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UNCLE Louis Cafe

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520 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805-1936
218-727-4518
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hits the spot

This is another hole the wall gem in Duluth. Breakfast was awesome, the Theodora is an awesome spin on eggs Benedict. Get there before 9 on weekends or you'll stand in line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a cafe with an open kitchen. We have been here many times with a good experience. This visit was a disappointment. Best guess is there is a new line cook who also plays the drums in a local rock band. That would explain the loud (and I mean loud) banging on the grill! The blueberry pancake was tough.... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is another hole the wall gem in Duluth. Breakfast was awesome, the Theodora is an awesome spin on eggs Benedict. Get there before 9 on weekends or you'll stand in line.

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Duluth
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I won't----- make that - can't --- go here again. I don't know how this place passes inspection. I've eaten here a few times and while it's cheap and plentiful, it's just icky dirty. Clearly this place doesn't have a routine cleaning schedule and its a shame. But I refuse to eat at a restaurant that has dirty salt/peppers, dirty... More 

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Otsego, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

AWESOME!! Don't let the exterior fool you. Weekends are usually a long waiting line, however, for a good reason! Service was above the rest, prices are great portions are going to fill you. Best time to go is a weekday, after 9a if you can. I'll go back!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The pancakes are the size of a dinner plate, so you need only order one! A traditional cafe with counter seating and the kitchen near by, not hidden away. An active place. Famous for breakfast. Get there by 9:15 to beat the crowd.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I Love this place, I try to visit it every time I am in Duluth. It's nothing fancy, but you get huge portions of great food at reasonable prices. I got the Gyro Scrambler, it's huge. It comes with hash browns, a pancake, and toast on the side. Simply wonderful food! On weekends this place is usually packed with college... More 

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Shorewood, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast is great - inexpensive, lots of food, very good tasting. Make sure you get there early on the weekends as there is a line out the door if you get there too late. Highly recommend.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting CSS the next day, my children and I wanted to find a good/great place for dinner. We looked, naturally, on Trip Advisor. From the outside, I was initially concerned that we were at another "Embers" type place. How could Trip Advisor be wrong, I thought. Trip Advisor was not wrong. The place has a diner type feel with the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great traditional breakfast food served in the atmosphere of an old fashioned diner - this is not a wanna be dive diner, but the real thing. You might have to wait outside in the cold to get in, but it will be worth the wait. Everything cooked right, hot and plentiful, with a never ending cup of coffee. It's a... More 

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Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On weekends there might be a lone up for breakfast . Great breakfast place. As for lunch it's just the normal food other places have. Prices are cheap with allot of food .

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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