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Sail Away Cafe and Bar

3121 St Croix Trail S, Market Square, Afton, MN 55001-9419
+1 651-436-6555
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Ranked #3 of 4 restaurants in Afton
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Dessert, Hamburgers, Healthy, Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Afton MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is great, service... well sometimes not too good. Breakfast is my favorite, the place is large enough to have a good crowd and small enough to feel like breakfast at home, only someone else cooks and cleans up. When I stop for lunch I usually find a bowl of something familiar with a little exotic twist. Dinners, hearty... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

The Sail Away Cafe is a charming little place on the banks of the Saint Croix river. The food tends toward eclectic home cooking, never boring. I particularly enjoy the Mediterranean pizza and the Bison steak. It is family friendly and you can get decent beer or wine should you desire. All this and live music on the weekends.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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192 reviews 192 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a cute restaurant on the main drag of Afton, MN. We like to stop here for lunch now and then. I usually get the Buffalo Chicken sandwich and my friend likes the crab cake salad. Service is usually slow for some reason and it isn't really that big of a restaurant. There is a wine list with a... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by here on a sunny afternoon hoping to get a quick bite. Unfortunately it took 15 minutes just before the waitress even took our order and then waited another 35 for just a couple of veggie sandwiches. One sandwich was ordered without cheese and came with cheese anyway and the waitress took it back only to return the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a locally owned and run restaurant with unique locally sourced menu items, some organic and vegetarian. Fri & Sat evenings local musicians entertain you while you fine. Wine & beer available too.

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ft myers
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I live in Afton and frequent my post office, which is practically connected to this place. I always pop into Sail Away Café for their delicious coffee that's purchased locally. I am a big soup person and they offer some of the best I've ever had. I enjoy their salads and have gotten their baked goods too. It offers such... More

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