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Dock Cafe

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

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Good food and great view

Interior is showing some signs of age but it still looks good. The menu has some pricey stuff on it but everything has always been prepared very well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Brian1837
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Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Interior is showing some signs of age but it still looks good. The menu has some pricey stuff on it but everything has always been prepared very well.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a restaurant industry professional, my expectations run a bit high when it comes to customer service and menu items. Having worked at the five-star level (few ever do), it appalls me when wait staff lack proper training in food presentation and customer service. Dock Cafe in Stillwater has now earned the dubious distinction of such a place. much to... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is unfortunate that this location is wasted by the garbage food it produces. I have been here against my will on a number of occasions and had to suffer through non innovative and inconsistent food. Now this place has a great view but has no atmosphere. And if you are 65 and over and your taste buds have been... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best location in charming, historic Stillwater since it's right on the River. The outdoor patio in summertime is perfect; shaded and spacious. The prairie architecture with light wood, cozy fireplace, and huge windows is beautiful inside as well. Food is very good though not especially imaginative; good standards. Their small lot usually works for parking. It's a special place.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dock Cafe is Stillwater offers some beautiful views, but their food was okay, without being great. For the prices paid, the food should be better. Also, something about the acoustics makes the "north side other room" a bit loud. Thanks.

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Forest Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Dock is a place to eat. It has panoramic views of the river at boating level. The deck is even better in season. The food and drinks are first class. They are well known for a wonderful dining experience. The venue is as good as the menu. Downtown Stillwater is as good as it gets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great steak salad and view of St Croix River. Staff very polite. Parking can be a little crazy. Great bar.

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Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our son lives in St. Paul. We visit him several times a year, and we visit the Dock Cafe whenever we are there. The food, the service, and the view are all great. My husband enjoys the burger, as does my son. I enjoy the very creative salads on the menu. The dressings are made in house. We have also... More 

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wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We really enjoy going to the Dock Cafe in Stillwater. Last night we had one of our best meals ever in a restaurant. My husband had the special which was prime rib. He said he thought it was the best seasoned prime rib he has ever had. I had my usual which is the black and blue tuna. It is... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Dock Cafe has a lovely outdoor seating area that is available when the weather permits. There is a great view of the Stillwater Life Bridge, the St. Croix River, and the bluffs of Wisconsin. The menu has not changed in years. That's the good news and the not-so-good news. (By now, I've got it memorized. I only need ask... More 

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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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?