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New Scenic Cafe

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 402
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    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
The BEST restaurant on the North Shore

This place is a diamond in the rough! It's unassuming at 1st glance, but full of charm and quality once you step inside. Fresh local ingredients and a gourmet menu that changes with the seasons. Tuna tacos and Curried mussels are our favorites. If you're looking for a special meal in Duluth or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa G
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Duluth, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were passing through from Two Harbors and decided to stop for dinner based on reviews on Trip and Yelp. Granted we have high expectations for food quality and presentation but our sandwiches were terrible. We ordered between us one starter; split a salad and each of us had an individual sandwich. braised pork belly | 12 pistachio & goat... More 

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Thank RedSoxsFanMan
Duluth, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a diamond in the rough! It's unassuming at 1st glance, but full of charm and quality once you step inside. Fresh local ingredients and a gourmet menu that changes with the seasons. Tuna tacos and Curried mussels are our favorites. If you're looking for a special meal in Duluth or along the North shore of Lake Superior,... More 

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Thank Lisa G
Level Contributor
64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't expect top-shelf dining in a place in the woods north of Duluth. I was glad to be so wrong. The menu is varied, but the kitchen hit the mark on each dish. The real star of our dinner was the cassoulet, probably the best I've ever had; the beans were smoky and perfectly cooked and the meat was... More 

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Thank PeglegEd
Duluth, Minnesota
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Scenic Cafe The Scenic Cafe is in Duluth, MN. It is on the North Shore Scenic Highway and is owned by Scott Graden. The Scenic Cafe does not have a specific menu, they seasonly change their menu. It is a very different type of food their is sushi, sandwiches, pasta and much more. The range of prices usually consist... More 

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Thank 8thgrader2015
Plymouth, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful creative food prepared with care and always spectacular. Unpretentious atmosphere with great waitstaff. I always have the rare tina with avocado and wontons, cant resist it! Sanwiches and mains are always delucious.chef is a genuis!

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Thank Katyevee
Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off we live in Duluth and this is our favorite place to eat period. Wonderful setting, amazing food and don't forget dessert.

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Thank Farnhamfour
Winthrop
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to eat at the New Scenic Cafe. Hard to find, but now that we did, we will return

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Thank judymQ8360SP
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't drive past the best restaurant in Northern Minnesota, located along the gorgeous Scenic Drive flanking Lake Superior. Fresh, local, owner-chef-driven cuisine is perfect fortification for whatever lies ahead on your trip to the North Shore.

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Thank eatplaylove
mahtowa, mn
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is simply solid. It's what you would expect from a trip up the shore. A slightly eclectic menu with Northshore selections offered. Great pie for desert. Don't expect corporate service here either. Sometimes the host/hostess will be the laziest person on the planet, sometimes the wait is a bit longer than you would like. But all in all,... More 

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Thank Pharmboy35
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Tuesday night and it was quite busy. The fondue was fun, and the goat cheese pistachio salad was very tasty. I found the cassoulet a little dry. The place was clean and the service pleasant enough, if a little slow. Pretty pricey.

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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: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?