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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
Today
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, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 64
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 14
    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
Best patio view in Stillwater

Standard menu offerings, but food is consistently good. Had marlin special with pomegranate pineapple salsa. Hearty piece of fish, well cooked. Salsa was a nice accompaniment. Also had curry chicken salad. Chunks of chicken in a mild but flavorful sauce, not too heavy, on a large lettuce leaf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Standard menu offerings, but food is consistently good. Had marlin special with pomegranate pineapple salsa. Hearty piece of fish, well cooked. Salsa was a nice accompaniment. Also had curry chicken salad. Chunks of chicken in a mild but flavorful sauce, not too heavy, on a large lettuce leaf, with excellent pumpkin bread on the side. Compote cup of a lemony... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Still the best patio dining spot I have found near twin cities. Food quite good and decent cocktails from the patio bar. Will continue to come back

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St. Paul, MN
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The menu is very limited for vegetarians. I really wanted a sandwich and the options were very limited. The view is gorgeous though. I'll consider it next time I am down there. I ordered the Ceasar Salad and it was okay...

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view overlooking the St. Croix river; the cheese, fruit, bread and cracker plate is a wonderful appetizer for 2 to share. The bartender makes the best martini, and the service is great!

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Spokane, Washington
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What started out great ended terrible. Ordered a bottle of wine & appetizer while waiting for our table. Wine was awesome but once we were seated nobody looked at us, smiled at us, gave us water, etc. For 22 min. Finally asked for manager and told her our concerns as we walked our. Very unfortunate. We are done with this... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There were 13 of us who went to this resaurant on a weekday around Noon. They were able to seat us within 10 minutes. We had an excellent view of the river. The food was exceptional. The service was superb. This restaurant does have outside seating, but we opted for the inside seating as there was an hour wait for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took here for Fathers Day,the food was Very good & the prices were just as good! The only thing we had to wait for was the bathrooms! People just walk-in from the street,to clean up & get changed,they didn't even eat there,they need to fix this,the rest was GREAT!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My dinner, Kobe beef burger med/rare. What I got was well done tasted the same caliber as any standard beef burger at any chain restaurant around. My husbands dinner, fried walleye, I asked him if he ordered it blackened, nope just that burnt!!! The wine, okay well it tasted like a box wine, not a good one. The cork had... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wanted to be near the water and we were! Bruschetta, walleye fingers and Tomato Basil soup were wonderful. Bloody Mary was just tomato juice. Food took awhile but we were enjoying the scenery.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I were here on a beautiful Minnesota Sunday afternoon. We asked for a table in their outdoor patio area and were quickly seated. I don't think you can find a restaurant with a closer view of the river and all the boats enjoying the water. We ordered the Kobe Burger and the Caesar with chicken. The burger... More 

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Additional Information about Dock Cafe

Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
Phone Number: 651-430-3770
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?