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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
Nice hometown cafe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
MoleCG
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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

  • Cuisine: American

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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