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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
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stopped here on our way back from Lutsen for lunch on a Sunday. Very good vibe to the restaurant and nice service. We had a pizza and a burger and both were very, very good. Not run of the mill fast casual food. But...More

Thank Rich P
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

They are dry, salty and over-seasoned. I won't eat here again. I based my visit on Trip Advisor. I hope my review wakes them up & they change the menu.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed October 24, 2015

It's tucked in with all the other waterfront restaurants in Duluth. We were in town for the Thomas the Train show with our 3 year old and this place was perfect for a family lunch. The Whitefish Po' Boy was delicious. Atmosphere was good for...More

Thank Rachael v
Reviewed October 19, 2015

We have had lunch, appetizers, and dinner here over the past 7 years and have never been let down! The food is creative, delicious, and the staff is professional. The location is in the heart of the Canal area, easily accessible with parking lots nearby...More

Thank RML2729
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had two smaller plates, a main, and desert to share with my partner. It was delicious, sophisticated without being over the top. Had two gin-tonics, and they were great, with additional bitters that were really nice touch.

Thank Misha H
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The trout cakes topped with trout roe were absolutely amazing! The duck pizza & rabbit meatballs were good. The wild mushroom gnocchi was terrible. There were hardly any mushrooms and the gnocchi was way too salty & very dense, like heavy tator tots. I love...More

2  Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We went because of the great reviews, but the restaurant did not hold up that evening. We ordered a burger (well done) and the gnocci. The burger came raw and had to be re-done. The server apologized and while we were waiting brought me some...More

Thank IndyUnknown
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Here on business with 4 colleagues and a local told us the Lake Ave Cafe was the best in Duluth. I would agree it was pretty darn good. Across the hall from the acclaimed Northshore Smokehouse, which actually made the entire restaurant smell like smoked...More

Thank GWest777
Reviewed September 14, 2015

This restaurant catered the wedding we attended. Their food was amazing! Unique choices, yet easily identifiable ingredients for a non-foody such as myself. The waitstaff was very pleasant and efficient.

Thank Patti D
Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visit Duluth a couple times each year. We always make a point to dine at the Lake Cafe each visit. Have always been very happy with food, atmosphere and service. Tonight almost everything was excellent as usual. A word of caution: the Duck a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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