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Reviewed December 27, 2019

We stop here every time we visit the North Shore! Tasty Bloody Mary bar, local craft beers, right off the scenic highway with a view so it's an easy stop. Highly recommend! This year we also went to watch a vikings game. They had a...great TV, football bingo to follow along with the game and the locals are all decked out in vikings gear! We had our swag on too so it was a blast.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

My wife and I stopped in for Dinner on Thursday and Saturday night. We were glad we did. The staff is great. Great service both times!!!! and the food is AWESOME. They have an Oktoberfest Menu and both times I ordered the Chicken Schnitzel. I...was stationed in Germany for 2 years and I have to tell you this Schnitzel is a pretty darn close second. My wife ordered the build your own pasta bowl and the second night she ordered the soup and sandwich combo. When we come back up we will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Have been here a couple times now and both the food and service have been excellent. The outside patio is more enjoyable than sitting indoors, but if that’s not possible, then indoors is good as well. Have had mostly appetizers and drinks, so can’t speak...to dinner items and how good they are.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful day in Duluth and a nice quiet drive along the shore lead us to the Clearwater Grille just about 10 miles north of Duluth. Beautiful evening. Great place to sit on the deck and take in the fresh cooler air from the lake....The menu was diverse enough to satisfy any appetite. Any taste. We had a sandwich of smoked Gouda and turkey with tomatoes and onions. Side salad and soup. Just enough. Relaxed and enjoyed the ever changing colors of the lake. Perfect. And the food was too.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Had great Walleye sandwiches out on the deck, watched the sun set over the lake. They do however need to make a separate entrance for the staff to use when serving outdoors as there were several servers passing us as we went inside to get...seated outside.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

Our first trip ever to Duluth. We were looking for a wine tasting opportunity and another restaurant downtown suggested Clearwater Grille. Our server, Amber, was great. Very friendly and helpful in our wine selections. If we are back in the area, we'll definitely come back...to try the food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

This is our second visit & we were t as impressed with the food. The sandwiches were dry. The service was good & the view is wonderful from the large patio.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

So glad this spot is on the map. With friendly staff, good food and a lovely location it is a hit with everyone.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

667254826 My wife and I have frequently visited for dinner over last four years - one year averaging once every couple of months and other years about once per month. Clearwater used to be a great restaurant with superb cuisine including excellent steak prior to...2018 through part of 2018. They served a great fillet and a really good sirloin. I believe they are struggling and unfortunately, in 2019, they no longer serve fillet and what is advertised as a sirloin is far from it! Ordered a 12 oz. sirloin Sunday April 14, 2019 medium rare and received 2 6 oz. flat or flank steaks very thin medium to well done. Absolutely disgusting so turned it back and did not pay for such terrible meat. They must have changed supplier. Clearwater used to be what I considered for the area as more of an upscale place with cloth napkins, and wonderful cuisine at a great location and good service. Some of their dishes remain okay but DO NOT order any steak. The $26 steak is NOT a juicy, one piece thick cut. IT’s two pieces of British thin crap. Now with paper napkins, no booths, and unacceptable meat they call “sirloin”, it’s no longer on my list, much less at the bottom of it. Very unfortunate and if you desire good steak, you’ll need to go elsewhere. Very sad the owners ruined a once fine establishment!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

My wife and I pulled into Duluth about 6 pm on a Saturday night in December. The Canal Park area was CRAZY with the Bentleyville crowds and we were headed up North Shore Drive to somewhat escape the insanity. We checked reviews on the Clearwater...Grille and despite many less than positive reviews, went with it for the sake of time. We seriously wonder if these other reviewers went to the same place we did!! It was perfect in every aspect! First of all, it is right on Lake Superior! Views are fabulous! It is large....VERY large! Nice sized bar area, a nice casual spot to watch sports or enjoy their many activities like Trivia Nights. Then down just a few steps is the best dining area with tables hugging the window views of the Lake which make it perfect for any occasion. The menu is also rather large with a wide variety covering all bases. Our Server was Cassi, and we will give her kudos right off the bat with her A+ combination of perfect timing, knowledge about the restaurant, the owners, food, the beers and a smile at all times . I saw an entree that was placed on a bed of Onion Straws so I asked if I could get the Straws as an app and Cassi said I could. Onion Straws are probably my favorite beer food and I can only get them in about 5-6 places. These were absolutely the best I have ever had. Hand sliced thin, hand breaded and fried perfectly, these were light, not greasy a bit, no sticking together, just perfect! My wife ordered the Prime Rib Sandwich and I had the Pulled Pork Chimichanga. My wifes sandwich was perfectly rare - med. rare Prime Rib, very juicy with Ciabatta bread and she change the cheese from Cheddar to Mozzarella. She said it was as good as any Prime Rib sandwich anywhere. My Chimi reminded me of The Ultimate Chimi that the old Casa Gallardo restaurants used to have. HUGE, full of lean Pulled Pork, red, green and yellow peppers and onions and tomatoes with a great house made salsa and cheese over the top. FABULOUS!! Clearwater Grille was a Grand Slam with a perfect location, perfect layout, perfect Beer list, perfect menu cooked by their perfect chef and served by our perfect waitress. This is all run by what seem to be perfect owners, who live on property and strive for the best hand made items right down to the salsa for a Chimi. Well done Clearwater Grille!! We will return!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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