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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 305
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Gorgeous view and wonderful food

Loved the New Scenic Cafe. We have been there twice and both times had great meals. Inventive combinations and fresh ingredients made the dishes we had wonderfully tasty. The choices had some vegetarian and fish as well as beef options. The pickled beet salad was wonderful. I had Salmon with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Sharon B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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434 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the New Scenic Cafe. We have been there twice and both times had great meals. Inventive combinations and fresh ingredients made the dishes we had wonderfully tasty. The choices had some vegetarian and fish as well as beef options. The pickled beet salad was wonderful. I had Salmon with bacon crumbles and celeriac. My husband had a leek frittata... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped to have lunch on our way further up north on a cold, windy day. What a warm, welcoming restaurant with local art on the paneled interior. We munched on pistachios while ordering what was a delicious and carefully prepared meal. Gluten-free bread was available. The walleye was a treat -- pistachio-crusted, perfectly cooked. Probably the best I've ever... More 

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Duluth, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is such a special place, beautiful drive up the shore of Lake Superior. They have a amazing menu that changes season to season. If you find your favorite is not on the menu, just ask they will try their best to make it for you. Service is great, very relaxing atmosphere, summer they have a beautiful garden out front,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our party of 4 ate there the day before Valentine's day. We were each of us delighted with the service, atmosphere, and food. Beautifully presented, each dish was great start to finish. I can't think of a thing that could have been better! Not a cheap date, and a half hour drive north of Duluth, but well worth the trip... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Spectacular food and a perfect place to stop on our way to and from our vacation lodge. First off, the view is great and I can only imagine how wonderful it is in the summer. Second, the menu is fantastic. It was hard to choose. I highly recommend the tuna tacos with asian slaw (my fellow travellers ordered them on... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This charming restaurant is a perfect get away from the hustle bustle of Duluth, MN. The food is fabulous, and the service is wonderful. The unique creations never cease to amaze me, we eat at this restaurant when we visit Duluth and have not yet been disappointed. The menu offers a selection for even the pickiest of eaters, and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just had lunch at New Scenic Café and it was fantastic. It's just about a 20 minute drive from downtown Duluth, with a beautiful overlook on Lake Superior. Added to that, we had a truly delicious meal: We started with coffee, the tuna tacos, which come with a Thai-style slaw, and the fried goat cheese appetizer with fresh bread... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Every time we go to Duluth we make time to have dinner at the New Scenic. They never fail to exceed our expectations. This time I had a ribeye with onions and arugula. It was great. I wanted a wine from languedoc which they were out of. The server suggested a Rhone that what delightful. I'll go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Recently had dinner there. Was so good. Always love the tuna taco appetizer. Both entrees were superb and the pie for dessert was perfect as always. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Haven’t been there for a while… mistake.. mine.. As always the best in Duluth. The tuna tacos are the best… usually available and non-better anywhere! We each had a special and both were exceptional. We never order dessert except at the Scenic. It is always well worth it… [calories] When in Duluth nothing ever tops the Scenic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-525-6274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?