restaurant to open new Canal Park location – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH: The Social House breakfast restaurant in Hermantown, opened in July 2019, is expanding with a second location in Canal Park.

The new Social House restaurant will lease from Grandma’s Corp. in the space formerly occupied by Famous Dave’s, 355 S. Lake Ave. While Famous Dave’s will relocate to 4135 Richard Ave., Hermantown, near Sam’s Club, on November 1 , has the lease on the old Canal Park building until January 1st.

Social House co-owner Matt “Bert” Berthiaume said he is eager to begin preparing the new site for its anticipated opening this spring.

The building is twice the size of the existing location, with approximately 6,500 square feet of space. A larger reception area will include the addition of a full bar. The larger kitchen will allow for an expanded menu to include more gourmet pancakes and French toast, as well as more seasonal dishes, Berthiaume said.

“The Walleye Pie Benedict will become a permanent offering at the new venue, which is a huge hit every time we run it,” he said. “Smoking the meat brings a different flavor element and elevates our brisket and salmon for the Benedict, making it unique and outside of the traditional Benedict.”

Old famous Dave's in Canal Park.

Social House in Hermantown plans to open a second restaurant in the former Famous Dave’s in Canal Park.

Steve Kuchera/Duluth News Tribune

Canal Park serves as the ideal setting for another Casa Social, he said, due to its high foot traffic. After being recognized as Best Breakfast by News Tribune’s Best of the Best awards and receiving third place for Best Brunch by Star Tribune Reader’s Choice Minnesota’s Best, both in 2021, Berthiaume believes the restaurant will fill a gap in culinary offerings. for good – Known tourist destination.

“There’s no other place in Canal Park that focuses primarily on upscale local breakfast, and that’s what we’re best at. I’d say we’re known for breakfast. Everything is made from scratch. It’s traditional, but elevated, with some fun. twists on the American breakfast,” he said.

There will be free parking throughout the winter. Patrons can expect a modern industrial interior for the new restaurant, with an old-school element: no public Wi-Fi.

“When you go out, everyone is on their phones. It’s nice to go out and sit and have fun with the person across the table. It’s been fun with our existing location and it worked. In all respects, it’s just a better atmosphere when people are not glued to their phones,” Barthiaume said.

In the coming months, Social House will begin hiring an additional 50-60 employees to train at its original location until its temporary opening in Canal Park, anticipated in May.

Until then, Hermantown Social House hours will remain 8 am to 3 pm daily. The same hours are expected in the new restaurant, with the possibility of extending the hours if staffing is sufficient.

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