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Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

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14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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276 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Baxter recently we decided on the Black Bear Saloon for dinner. We had a drink in the bar prior to being seated for dinner. Shannon, the bartender was very friendly and provided prompt service. We decided on an appetizer at the bar – Bruschetta. It was good – especially the pile of roasted garlic cloves. A nice addition... More 

Thank ClearwaterJen
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had appetizers & drinks, did not sample the main menu. Nice place, good service. We stopped in late for some cocktails with our family and friends. Shared appetizers in a clean and rustic log cabin designed interior.

Thank wiz473
Duluth, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Went for dinner with my son and grandkids, the food was good, I was not to thrilled with my burger however since it was very dry and overdone and the bun was also. Fries were very good as were the ribs my son and grandkids got, cheese curds were great and the beer selection was great also. Service was very... More 

Thank Candylee29
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I've had better steaks back home in Dallas, but compared to the other restaurants this town has to offer, this is a good choice. The service here was great and the food is decent. I had the ribeye, sirlion, and the new york strip. The new york strip was the best in my opinion and I loved that they served... More 

Thank Untamable A
Clarkfield, Minnesota
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We joined other family members for dinner on a Saturday evening. The decor was awesome, the food was very good as was the service. My wife had liver and onions which she enjoyed immensely. I had the half rack of ribs which was very good. The acoustics are very good, allowing good conversation (no echo).

Thank Toolman624
Elk River, Minnesota
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Good food and good drinks. Not great, but very good. My wife had Wild Rice soup and I had the Chicken Bruschetta sandwich. My sandwich was very, very good, and her soup was good too. We would definitely stop here again when passing through Baxter.

1 Thank Matt H
Duluth, Minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After a hard workday a long way from home, we wanted a chunk of dead cow and a good wine to compliment it. The wild rice soup (wife) and French onion (me) were exquisite. The steaks were nailed perfectly, and the bartender clearly wanted us back, as evidenced by the generous presentation of single malt. Server had spark and a... More 

1 Thank Senty7
Baxter, Minnesota
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

For some reason, Black Bear is generally not on my radar when we go out to eat. I think it's because, while it's not bad, the food doesn't stand out as being fabulous, and it seems expensive for what you get.

Thank madsandconsmom
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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358 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food is generally good and the atmosphere of sitting by the fire surrounded by outdoors artifacts is pleasant. There are a number of steak options as well as the usual fish and chicken dishes. The beer menu, which is quite ample, usually includes specials from the tap. Service has always been good.

Thank gpotvin
Perdido Key, Florida
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

A big log cabin style place which just fits in to the rustic part of MN. Dropped in for lunch on way back to lodge with three G'kids and their parents (always a tough group to satisfy). But while service was a little slow the friendly staff and great food made up for it. The ladies couldn't finish large portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: 218-828-8400

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