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843 W Broadway Ave, Ste D, Forest Lake, MN 55025-3773
651-982-6777
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great place for steaks!

It can get quite crowded with a wait list, but worth it for the steaks, probably the only in town with the flame broiler. A little on the pricey side, but if you don't want to spend that much on steak, I highly recommend the love my tenders... My favorite, made fresh and of couse delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It can get quite crowded with a wait list, but worth it for the steaks, probably the only in town with the flame broiler. A little on the pricey side, but if you don't want to spend that much on steak, I highly recommend the love my tenders... My favorite, made fresh and of couse delicious.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Norman Quacks is another block farther than a couple other restaurants, but a much better dining experience. They have a very nice selection of beers, some you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. I had a salmon sandwich on our most recent visit, and it was very good. The restaurant has a very comfortable, sports oriented atmosphere.

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Forest Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good place to eat. Great location, easy access. The atmosphere is good and the staff is friendly. The main reason to go is the food. The sandwiches are as good and savory as a sandwich can get. The steaks and fish are wonderful as well. We think its well worth a try. They have a nice little bar and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stop in here every time we come to Forest Lake. The owners remember us and the staff is friendly.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The staff will have you smiling. Their home made butters for their fresh breads will melt in your mouth. The French Dip is simply to die for....crusty bread, tender meats, the AU JU is mmmmmmmmmmmmmm delish! Been there several times for lunch...will absolutely go again!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We used this restaurant for our mini family get together. Three brothers and their wives. We were seated at the round table near the windows. It worked out great. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The atmosphere is intimate. Where we were seated was off to the side which made it seem like we had our... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I really wanted to like Norman Quacks, but ultimately was disappointed. We went on a Friday at about 5:30 and the place was pretty packed. Service fell short of expectations, even considering that it was busy. The menu looks absolutely amazing with a lot of interesting dishes. The problem is that the food doesn't pack the flavor that the menu... More 

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Twin Cities,, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We go to Norman Quacks every couple of months. It is a casual atmosphere littered with books and a mostly middle class clientele. Very comfortable place to hang out and the food is consistently good. The menu is more expansive than what one might expect and the service is solid but not spectacular. Overall, it's one of the better places... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Norman Quack's has an odd name and a less than appealing exterior, so I never was inspired to visit. Some friends suggested dinner there and I somewhat reluctantly agreed. Glad I did. The menu is extensive and the drink specials are intriguing. Happy hour is from 4 - 6, but they have 2 for 1 all day on Guinness/beer combos.... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Among those visits I've probably had good and not so good but the service is always friendly, I've found the food way above average with a few real standouts. I like craft beers and they have a great selection. Not a place for ambience, dining room is noisy, best seating is in the bar if you can get in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 843 W Broadway Ave, Ste D, Forest Lake, MN 55025-3773
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: 651-982-6777
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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