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Northern Lights Cafe

1040 Main St, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
218-226-3012
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Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Beaver Bay
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Of all the restaurants in the Northshore area that I've been to this one would be my favorite. While their regular burgers leave alot to be desired their "hometown" specialties are mouth wateringly wonderful. The best thing on the whole menu is the cheesy wildrice mushrooms. The ooey-gooey heaven in a bowl that begins the meal could be a whole... More 

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Love, love, love the elk shepherd's pie - fruit pies are pretty good, too! Nice view of The Lake, patio seating if the weather permits.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Northern Lights Cafe is keeping it oh-so-real on the North Shore. The decor is kitschy cool and funky and the view of the lake is fantastic. The food is Scandinavian, hearty, and yummy. That's right, I said yummy. We had the gravlax, which I wish would have been sliced a little thinner, but it came with the perfect accompaniments.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a traditional Swedish meatball dinner and it was spot on perfect! Can't beat the views of the ever changing mood of Lake Superior either. Always stop here when we vacation on the shore.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were here on a Thursday evening in September. The restaurant filled up fast and the service was really slow because there was only one server, then another arrived. Good food a reasonable price.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was not my favorite place to eat. The salad bar was not well stocked like missing lettuce. The service was just ok and the server never did not check back with us to see how our food was. Too many customers for the number of dervers. I ordered salad bar instead of French fries. The fries came anyway and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely lake view and garden but food is awful! Their idea of mango salsa is canned fruit with maraschino cherries. Basic seasoning for fish is unpalatable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I enjoyed the Northwoods Sampler lunch plate, which was mostly wonderful -- tasty soup with delicious warm breadsticks, small piece of Pan-fried walleye, and greens with the house made mango salsa. The only thing I didn't care for was the slice of quiche - the pastry was a bit soggy and greasy and I wondered if it was leftover from... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Definitely get the north shore sampler. Everything on it tastes great. It was 12.99 at lunch price. Wife ordered the walleye sandwhich Which was good, but we both agreed the sampler was better.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This restaurant is awesome. Great cozy atmosphere, great food, great people. Worth every penny. And try the wild rice soup- you won't be disappointed.

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Address: 1040 Main St, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
Phone Number: 218-226-3012
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Beaver Bay
Cuisine: American

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