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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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Lahaina, Hawaii
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch was superb! Every single bite was an adventure exploding in your mouth! From service to the choices on the menu to the quality of food ... everything was simply perfect and impeccable!

Thank ElisabethOnMaui
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reviewed the New Scenic once a few years ago after being amazed at the food, and wondering how we had missed it for so many years before! Can't tell you how many times we've planned our trips up the north shore since then to accommodate a meal here. Last Friday, we found ourselves in the area around dinner time... More 

Thank GVJim
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First the bad news: We missed the figs. Let me explain. Each year two girlfriends and I head north for our annual getaway. To lessen the pain of returning to our busy lives, we stop at the New Scenic Cafe for a fantastic meal. During the last few years, New Scenic has offered an incredible appetizer that is made with... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving up the North Shore looking at the beautiful colors of fall and decided we needed a piece of pie. Stopped here and they had a delicious ginger peach pie. It was excellent.

Thank karenskaar
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! Sincere, happy greetings when we walked in, followed by friendly, enthusiastic descriptions of the day's offerings, followed by absolutely delicious food that was perfectly prepared, plated and presented. Wow! LOVED their hot artichoke heart and sun dried tomato asiago cheese dip with New French Cafe toasted baguette slices, and the wonderful vegetable cauliflower soup. Husband savored his... More 

Thank LovesZebras
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was original and pretty tasty. Menu was truly unique. My friend loved her salmon burger. I ordered the escargot and it was just ok. Large snails in nine hole baker. Too heavily sprinkled with a green herb and accompanying bread was too toasted. Love escargot but prefer it in a puff pastry or garlic butter with a softer... More 

Thank Kimberly E
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a late dinner at New Scenic Cafe in our honeymoon and we absolutely loved this tucked away private restaurant. It is so serene, away from the hustle and bustle, cozy and romantic. The Octopus terrine for an appetizer was superb, tender and delicious, for dinner we ordered Duck breast and lamb loin. The duck breast... More 

Thank Elena P
Maple Grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this spot from a colleague when I said I was going up to Gooseberry Falls. I'm very skeptical about random spots outside major cities but this restaurant might change my mind going forward! We walked in around 12:30 on a Sunday without reservations, the hostess, who was amazing and had a west coast style of service, quoted... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away by this little restaurant. Our food was exceptional (ahi tuna for me, scallops for my wife). The drive there is scenic -- views from within the restaurant are mostly of foliage and gardens, so don't expect a lake view from inside. But still VERY worth the trip.

Thank Wrigley62
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped here for a late lunch on a Monday. Place was packed. The hostess told us it was about a 15 min wait but it wasn't that long. We were seated and got our drinks right away. We've heard lots of good things about this place and we were excited to try out the dishes. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, 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?