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5461 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
218-525-6274
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 345
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lobster Rolls!

I think you'll usually find a wait to get a table, but there are chairs out front with a view of the lake, so it's not so bad. My daughter and I lucked out and were escorted to a table immediately... sometimes it's good being a table of two! One of the specials that day was a lobster roll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Minnesota
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I think you'll usually find a wait to get a table, but there are chairs out front with a view of the lake, so it's not so bad. My daughter and I lucked out and were escorted to a table immediately... sometimes it's good being a table of two! One of the specials that day was a lobster roll, which... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! From the moment we pulled up to the restaurant, we were impressed. The beautiful drive up the scenic Lake Superior highway, garden arranged wildflowers, impeccable service and delicious food. The attention to detail was evident. We started with the seared Ahi Tuna tacos and the chef sent out an extra since we were a party of 5, so thoughtful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Okay, if I have the time to get out there, I go. I wish they had a downtown location. This time I had the egg and asparagus sandwich. What a handcrafted delight...that's the only way to describe the food here. Everything is unique, a work of art. It's fresh, well portioned, and the ingredients all make sense. Everything, from the... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was one of those days only pie would make better. New Scenic Cafe has a few great pies, but if you want the best of them, order tripleberry. Add iced fresh chai tea and you will swoon. Great service - and yes, the rest of the menu will satisfy cravings, too. Today, I just wanted great pie.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was excellent and fun with a delightful, bright and sunny atmosphere with large windows with a view of Lake Superior. They had a good selection of wine. Definitely a foodie place with a chef who knows how to put breads, sauces and meats/seafood together.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We are rather demanding foodies. In all my visits to duluth and superior, i had never found a restaurant prior to the New Scenic Cafe that would fit into what i call a great or even good quality restaurant. The food is completely fresh, the wine list is very small but exceptionally well selected as are the beers and other... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here in the summer and the service was slow and the food OK. With a high price. If they improved their service the place would be OK. There is a large bottle neck to seat people even with a reservation.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A large group for lunch and they handled it beautifully. I was really impressed with the menu - many extremely interesting choices and they are very vegetarian friendly. The sandwiches come on a variety of delicious breads - cranberry nut, ciabatta, etc. Folks loved their burgers, chicken sandwiches, egg and asparagus sandwiches and the soup of the day. I think... More 

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Boynton Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wow, this place was amazing and it is worth going to Duluth just to eat here. Being celiac I was delighted that they had many gluten free offering (including dessert).

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Okoboji, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have heard about this place for years from some friends but we had never had occasion to stop until this week. It is located north of Duluth on the old Hwy across the road from the lake. The restaurant itself is scenic with an area surrounded by flowers in front where you can sit while you wait to be... More 

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Additional Information about New Scenic Cafe

Address: 5461 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
Phone Number: 218-525-6274
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5461 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-525-6274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 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?