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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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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here on our way back from a drive along the Scenic North Shore of Lake Superior. We certainly didn't expect to find such an exquisite dinner experience. We had scallops and sea bass entrees perfectly prepared with fresh vegetable accompaniments. We don't normally order desserts but was too tempted by their selections. The staff was... More 

Thank Lisabeth J
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by two different friends when I was discussing an upcoming trip to Duluth. It certainly did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. The special appetizer was small tuna "tacos" - please order them if they are offered! The "land and sea" special was also spectacular. The usual combination of... More 

Thank Annjo2015
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a reservation for 4 people several weeks before coming here. When we arrived a mob of people were waiting near the hostess station and she seemed very uninterested in checking parties in. After checking in, she told us we would have to wait. We looked around the restaurant and noticed over 75% of the tables had parties of... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so great. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food was astoundingly delicious! I had the mussels which had about 40 in the pot. And a huckleberry dessert. Both were fantastic!!

Thank BethBeth26
Duluth, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel the North Shore we have to stop here as the servers are great as well as a great menu. Is the perfect stop on the drive up the shore. Not sure how long they have been there, but seems like forever. Make this a stop on your way and enjoy the ambience and the food

Thank cmk421
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal. The marinated sea bass with peas, seaweed, etc was one of the best fish dishes i have had anywhere. My spouses salad and soup was wonderful. Cherry pie was very good... and we know pie... since we own a famous pie place in stockholm wi.... so we dont give out pie praise easily... Go, be brave,trust the chef.

Thank Alan N
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a date night and the food was amazing! It is expensive and I would not recommend bringing the kids. They will not appreciate the food. The display and taste is soooo good. Probably some of the best food I have ever had. Some unique dishes for sure. I wasn't sure I would like it, but I tried... More 

Thank Lorie M
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been up this way in quite a while, but came up for a work dinner. The tried and true standbys (ahi tacos, figs) were fantastic, the rest of the entrees had some hits (mussels) and some misses (mushroom crepe). All told, though, it remains one of the most inventive restaurants available to Duluth and the North Shore, and... More 

Thank kanders21
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very inviting with its northern charm. I was at the restaurant during the Labor Day Weekend. The menu is very confusing as the food descriptions are perplexing (Samphire, rugbrød, mache). (I should have had internet service so that I could decipher what was being offered.) We asked our server for descriptions and she went through them very... More 

Thank maryg0329
Johannesburg, South Africa
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286 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here for years and it's improved!!! We had booked ahead for lunch and so glad we had, as we were a group of 6. We tried the two special appetizers (fish tacos were excellent, and the mission figs with blue cheese were beyond wonderful). Both were exceptional! For my entree, Two of our party had the salmon... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
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?