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Lake Avenue Cafe

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American, International
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394 Lake Avenue South, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
(218) 722-2355
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice spot for drinks/deserts

We stopped in for coffe/drinks and desert. Nice table by bar, big Windows and cute twinkling lights. Good service. Desert tart was delicious, but TINY. (Not a shareable desert)

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
kay k
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for dinner, brunch, or just a drink. Awesome selection of lesser known liquors, with unique drink options. Great for weekend brunch, and a great dinner with a menu that changes with the season.

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Thank Fredrick P
Duluth, Minnesota
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place with fresh menus, fresh beers, fresh music, fresh artists, and delicious, unique food the Lake Avenue Cafe is the place for you! The Lake Avenue is a perfect place for kids, teens, adults, and seniors.They opened in 1991, introducing Duluth to many different styles of food like different food combinations, pretty presentations, and... More 

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Thank 8thgrader2015
Plymouth, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Creative international menu, fulll bar with interesting cocktails, focus on local ingrediens and suppliers, the coconut chili chicken soup was amazing. Best Reuben ever, with pickled cabbage instead of sauerkrat, a revelation. Good beers and local spirits.

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Thank Katyevee
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Very comfy ambiance, friendly staff, good craft beer, and wonderful food. The attention they give the menu is evident. Very fresh and so nicely presented. The ratatouille, which they have occasionally, is my favorite.

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Thank northerntraveler4
Germantown, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Had the flank steak (delicious) and the onion soup (great with cheese curds)! Tried various appetizers (smaller plates) which were all tasty. The flavors in all the food were very well developed. The wine list had a good variety and French wine which is hard to find in Duluth. The service was great ... very personable and willing to answer... More 

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Thank KarenGraf
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stopped in for coffe/drinks and desert. Nice table by bar, big Windows and cute twinkling lights. Good service. Desert tart was delicious, but TINY. (Not a shareable desert)

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Thank kay k
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My wife and I were staying nearby and just took a stroll down Lake Street to decide where to eat. We were going to go to Saigon Cafe, but my wife spied this place around back of the DeWitt complex and we thought it looked cozy/nice. When we went in, it became apparent that this was a bit of a... More 

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

a hidden little gem in the big marketplace building. Very good light food and desserts. Good place to get away from the crowds in Canal Park.

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Thank Todd P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stopped here on our way back from Lutsen for lunch on a Sunday. Very good vibe to the restaurant and nice service. We had a pizza and a burger and both were very, very good. Not run of the mill fast casual food. But good quality and flavor with thought to the overall menu and ingredients. Definitely coming back... More 

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Thank Rich P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

They are dry, salty and over-seasoned. I won't eat here again. I based my visit on Trip Advisor. I hope my review wakes them up & they change the menu.

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Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 394 Lake Avenue South, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (218) 722-2355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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