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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 - 12:00 am
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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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Rochester, Minnesota
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651 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three of us stopped in after a day at the work conference. We sat at the bar, I only had a beer, but one of us had a bowl of soup and bread. I guess it was good and looked to be. They have a small dining room and an even smaller bar. The bartender seemed pretty knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank traveltheworld012
Oahu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Avenue Cafe creates unique and delicious food. My husband and I can never decide on what to eat, so we order a few different things and share them all. So far, we have always been happy with our choices. Add to it great service, and this place shines!

Thank NicoleHawaii
Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coconut curry chicken soup has made its way into my soul. I can't get enough of it. My husband had the French onion and kept making yummy faces. We shared the calamari and meatballs, and we respectfully disagree with the other reviewer; the blending of all the flavors when all the ingredients were on the spoon together, provided a... More 

Thank polishhulagirl33
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was pretty empty which is usually a red flag for me but we thought we would give it a try. Our server seemed annoyed and didn't really offer any kind of experience. The atmosphere was really cozy and relaxing and the drinks were great. We had the meatball and calamari dish which was flavorless and confusing (meatballs, overcooked... More 

Thank Jake T
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 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 January 7, 2017

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?