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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Enjoy the Dock!

For me the best part was the salmon, it was cooked perfectly and had a lovely lemony sauce. Their mashed potatoes are also very creamy and yummy. Serving sizes are generous. The red snapper was also very good. I'd go back if I was ever in Stillwater again, which by the way is an adorable cute town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
st07
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iowa
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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's taken me a while to write this review, but I feel like I need to. My wife and I used to go quite often to the Dock Cafe, and with good reason. She liked the food, and the view was great. It was a place we went when we were dating. We took people from out-of-town there to "show... More 

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1 Thank Charlie_Anderson412
Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food and a great place to sit on the deck on a warm day. Very friendly staff, beautiful grounds.

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Thank NanaG_1956
Hudson, Wisconsin
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375 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband took me here tonight for my birthday dinner. The place was beautifully decorated on both the outside and the inside. We were given a window table which had some cute pillows on each side of the bench seating, and cloth booth seats. We had a beer at the bar first which was warm, cozy, and inviting on such... More 

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1 Thank Jilly070
iowa
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

For me the best part was the salmon, it was cooked perfectly and had a lovely lemony sauce. Their mashed potatoes are also very creamy and yummy. Serving sizes are generous. The red snapper was also very good. I'd go back if I was ever in Stillwater again, which by the way is an adorable cute town.

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Thank st07
Grafton, North Dakota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The Dock Career was recommended to us while during our weekend in Stillwater. Our meal was perfect! We started off with a cheese plate which was very good. I had the sirloin and it was amazing! Cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes it was served on were very good too. My husband ordered the salmon risotto which was also very... More 

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Thank Megan T
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere of the restaurant is quiet and inviting. The food is awesome and not too expensive for the amount you get. The service given by its workers is second to none. Great place for family, friends, and/or meetings. Will definitely come back.

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Thank CarlosMontanez
Stillwater, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience on the St. Croix River Great food & drink with a wonderful atmosphere. This one is a must try!

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Thank kmanorthsidejohnny
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Great location right off the St. Coix River. Friendly servers. Off Main Street and on walking distance to many shops.

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Thank Donna P
Stillwater
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We have been dining at the Dock Cafe for many years. Many of the indoor tables and booths provide excellent views the St Croix river and their deck is a great, good weather gathering place. The Dock menu is a fairly standard assembly of dishes that appeal to a broad range of tastes but not of gourmet quality. The menu... More 

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Thank DavidC1029
Stillwater, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

service is generally quite good, meals are tasty and a good value...a step above bar food, at a nice restaurant level, but not haute cuisine . main asset is the riverside location and when the weather is hospitable....most of summer and many days in spring and fall the outside deck is hard to beat - the view of the river... 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 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?