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20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
+1 218-387-1597
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7:00 am - 2:00 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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good home cooking

This is the best place to go for breakfast! Fast, efficient, friendly service. Good food at reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Charlene H
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DULUTH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DULUTH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best place to go for breakfast! Fast, efficient, friendly service. Good food at reasonable prices.

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Hastings, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I ate here for lunch, prices were ok, the sandwich was a typical BLT. Service was great. It was busy at lunchtime, but service was good. Glad it was open in January.

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Hovland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you stop on Thursdays they have a 2 piece broasted chicken special that comes with choice of soup, salad, cottage cheese, cole slaw and maybe a couple other options, choice of potato and they have an awesome vegie combo of string beans and peppers and carrots and garlic and the chicken is great! Awesome dinner for the price.

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Marshall, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited at about noon on a Sunday. The atmosphere is of a cute, cozy, clean local diner. The servers were super nice. Prices are super reasonable. Unfortunately the food was just average. The onions in my omelette were still on the raw side and my date's meatloaf was lukewarm and not very good.

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast as we hadn't gone to the grocery store yet and were hungry. The food arrived very quickly and was very good!! The crepes with lingonberries were outstanding, as were the omelets. We had never been anywhere where you get *one* piece of bacon, but that wasn't enough to detract from the overall meal.

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The one thing about Grand Marais is that I am never in town long enough to try more than one place. Choosing one place is difficult because there are some unique looking restaurants. My family tried Blue Water and it was decent. I read another review that described it as a solid breakfast place. This would be true. There are... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast, having swiss and mushroom omelette. Very tasty, excellent service and great price for all I got under $10. Coffee seemed a bit pricey but refills plenty

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Austin, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were in town three nights and chose the Blue Water each night for our supper. Down home. Good food. Good food selection. Try one of the wraps.

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Walnut, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped by the cafe, enjoyed a beautiful breakfast and wonderful conversation with the servers, Really recommended for good food and good, friendly service!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

So far we have always gone here for our breakfasts in Grand Marais. The service is always friendly, helpful, and fantastic in general. The breakfast menu offers more than enough options and all are low to mid price level and just the right serving size. The food itself ranges from very good to great, but not exceptional. The atmosphere is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?