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D.B. Searle's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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18 5th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-3618
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like they jumped on the farm to table wagon without enough thought. I think they forgot about freshness. Usually farm to table takes great pride in what they serve. We found it gravely disappointing. Service started out good but then our waiter disappeared. The mac and cheese dish was over salty with just a sprinkle of bacon and bread... More 

Thank just1backpack
Chisholm, Minnesota
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239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Nice spot downtown. Old school drinks...can get them by the pitcher the night we were there. Friendly bartender who took VERY good care of us. This place has been there forever!

Thank mcdonapa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

After going to college outside of St. Cloud I grew to appreciate DB Searles. Winter formals & the like were just not complete w/o a great dinner at DB Searles. Years went by & when i finally back in the mid 2000's a lot of the polish had worn off. I'm glad to say it is back. Everything at the... More 

Thank JohnCummings1
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went on the recommendation of the hostess at our B&B. Appears to be one of the better restaurants in the area. Had a local draft beer at the 1st floor bar and then walked upstairs to 3rd floor for dinner. Excellent service and reasonably good food. Probably as good a meal as you'll find in the St. Cloud area.

Thank Walfred22
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We had dinner here very recently and the food was delicious. We sat next to an open window on the third floor and enjoyed the view of downtown St. Cloud. The service was friendly and helpful. We wanted to order beer on tap and the waitress answered all our questions about local selections. Yes, the place is not as crowded... More 

Thank Chirapada
Dayton, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

D.B Searle's is in a building that is 124 years old, I sat at the top floor, Loved it. My waiter was very polite. Ordered a Bacardi coke and it was a good strong drink. The steak was best steak I have every had and cooked the way I like it! (Rare) it was served with seasoned red potatoes.... The... More 

Thank McGrannie
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Love the food and atmosphere! Local favorite! Local farm to table, one of the few in the area! Beautiful historic building with a unique menu and great service!

Thank jkraip
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

We eat at this restaurant for convenience when taking in shows at PP5 (right next door). Every time we go we cross our fingers and know from experience that the food is always hit or miss. We are always shocked at how empty this place is because the location and historic building are AWESOME! But sadly understand based on the... More 

Thank C H
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

My husband and I and another couple went here for apps and cocktails after exploring the area and found the atmosphere very inviting and quite historic loved the food and went on Sunday so they had Bloody Marys and mimosas for $3.00 :) very good time and we will return often

Thank metalboi
Brainerd, Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Years ago, this was a favorite place to eat. Went a week ago and it was horrible. The hamburgers were dried out and tasteless. Mashed potatoes were cold and too sweet. Employees off shift were loud and distracting. Prices were high for this type of experience. Service was slow and she I'd nothing when told how bad the food was.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 5th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-3618
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Cloud
  • Phone Number: 3202530655

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