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The Cactus

620 3rd Ave SE, Perham, MN
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Ranked #4 of 17 restaurants in Perham
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Perham, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lunch buffet is great!, the dinner menu is good as well. Nice atmosphere, and employees. Broasted chicken and salmon are awesome!...As well as $2 burger nights on monday evenings.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the Shrimp Pasta Alfredo and it was wonderful! Service was a little slow but the food was very good.

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Perham, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very poor service every time we have been there. They are a joke around town for poor service but good food.

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Perham, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

In search of a place to dine with family in town for July 4th, we headed out to The Cactus. With 3 adults and 3 kids under 7 in our party, we were seated immediately, ordered and after a short wait, our meals were delivered. Two of us had the pork chop dinner, one the seafood alfredo and another, 1/4... More

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I believe this was the most popular place in town to be. There is a bar, family area, a fine dining area and even a small bowling alley. Had a very nice steak. Oh, you will want the au gratin potatoes for you side dish! Even though it's nicer dining you can still wear jeans, everyone else will be.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I was in town for business for 4 days, and I ate at The Cactus 3 times. They have a nice variety of food, and everything I had (Steak, chicken, walleye) was great! The pricing is reasonable--you can get a basic $8-12 item or go for the more pricey steaks and seafood.

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Blake M, Owner at The Cactus, responded to this review

Nels4985 - Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant. I am glad you appreciated our variety of foods and were happy with our pricing and quality. I hope to see you again soon whether it's for business or vacation. I couldn't help but notice you stayed at the Crossings Hotel and would like to remind you of... More

Perham, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For the most part this is a nice place to eat. I have had more good experiences than bad - sometimes service & food can be a bit slow even if not busy. One of the areas that needs t be taken care of is the bathrooms!

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Perham, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Love love their pasta. I think it is a little spendy but I still love to go there, in fact when my mom comes up that is where we always take her. I work at a local hotel and I always tell guests to go there and most of them like it.

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Blake M, Owner at The Cactus, responded to this review

Heather - Thank you for reviewing my restaurant. I appreciate your sending guests our way as well. In the event that a guest is not fully satisfied please make sure to let us know if there is anything we can do better to accommodate them. Thanks again Blake Minge More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst excuse for a restaurant I've ever experienced.4 Visits in the last 6months, each time worse than the previous.I've experienced appetizers served with the dinner, after the salad, rail drinks served as premium cocktails, waitresses clocking off and going home between the drink order and food order, and the never present hostess to seat you.the entire first... More

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Blake M, Owner at The Cactus, responded to this review

Scott, I do apologize if your visits to The Cactus have been less than satisfactory, yet must assure you that this is not a normal occurrence. I would like to further discuss your visits and possibly establish a trend, if any does exist causing your experiences. I appreciate your time in reviewing my business. I do want to address a... More

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My husband and I normally love the Cactus, but this trip was a bust. We ate there on Tuesday, Oct. 8th for our end of summer treat before heading home to the cities. My husband ordered a Chimichanga, and then the waitress came back and said they had no Salsa! What?!!!! This was at 5:30pm!!!!! I had ordered the Beef... More

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Blake M, Owner at The Cactus, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! I apologize for running out of salsa however, it is a homemade recipe, and time simply did not allow to complete this item, as for the spaetzle, our oktoberfest menu started late last week, and has gone over with rave success and it was impossible to anticipate the volume we would go through. Again, thank... More

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