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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 404
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 15
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  • 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
Casual North Shore Setting and Sophisticated Cuisine

Sitting just a hundred yards from Lake Superior with a view across to Wisconsin,"The New Scenic Cafe" is neither "New" nor a "Cafe"...It is arguably the best restaurant in the Northland of Minnesota. The menu varies with the season - the vegetables and garnishes are mostly locally grown, some in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jandlgraham
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting just a hundred yards from Lake Superior with a view across to Wisconsin,"The New Scenic Cafe" is neither "New" nor a "Cafe"...It is arguably the best restaurant in the Northland of Minnesota. The menu varies with the season - the vegetables and garnishes are mostly locally grown, some in the beautiful garden just outside the front door - and... More 

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Thank jandlgraham
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fabulous, fabulous place to dine. We have enjoyed the scrumptious unique menu by summer, with all locally sources fare, and now by winter I found this to be equally amazing. Happening upon this little gem, while reading a foodie blog in spring of 2015, we continue to eat here whenever we are in the area. From starters to... More 

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Thank KAdventures
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Winthrop
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?