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Rum River Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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3516 Bridge St NW, Saint Francis, MN 55070-7705
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Oak Grove, Minnesota
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We have eaten here in the past and every time it gets a little worse. Tonight it was terrible. There was only one other couple in the dining room when we arrived. The waitress was friendly and took our drink order right away. Three of us ordered steaks because they were on special. It took 40 minutes for us to... More 

Thank 896sheilaj
Oak Grove, Minnesota
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The prime rib was very good and the price was great. The breadsticks were really good and the one dessert that was offered was ok, but small. But like others have said, the place is pretty run down on the inside- all it would take is a little remodel in the right places to keep it in a budget but... More 

Thank Chelsea B
Bethel, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Don't normally leave poor reviews but the meal were received tonight was the worst we've had in a long time. The sad thing is we use to enjoy eating there but that changed tonight. The sad thing is other than soggy canned mixed vegetables the quality of our steaks was very good just poorly prepared. One was one was ordered... More 

1 Thank Michael L
Saint Francis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Saint Francis for a few years and have dinner at the Rum River Inn many times. They're are few places for dining in our small town. They do have a great prime rib special on Friday nights that does bring in a crowd. But overall it is a place that should be on "Restaurant Impossible" for... More 

1 Thank Diane D
Saint Francis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

Shame on you Jerry for allowing your restaurant/Bar to go to pot! What happened? You shouldn't be running out of food at 6pm. Last Saturday evening you had a special on New York Strip Steak dinner. I ordered one at 6pm and it was the last one you had and guess what? It wasn't good. Our family and friends have... More 

1 Thank Kristie B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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639 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very friendly place the staff and customer make ya feel at home. Our meals were a great value and delicious beiseds. Order uup the Shrimp Basked with Onion Rings for appetizer. COuple more drinks then dinner sandwiches the Pork Fritter with French Fries $ 6.99 and the Patty Melt with Fried Onions $ 6.99 both were delicious and good size... More 

1 Thank surestop
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have lived within 2 miles of this restaurant for over ten years and we used to be regulars. It has always been a bit of a dive, but I don't mind a good dive. Used to love the food and the location right on the Rum River. This place has gone straight down hill over the last few years.... More 

Thank rsonne
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

Many poor reviews come from 1 time visitors, I have had bad service or bad food at least once at every bar/restaurant ive been to many times, it happens. Ive never heard a complaint about the food, excepet for being out of it, the prices are low compared to the average. I can laugh at many of the reviews on... More 

4 Thank Steve T
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had the ribs, my friend had a chef's salad. Both were fresh, and tasty. Personally, if you are visiting nearby, I'd stop in for a meal. You will not be disappointed!

Thank ricardoo212121
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate there for the first time this weekend. No ambiance. This is a bar. But the burgers were very good. The drinks were good (strong). The waitress, Monica, was great - friendly, informative, prompt. This is really just a bar with no ambiance, but we had a really good time and will return.

3 Thank Jonathan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3516 Bridge St NW, Saint Francis, MN 55070-7705
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Francis
  • Phone Number: 763.753.3974

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?