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Old Log Cabin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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9726 Scandia Trail, Forest Lake, MN
+1 651-433-5646
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Wyoming
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Broasted chicken and prime rib and burgers are very good. It seriously is a log cabin atmosphere. Always busy with local traffic so make reservations.

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Thank Bob R
St.Paul, Minnesota
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972 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on Trip Advisor's recommendations, I had dinner here when I was in town for a meeting. The restaurant is about 10-12 minutes south of the main downtown area, literally surrounded on 3 sides by woods. But when i drove into the parking lot at 5:20, there were a number of cars. Clearly, that's a good sign. There are several... More 

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Thank Seniordad
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My family was in town for a few days. In search of a restaurant without a reservation, we eventually got to the Old Log Cabin (unplanned). The parking lot was full, so we were skeptical about getting in without some waiting. But we were seated right away, in a back room with another group joyfully celebrating something. The atmosphere was... More 

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Thank Dianne H
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Both the food and service was awesome! It's a casual and laid back atmosphere that always seems to be busy.

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Thank AnneInMinnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We always have a good meal and enjoy our time at the Old Log Cabin! I wish I could remember our favorite servers name because she is great(cute blonde who wears a flower in her hair)! Our only wish is they would change out iceberg lettuce for some nutritious greens and a couple specific gluten free options(like buns, bread or... More 

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Thank Aja V
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Took my 14 year old grandson for lunch. Without any prompting from me he exclaimed, " wow, this is great. I give it five stars". Cheeseburger and chili special, 8.99.

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Thank Henry H
Shoreview, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Good and innovative soups, excellent prime rib and walleye, with fresh sides such as green beans and hearty potatoes. A few good wine selections.

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Thank singeveryday
Minneapolis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Always a nice atmosphere, good service, good food. We have been coming to this place for years. It can get crowded, especially in the summer and on weekends, so plan ahead. A very nice local place.

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Thank Buckabean
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I love coming here with the family, we always receive great service, and great food. The broasted chicken is my favorite. Only drawback is it gets very crowded on a Saturday night, and can cause long wait times. We just try to go early to avoid the rush.

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Thank Dayna P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

A favorite spot since moving to Forest Lake. Good food, especially fast service if you order one of the specials posted in the black board. Breasted chicken is always great and enough to take home. Saturday/Sunday special is prime rib after 4:00. Two sizes to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 651-433-5646
Description
"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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