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Blue Water Cafe

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Good food

We stopped here on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The restaurant is neat and clean, the service very good and the food was good and plentiful. The menu had many items to choose from and we will go back to try other meals. This restaurant has good casual dining, fair pricing and I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
deborah t
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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  • Families with children
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The restaurant is neat and clean, the service very good and the food was good and plentiful. The menu had many items to choose from and we will go back to try other meals. This restaurant has good casual dining, fair pricing and I would definitely recommend it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great breakfasts, very homelike atmosphere. Lots of food for the money and good variety on the menu.

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is what a diner should be like. Clean, comfortable and being treated like family with no big city diner 'attitude'. The walleye my wife had for breakfast was the best we've had except what we've caught and cooked ourselves fresh out of the lake. The biscuits and sausage gravy with fried eggs on top while the real deal. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Have a very good meal at the cafe. Was late Sunday afternoon and place was near empty but the waitress was very helpful to take order.would go back again.food was very good too .single person too.

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stopped here for dinner after a day of traveling. The café’s décor is clean and simple, adorned with historical photos and paintings of local scenes. The service was prompt and friendly. My two travel partners ordered breakfast entrees, which are served all day. The French toast was delicious. The Blue Water breakfast combo (eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast) was... More 

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

very good regular meat and potato type food. want a home cooked meal but don't want to cook this is the place. They also have good pie.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

In the middle of February, a lot of restaurants are closed in Grand Marais. Fortunately this one is open for business. When we went there on a Tuesday afternoon, the place was hopping. They have a full menu but all we were after was some soup, chili and pie. Everything was real good. The staff was friendly. Prices were reasonable.

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Hastings, Minnesota
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We used to really look forward to this breakfast. Last visit was disappointing, prices have gone up and the portions have gone down. Service was not good and no apologies after the orders were wrong.

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?