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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 26
    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
A bit upscale - worth the price

Our party of 6 each had different entrees - all good! I had the trout, which was nicely presented and cooked to my liking. We ordered the dates for an appetizer, which were beyond delicious. My husband had mac & cheese, which he thought was great. An excellent dinner, attentive waiter but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Rachel S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great setting & atmosphere. Once seated, we were not approached or brought water for over 15 minutes and we watched 2 other tables walk out for the same treatment. Poor communication in the service department, even at 8:30 pm. Also disappointed the chefs over cooked my salmon. I might give this place another chance, but it won't be for awhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our party of 6 each had different entrees - all good! I had the trout, which was nicely presented and cooked to my liking. We ordered the dates for an appetizer, which were beyond delicious. My husband had mac & cheese, which he thought was great. An excellent dinner, attentive waiter but not obnoxiously so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I ate here for his birthday and it was GREAT. The cocktails were also delicious. This isn't the place to go if you are a picky eater, but definitely worth a stop if you are more on the adventurous side. If you don't understand what everything on the menu is (we didn't), the waitstaff are super helpful!

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great food, a little more expensive, but great, happy service for a family of eight. I had the Felafel Salad which was excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Each year we stay in Canal Park for a week. Lake Avenue has always been a favorite (we sometimes ate there three times in a week!), but the past two years have been disappointing. Recently I had the Buttered Popcorn Gnocchi for a $20 lunch and I was devastatingly disappointed. It came out in a small stylish mountain that was... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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
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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