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Dock Cafe

425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
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Ranked #16 of 86 restaurants in Stillwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Owatonna, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

we only had appetizers and drinks, but the food was wonderful and so was the service. Loved the outdoor seating!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are many restaurants on the river but I think this one has the best views. Be ready to wait a bit if you come on a weekend at dinner rush hour and want to sit on the deck. Food is good but not over the top. Wild rice soup is great as is the key lime pie. 8 year... More

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Out Islands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went for lunch. Was seated promptly on the deck. The sits around were empty but filled quickly. No one came to my table, but did to the others. Eventually was told they had changed sections and hadn't realized it, "Sorry". I order. 30 minutes later with everyone around me eating I asked for a manager. 10 minutes later one finally... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

What a great experience that we could sit inches from the flooded St Croix River while enjoying Hendrix Martinis, pan seared walleye, and ahi tuna appetizers. You can't get any closer to the river than this, unless you are in a boat.

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I found the food here good, not spectacular. I do feel that the restaurant itself seems a bit dated for me. Kind of reminds me of a supper club for the 80's. We ate here for our anniversary and they were very kind to have a bottle of champagne ready for us as I requested and then they treated us... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Little wait for outdoor seating on a summer Sunday night. Drinks were fair, crab cakes & service were great.

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Fitchburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The salmon salad was a great value. Make a meal of the fish tacos. Both were fresh, delicious, and a good value.

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MN
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been enjoying the Dock Cafe for years, I know what to expect and they always deliver. The location and view are the best in Stillwater - thank-you for the parking lot! The food is always pleasant and the beer and wine lists long enough for the pickiest gatherings.

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STILLWATER
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One can experience an old fashion hamburger with blue cheese and fries. You can sit inside or outside, which is very nice over looking the St Croix river

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