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Lakes Cafe

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136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
+1 218-346-5920
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

On a visit to see family in Perham, we went to Lakes Cafe. It's filled with locals and that's always the best place to eat! My breakfast was a 2 egg omelet with bacon, peppers, tomatoes and pepper jack cheese. Hash browns and rye toast....More

Thank Zenergygal
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Ten of my golf buddies had breakfast at the Lakes Cafe. The menu is very good and the service was quick and efficient. One unusual item on the breakfast menu was polish sausage. There must be a great number of Polish people in Perham. I...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We usually stop for a delicious breakfast. Have gone in for a burger for lunch and it was super good with lots of fries!

Thank AJM2191
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Stopped in here for lunch this past Sunday after attending the craft show. The four of us all ordered different meals. None of us had any complaints, all our the meals came to our table hot and in quick fashion. Plenty too eat as well.

Thank jackofalltrades001
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch. The food was very good and the place was squeaky clean. Service was excellent and the food came quickly. We ordered burgers and fries. The fries are the best kept secret. Decor is a typical small town main Street Cafe,...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We like to stop here when we're on the way to Minneapolis. Downtown Perham is beautiful. It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Lakes Café has been recently updated--the décor is very stylish and comfortable. The food is wonderful. We always order the breakfast but...More

Thank Barb A
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Always have had good food, good service and clean atmosphere. Great for both breakfast and lunch. Main street location, easy to find.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Hometown Cafe style restaurant that had home-made baked goods and soups. Warm and friendly atmosphere and staff.

Thank 1BigSkyWriter
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Food is fine, but nothing stands out. Building needs to be updated. Food takes some time to receive. This is not a fast food joint.

Thank MarciaLynn58
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This little downtown main street place had one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. Can't speak for the rest of the food but it looked good.

Thank David P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Perham
  • Phone Number: +1 218-346-5920
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