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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 - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Annandale, Minnesota
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast here reminded me of having a big Sunday breakfast with Mom and Dad! Everything reminds me of the great homemade food you have when families gather.

Thank deblight54
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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583 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 598 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Every time we are in Grand Marais, Minnesota we stop at the Blue Water Cafe. It is smack dab in the center of the small town. The food is good great prices homey and the wait staff are friendly and smile and welcoming. On the wall is a huge painting of the largest of the Great Lakes--Superior. I always find... More 

Thank minneapol
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My husband was thrilled he could get walleye for breakfast. I had eggs and bacon and they were fine- nothing to brag about. The hot chocolate tasted like Swiss Miss or packaged-so a bit disappointed with it. Great location

Thank GregBeth
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I have only stopped by for breakfast, with that being said every time I am in Grand Marais I stop by for their breakfasts. Wild rice blueberry pancakes are my Achilles heal.

Thank jnib384
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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305 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

It has been years since we have eaten at the BW. Restaurants were full and with young children we did not want to wait. All six of us had something different (meatloaf, burger, eggs, chicken sandwich, pancakes) and we were all pleased. Our server was very helpful. Although we were too full for dessert they now serve pie from The... More 

Thank ACT63
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Our server Sara was amazing. Very friendly and speedy service. Cannot say enough good things. Go you won't be disappointed!

Thank Miah L
Owatonna, Minnesota
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and it was always really good but this time I was not impressed. Their special was turkey dinner with all the fixings. I didn't have that but had the hot turkey sandwich figuring if turkey is the special it would be really good. Not so. It was a huge sandwich but the turkey was tough and... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

My favorite place for breakfast in Grand Marais. Not bad for lunch and dinner but they do close early. So if you want to round off your northshore experience with a breakfast of eggs, hash browns and walley and of course all the classics then go.. They also are supposed to have amazing cinnamon rolls but I don't care about... More 

Thank Hugh M
Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Whether you are looking for breakfast , lunch or dinner this gen tacked away by the water offers all of the above. #1 - #6 all great breakfast items . On your own or with the family , make sure to stop and eat at this old fashion restaurant .

Thank Oscar R
St. Johns, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We visited the Blue Water Cafe for late lunch in mid Oct 2016. A tour bus had also stopped earlier but service was fast, efficient and of the best quality. Unique menu with a variety of items to choose from. My husband got the meatloaf sandwich and I had the turkey berry melt on sourdough with cornbeef and cabbage soup.... More 

Thank Cheryl S

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 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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