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Lake Avenue Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
(218) 722-2355
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of four happened upon this restaurant as we were walking around Canal Park. We were glad we took a chance because it is a nice place to eat. The menu is interesting and eclectic, and I chose to share with one other person a duck confit pizza. I always order duck if I can because I don't cook... More 

Thank younghighschool
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a foodie and recently moved to Duluth. There are only a handful of good restaurants and I wanted this to be one of them....but, after eating there over 6 times in the last two years, I always walk away disappointed. The location is lovely (great outdoor seating, nice indoor area, close to Lake Superior shores in Canal Park) the... More 

Thank Natalie G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're seniors and we've traveled a lot. We wanted a place that was not too noisy and that had decent light for menu reading. We got both of those plus prompt and friendly service. The disappointment is that what you get is not what you expect. What we thought was roasted lamb was actually lamb pieces in sauce in a... More 

Thank Ella S
Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered an asian noodle & pasta dish...both outstanding with flavor. We shared two dishes; we are foodies and will pay $ for excellent quality!

Thank world t
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regulars for years, and will keep going, but our last visit missed the mark a bit. Our appetizer was excellent, but the two main courses really did not taste very good...fish overcooked and like an earlier review, the green beans were undercooked and hard to chew. Every other time we have been here, over the past twenty... More 

Thank MariaMag
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and stopped in on a Thursday evening (9/8/16) on the recommendation of our hotel's staff. We were not disappointed. Food is locally sourced, cocktails are delicious and service was great. If you're an old fashioned fan - try the Ol Chester - a small yet mighty tasty drink. The Norwegian tea was also very good. The stuffed date... More 

Thank MegE9608
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the canal in all seasons. Come down in the winter for a cozy atmosphere with less people and just as much fun. The food is beautiful, flavorful, with great artistry and I mus mention you will want to linger long over hand crafted regional cocktails or a wine from the paired list. Oh - and if you are... More 

Thank MollyDuluth
Tall Timbers, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A unique menu using locally sourced ingredients. The service was excellent. The mixed drinks were tasty as were the local beers. The portions were on the small size so don't go in hungry or with 3 young adult males! Pricy but worth it for a special meal

Thank pedalpusher248
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the area and this is our favorite restaurant because of the creative and adventurous options. I also appreciate that the menu gets changed twice a year. Brunch here is superb and and the bloody mary's are delicious!

Thank DreamingInTheNorth
Washington DC
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This trendy part of Duluth is dominated by BBQ, brew pubs, and Italian restaurants. We were interested in something different and chose Lake Avenue Cafe. Everything we had was delicious. The food is creative without being cute. The place itself is pleasant, and that's a good thing, because service was slow (but also very pleasant). All in all, a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: (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?