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New Scenic Cafe

5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
218-525-6274
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Ranked #1 of 225 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You will find the menu at the Scenic unlike any other in the Northland! Creative dishes, large enough portions, well presented. The food has been delicious every time I have been there. The wine list is good. The beer selection is fair. The staff are always courteous and knowledgeable. Located 12 miles from downtown Duluth, the drive is a chance... More

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Edina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have had the pleasure to dine at New Scenic Cafe a number of times. The experience has always been excellent, from the service to the food. If the weather suits it, I recommend coming early and getting a beverage to enjoy while sitting in one of their oversize Adirondack chairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A short ride north of Duluth, right on the lake, fabulous and creative menu, and wonderful ambience! I bring every one of my out-of-town guests here to eat and they all say the same thing. The drive is not an inconvenience; it's a chance to see the wonders of the North Shore and Lake superior!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The best time to dine at the New Scenic Café is in the dead of winter, then there's no wait. However, if the only time you're on the North Shore of Lake Superior and want a really good & interesting meal, then take the time and try this restaurant. At one time it was a shack/diner, but has been expanded... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Charming atmosphere with distinctive dishes. Try the curried mussels for an appetizer or the Tallegio cheese fondue if it's in season. Great wine selection as well.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Need I say more? Great food from local resources done in the most creative, yummy ways. Couple that with cozy atmosphere, across from the Shores of Lake Superior. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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st paul minnesota usa
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Girls weekend. Five of us stopped Thursday for lunch and had 5 different meals. Everyone was delighted with their meals. I love that they have excellent salads and their food is a bit gourmet for the north shore and unusual for perhaps some people, but perfect if you are coming from the cities and want a wonderful meal that will... More

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've been here a few times, always been a real treat. Waitstaff is knowledgeable, respectful, friendly, well-dressed/groomed and quick. The food is always wonderful, menus change very frequently, and they always have specials for lunch AND dinner, sometimes more than one. Signs of a hardworking and passionate team! Fair warning - the portions can be a little small - but... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After 3 days of hamburgers and "family food", I was craving a nice dinner. I was so happy to find the New Scenic Cafe. The service was friendly and impeccable. I had a salad to rival any I've had-- grilled Brussel sprouts, duck confit, a fried quail egg. We had a lovely bottle of wine. The atmosphere was rustic log... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Some people may say the food is odd, but that is at first glance only. They have wonderful variations on salads, soups, burgers, bread and dessert!!!!! Their pie is wonderful. When I am heading up north for a week, I try to order a whole pie to take with me to where ever I am staying. Love the place, prices... More

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