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Dock Cafe

425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
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Ranked #14 of 85 restaurants in Stillwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New Ulm, MN
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

ate lunch here for a girls trip. Staff really friendly and attentive. The food was really good as were the drinks we ordered. The outdoor view and seating is great.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I visit two restaurants without fail every time I am in Stillwater. This is one of the two. The atmosphere is always fun and the service is without fail stellar! Even the manager is walking the floor checking tables, filling drinks, and clearing tables for the staff. The food is always excellent! Salads are fresh and not to wet like... More

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Roseville, Minnesota, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I lived in Stillwater when my kids were little, and that's where I met my husband. So it seemed right that we'd go there for our anniversary. We had dinner at Domacin (will review later), which was lovely, then decided to head over to the Dock for a drink. They have always been a wonderful place to eat, but even... More

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Wichita, KS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went for lunch on a beautiful day with a friend. Set outside on their patio/deck. Great view of the river and bridge.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The views of the St Croix from the Dock Cafe's deck are some of the best. And for busy nights and weekends the Dock Cafe has a outdoor waiting area with full wait service to enjoy drinks while waiting for you table - a nice touch. We found the food solid - just not spectaculor or innovative. I'm not sure... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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378 reviews 378 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Some of the best views (of the St. Croix River) in Minnesota. Extremely beautiful, good food. Friendly, not stuffy service. Very nice deck literally right on the river. Food is good...a little pricy. But the views.....that's part of what you are paying for. Recently one of us had chicken another had club sandwich. Both quite good. Recommended for lunch when... More

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Stacy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Dock has remained a favorite for us for decades. Old favorites generally remain on the menu; although management regularly does some tweaking to freshen things up. On our most recent trip we sat outside, where shade and a nice breeze made riverside dining most enjoyable. Even if there is a wait for a table, this becomes an opportunity to... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been coming to Dock Cafe for years.. always for the views and in hopes of a great dinner. Sometimes they succeed on the food but not usually and definitely not a great value. Decor hasn't changed since 1990's.. Recommend a decor and food update.

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Edina, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's hard to beat sitting outside on a beautiful summer day in the shade just steps from the majestic St. Croix river. You can watch boats while relaxing on their large brick patio while having lunch or dinner. We always try to make it over to the dock cafe once or twice each summer for lunch or dinner. To ensure... More

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Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was a beautiful afternoon in Stillwater, Minnesota. It was a perfect day for having lunch on the river. There are many restaurants in Stillwater with outdoor seating but the Dock Café offers the closest seating to the St Croix. The views of the river, the boats, the old lift bridge and the Wisconsin shoreline across the river are relaxing.... More

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