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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
651-430-3770
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Great Location on The St. Croix River

Okay, I will admit it - I love the location of the Dock Cafe. They have the best location for their restaurant and for their outdoor patio of any business along the Minnesota side of the river. The food is sometimes great, sometimes not so much - but the wine and the scenery are always top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Mr-Minnesota-Mojito
,
Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Okay, I will admit it - I love the location of the Dock Cafe. They have the best location for their restaurant and for their outdoor patio of any business along the Minnesota side of the river. The food is sometimes great, sometimes not so much - but the wine and the scenery are always top drawer. That makes this... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I always like sitting outside so this place never disappoints. You can always sit indoors and get a great river view too. The food is freshly cooked and everything has a little different twist. We had Salmon, one blackened and I grilled, risotto,fingerling sweet potatoes and asparagus on the side. They have a full bar and seating out side for... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! Always a great experience with excellent food, service, & dining atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally so often new things to try. Apps are awesome along with Tournedos!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there last night for my birthday, and he ended up with food poisoning from the burger he ate. Worst birthday ever.

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Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Interior is showing some signs of age but it still looks good. The menu has some pricey stuff on it but everything has always been prepared very well.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a restaurant industry professional, my expectations run a bit high when it comes to customer service and menu items. Having worked at the five-star level (few ever do), it appalls me when wait staff lack proper training in food presentation and customer service. Dock Cafe in Stillwater has now earned the dubious distinction of such a place. much to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is unfortunate that this location is wasted by the garbage food it produces. I have been here against my will on a number of occasions and had to suffer through non innovative and inconsistent food. Now this place has a great view but has no atmosphere. And if you are 65 and over and your taste buds have been... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best location in charming, historic Stillwater since it's right on the River. The outdoor patio in summertime is perfect; shaded and spacious. The prairie architecture with light wood, cozy fireplace, and huge windows is beautiful inside as well. Food is very good though not especially imaginative; good standards. Their small lot usually works for parking. It's a special place.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dock Cafe is Stillwater offers some beautiful views, but their food was okay, without being great. For the prices paid, the food should be better. Also, something about the acoustics makes the "north side other room" a bit loud. Thanks.

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Forest Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Dock is a place to eat. It has panoramic views of the river at boating level. The deck is even better in season. The food and drinks are first class. They are well known for a wonderful dining experience. The venue is as good as the menu. Downtown Stillwater is as good as it gets.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?