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“Wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kozlaks' Royal Oaks Restaurant - CLOSED

Kozlaks' Royal Oaks Restaurant
4785 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55126
(651) 484-8484
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Price range: $30 - $40
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tanglewood Drive
Transit: Kozlak's is on bus transit route, however I don't think anyone has ever come on a bus to eat here.
Saint Paul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Had the blackened pork chop with blue cheese. My husband had the new york strip and said it was cooked perfectly, was super tender and very tasty.The salad bar is really classy with many fresh options to choose from. Had a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. YUM!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Outdated, disappointing, blah food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Went on a Wednesday evening as a couple. Waited 5 minutes at the desk: no one around. Checked in, yet it took them 10 minutes to seat us and there were only 20 people in the entire restaurant. Main dining room has a nice layout, but it is back to the 70's. Silverware looks like it is from the 50's. The salad bar did not look appealing at all. My wife had the salmon salad which was good, but aren't all salads pretty good anywhere you go. I had the Austrailan Sea Bass with crab and spinach inside. Very, very bland taste. Not very good at all. 1 server for the entire upper half of the dining room. The table near us sent there steak back because it wan't prepared correctly. Boring ambience, severely outdated, poor food. Maybe the jazz brunch on Sunday is good; we just won't ever be coming back. An upscale "Supper Club" from the 60's which should have been closed in the 90's.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Groupon value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Family dinner. Servers were slow. Waters... not filled as needed. Waited 15 min. for checks. Plates not cleared. Food, very tasty. Steak medallions... excellent, tender, juicy, flavorful. Potatoes with steak...eeh? Too much grass.. ok, seasoning. Boys loved their kids menu shrimp.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My daughter and I had dinner there on a very quiet night. Salad bar that we had heard so much about wasn't great. And we were shocked when we ordered our entrees that we couldn't choose what kind of potato we wanted. One of our steaks came with horseradish mashed potatoes which didn't appeal to either of us but we were told "no substitutions". That same steak had been ordered medium well and came medium rare.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Slowly declining, Nostalgic dining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Kozlak's has long been our white tablecloth dining establishment in the North Metro. The food has been good and service friendly. We last visited for Sunday Jazz Brunch. The food selection was great and some nice Jambalaya and pecan pie. We used to try and get in on the early dinner at least once a month. Now, the place is starting to look dated and is ready for some classing up. The salad bar seems to have diminished since the 90's. The menu has not changed much either. This is a place for older generations down into aging baby-boomers. There is not much of a young crowd in the place. Perhaps the owners intend to let it go down slowly. We have not been able to take advantage of the patio dining for some time. Disappointment comes from little things, like the no longer having after dinner mints by the coat check, or uneven tables. We hope that it gets spruced up a bit.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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