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Lake Avenue Cafe

394 Lake Avenue South, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
(218) 722-2355
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Ranked #33 of 228 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stopped here just for Drinks. Bartender was really nice. Didn't order because it was a little pricey. Just looking for appetziers, and didn't care to spend 15 dollars on an app. But menu selection looked good and unique

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Lake Avenue Cafe several times and, although the food is usually good, I never feel like it is worth what they charge. Breakfast was pretty good and not too expensive. Appetizers are good but pricey, but the dinner I had earlier this week was a disappointment. The Tilapia entree was $20 and had 1-1/2 thin... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Well prepared, creative but down to earth food. The heirloom tomato torte was so rich but so good. Max and cheese is an appetizer for 4 big and filling portions of tasty, crunchy, creamy goodness. Go and try this place!

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Esko, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We eat at the Lake Avenue Cafe often, we enjoy the atmosphere, the waitstaff is very well trained, and the food is usually very good with a large variety of options. This last time we went we were disappointed that they were out of so many things on the menu, they were only only open for a few hours when... More

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We've been on a road trip for two months and we have eaten in restaurants every day. The ban mi sandwich was the best sandwich I have had on this entire trip-my husband thought his burger was equally great. All that and it was half price wine day. A bottle of Louis Latour Chardonnay for $13! No complaints about the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great service - friendly and helpful servers. We ate fish sandwiches filled with locally caught fish, while sitting on their outdoor deck on a sunny day, washing it down with great local beer. Perfect lunch after getting off the scenic boat ride, gathering our strength for shopping in that beautiful historic building filled with unique shops.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped for lunch here and I was not impressed. In fact, I would strongly recommend going right across the way to the Northern Waters Smokehaus. Both restaurants are in a converted warehouse. We watched a steady stream if customers going into Nirthern Waters while we waited for our meals. The Lake Avenue cafe is not terrible, it's just overpriced... More

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Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fun spot to stop while enjoying the Canal Park area in Duluth. Interesting menu. Food is tasty. Atmosphere is great, too!

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on the positive reviews, it must have been a bad night. In all fairness, the restaurant was very warm and flies were buzzing everywhere. A/C might not have been working properly which is not good because this establishment is located at the end of the building that faces direct PM sun.and Duluth was going through a hot spell. The... More

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Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want to overspend for some dishes that are just a little bit out of the ordinary, stop in here. Everything has been good, food and service, but nothing standout except the cost for the meals available.

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