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Lake Avenue Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
+1 218-722-2355
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a second visit to this restaurant and we're not disappointed! We had a great lunch and wonderful service. Their food is always interesting with amazing flavors. The warm beet salad was so flavorful and the bone marrow was very well seasoned.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Maple Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! Great food and great drinks! Service was fantastic and atmosphere was relaxed and cozy. The meals looked like works of art and the drinks were high class.

Thank kejaskowiak
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an accidental treasure we found in this unassuming casual place. Superb waitstaff, very knowledgeable. A delicious dinner, perfectly paced and absolutely delicious.

Thank 256nancyj
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an ok experience here, was hoping for a bit better. Great beer and wine and drink choices. Menu looked great, but we weren't very hungry so chose to share a wedge salad which was good and interesting with fried avocado and smoked macaroni and cheese which was dry and tasteless. Our server was pleasant and friendly, but probably... More 

Thank DarlingJH
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to have a drink, the bartender was superb, they have a fabulous wine selection and a wonderfully eclectic assortment of spirits! Can't wait to visit again and enjoy a meal!!

Thank Heidi P
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not finish my meal. It was covered with salt. They couldn't bring me water fast enough to quench my thirst.

Thank c7h8n4o2
San Francisco, California
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for an early supper after a busy day of shopping. Soup and salad. The root vegetable soup was served excellent. Thick and creamy with flavors of turnips, parsnips and rutabagas. Served piping hot, which is how I like my soup. The wedge salad was a bit rich for my taste, but I ate the whole thing! Ambiance was... More 

Thank REJ810
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner about 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. In spite of the place being almost empty, was given a table near the bar, at a freezing window, and next to a couple of loud Duluthian women. Server/bartender happily relocated me to sit at the bar, saying, "It's easier for me." Indeed. After inquiring about a few menu items... More 

Thank Jordan S
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Had the opportunity to visit this great cafe in the DeWitt building during a business trip. Ordered the Rueben sandwich and just about fell off my chair when the put it in front of me! It was the biggest stack of corned beef that I have ever seen! The taste was amazing. Everything was done to perfection and I have... More 

Thank Cindy G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is our favorite restaurant in Duluth. We once ate there 3 times in a 24 hr period! We love sitting outside on the deck when weather permits. We are very excited for the upcoming beer/wine/sake dinners!

Thank psherven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-2355

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