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Washington Square Bar & Grill

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4736 Washington Sq, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3257
+1 651-407-7162
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice variety of choices. I had a burger last visit but have had some very good salads in the past.

Thank TheGreatNorthShore
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty good. We stayed simple. I got the Diablo burger and my wife got the taco salad. My burger was pretty good but the fry's were pretty plain. Same with the taco Salas. Adequate. Where this place shines is the beer. Lots of variety on tap. Would come here just for the beer even if it is... More 

Thank smit4110
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A great bar with friendly locals and great staff and management. Great food and the beer selection is good. The wine selection is limited, but they do have cocktails. Dog-friendly on the patio and very close to many downtown White Bear amenities.

Thank Nicole T
White Bear, Minnestoa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great number of choices and all cooked to perfection. Classic dishes to house specialties, to Mexican. Bloody Marys are the best in Minnesota.

Thank mochidogmn
Minneapolis - South of the River
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I have only been to WBL once and the downtown/lakefront area are equally charming. What a wonderful establishment! Ambience both inside and out...Luv the patio, very romantic at night. Our server Dan was exemplary, capable of making great money serving at any 5 star restaurant and definitely an unexpected service gem to this establishment! Give him a raise! The menu... More 

Thank WilderE
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Washington Square. It was a first time visit. Food came out hot and was very good. Lots of menu choices. We would eat there again.

Thank Barbara Q
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Comfortable environment---summers for the patio, winters inside by the fire. Food is consistently good whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have never had an issue with service or menu items in many years of dining with friends---a great "go to" spot in White Bear Lake.

Thank Sandra L
Corrales, New Mexico
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82 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Excellent selection of beers on tap, full bar; exciting menu, but you need to be careful .... for instance the reuben has great corned beef but way too much thousand island dressing. If I had ordered with the dressing on the side, it would have been an excellent sandwich. The Salads in our orders were fresh and well executed, but... More 

Thank Denny R
Stillwater, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a small bite after the movie. She order the fish tacos and I ordered the reuben with seasoned fries. Fish tacos were three with a skimpy piece of tilapia in each. Dry mexican rice. Good guacamole and pico though. The reuben wasn't even grilled. It was like they made toast and then broiled... More 

Thank BKWN8911
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Service can be a little slow, but great variety of food. Good atmosphere, good patio. It's always been a go-to place to meet friends for lunch.

Thank smega9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4736 Washington Sq, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3257
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-407-7162

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