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Prairie Bay Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Wonderful!

Everything was wonderful - the service, food, atmosphere. It was our first time at Prairie Bay and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Hazel877
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Everything was wonderful - the service, food, atmosphere. It was our first time at Prairie Bay and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been to Prairie Bay several times and always walk away disappointed. They appear to do things right with a nice atmosphere, excellent arrangement with local growers and nice menu choices but, something always seems to be off. Our experience is that the food might be too salty, the salad dressing too sweet, the smoked duck is no different... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
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?