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New Scenic Cafe

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5461 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
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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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's not much more to say except that the whole dining experience was delightful. The server - Aubrey - was very attentive. I had the seasonal Caprese Salad which was a delicious twist on the traditional. The Cochinita Pibil was exceptional. The wine selection is extensive, with some from regions which are not usually featured (e.g. Austria). Yes, it's a... More 

Thank love_2_travel_049
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The New Scenic Cafe is one of my absolute favorite to dine at, either it's a special occasion or just enjoying the day after a scenic view drive with a good friend or loved one. I call it cozy, quaint, romantic fine dining. Oh no, not the stiff, fancy kind. It's homey. The food is phenominal and their chef would... More 

Thank Julie Ann D
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love, love this place. How can you go wrong with a creative chef, seasonally changing menu, desserts to die for, and staff that are actually excited to be guiding you. And it's overlooking Lake Superior-a beach shack with a view. It's a Duluth original. Love theirs gardens also-makes the waiting so pleasant with a glass of wine.

Thank StevePeggy
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. We stopped for lunch on our way to Tofte and made a special trip back two days later to eat there a second time! Yea... it's that good. Everything we had between the two trips was amazing... curried blue mussels, cochinita pilbil sandwich, asparagus galette, laab moo, and passionfruit panna cotta.... oh the panna cotta. It... More 

Thank Bengela
Punta Gorda, Florida
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to stop and have lunch when I was touring Duluth area with a girlfriend. We had driven up from Hayward, Wi area and I had heard this place was good. It is great! Love the scenic view of Lake Superior and the food and the service, outstanding. We had the asparagus appetizer which was one of the... More 

Thank Jan L
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove down the scenic route and found this little place to eat and immediately fell in love! The view was amazing, the food was great, and our server was friendly and attentive. Our kids have allergies and they took extra care to make our food! It's a bit pricey but for what they did for us it was worth it.... More 

Thank AlwaysSmiles82
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It can sometimes get a little too full of itself and act like a Minneapolis, Chicago, or New York trendy spot with slow service (as if you are taking up their time instead of the other way around), snobbish 1/2 full glasses of wine, and sometimes pretentiously small servings with larger than average prices. But overall, I've enjoyed stopping here... More 

Thank Marybeth R
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped based on a friend's recommendation, and are we glad that we did. The tuna tacos are worth the visit alone! I had an excellent herring sandwich and she said her burger was one of the best ever. Service was superb, the the atmosphere is relaxing and unique.

Thank Ronald C
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and dining experience. May not be perfect for a family with young children or if in a hurry to go up the shore but when with family and friends and want a wonderful dining experience...this is the place. Excellent Food. Excellent wine selection. Wonderful service.

Thank ShoreDelighted
Minneapolis, MN
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this place has a good reputation, we did not have a very good experience. Everything seemed to be in a time warp. It was slow motion from the word "go." We waited about 20 minutes to be seated.. This was even after we said we would take an empty two person table that was immediately available. The hostess proceeded... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
  • 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?