The North and South Shores are the most-frequented routes for travelers heading out of Duluth, leading them to well known establishments like Nokomis or the Rustic Inn Cafe on the North Shore or the Anchor Bar or South Shore Brewery along the South Shore. These well-known establishments are part of what make the shores of Lake Superior so unique, but there are many other roads leading out of Duluth towards Hermantown, Proctor, and Cloquet that are littered with small restaurants that are worth a visit.
Southwest of Duluth, in the heart of Proctor, is The Railway Pizzeria. The Railway Pizzeria is a standby for Proctor residents, offering up everyone’s favorite domestic pint alongside pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
The most intriguing aspects of the menu are the specialty pizzas with names like the Oredocker (medium $14, large $17), the Jitney (medium $15, large $18), and the Chicken Wild Rice (medium $17, large $20). Featuring a thin but still chewy crust, pizzas are available as a 12″ medium or 16″ large. The cheese tastes like a cheap mozzarella, but is still plentiful enough to not warrant a complaint. Newest on the menu is the Buffalo Chicken (medium $17, large $20), a marriage between the beloved boneless chicken and the thin crust pizza. The crust is covered in a blue cheese sauce and then boneless wings, drizzled in hot sauce, are spread across the pizza and covered in cheese. With a two-for-one beer special every Sunday, it’s a simple catalyst for the thirst for two beers.
For those who are looking for something out of the way or something different than what Duluth has to offer, The Railway Pizzeria has a list of special pizza creations that are worth a try.
The Railway Pizzeria
318 3rd Ave
Proctor, MN 55810
HOURS: Open Daily 11am
OWNER: Ron Rushmire
AVERAGE ENTREE: $6-$20