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15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
218-824-6444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine Dinner

This is the second time I have visited Prairie Bay and need to express that their food is "out of this world" good. However, on Valentine's evening they were out of several options on the menu and our reservations were early (7pm).....but what we did end up with was excellent and our waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Susan E
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Roseville, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Roseville, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the second time I have visited Prairie Bay and need to express that their food is "out of this world" good. However, on Valentine's evening they were out of several options on the menu and our reservations were early (7pm).....but what we did end up with was excellent and our waitress was very attentive and informative as to... More 

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Baxter, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Probably my favorite pizza! Love the chicken, apple, brie pizza - it's fantastic! The service is always impeccable and they have probably the best happy hour prices I've found in town!

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The fish sandwich and brisket were great! The server was very friendly and prompt as well. Would eat here again.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had tried the pulled pork sandwich from their mobile business earlier in the year and was very disappointed by how dry and HARD the pork was...they said it's because it's hard to control the temp that way (don't have it as an option if that's the case). Decided to go in restaurant and give it another shot because I've... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Try the Build Your Own Bruschetta! Delicious!! The Beet & Goat cheese salad was absolutely amazing. The Chicken Strudel is a so unique and very very good. The servers are very attentive. One of my favorite restaurants in the Brainerd area.

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Minnesota US
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I am probably here about once a month but more during the winter. It is the kind of place that you just want to snuggle up in a booth with your special someone and a delicious bowl of soup. My favorite meal here is the tarragon mushroom fussili pasta. So comforting and decadent! I can't explain the feeling I get... More 

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Yardley, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

While traveling on business to Brainerd, MN we asked our hotel desk clerk for a local recommendation rather than eating at a chain restaurant he recommended Prairie Bay. He promised we would not regret the choice. The restaurant was lovely and had a very eclectic menu. It was certainly not the type of food I would have expected in Brainerd... More 

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Longville, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

On a miserable cold damp fall afternoon we needed a pick up the spirit lunch. Prairie bay has had good reviews so we gave it a try. My wife a foodie thought the choices were wonderful and the food both tasty and abundant. She had the daily soup, sandwich and salad. All tasted good. I had the figs, grapes and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Late lunch; almost empty on a Tuesday afternoon. The server was pleasant and attentive. We had the French toast ham and cheese sandwich, a Reuben and a wonderful dessert (trio sampler). The ham was tender, French toast a pleasant surprise, the corned beef pulled (not sliced) was delicious (although messy) and the dessert was the highlight of the meal! We... More 

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Savage, MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We didn't really know where to eat tonight thought oh well we could go to Olive Garden, not thrilled about that. Then went to the google and found this gem of a restaurant. I had the pork tenderloin and my husband had the short ribs......both excellent. Good choice of wines and we had the Peanut caramel chocolate penne cotta......wow very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: 218-824-6444

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?