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“They're Open on Mondays and Tuesdays Again!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River Oasis Cafe

River Oasis Cafe
806 Main Street South, Stillwater, MN
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Ranked #7 of 85 Restaurants in Stillwater
Cuisines: American
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“They're Open on Mondays and Tuesdays Again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have written a review of this place before, but last night was the first time we have been there for their Monday night special - Pasta with Bolognese ($8 and includes a fresh salad and garlic toast). I am a Bolognese junkie, and every time I find it on the menu or as a special, I have to try it. This rustic old diner which has been reincarnated into a good place to eat, not just for breakfast but also for dinner, hits the mark with their Bolognese. I don't think I have had it better anywhere else. There was just a hint of nutmeg and not overdone like many places do. There was something else neither my husband nor I could identify in the sauce, but it was very good. We will be Monday night regulars! I hope the public finds out this place is again open on Monday and Tuesday nights and will flock back there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Minnesota, USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Comfort dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This place makes you feel like a local, even if you're not. The chow here is top notch. Everything on the menu is great. You won't go wrong with anything you order. Friendly, fast service makes every visit a pleasure.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have always passed this restaurant when going to Stillwater...what a mistake. So glad that we stopped last night. The burgers are amazing! My 11 year old son and I ordered the peanut butter burger, my husband had he hang over. They were all amazing! If you like peanut butter, you will be amazed at the incredible taste of this burger. The burgers came with fries which were some of the best that we have had. Both of our kids ordered Malts. They were beautifully presented and tasted just as good. The service as incredible. Can't wait to go back for another burger and try breakfast some time.

Check out this hidden gem. You will love the food, atmosphere, people. It was great!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Comfort Food, Friendly, home made pies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

If you visit often at all they know your name when you walk in. Very personable staff - seriously friendly. A family owned shop. The owner Craig, and his family are fabulous and won't hesitate to challenge the kids to a game of tic-tac-toe. If there is a wait to be seated they put a cup of coffee in your hand (or whatever you like) while you wait. Breakfast lunch or dinner is all great and reasonably priced. You used to wait awhile for your food but a renovated kitchen last year makes for speedy service. The menu is creatively changed periodically but the core items remain. It's all home made, even the pies ...oh the pies. For a starter just stop in for some pie and coffee and see what it's all about. Vintage 60's decor with WI-FI. Can't beat it. Seems like it's been there forever but still the best kept secret in Stillwater.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Local eatery with good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I've been going here for years. The people are great & the food is good! It is a must try! I go there mostly for breakfast but have had a burger, fries & a malt in the afternoon, pretty yummy. You can't go wrong. It's a place where you always feel welcomed, whether you are alone or with a group, they can accomadate to every size group. And the price is very reasonable. A must try!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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