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Blue Water Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Open now
All hours
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place in town to get my morning coffee, eggs, hashbrowns and toast fix. The local gathering spot for morning coffee and the locals are happy to share with the tourists!

Thank JanieD67
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the Blue Water Cafe many times for breakfast after trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The food and service have always been outstanding, so a recent trip to Grand Marais lead me back for another great breakfast.

Thank Joel S
Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the Blue Water Cafe for dinner and there weren't many people there, however, it was crowded the next morning so it seems to be more of a local hangout for breakfast. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The wait staff were very friendly.

Thank PaulDeeming
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met interesting people waiting for a table. s Small town feel, friendly wait staff and really good pancakes!

Thank Cyndi M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're from the Twin Cities, and have often visited various locations of the Keys Cafe chain (which we really enjoy!). BUT we liked Blue Water even more!!! Cozy and small-town, fast service, breakfast all day, delicious omelet and pancakes, and the grilled cinnamon roll was amazing. I'm pregnant and we had been camping/hiking for 3 days, so we ate and... More 

Thank SingingKayla
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Water Cafe has large portions that fuel you up for the big hikes you're about to go on as well as good food! Great location in Grand Marais!

Thank Sherrill P
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate supper here. Food and service was good and they were open later than some others in town. Would go back

Thank CLichtle
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the Blue Water and had a wonderful meal to start a busy day. The omelet so were exceptional, and the service prompt, warm and efficient. You won't go wrong dining here for breakfast.

Thank supercubber
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned to go here for breakfast based on other TripAdvisor reviews, but our hotel also recommended it. We got up early to watch the sunrise and then headed here for breakfast. That early in the morning we walked right in, no waiting. My husband had the special (eggs and corned beef hash) and I had the Country Eggs Benedict... More 

Thank ebest77
Springfield, Illinois
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in town we ate here. Although the service could have been a little quicker, the food was good. We returned for "pie hour" the next afternoon to have a pie of pie (several kinds available) and coffee. It was very pleasant.

Thank Northernillgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?