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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
+1 218-387-1597
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place to go to see the 'locals' at breakfast. Once your breakfast arrives you'll know why this is the place to go in the morning! Servers could maybe be a bit more friendly to tourists...

Thank gohde16
St. Paul
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to Blue Water Cafe for dinner with a friend and our four children. The restaurant is friendly and casual -- just right for families. We were delighted to see that Tuesday is half-off night for burger platters, and the burger tasted like a handmade patty -- not some pre-made frozen patty. Our server was excellent: cheerful, friendly, and completely... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was average but wait staff were personable and service was quick. Probably should have tried some pie for dessert. Handicapped parking space right out front.

Thank Judy S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person allergic to soy and wheat, it's a constant battle to explain myself while out to eat. The waitress was attentive, aware, and very helpful--we had breakfast with our one year old and it was a great experience all around. Food was excellent, coffee was great, too.

Thank Kayla M
Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a spontaneous trip up to Grand Marias and toured the little shops etc. This was the only place that let us use their bathrooms (so many places have no public restrooms)! Since they were SO nice we decided we would eat there and give them our business. My husband and I split a burger and got our own... More 

Thank Jordan7416
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, even though the place wasn't even full. We specifically ordered the kids food first and asked that it be delivered first. It arrived only after the grownups first dishes. Food just OK

Thank IsraelWhale
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location - at the marina Breakfast was awesome!!! Fast service, attentive wait staff We both loved our meals Best sausage gravy I've ever tasted

Thank Jennifer W
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness they serve breakfast all day because they have the best pancakes and hashbrowns. Everything else looks good to but my family can't pass up an opportunity to eat their delicious breakfast items. Service is always friendly too.

Thank Maedog73
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on two different days. This is the sort of local restaurant you expect to find in a small town. Nothing fancy, basic food and pleasant service. Had the Mexicali scramble both times. Was surprised to get sour cream and salsa the second time I ordered, as it had not been served with my meal the first time.... More 

Thank Marvic51
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Café in heart of "downtown" Grand Marais. Their 1/2 Price Burgers on Tuesdays is an excellent deal. You can even choose a chicken breast instead of a beef patty for your burger, Lots of choices, and an efficient staff make this a good choice for a quick bite.

Thank dewesters

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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
  • 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?