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Lake Avenue Cafe

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American, International, Eclectic
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to eat in Canal Park

We had brunch at the Lake Avenue Cafe, and really enjoyed it. Great omelets! The atmosphere was very nice as well. Friendly staff!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
JaniceJ10
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It looks much more casual than the food suggests. The dinner and drinks could probably work very well in an upscale Twin Cities restaurant. An interesting dichotomy for sure. And I love that the restaurant uses local food and spirits. Great place for a casual but nice dinner!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visiting from D.C., we were pleasantly surprised with both the food and service at Lake Avenue Cafe. We split a melon salad and the duck pizza during their "Wine Wednesday" happy hour on the patio. Both dishes were well presented and seemed to be made with fresh, quality ingredients. Our waiter was professional and didn't rush us at all. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Love the food and the beverage options. The menu offers options you won't find any place else. Great food!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Their 'medium' crust pizza is $18, and a small piece of fish is $20. Yikes. The atmosphere is that of a 1960s coffeehouse.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife has a friend who lives in Duluth and she recommended Lake Avenue Cafe. We had lunch there today. It was fabulous. We split three menu items: Melon salad Green curry pizza Key lime pie Each dish was unique, well prepared, and beautifully presented. Great flavors. We had fun. I cannot understand why this restaurant ranks where it does... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had brunch at the Lake Avenue Cafe, and really enjoyed it. Great omelets! The atmosphere was very nice as well. Friendly staff!

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St. Paul, MN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Why Lake Ave. Cafe is not one of the highest rated restaurants in Duluth is a mystery to me. A Park Point location, broad menu, great wine & craft beer list. Fresh Lake Trout! Not to be missed in the Port City!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our group of 8 had a wonderful dinner-food was great and service was outstanding. Thank you Kiah-your timing and attention to our party was spot on! We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you get the chance to visit here please try the "Bridged" it's an amazingly refreshing drink. Don't miss ordering the salt and pepper cuttlefish app.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was such a plesant surprise, was having a hard time figuring what to eat in deluth. Tried the bone marrow with the poached eggs in the gueyer fondue. Such a gem with all the chain restaurants.

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Additional Information about Lake Avenue Cafe

Address: 394 Lake Avenue South, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
Phone Number: (218) 722-2355
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
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?