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“Fun atmosphere, food and service upgrades needed.”
Review of Bugaboo Bay

Bugaboo Bay
Ranked #56 of 71 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Alexandria, Minnesota
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, food and service upgrades needed.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

The setting is great and the décor funky and charming. The day we went service could have used a real upgrade. Inattentive and not responsive.
One meal was hamburger, not sure what was in the meat but definitely seemed filler involved, The food seemed to be prepackaged variety. Coconut shrimp good, though not freshly made. . Drinks okay nothing to write home about. Sure wish I could say great food, though I think most came from a bag and was reheated or warmed.

  • Visited July 2014
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wing night.... Worst ever ”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Worst wings I've ever had in my life. And I love wings. Thought I'd give it a try. I've tried this place, Angelina's , benegins, and fire station in Garfield. These were the worst I've ever had in my life. Rubbery, filled with water(thawed in water) no taste unless you covered it in sauce. Save yourself the experiment and drive to Garfield and have some of the best wings in this area. Fire station bar and grill on Wednesdays has thee best wings in this area hands down. 4 pounds and a pitcher of beer for 15 dollars plus tax but over 15 flavors to choose from. And fast service.

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Kent, Washington
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279 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Outdoor pub dining”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Bugaboo tries for a Pacific Island theme and manages to pull it off up here in Minnesota. Nice decor, good beer selection and great sandwiches make this a fun stop. Bonus during good weather is the outdoor dining area!

Visited June 2014
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, family friendly, yummy cocktails.”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went as a larger group, and were easily accommodated , and enjoyed very good food and a great atmosphere. The server was fine -- nothing extra- ordinary, but fine. The portions were large and being so close to the lake was great. We did not have any children in our party however, it seemed like a good choice for those that did. We would go back to sit outside since it was down pouring when we went. The patio seemed like a fun spot.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank StaceyinMN
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minnesota
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go for the atmosphere”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful summer evening, over-looking the lake, great live music - wonderful! Food? Not so great. The food was over-spiced which didn't give it flavor. Zero of four in our party liked their food. Edible but not flavorful. But we enjoyed the evening, the music and the drinks. BTW, there are no prices listed with the drinks and the waitstaff didn't know the prices.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Alicia J
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