We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 231 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    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
Great view, good food

We ate here for our half-anniversary in July. We sat on the patio and had an exceptional view of the bridge/river. Our food was decent - I had walleye and my wife had steak. We will definitely go back for the view but I think better options for food in Stillwater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Matty_H_22
,
Amery, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

3 of us went for dinner. My salmon on chiabotta sandwich was over cooked and missing the dill sauce. The yellowfin tuna on mached potatoes came to the table barely warn. We sent it back and they returned it hot, but had grossly overcooked the tuna. The 3rd dish, a scallop pasta creation was just ok. Our server was going... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I used to love this place, but the hostess seating outside is terribly rude. The waitstaff are very busy and the food has been better. We were somewhat disappointed this time around. The view is the best thing going.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food is fresh and prepared by a chef. Love the salads and sandwiches. Their curry is amazing! Pick the outdoor seating. You are right on the river. Enjoy the boats going by.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've always enjoyed the Dock Cafe but it's really on its game right now. The food is creative, perfectly prepared and excellent in every regard. Kudos to the management team. And, to top it off, the views, as always, are superb!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amery, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate here for our half-anniversary in July. We sat on the patio and had an exceptional view of the bridge/river. Our food was decent - I had walleye and my wife had steak. We will definitely go back for the view but I think better options for food in Stillwater.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon watching the river and enjoying the food at the Dock Cafe. Boats buzzed by and the paddlewheel came and went while we enjoyed generous portions of well prepared food. The price was reasonable and everyone found a soup, sandwich, or salad to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
minnesota
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice outside patio. A great year round place. Prices a bit high. Still a good place to do in Stillwater

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stillwater, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Out of town visitors and we headed to the Dock Cafe twice in one week! Something for everyone. Delicious inside or on the dock.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stacy
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The weather was perfect to sit outside beside the river; shade from the trees and the moderate breeze tempered the sunlight that came through the leaves. We both ordered favorites; Sue was pleasantly surprised to find that tuna had migrated to the lunch menu. One plus - progress on the new bridge spanning the St. Croix was plainly visible and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hard to beat dining on the terrace overlooking the river in downtown Stillwater on a summer's eve. Food was good and service was excellent. Menu offers a variety of favorites plus some unusual blends of styles.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dock Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Dock Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dock Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 months ago
Stillwater, Minnesota
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dock Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?