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New Scenic Cafe

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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Late with my review of this fantastic restaurant. The ingredients are always fresh and I suspect local. The menu is innovative and changing. The service is outstanding. This is the third time I have eaten here and anxious to return.

Thank Kristi K
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the New Scenic Cafe on our way from Tofte down to Minneapolis. It's a perfect lunch stop, just north of Duluth. After several days of "basic" fare on the North Shore, the New Scenic Cafe was a fantastic upgrade. The menu is creative and interesting, the service excellent, and the dishes were prepared beautifully. The favors were... More 

Thank FMPinSD
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Duluth. The scenic highway is nice for a change. They were really busy which is a tell tail sign that it is a good restaurant. The wait was well worth it!! We waited 20 minutes. The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. The presentation is beautiful and we loved every bite. I... More 

Thank Janis H
Modesto, California
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated promptly by the receptionist at the time of our reservation, and luckily got a nice table for 4 with a good view of Lake Superior. I ordered the Laab Moo appetizer as my entree, and it was simply delicious! A bit of Thai spiciness to the ground pork made it so, as did the very fresh individual... More 

Thank DanGalt
London, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The New Scenic Cafe is about 5 miles north of Duluth - we missed it the first time, but turned back and found it on the old Hwy 61 (North Shore Drive now). The menu was intriguing. I loved my chlodnik (polish roasted beet soup) and BLT with avocado and jalapeno bacon on toasted cranberry bread. The southern chicken soup... More 

Thank susan w
Duluth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here for lunch because so many people were raving about how it was "the place to go." Well...we did not care for it in any way. The atmosphere was average at best, the food was average, the service was haughty, and the prices were very inflated. We will not return.

Thank DuluthBobSue
London, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I booked a table, but then had to wait fire 15 minutes for a table. It then took another 15 minutes before I could order. The asparagus galette was large and delicious. The scallops were good, but the portion was small and the price was high. I felt the service was friendly enough, but was pretty slow.

1 Thank A380fan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The outside of the New Scenic Cafe is one of the few that can make you wish you had to wait to be seated. While you're on the wait-list, sit outside at the campfire and look over Lake Superior - drinks are optional, but won't hurt your experience. ;) The service is great and the food mostly excellent. My steak... More 

1 Thank MindOfGMJ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I went for a nice dinner after the Tall Ships festival. It's a beautiful drive up the north shore from Duluth. The restaurant is charming and the staff were very nice. Prompt seating at the time of reservation. The sashime tuna tacos were excellent. My wife had the duck which she said was very good with a... More 

1 Thank hdgilbert
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This our second time coming here and once again its was amazing. My girlfriend and I brought her grandma here for breakfast. We got Asparagus Galette appetizer where the pastry crumbed perfectly at the touch. I order the Moules et Frites, my girlfriend ordered a vegetarian dish wild mushroom crepe, and her grandma order Seared Sea Scallops. We shared a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-525-6274

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