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Dock Cafe

American, Bar
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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to eat with a view of the St. Croix River and the Lift Bridge. We stopped for a late lunch. The atmosphere was very relaxed. Lunch fare was great and the wait staff were friendly and very efficient. There is a great outdoor area if desired. You will need to save room for dessert.

Thank donnarlomax
South Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There always seems to be a line waiting to get into this restaurant and who wouldn't want to dine there with the great indoor and outdoor view of the river. The menu offerings at Dock Cafe are not that creative and actually very average and in many cases over priced for what you actually receive. During high traffic times the... More 

Thank DonnaJLB
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They do have a very nice spot along the river - get there early to grab a seat on the patio. The service though was a bit slow. The patio was not full, there were at least 3 servers out there, but no one came to our table for quite a while. The food was.. fine. Not bad, not great.... More 

Thank KingsMama
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cafe right on the St. Croix River in Stillwater. The restaurant offers a nice variety of fish and meat dishes, and desserts that include creme brulee and key lime pie. There's a full bar, and in the summer patio seating is highly coveted.

Thank MinneapolisTravlr
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate on the open area behind the restaurant. Service was so-so and the food 2nd rate. I had a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, with soggy fires. all of the bacon was in one have that other had a inch long strip. Tomato was tasteless grocery store variety. farmers markets all over the place with very very good tomatoes... More 

Thank j0hnamann
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice stop with indoor and outdoor views of the St. Croix River, the Dock is a fun place to relax, enjoy good food and very good service. Not cheap but not too expensive either. A favorite when we road trip to Stillwater.

Thank robertrmpls1
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting our friends to spend a couple days in the area. We always stop at The Dock to eat and love it. They also enjoyed the meal... Our waitress was great and very helpful... Not sure of her name but she looked like Shirley Temple or Renee Zellweger ...

Thank karenskaar
Council Bluffs, IA
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you aren’t in a hurry and just want to enjoy the river and the lift bridge, stop here and sit on the outdoor patio. The menu is limited but food was good. Service was a little slow but not a problem until you need a drink refilled. Great place to sit and relax.

Thank LoveBNMommy
Urbandale, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent but service was slow. We were told there was a 20 minute wait while we were looking at several empty tables. Wait staff didn't seem to be working very hard so maybe the kitchen staff was short handed when we were there.

Thank markcourter1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food average view fantastic. Waiting staff friendly but not attentive in clearing food or delivering drinks. Used to be my favorite. I see it from the river every time we boat past it. I was dressed up to celebrate and did not meet expectations.

Thank smithlesliew07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: 651-430-3770

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