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Prairie Bay Restaurant

15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425
218-824-6444
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Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Baxter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Lacrosse, Wi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good menu, we are repeat customers. Had some difficulty with way too rare entrees which they apologized for, substitute chef on holiday weekend. Have to believe them. They have good high quality ingredients and interesting entrees. Will give them another chance next year. One thing to note, being a resort town, you may get more than expected two year olds... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Prairie Bay is dining elegance with a hometown feel. The staff is well trained, courteous and prompt. The menu variety is second to none. I have yet to have a bad meal or experience here. The pizza's are spectacular! My favorite sandwich is the Truffled Portabella Chevre Flat Bread Melt! DELICIOUS!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First of all staff were great, we were a party of 6 and we got a table within 15 min at 7:30 pm. Wine list is really good for a restaurant of this style and the prices are reasonable. They have Elk Cove Pinot Noir from Oregon which is one of my favourites! The food in my opinion could be... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you don't know where Prairie Bay is, you'll likely drive right by. But it's worth finding- the food is great! Happy hours specials are very well priced. We usually sit in the bar where its more casual, but full menu available. The menu offers the usuals but with a twist. Love the "make your own bruschetta"- fresh bread/crostini with... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited here based on favorable TripAdvisor reviews. We were seated promptly and server Brianna appeared almost immediately after to greet us and see if we knew what we wanted to drink or wether we needed a few minutes to review the wine list. After a few minutes she came back to take drink orders and advise us of the daily... More

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Sidney, Montana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Friendly greeting at door. Prompt seating (With reservation) Diverse menu. Excellent service. Fantastic flavorful food. Fun desserts. Great prices. I had cherry-wood smoked pork over risotto. Wife had ahi-tuna sandwich. Son had kid's spaghetti. Parents shared a strawberry salad and braised beef. Everyone was happy. We will be back!

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Baxter, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ordered lobster & spinach appetizer, very good, lots of lobster. Wife wanted lamb & goat cheese pizza very good, had some curry base on it. Will go back. Service was outstanding!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

At the recommendation of the Brainerd Co-op, we tracked down Prairie Bay (a bit hard to find; just off 371 - look for the Arby's sign) for a late lunch. Nice character and decor, friendly staff, and really interesting dishes. My wife and I had the "Build Your Own Bruschetta" ($13). It comes on a big, long plate -- plenty... More

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Mason City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been coming to the Brainerd Lakes Area for over 30 years. We discovered Prairie Bay last year. Its kind of hidden from view from 371. Their menu is very unique. Ingredients you won't see at other locations. We've dined there 3 times and it has been excellent.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I were looking for something a bit out of the ordinary for our dinner in a town we hadn't visited before. I checked the online restaurant reviews and we tried the Prairie Bay restaurant. We had never seen such a creative list of pizzas, so we ordered the chorizo-mango-cilantro with added garlic shrimp. It was truly one... More

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