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Blue Water Cafe

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Diner, American, Cafe
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20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
+1 218-387-1597
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Restaurant for the Locals. But a good place to take a family of all ages to lunch that includes all ages.

Thank Midwestener
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for breakfast while travelling and it was wonderful! Smaller cafe with family atmosphere. The food was excellent and delivered fast. Loved that they had great music playing, but was soft enough to not bother conversations!

Thank Cindy G
Papillion, Nebraska
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always stop here during a North Shore visit. The food is consistently good and the service is fast! Conveniently located near all the great downtown shopping! Staff is friendly and attentive. Fish is great, soup is great, coffee is great! When dining anywhere in Grand Marais, plan to eat early as most restaraunts close early!

Thank Jon W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is the definition of average. OK food, OK service. Good variety o. The menu and breakfast all day. You can certainly do a lot worse than this but definitely not a destination.

Thank kn56
Cedar Hills, Utah
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped here for a quick breakfast by myself after stopping at the local pharmacy for some cold medicine. Was not feeling great and just wanted some hot oatmeal and toast. Nice small town atmosphere, good service, a little above average food. Prices were good.

Thank Ping1216
Maplewood, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there and had brunch and split our meal. They would seem to be open year round as we dined at the restaurant about March of 2013.

Thank KarenHicks63
Otsego, Minnesota
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat & boy was it good!!😆 It's a seat yourself small cafe.The staff is friendly, it's a clean establishment, delicious food, reasonable prices & good sized proportions. I dare you to try the Turkey Berry Melt...It's to Die for!!!! When we make our way back up to Grand Marais, MN we will... More 

Thank MN123456789
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for breakfast on our way home and the food was delicious. It is also a good value. Best part...breakfast is served all day!

Thank MNgirl3309
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make this your go-to breakfast place! Your cant go wrong here. Traditional breakfasts, family dining with small town feeling

Thank mmmfan2016
Caledonia, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first restaurant we ate a that day. We got there just before the rush. Good and well priced food and the coffee was good too.

Thank sherriephillips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Diner, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597
Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand Marais". We serve breakfast all day.

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