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Prairie Bay Restaurant

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15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
218-824-6444
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Very inconsistant

We recently had weeknight dinner at Prairie Bay. We ordered Mad Thai with pork and it was really ordinary, like something from the grocery store freezer section. At $28 plus $4 extra to share one order, we were very disappointed. We have had excellent meals there in the past, but also several... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Sup02
via mobile
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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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We recently had weeknight dinner at Prairie Bay. We ordered Mad Thai with pork and it was really ordinary, like something from the grocery store freezer section. At $28 plus $4 extra to share one order, we were very disappointed. We have had excellent meals there in the past, but also several disasters, when we had to send back food... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites and considered it a special night out. In town only one night so picked Prairie Bay. Disappointed the flavor just not there. I had the duck and after a few bites offered a bite to my husband who commented that "tastes like baloney " which was exactly what I thought and... More 

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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?