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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 - 12:00 am
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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Esko, Minnesota, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We eat at the Lake Avenue Cafe often, we enjoy the atmosphere, the waitstaff is very well trained, and the food is usually very good with a large variety of options. This last time we went we were disappointed that they were out of so many things on the menu, they were only only open for a few hours when... More 

Thank Clean56
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We've been on a road trip for two months and we have eaten in restaurants every day. The ban mi sandwich was the best sandwich I have had on this entire trip-my husband thought his burger was equally great. All that and it was half price wine day. A bottle of Louis Latour Chardonnay for $13! No complaints about the... More 

Thank McRogers11
St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great service - friendly and helpful servers. We ate fish sandwiches filled with locally caught fish, while sitting on their outdoor deck on a sunny day, washing it down with great local beer. Perfect lunch after getting off the scenic boat ride, gathering our strength for shopping in that beautiful historic building filled with unique shops.

Thank Laura K F
Madison, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped for lunch here and I was not impressed. In fact, I would strongly recommend going right across the way to the Northern Waters Smokehaus. Both restaurants are in a converted warehouse. We watched a steady stream if customers going into Nirthern Waters while we waited for our meals. The Lake Avenue cafe is not terrible, it's just overpriced... More 

1 Thank Beth C
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fun spot to stop while enjoying the Canal Park area in Duluth. Interesting menu. Food is tasty. Atmosphere is great, too!

Thank Athensvisitor
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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184 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on the positive reviews, it must have been a bad night. In all fairness, the restaurant was very warm and flies were buzzing everywhere. A/C might not have been working properly which is not good because this establishment is located at the end of the building that faces direct PM sun.and Duluth was going through a hot spell. The... More 

Thank Parrot434
Duluth, Minnesota
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want to overspend for some dishes that are just a little bit out of the ordinary, stop in here. Everything has been good, food and service, but nothing standout except the cost for the meals available.

Thank l0renbear
Fullerton, California
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In the tourist district, the Lake Avenue Cafe, was tasty albeit the service was rather slow. Favorites for us included the Perch tacos and the Lake Superior fish sandwich. (We did wish there had been a grilled option as the fish was breaded and fried.) Nice atmosphere and very close to the Canal Park tourist sites including the Aerial LIft... More 

Thank NorthOCTraveler
Duluth, Minnesota
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had the wild-rice falafel dish, with great flavor. Nice outdoor seating area to enjoy the sun and breeze in Canal Park. There was a decent crowd for a Monday and waitstaff continued to check on us and really helpful.

Thank Andrea P
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've been to the Lake Avenue Cafe many times.....so convenient when shopping in Canal area. But I think the place is slipping. Service was extremely slow! Food was mixed. My soup was good but it came with chilled bread. Husband's hamburger was cold. Grandson's sandwich was fine. The restaurant was fairly empty at 1 in the afternoon, so it wasn't... 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
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: (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?