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The Cedars Dining Room

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2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
800-667-7508
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

Our waitress Patti was kind, patient and had great timing. Ambience is really warm and cozy. We loved sitting near the fire. I had prime rib which was perfectly cooked, my husband's dinner was also great. Kids menu has many selections which was fun for my daughter to choose what she wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stacey R
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress Patti was kind, patient and had great timing. Ambience is really warm and cozy. We loved sitting near the fire. I had prime rib which was perfectly cooked, my husband's dinner was also great. Kids menu has many selections which was fun for my daughter to choose what she wanted. We ordered from sundowner menu and thought everything... More 

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Thank Stacey R
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service is great and the food is very good. It is conveniently located . There is privacy if desired

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Thank Julie H
Blaine, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food!! Great service from the servers. Very convenient to be located inside the hotel. I'd recommend checking it out if you're staying here!

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Thank Sgunderson
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still serving that breakfast buffet they have had for years on Sunday Brunch. Waffles and potatoes, cakes, fruit is there too

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Thank Robert43118
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure if this restaurant is worthy of being the rated number one on Trip Advisor. The food we ate recently was very good, though certainly not amazing. And the atmosphere was a bit on the boring and stark side. Other restaurants in town offer far more warmth and coziness than this restaurant. However, the service was excellent. I... More 

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Thank TOl3
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have lots of favorites here, but always eat on the bar side. The service is better on that side, so try it if you don't mind TV. The spinach salad is really good, we've always liked the steak or prime rib, but my fav is pecan encrusted chicken salad. I get that on spinach vs the iceberg lettuce it... More 

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Thank PinkNails92
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We come here for the Thanksgiving buffet which has a good selection. All the meals we have had here have been great. Their portions are good and they service popovers in the evening. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

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Thank Bonnie U
Visalia, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Dinner was good the twice baked potato wasn't that good but the prime rib was good. The waitress was very attentive.

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Thank S E E
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The restaurant and lounge bar are separate but next to each off the lobby of the Sawmill Inn. The restaurant looked very attractive and atmospheric with wooden decor giving a rustic ambience. However, we started with a couple of drinks in the adjacent Cedars Lounge – similarly decorated in wooden hunting-lodge style. Surprisingly (as it was a Friday evening) it... More 

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Thank malabarfly
farmington,mn
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is our second time here and can't wait to return. My favorite thing is the amazing popovers served instead of a bread basket. Oh so good. My favorite is their BBQ ribs. Falling right off the bone with the most delious sauce(at least I think so). My husband loves their Prime Rib. He is very fussy and has been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 800-667-7508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?