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Blue Water Cafe

20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
218-387-1597
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Ranked #15 of 30 restaurants in Grand Marais
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A great, local, gem of a diner in Grand Marais. It was hopping at the lunch hour...full of both locals and tourists. They seem to have regular specials, and the day we visited was 1/2 off burgers. The food was great, as were the prices. The service was quick and friendly.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We happened upon this spot for lunch when it was 1/2 price Burger Day! So, we got burgers - they were excellent!

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Becker, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great small town cafe restaurant. Staff was very nice! Kids loved the bacon pancakes. Prices were very reasonable. Nice location in the heart of Grand Marais.

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Schiphol, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have made this a stopping place for years when in the area to hike or ski. The food and service is always what you can depend on. Try the walleye finger basket and have the true North Shore experience.

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World
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am a fan of typical, non-home made, diner food as much as the next man, but it should cost accordingly. Nothing was made fresh or in house, yet prices reflected as though the owner himself was in the back grating the potatoes. There are other places in town, and I wish I had tried one. Other than the value... More

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St Paul,MN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

3 of us enjoyed breakfast. While my poached eggs were overcooked, Essa, our waitress, promptly had them replaced. The other meals were fine. Coffee cups were kept full, always a plus at breakfast. We have been here before and will continue to visit when we are in town. Food was good, Essa was excellent.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Blue Water Cafe is a casual small town cafe. The service was not very good when my husband and I went there for a snack. Later, we returned for dinner and the service was much better and the food was fine. A few days later we returned for breakfast and had the Fajitas Chicken Omelet, which we enjoyed very... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nothing too fancy, just good service and good, hot breakfast. We came at a very busy time and stood in the doorway for a few minutes until someone left. The server quickly came and cleared out the previous customer's dishes and the bus-girl washed AND DRIED the table immediately. The service was good and food came quickly despite the fact... More

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Shropshire, England
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244 reviews 244 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good food,lots of locals eat here which is always a good sign. Reasonably price with a good variety and some special deals, the staff were very friendly too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were excited to be here, given that the menu looked pretty good and were disappointed for several reasons: 1. We had to go up and ask for menus after 10 minutes of not being greeted; 2. The servers seemed to not care about helping the guests and didn't say much of anything when they finally did get to the... More

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