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Washington Square Bar & Grill

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4736 Washington Sq, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3257
651-407-7162
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
NO crap on tap!

Excellent craft beer selection. Beer and food is typically much better than the service. This place does not emphasize service. The service staff is aloof and have a sense of entitlement. Patio is great in the summer. Overall a good local spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Steve S
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On the recent busy Friday when I visited, the hostess asked for my cell phone number. After that, my cell phone received a text message, stating something like, "Check your place in line.", then it sent me to a link to download the NoWait app. When I got the app downloaded, rather than receiving my exact wait time, there was... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent craft beer selection. Beer and food is typically much better than the service. This place does not emphasize service. The service staff is aloof and have a sense of entitlement. Patio is great in the summer. Overall a good local spot.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic relaxed atmosphere. Fun servers. Very wide menu and everything is consistently good. Pazole Soup is the bomb!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant and bar has a cozy feel in winter and an airy feel in summer, friendly, well trained and efficient staff, and excellent food that is just a step into unique. Great burgers and salads with great dishes like beer cheese soup garnished with popcorn.

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White Bear Lake
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have also eaten evening meals and Sunday brunch which are also very good. It is a noisy atmosphere as it is a bar but we are also always impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the entire staff.

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Edina, Minnesota
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208 reviews 208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A cozy place tucked away in downtown white bear lake with a very large selection of sandwiches, burgers and a dozen Mexican specialties. Definitely a local hangout with speedy efficient service and really great prices overall. That said, my wife's walleye fish tacos were a bit disappointing as fish tacos go. These were just hunks of grilled fish dropped into... More 

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Stacy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our most recent stop was our third, and will not be the last. The food is good, and the bar wines are fine. The wood-burning fireplace is a real plus on our cold MN winter days; however, we are looking to returning in warmer weather to enjoy the patio where our daughter (who does not work there) reports that leashed... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wait staff moves fast & very attentive to your requests. Anything we have eaten there has been high quality. We mostly go there for breakfast - yummmmy. Love to stop here for outdoor patio during White Bear's MarketFest, usually have to wait for table, but it's worth it.

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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 January 6, 2015

Great little place in historic downtown White Bear. Nice atmosphere and friendly people. They have a nice selection of craft beers and good food. The ribs are good and the Mexican selections are wonderful.We often have the fish tacos, good stuff! The wood burning fireplace is warm in the winter. The patio is great in the summer.Never a bad meal.

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Wilmington, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Stopped here for a few glasses of wine and some snacks. Great service and a nice friendly atmosphere. Long list of specialty beers and a pretty good wine list. Appetizers were nice sized and very tasty. Menu looked good too. A little on the pricey side, but I understand the food is excellent. Will have to go for dinner some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4736 Washington Sq, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3257
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: 651-407-7162

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?