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Hamburgers, Family Fare, American, Seafood
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20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-1597
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand...
Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand Marais". We serve breakfast all day.
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Price...

I had lunch here one day and the service was excellent and the food was really good. I had the liver and onions and was not disappointed. My friend had the fried chicken and really liked the meal. There was a wide selection available on the menu, kids meals too. The price was $13 and was a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Zebra_4456789
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had lunch here one day and the service was excellent and the food was really good. I had the liver and onions and was not disappointed. My friend had the fried chicken and really liked the meal. There was a wide selection available on the menu, kids meals too. The price was $13 and was a good value for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is just off of the bay area and appeared to cater equally to locals and tourist. Reasonably priced good food, and you can buy a coffee cup for a souvenir!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a party of 3 adults, we went in during the afternoon when it was quiet. All we wanted was a couple of coffees and an apple juice. The waitress brought them and we sat and visited while we drank them. When we went to leave we received a bill for $8.75!! The waitress never bothered to inform us that... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This has always been a breakfast stop for us when in Grand Marais, several of the staff are foreign exchange students that are friendly and very interesting. Large menu and good food.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place offers what I would decribe as a diner atmosphere and food. Not gourmet--that's for other places. The broasted chicken is fantastic.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We both had the 2 piece Broasted chicken. It was done to perfection! I had French fries and brown gravy per my request! The server was very friendly & attentive with a good sense of humor. We appreciate that! Comfy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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Dothan, Alabama
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I visited the North Shore of Superior for a vacation and had a wonderful time. There is a local guide to North Shore restaurants that provides descriptions, menus and ratings. After several bad experiences for the breakfasts provided by the Best Western, we decided to pay extra and reviewed the reviews for breakfast. The Blue Water Café... More 

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food you would expect (read sausage, eggs, hash browns etc.) at a price that makes you smile. Great views across the harbor. And a good warm cup of coffee that kept on being refilled.

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NY
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

big breakfast. they charge for splitting the meal but only $1.00 Friendly staff. Nothing really made my eyes nor taste buds pop, but usual fare with eggs/pancakes/hash brown/sausage. Seems to collect local characters as well as tourists.

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Andover,MN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The prices were fair and the food very good. The omelets are suggested. The wait staff was courteous, friendly and attentive. We would go back.

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Additional Information about Blue Water Cafe

Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Family Fare, American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Family Fare, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand Marais". We serve breakfast all day.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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