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“Great food, great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clearwater Grille

Clearwater Grille
5135 N Shore Drive, 5135 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN (Formerly Clearwater Grill)
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Ranked #41 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: American
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Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We have eaten here three times since it's been remodeled(new owners) and it's one of our go-to's when we want good food at a good price with excellent service. Large windows look out onto Lake Superior. My only recommendation is for some kind of background music as we could hear conversations at other tables easily.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Badger, South Dakota, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We ate at this establishment two nights in a row and the food did not disappoint. The staff was friendly. The bartender was entertaining. Great place

Visited September 2012
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Awesome New deck, great view, excellent food fun bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Clearwater is newly remodeled with new owners. They built a huge deck with awesome view of lake superior. It has the best view on the north shore. There food was excellent I have eaten there 3 times it is great everytime. They have a nice motel and bottle shop next door.

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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Letdown”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

I came here for Easter Brunch. It was full of processed, bought in crap, and there wasn't an ounce of passion or ingenuity to be seen anywhere. A great location, wide open space, a decent waitstaff, but the energy of the food was just... long deceased. Most of it was kinda cold too. Nothing special at all. I think the biggest disappointment was that we paid 19$ per person, when it wasn't worth more than 5$.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Duluth, Minnesota
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great view, great people!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The Clearwater Grill on the North Shore is a vastly improved place with the new owners. New decor, streamlined menu serving quality food and great desserts.9RED VELVET CAKE) The new Clearwater Grill is an unpretentious N. Shore dining experience. I have eaten there many times in the past year and a few of my favorites are the walleye egg rolls, the pork loin dinner (always juicy never dried out), the walleye sandwich and my wife loves the triple berry salad.
The wine list is incredible. You walk in past a huge display of available wines sitting out that you can sample before purchasing. The Sunday brunch is terrific and sitting on the new outdoor deck watching ocean freighters sliding by on Lake Superior can't be beat. The food has always been consistently good which I can't say about other more upscale N. Shore eateries nearby. Molly (the owner) hires local bands to play without cover charge and she hosts free dance lessons on Tuesday nights. Prices are fair and although a little higher than they were at "Castle" it is a much improved atmosphere, menu and bar. If you order a B&B the bartender will warm the snifter and serves it in a way that keeps it warm, you'll have to go there to find out!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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