Lange’s Café

At the intersection of 75 and 23 is Pipestone, Minnesota.
Here you’ll find the Pipestone National Monument, the Historic Calumet Inn, and Lange’s Cafe.
Lange’s Cafe is a family recipe heavy, history-laden, made-from-scratch local pride favorite.
So, of course, I had to try it.
As soon as I walked in, I totally fell in love with the marquee and the 50’s style dining counter!
Although they are famous for their sour cream raisin pie, they were out when I stopped in.
I did, however, try a host of other pies.
A little about Lange’s.
On a plot that has housed restaurants since 1931, Lange’s was introduced in 1955, founded in 1956, and ran as the only 24/7 restaurant in southwest Minnesota right up until this year.
After 62 years, Lange’s decided to drop down to 16 hours a day. Ever been closed? Four times; once for fire and for each of the founding family members funerals; Roy, Les, and Millie.
It has since become a regional crowd meeting place where all kinds of people feel at home and welcome – which makes sense, as its, “where old friends meet,” – as their slogan reads.

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