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Norman Quacks

843 W Broadway Ave, Ste D, Forest Lake, MN 55025-3773
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Ranked #9 of 43 Restaurants in Forest Lake
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Superior, WI
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133 reviews 133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My first stop at Quack's was interesting, and I mean that in the most confusing way. I actually thought the food was about 3-4 stars. I'm an appetizer kind-o-guy, so I ordered the large sampler platter - not because I could or would eat it all, but because I wanted to see how good the various items were. The onion... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was charged for a refill in my soda! I will not return! Before giving a refill they could have warned that we'd be charged for another soda at $2.50 a soda!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had the Norm's Chicken Clubhouse for Lunch,with Onion Rings. I thought the Sandwich and Rings were great. My Wife on the otherhand,had the "monte Quackster",with rings. They deep fried the outside until it was Granite like, while inside the Sandwich was just a doughy mess of undercooked Bread. Two sandwiches,Onion Rings, Tip, out the Door at $30.00. I would have... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went there twice and it was a disappointment twice large on price and short on every other thing you can imagine and I'm sure their are some I can't but should. High priced out of the can atmosphere, out of the can cooking and nonexistent view no matter the seat, Acqua prices with a view like McC D and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Everyone that we dealt with at this restaurant was super friendly. The fresh bread that you get when you sit down was delicious. I had the baked potato soup...surprisingly good. We were looking for a decent place to eat that was close to our hotel, and this place fit the bill perfectly. Would definitely go back.

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Shafer, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been looking for a good Monte Cristo sandwich for some time, and a friend recommended the Monte Quackster at Norman Quacks. We were pleasantly surprised by the ambience and found the entire experience to be enjoyable. We ordered the "Mini-Teaser" appetizer and it actually filled us up so much I could not finish the Monte Quackster. , They... More 

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Additional Information about Norman Quacks

Address: 843 W Broadway Ave, Ste D, Forest Lake, MN 55025-3773
Phone Number: 651-982-6777
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
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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