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The 502 Restaurant

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502 Cleveland Blvd, Chase on the Lake, Walker, MN
218.547.7777
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch for Four

Lunch during the week was very fast and friendly. Food was hot and very fast service. We ate inside but a lot of people were outside as the weather was great. Beer was very cold and wine was great. Very clean and great atmosphere as being on the lake. Very pretty setting. Many places in Walker to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Jerome H
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Staples
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Hibbing, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

All these years of driving through Walker, and we finally stumbled onto a restaurant with great furnishings, splendid view of the lake, and excellent food! The 502 is a restaurant in the lower level of a hotel on the lake only a minute from Reed's and the highway. We recommend the French Dip, the Pretzel Burger, and the side salad... More 

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Thank tntfam
minnesota
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Since opening in 2004 there has been a constant turnover of managers, chefs, wait staff and every other position. They are always looking for help. Consequently the food is very inconsistent. I have had great meals and poor meals, great service and poor service. It is the roll of the dice as to how your experience will be.

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Thank geraldirons
Staples
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Lunch during the week was very fast and friendly. Food was hot and very fast service. We ate inside but a lot of people were outside as the weather was great. Beer was very cold and wine was great. Very clean and great atmosphere as being on the lake. Very pretty setting. Many places in Walker to eat but I... More 

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Thank Jerome H
Minneapolis MN
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This review is geared toward management. Made plans to enjoy dinner here on our fall trip this past weekend. Sure wish we had gone back to Boulders (see my review) or tried the Ranch House instead. Upon entering we should have gotten a clue that things were not going to go well. The dining room was almost empty with only... More 

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1 Thank Jeff F
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stayed at the Chase for a week. We ate at other restaurants, but kept coming back to the 502! The quality was consistently good. The servers are friendly. The views are amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Karen B
Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Seating is available on patios facing Leech Lake or inside should weather intervene. A clean and casual dining atmosphere combined with a panoramic view is matched with a multi-choice bill of fare as well as prompt and efficient service. Full bar service is also available.

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Thank Steve N
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Good food great service and a great view. My wife and I eat here often. I have to say when they first opened it was average, but it has improved with time. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We eat here a multiple time each year and it is always consistently good.

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Thank Phil B
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

While riding on the Paul Bunyan trail Walker, we needed a stop for lunch. We discovered this hidden gem. The ingredients were so fresh and the flavor combinations were outstanding! I really enjoyed the wild rice bread with cheese dip! Our waitress was.so friendly and attentive and the view over the lake was relaxing and made for a very enjoyable... More 

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Thank itech425
N.W. Minnesota
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We experienced breakfast - pretty much a usual hotel buffet, but with many choices. A buffet lunch (for our group) - not a usual offering here - that was average. A buffet dinner, again for our group and not usual. I might stretch this to four stars. And a regular dinner for the two of us that was disappointing. The... More 

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Thank JohnDeere63
Ada, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great food and friendly helpful staff. They even remembered us from one day to the next! I had a special diet while at Chase on the Lake and the staff were very willing and helpful in adjusting the menu to meet my needs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 Cleveland Blvd, Chase on the Lake, Walker, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Walker
  • Phone Number: 218.547.7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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