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Blue Water Cafe

20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
218-387-1597
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Ranked #16 of 30 restaurants in Grand Marais
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had the walleye and pancakes. We were stuffed when we left.The food was very good and you can't be at a better location for a stop in while shopping.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We (six adults) had just finished four days in Boundary Waters canoe camping & were looking for casual dining, early afternoon. Everybody else had lunch, but I opted for their awesome blueberry pancakes. Perfection. Other highlights were hot chocolate (with free refill!) gooey with whipped cream and chocolate drizzles. Yum! Patty melt good, but not special. Walleye sandwich delicious. And... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We've been frequent visitors to Grand Marias for many years. Blue Water always gives us a great meal. It's where the locals eat.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is open a little later than some places in Grand Marais, which is the primary reason you might want to choose it. Our food was average, maybe a little below average. Reasonably priced ($10 for walleye fishsticks), adequate service. Like many places in the region, they appear to struggle to find enough summer help, given the low unemployment rate... More

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Oh my! You know a place is good when it is packed with local patrons! We went here the day after being disappointed with World's Best Donuts, and we're very happy we did! My husband said the biscuits and gravy were the best he'd ever had, and I loved the breakfast potatoes that come with many breakfast dishes. The Angler's... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was average. $10 for a omelet without hash-browns is kind of steep. Four of us dropped over $40 for cakes and eggs. We won't be back.

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wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not crowded , food menu and specials great ! Average prices, good specials, quick service, nice waitresses. Good when having to feed the entire family and not go broke!

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colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This cafe is a real jewel, right on the waterfront. We ate here several times. Breakfast time is very busy, lunch was busy but not crowded. We had wonderful service and meals each time. Staff goes out of their way to be helpful. Really enjoyed our meal, each time we were here.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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