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Sawmill Inn Cafe

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601 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3421
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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing through. Stopped at a diner down the road first, was glad we left & went to Sawmill. We were greeted immediately & seated. The place was clean & staff was friendly. It felt like they were really happy to have us there. The Hot meatloaf sandwich was delicious. More than enough food. Prices were very reasonable. If we're... More 

Thank Kathleen E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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268 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I had breakfast here recently. Good for home cooking feel and atmosphere. Just eggs, bacon, and pancakes. Done well.

Thank mhans4
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Nothing fancy here just good food and reasonable prices. Free parking on the street and right on the route 210 so no time lost there either.

Thank Donald S
Falls Church, Virginia
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Lots of photos of early days of Brainerd. Good food - my family and I had a variety of menu choices, and everybody was happy. Service was good and friendly.

Thank kccarlson
St. Paul, MN
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Nothing special at all about the breakfast we had... We had an omelette with multiple veggies and hash browns. The omelette was served on top of the hash browns - which were then soggy not crispy. The cinnamon streusel cake that came with it was pretty boring as well. Too many other places in Brainerd to check out before we'd... More 

Thank CandyceW
Savage, Minnesota
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Charmingly decorated restaurant in the middle of Brainerd. Plenty of parking that can take special attention to find & get in but well worth the effort. We were there for breakfast which is served all day but the menu has many choices for any meal plus a snack if desired. The prices were reasonable, service was quick & efficient and... More 

Thank SirPenLadyGwen
Barnesville, Minnesota
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The waiter was really nice, talkative, helpful, cheerful and explained the history of the cafe which has been there since 1910 at least and I think the 1800's. There are pictures from years ago on the walls of the sawmill and some beautiful large cut glass/mirrored pictures which I haven't seen anything like before Definitely recommend a visit to this... More 

Thank duckye
St. Kitts and Nevis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My friend & myslf were looking for a soup& sandwich shop for about 6 month in Barnard and finally ran across the sawmill inn , we are so glad we did great food friendly service and the best pecan pie eveeeeer !!! Oh with ice cream on top what a great treat .

Thank dobsonsharon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

If you want a restaurant with different options, this would be the place to go. Their food is good and has healthy options like a salad bar. They have an amazing buffet!!

Thank Debbie L
Fort Myers, Florida
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337 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Food was very good and we just had a fun time there. People working there were lots of fun had a very nice time first time there.

Thank Rock61Rock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3421
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: 218-829-5444

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