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Blue Water Cafe

20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
+1 218-387-1597
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Ranked #16 of 30 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I recommend the omelets, and be sure to ask for blueberry pancakes! When we stay in Grand Marais in the winter, we always feast on omelets with hashbrowns and pancakes in the morning at the Blue Water, and that gives us enough energy for snowshoeing all day. It's a "cafe" so, the food is all appropriate for that genre of... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have eaten at the Blue Water several times and always enjoy the food. Sometimes we get a server who is very attentive and helpful, this time we had one who seemed indifferent. Another server helped us during this process, and she was great. The indifferent one brought us our check without giving us an opportunity to order dessert. When... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Food was excellent. My first impression was looking at the menu and finding several options that sounded really good! I love that. We had a short wait. They were very busy on a Sunday morning, but that didn't affect the service. Very friendly, helpful service, great food, hot coffee! I would definitely go back and if we had stayed in... More

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Midwest
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

At noon this last weekend our family of six, which included a baby and toddler, trooped into the Blue Water Cafe, famished. The waitress was there on an exchange work/study from Greece and was amazing - friendly, yet quick to meet every need. We each ordered something different. My son's meatloaf sandwich was a total bomb. My broasted chicken thighs... More

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Sobieski, Wisconsin, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This little restaurant is in the center of the town and produces wonderful breakfasts and decent lunch and dinner fare. A family style establishment with a good local clientele, this restaurant has been doing what it does well for decades. Prices are reasonable, especially considering the tourist traffic in the town.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited for a late breakfast. Very friendly waitress. Fast service. Everything came hot and as ordered. Great blueberry pancakes. Coffee refills were frequent. Easy street parking. We will come back.

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Additional Information about Blue Water Cafe

Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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