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Dock Cafe

425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
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Ranked #15 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
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English first
Hudson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Owatonna, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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