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UNCLE Louis Cafe

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520 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805-1936
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect dive

We always look for a great local place for breakfast. This fit the bill. Good food. Small. Local. The stuffed French toast was awesome. Sydney loved the pancakes. All around good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mankato, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
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Mankato, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always look for a great local place for breakfast. This fit the bill. Good food. Small. Local. The stuffed French toast was awesome. Sydney loved the pancakes. All around good.

Thank Amyk56001
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and that's how we ended up at Uncle Louis...SO glad we did. Worth the wait for an open table for sure. The pancakes...like no other I've had...SO good and HUGE!! Have been craving them ever since and will definitely make sure to stop there again the next time we are in Duluth...Uncle Louis'... More 

Thank lmarti04
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat this breakfast. Big portions, small price, great atmosphere. It can be tough to get a seat some times, but definately worth the wait. Loads of hashbrowns, great omlettes. I don't go here nearly as often as I'd like to.

Thank Dave P
Twin Cities, MN
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125 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While visiting Duluth, we heard from several sources that Loui's was the place to go for breakfast. So we checked it out on a nippy Sunday morning on October. We got there about 9:30 a.m. The line was already out the door. That's not saying much since there's only enough room inside for about five people to wait. The street... More 

Thank Dead Skunk S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Bad, bad, bad. This restauramnt came highly recommended and it was a huge letdown. The space, Fine - old, lots of basic, simple and functional character The Food - so, so. The wheat bread was tiny half toasted "wonderbread" like. The fruit bowl was old, overly ripe, and was only grapes and old watermelon. Eggs - OK, The bacon was... More 

Thank RML2729
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My sister and I took our four kids here for breakfast this past Friday morn. We all enjoyed our food which included chocolate chip French toast and raspberry filled French toast, steak and eggs, hot chocolate and coffee. Love the hometown cooking. We had to wait a bit but very well worth it. I would definitely come back!!

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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Picked this place because of the reviews and they were spot on! We stood outside for probably 30mins before a table opened up. Best pancakes we've ever had and we've had a lot! This is a local hot spot worth finding. Food was great all around. The only complaint I would have is the scrambled eggs were not really scrambled... More 

Thank TheTraveling4_mrare
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Just a little place but so popular you may have to wait. Excellent eggs Benedict with perfect hashbrowns. Husband proclaimed the corned beef hash as awesome. the next day I tried the French toast...a bit tough and over done but still really good.

Thank Kelly G
Duluth, Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you want tasty food, reasonably priced for breakfast or lunch and don't mind a small mommy poppy kind of hectic restaurant because everyone is trying to get in the door, than this is the place for you. Large portions are only good if the taste of the food is also wonderful and this place gives you that. My husband... More 

Thank BusybeeMN
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Every time we come to Duluth this is must. Not fancy and can get pretty busy but great breakfast with big portions...enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805-1936
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-727-4518

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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