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Old Log Cabin Restaurant

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9726 Scandia Trail, Forest Lake, MN
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Moved to Forest Lake and is one of my favorite places for lunch. Daily specials at very reasonable prices, good food, good service. Friendly people. Dining room separate from bar area. Private room in back.

Thank Henry H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't have known about this restaurant except for the tripadvisor list, and if you are in the area it is worth knowing about. Charming ambiance, lovely flowers on the front porch and some antique tools on the walls. The broasted chicken was so juicy it squirt when I cut into it! Good old-fashioned lunch. I took a window seat... More 

Thank Jeanne G
Mesa, Arizona
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just east of Forest Lake on Hwy 97 lies a gem I frequent often. As their name says, its a old log cabin. Quaint, warm, homey. Summer visitors keep the dining room busy. but waits are short. When alone, I opt for the bar as service is more attentive and usually has some cronie to chat with. Very casual, service... More 

Thank RTinAZ
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to go for the chicken and au gratin potatoes!! The chicken is hot, juicy and the batter is crispy! They also have Mexican night and the food is great! On the weekend they offer prime rib which we want to try one of these days! The service is always great as well - well worth the drive from... More 

Thank Kathy B
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basic home style cooking done well. Good prices good food. Great for families. Not many beers on tap. Never have to wait too long for table even though always busy. They have good burgers and sandwiches. Up north feel. Have a bar area that is always packed.

Thank lokii
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk through the door of the Old Log Restaurant you feel as if you had traveled to Alaska. The décor, food, and service, has that feel. We have enjoyed this place many times with family and friends and we always point to the Fish and Chips or Broasted Chicken as a favorite however, many other options abound on... More 

Thank Penny M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day out on the lake with friends we decided to have dinner at The Old Log Cabin. We had a group of eight and started with appetizers nachos, cheese curds, chicken tenders, and tator tots smothered in cheese, bacon and jalapeños. All were very good. Dinner orders varied from chicken Ceasar salad, broiled walleye, to broasted chicken. Everyone... More 

Thank Mnsightseer
Forest Lake
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One measure of a very good restaurant is longevity and Old Log Cabin has been around for a very long time. They have a great variety of items on their menu from appetizers, burgers, prime rib. The food has always been very good on each of my many visits over the year.

Thank DougHMn
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the area and go quite often. The food is always very good and the waitstaff are great. They also have a neat little bar and an outside eating area which is nice in the summer and fall. Decent drinks and reasonable prices.

Thank Karen M
Taylors Falls, Minnesota, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner on a Saturday night. They were very busy, but we were seated right away. Nice old school astmosphere. My wife had fish and I had a steak. Both were fine. This is a good place for couples or families. We will return.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9726 Scandia Trail, Forest Lake, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: 6514335646
"Absolutely great food, especially the broasted chicken and potatoes. They do not accept reservations but will accomodate large groups when possible. We love to eat here when traveling to MN. I highly recommend their food!"

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