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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with a view

Perfect place to have lunch with a view. Food was good, fresh fruit was delicious and drinks went down a little to easy. A must stop on our next visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Arw-Bkw
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Colbert, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had to sit inside and the atmosphere was stuffy. There weren't any young people and we felt out of place. It's probably more for older folks or a date night and not a random shopping day. The food was okay for the price.

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Colbert, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Perfect place to have lunch with a view. Food was good, fresh fruit was delicious and drinks went down a little to easy. A must stop on our next visit.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the Dock Cafe for a nice lunch. We sat outside by the river and had a enjoyable time. The Walleye Fingers were great! Very nice staff too!

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Rochester, New York
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here, i had the walleye and my wife had the shrimp and scallop linguini. Both were very generous servings. The waitress was very pleasant. The walleye is panko crusted and then fried. I would have scraped the crust off and only eaten the fish, but the crust was so firmly attached that I could... More 

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cstoutMn
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in on a Saturday nite. Had a little bit of a wait but grabbed a couple cocktails and sat down by the water and waited maybe 20 minutes. I had the Halibut my wife had Shrimp both were good.Great view of the St Croix River. Rocky the bartender is good!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

While having a beautiful view of the river, the food is not good… Kind of like a greasy spoon. I sat out on the dock patio and the service was not good nor very professional. While the view was great. It was very loud and lots of heavy drinking, can endure the sticky tables ..This probably is a great place... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We eat here with some regularity. The have an outside eating area overlooking the scenic St. Croix river which is beautiful. We love the inside too, with an attractive bar area with seating overlooking the rive. In the winter they have a fire going inside and it is a very pleasing area to dine. The food is good, perhaps a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The location (i.e., the only dock on the river) is outstanding. The management clearly knows this is the draw and they put much less attention on things like food and drink. Our server was very nice but had trouble answering questions about wine and ingredients in the appetizers (we needed to have gluten free). The main dish we ordered (halibut)... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Outdoor seating in the garden by the water is nice. Food was good. The cheese plate appetizer with Rose wine a nice thing to have sitting by the river. Service good. Kids menu the usual standard. No complaints.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Minnesota summers are precious and it seems sinful to miss a single moment. That is why my cousin and I chose to meet at the Dock Cafe in Stillwater, MN for a reunion. We both wanted to sit outside on the patio. We hadn't seen one another for many years and ended up staying for nearly four hours. Our waitress... More 

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Additional Information about Dock Cafe

Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
Phone Number: 651-430-3770
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: 651-430-3770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?