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Daddy-O's Cafe

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709 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great 50s style restaurant, with great burgers and old fashioned malts! Great family atmosphere

Thank Teresa K
Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great burger and family friendly restaurant. We had a three generations out for a week night dinner. There was great service and the food was delicious.

Thank DeannaA2000
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a fifties style diner with the burger/fries and shake type of menu. They are proud of their chili. The inside of the restaurant is meticulously decorated with posters, pictures and newspaper clippings, old records, etc. I liked it there.

Thank rogerfossum
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Not a bad idea to share here, unless you have a big appetite. Good service, friendly people, cool things to check out on the walls

Thank IkweWolf
Walker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

All weekend long we kept trying to find my friend a peanut butter shake. It was her one vacation treat that she wanted to get while visiting the Twin Cities from Chicago. We spent some time trying to find one in the cities, but seemed like no one had just peanut butter on their menu. And if they had anything... More 

Thank Rachel R
Elk River, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful family friendly locally owned business. The food is great and has a welcoming atmosphere.

Thank DeannaA2000
Blackduck, Minnesota
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

They serve large portions so bring an empty stomach!! They serve hamburgers, chicken, fish and Mexican food, and ice cream. Nice decor as well - plus a friendly staff.

Thank Andithenana
Elk River, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We love this place. The service is always friendly and the food is good. The atmosphere is fun if you like the 50's.

Thank gaylem562
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

My husband and I are very happy to have found this gem in Elk River! The food is amazing and the service was outstanding. Everyone here is super friendly and seems genuinely pleased that you chose to dine at their establishment. Being welcoming towards customers is always a plus if you'd like for them to visit with you again. The... More 

Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Atmosphere is awesome. Food was decent and at a decent price. Wait staff were nice. Decent local place to visit.

Thank Angela P

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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
$3 - $14
Mexican, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Elk River
  • Phone Number: 17632415595
A restaurant serving classic 1950's style burgers and malts/shakes. Also serving south of the border style items like tacos and monster size burritos. Check out the variety of ice cream, too - there's over 15 flavors! Daddy-O's has won Elk River's best burger for over two years in the Star News! We also accept checks.

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