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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
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Ranked #18 of 85 Restaurants in Stillwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have to admit it. We go there for the view. Food is pretty good. Parking and congestion in downtown Stillwater is terrible. We have been there several times, always in warm weather, always on the back patio. Our experience overall has been fine. Just remember that you aren't there for gourmet cuisine and that you can get better bar... More

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Rush City
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A group of 19 went there for lunch on Oct 18th. It was busy but not anything that should have been a problem. We ordered drinks and a number of people said the drinks were very weak. We're not alcoholics by any means but the bloody marys were said to taste odd, one thought it had a dishwater taste, two... More

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Crete, Nebraska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a window seat at the Dock Cafe, and the view across the St. Croix River was absolutely stunning. My wife had a bowl of wild rice soup, and a walleye sandwich. She said her soup was okay and the fish was a bit greasy with way too much bun. I had the French Dip, which was okay, though... More

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A great experience overall! Food and service excellent, views spectacular. I recommend sitting by the window where you can look over the scenic view of water, trees with foliage turning in fall, the bridge in the distance, a boat occasionally passing by. This is what we did on a cool, but sunny day (October 7), when my 25-year-old daughter and... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A little chilly in October to sit outside, but inside everyone can have a window view of the river and the bridge. Menu is varied and specializes in fresh ingredients. Chicken wild rice soup is first rate. Staff warm and welcoming.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining in this lovely establishment at least one time per year for the past 5 years. I have enjoyed their food in the past; however, II brought a friend out to eat. The patio was full and I was famished, we are dining in. If the place smells like its specialty probably should avoid... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have eaten here many times and keep coming back because the food is really good, but the view is the best. We try to sit outside when the weather is nice - great place to see the boats and the best view of fireworks. The food has consistently be every good, creative but not wild. My daughter loves the... More

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Vestal, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had a really good meal here (steak tenderloins), good service and enjoyed the lovely river views on the other side of the window. I do think it is a bit pricy but Stillwater is an upscale resort-type town so I assume they are just keeping up with the rest of the town in what they charge.

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Fair Play, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We picked the Resturant for the outside seating, we were not disappointed. The view of the Bridge and the St Croix river and traffic was a thrill to watch. I had the chicken sandwich with pineapple and cilantro salsa. I enjoyed the chicken and the bread but I didn't dare for the flavors of the salsa. The chips that came... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have eaten here several times and it has really good food. The waitress we had was very friendly. Would suggest this place to anyone. It is a little expensive but so are many places in Stillwater and the food still isn't half as good.

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