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The Cattails Bar and Grill

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6405 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601-8681
218-444-8778
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They're closed

They're closed as of the Fall of 2015. Too bad. Hopefully someone will move in. The liquor store behind the closed restaurant is excellent. Your best bet for getting a fairly priced highly rated bottle of wine.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Dave F
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

They're closed as of the Fall of 2015. Too bad. Hopefully someone will move in. The liquor store behind the closed restaurant is excellent. Your best bet for getting a fairly priced highly rated bottle of wine.

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Thank Dave F
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have had many family dinners out at Cattails. It is a loss for Bemidji that you are closed. I hope someone takes over the business and makes it even better.

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3 Thank 769vickij
Bemidji, Minnesota
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Four of us wanted to eat on a Sat. night and were told they could not serve us. There were tables (4) in need of cleaning, the waitress told us they could not serve us. We thought this was strange as it was only 6:30 on a Sat night. We saw them tell a group of 6 the same thing... More 

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1 Thank Dennis K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

After 3 phone contacts to confirm everything for the 8 PM reservation. They weren't even ready to get up to bat. The softball team, not all finally got their food. The meals including the soup were cold. The parents after an hour and half wait finally left without ever eating. We were the only ones in restaurant. Never again!

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2 Thank Lisa L
Winnipeg
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

went there for supper Monday June 1 2015 , sat at the bar to play the MegaTouch machine , which after 2 dollars and a reboot in between did not work. During that time no one acknowledged our presence and I noticed others were also being ignored. W had a bad experience there 1 month ago. Personnel at our hotel... More 

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2 Thank phantom_player
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ate outside and it was very nice out. We had plenty of time to enjoy the weather, unfortunately they are short staffed (we heard this is the norm) and it took a very long time to get served. By the time we got food the weather had changed to cooler and cloudy. I know they can't do anything about... More 

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Thank GKY0ung
Bemidji
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We like to go out to Cattails for an evening with the families (children and grandchildren). Cattails has a full menu with Hamburgers, Ribs, great steaks, and terrific walleye fillets. The rest of the entres are excellent too. The atmosphere is very woodsy/ outdoorsy. It is quite clean and the staff is friendly. There is a full bar and they... More 

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Thank Jeanne D
Cass Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The bar area was loud and only a couple of folks in there...they do need to put up something to block the bar area...the new doors to separate dining area helped but not enough. Mixed iceburg lettuce with greens - seems many do this. The mozzarella sticks are priced way to high. The southwestern dip worth buying. Vegetables seemed frozen... More 

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Thank AudreyThayer
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Along wait for the tables and even though we had reservations they ran out of food we still paid $16 per plate for eggs and bacon

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Thank Mike H
Devils Lake
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Quaint place, food was delicious, no complaints! They had the traditional bar food but also more. The staff was friendly and service was quick.

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Thank Katie T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6405 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601-8681
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: 218-444-8778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?