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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 #36 of 227 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely by chance we stumbled onto this cafe for lunch. Not being overly hungry, two of us split a French toast rueben sandwich that consisted of corned beef, French toast with cinnamon, pickled cabbage and a rich Gruyere sauce. It sounded both intriguing and strange at the same time but the bartender/owner of the restaurant convinced us that it was... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We arrived late after getting in town (about 7:30) and were seated immediately. They have a full bar and some really interesting specialty cocktails. My husband had the pork chop and I had the steak. Both were really quite wonderful. We also split a wonderful chocolate flour-less torte. We plan to return and try more of their wonderful menu.

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Eden Prairie
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

with a visit to Lake Avenue Cafe in Duluth. Locavore, seasonal cafe, with great service. The coq au vin was amazing, ditto for the Catch of the Day (Whitefish) sandwich.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went without a reservation and had to wait 30 minutes until they accepted walk-ins. We filled the time walking to the light house. When we returned 25 minutes later they seated us immediately. Menu had a nice variety with selections that seemed to fit the north shore. Prices were fair and service was good. Most importantly food was delicious.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were over in the smokehouse across the hall and asked for a good dinner place. They told us it was great. So we tried -we had to wait until 7:30 before they accepted walk ins. The menu was interesting so after much exploring we had a "silly goose" pizza and truffle Mac n cheese along with elk and venison... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We ate here a few years ago and were excited to return during our next trip to Duluth. I was very disappointed. This place is expensive so it had better be great to justify the prices. The place seemed dirty. The chairs were gross. The food was bland. I tried the tilapia and everything needed salt. The fish was served... More

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Andover, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a pretty regular stop for us in Duluth. New ownership since last trip. Food was pretty good. We will go back.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Delicious food. Unique. Great service. Very enjoyable evening. Loved the whitefish potato cakes. Will definitely go back next time in Duluth. Fabulous cocktail with local gin.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We happened upon the Lake Avenue Cafe while walking around Duluth. Decided to have lunch there because the menu was pretty unique. It took a while for anyone to greet us, but it was uphill from then on! Our server was great - she happily offered samples of beer and even soup to help us decide what we wanted to... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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