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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
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
North Branch, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Friendly! Food is always good. Eat a meal or just have hot chocolate on a colder day! Repeat vacation customer.

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped on a Saturday for pie and coffee and came back the next day for a late breakfast. The food was traditional and very good. The coffee was fresh and served with lots of cream. Loved the sign by the restroom: Men to the left, women to the right because we know that women are always right! Made me laugh.... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good family style food with reasonable prices, friendly waitresses. Opens early for breakfast with main street location. Easy walk from the Mangy Moose Motel.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Comfort food from pot roast to breasted chicken and walleye. All was well prepared and served efficiently by friendly server. The blueberry pie was superior. A convenient location next to the harbor.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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