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824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-3214
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
dinner

ate here for the first time oct 2014. had beef tenderloin and shrimp scampi...! greens in the salad were very fresh! that makes a dinner for me! despise rusty greens! creme brulee for dessert a REAL margarita: patron grand marnier, simple syrup and fresh lime!!!! would've had more but had to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
teresa1983
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minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

ate here for the first time oct 2014. had beef tenderloin and shrimp scampi...! greens in the salad were very fresh! that makes a dinner for me! despise rusty greens! creme brulee for dessert a REAL margarita: patron grand marnier, simple syrup and fresh lime!!!! would've had more but had to drive...DARN!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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348 reviews 348 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The location is great and the staff are very friendly. I ordered the Nisswa salad which had good flavor overall but my tuna was overcooked and bland and the potato wedges were raw. The walleye fingers were delicious and the sweet potato fries as well. This place is worth a try since the menu has a lot of options.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ok food, high prices, snooty owners. Meet the owner face to face and was extremely put off and made to feel inferior like I wasn't good enough to eat at his restaurant. Apparently greenbacks are not the only method of payment in the north country.

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Minot, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a very nice meal. Ordered the prime rib wrapped asparagus appetizer. We had a choice about whether it would be warm or cold. We chose the warm option. It was excellent! We each had a glass of wine and a nice meal. Prime rib for me. Again, it was a winner. Great atmosphere. It has a big city... More 

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Clean and very friendly.Food was perfect but portions are on the light side but it is lunch.It feels upper scale but still casual.Nice location across from lake.

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maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was directed here by the local fishmonger for fresh red lake walleye. There were many options to choose from on the menu. I had the walleye hoagie which was a little heavy on the breading. Next time I will stick with grilled or broiled walleye. The sweet potato fries might have been the best I have ever eaten. Good... More 

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Aledo, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

OK, I've read all the reviews. I'm a restaurant professional from IL and I'll tell you you can't find a better meal or view in Bemidji. The lady that owns Sparkling Waters works hard to make you feel like a guest in her lovely home. If you didn't look at pricing on line and got surprised....well that's on you. The... More 

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Fiumicino, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Either that or my travels have taught me what "Fine Dining" is supposed to be and this is a let down. All of the times I have been here (I admit it was only 4), I have encountered a noisy, open, kitchen that was distracting to my conversation, mediocre food at best, and a price point that made me think... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

For seven years, I have been coming to Bemidji several times a year for work-related stays, and only this year did I "discover" Sparkling Waters when I asked a desk clerk at Hampton Inn where to get a great steak.I now stop in for dinner almost every night I'm here. The mussels are marvelous. Some nights, I have mussels and... More 

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had great service, a server named Kayla took care of me and my family. I noticed that the table cloth had stains on them and another server (not Kayla) told me that the owner did not wash her table cloths, unless they were very dirty but usually they just sprayed some cleaner on them and called it good. That... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: 218-444-3214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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