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The Cedars Dining Room

Highway 169 South, 2301 South Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9538
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Ranked #2 of 36 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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English first
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at the Cedar's Lounge for a cocktail on our first anniversary. I looked over the menu and instantly regretted that we had reservations elsewhere! Our dinner at the other restaurant was disastrous to say the least. Looking forward to visiting the dining room soon! All the staff was very friendly, funny and personable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Get there for the 4-6 pm early bird prices and it's marginally worth it. After that, it's too expensive.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This restaurant was right next door to the Country Inn & Suites and we were told by the staff that they had real good food. We were not disappointed! We had the rib eye and patty melt burger both were yummy. Very 1st time having rib eye and it was very delish!!

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Whenever we want a great breakfast buffet, we head to Cedars...nice variety of food--constantly restocked, plenty of choices for the most discriminating eaters. Highly recommend. Unfortunately, we haven't eaten any dinners there so this is the extent of our knowledge. However, they've been here in GR for many years, and have an excellent staff.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Been going to Cedars for the weekend breakfast buffet for over 10 years. The food is fine, but they have never changed the buffet. Same food for over 10+ years. Building and room is EXTREMELY dated. Walking into the late 70s. Owners don't seem to invest anything back into the Restuarant or hotel. The food is good, service can be... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The desk staff at our hotel across the street recommended this restaurant for breakfast. We walked over to meet a friend staying at the Sawmill. The breakfast was great. I enjoying the huge pieces of bacon a lot. Our server was great. I'm sorry I didn't see her name tag.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We skipped lunch to play golf and the nearby hotel where we stayed gave us a discount coupon upon arrival. We were hungry so we walked to the Sawmill Inn which houses this restaurant. The decor is very north woodsy and comfortable. We arrived just in time for the "early bird" specials and received excellent service from Cindy. The meals... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have eaten here several times and I have always been satisfied. The food has always been good, although sometime the place is busy and the service suffers. It is one of the best restaurants in this town.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The tables needed repair, (ours had a hole in it) creamer dishes were dirty with broken dried creamers in it and my husband cut his head on a hanging light fixture because the table was not centered under it. The staff was good and the food was fair.

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Volcano, California
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142 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went to dinner on a Saturday night, and were glad we had reservations. A car show in town meant that the place was jammed. We both had walleye, and it was well prepared and tasty. The popover bread was wonderful. Service was good, considering the mob. Full bar, adequate wine list, nice ambience. Dinner for two, with cocktails before... More

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