We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 227 Duluth Restaurants

Lake Avenue Cafe

394 Lake Avenue South, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
(218) 722-2355
Improve this listing
Ranked #35 of 227 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Esko, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Petersburg, Florida
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In the tourist district, the Lake Avenue Cafe, was tasty albeit the service was rather slow. Favorites for us included the Perch tacos and the Lake Superior fish sandwich. (We did wish there had been a grilled option as the fish was breaded and fried.) Nice atmosphere and very close to the Canal Park tourist sites including the Aerial LIft... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lake Avenue Cafe also viewed


Been to Lake Avenue Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing