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Sail Away Cafe and Bar

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Bar, Dessert, Hamburgers, Healthy
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3121 St Croix Trail S, Market Square, Afton, MN 55001-9419
+1 651-436-6555
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: No need to eat at a chain as you will find delicious fresh and healthy...
No need to eat at a chain as you will find delicious fresh and healthy food at Sail Away. Grass fed beef,locally sourced ingredients, gluten free options. Beautiful garden patio seating summers and indoor bar and lower deck open year round. We promise you will have a fun and genuine casual small town experience. Quaint village with many interesting shops. Full Bar, off-sale, daily soups & dinner specials. Open daily 8 am for breakfast. Wonderful pies and desserts homemade on premises. We feature excellent live music every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 year round.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Soup!

We came in for a late lunch/snack about 2:00pm on a weekday. We wanted something light so we looked at the soups, salads, and sandwiches. One of us had a cup of the sweet potato ginger soup (homemade) and a house salad. The soup hit the spot for being tasty and hot, especially for a cold winter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
John G
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Afton, Minnesota
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wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tried them for Breakfast this spring Had a scramble with hashbrowns, cheese, peppers and ham Eggs were overcooked and crunchy and everything was extremely greasy Left a coating of oil on my plate. Coffee was ok--note they do not have lattes or espressos. Took a long time to get a simple coffee. It was like they had to start from... More 

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chippewa falls wi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Some of the best service I've had at a small cafe. Food is home made and excellent. Chili was great.

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Afton, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We came in for a late lunch/snack about 2:00pm on a weekday. We wanted something light so we looked at the soups, salads, and sandwiches. One of us had a cup of the sweet potato ginger soup (homemade) and a house salad. The soup hit the spot for being tasty and hot, especially for a cold winter day. I had... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We happened to be near Afton last Saturday, Jan. 31, and asked someone for a café recommendation, thinking we'd like a cup of coffee. They suggested "Sail Away." So we drove along the tree-lined roads in a part of MN that resembles upstate New York and arrived at a very ordinary-looking café in the small town of Afton. But a... More 

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is not often that I get to Afton for lunch. In fact I rarely eat in Afton but a few weeks ago I did go out to the Sail Away Cafe with the family. It is your run of the mill local cafe but mixed with a bit of healthy food offerings. I believe none of their menu items... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. There was live music which was actually pretty good! The ambiance was very nice - laid back but still good. Decent wine list so we ordered a bottle. The good was so/so. Ordered a shrimp in vodka sauce. Had to order extra shrimp (it only came with a few) and... More 

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Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If only the service was as good as everything else. Several wait staff came by in the 15 minutes we stood waiting for the to clear one of the half dozen empty tables on the patio with only: "we are busy. Hang on." Two other couples waiting eventually left, but there is little competition in tiny Afton. And food took... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Sail Away Cafe is a family-owned business located in the St. Croix River Valley between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The food is terrific and served in perfectly sized portions. Great pizza, pasta dishes, burgers and other dinner entrees. The daily specials are wonderful surprises. Try one of the ever changing menu of soups - you won't be disappointed. There is... More 

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Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is always a stop on the serious road-bike ride that is Afton. Afton is on the St. Croix, a long hill down (and up) from the surrounding suburbs and country-side. So the place is always home to a few serious roadies in Lycra, loud shirts, and louder shoes. I learned that the trick is to eat light, or you... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I love the burgers here. Made with fresh locally raised beef,you can really tell the difference. My Mom loves the homemade soups and the homemade desserts are to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3121 St Croix Trail S, Market Square, Afton, MN 55001-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Afton
  • Phone Number: +1 651-436-6555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bar, Dessert, Hamburgers, Healthy

Description

No need to eat at a chain as you will find delicious fresh and healthy food at Sail Away. Grass fed beef,locally sourced ingredients, gluten free options. Beautiful garden patio seating summers and indoor bar and lower deck open year round. We promise you will have a fun and genuine casual small town experience. Quaint village with many interesting shops. Full Bar, off-sale, daily soups & dinner specials. Open daily 8 am for breakfast. Wonderful pies and desserts homemade on premises. We feature excellent live music every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 year round.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?