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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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London, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank David H
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The salads are prepared with artistic flair and the taste is exquisite. Unusual beet and tomato soup. Disappointed in lobster roll. Bun was ok but meat didn't taste like lobster and was expensive.

Thank MN_Chill
Ames, Iowa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped to eat with my family on my way to Grand Portage. They quickly sat us at a great table and right away we were served some iced water. The restaurant has a good ambience of cooking with healthy food produced from surrounding farmers. I ordered a Burger and was like every normal burger that you found around. Personally,... More 

1 Thank Aurelio C
Somerset, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations later at night to have our meal. The meals were wonderful but there were two groups with small children. This only affected the mood not the meal. The pistachio and goat cheese salad is wonderful! I had the sea bass which was the special and my wife had the scallops. Both were to die for! To end the... More 

1 Thank David H
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I came here to celebrate a life event. We made a reservation for 6:45 & sat and waited I'd say for a good half hour before we were seated. It was on a Wednesday so the wine was buy one get one which could have been why it was busier mid week- but I'm not sure it... 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, 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?