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“Fantastic food, great atmosphere, super service”
Review of Lemon Wolf Cafe

Lemon Wolf Cafe
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Beaver Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: American, Norwegian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Lemon Wolf Cafe is a small Bistro, serving only the finest chef prepared meals. We have fresh handcrafted breads, soups and award winning desserts! We specialize in Fresh Lake Superior Fish. Stop in, enjoy a relaxing meal prepared by a Chef who cares! We have a large selection of beer and wine. We are located right on Highway 61 in Beaver Bay.We now serve Cocktails. We do not take reservations from May 1 to Nov 1
North Branch, Minnesota
1 review
“Fantastic food, great atmosphere, super service”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have eaten here 4 times, first found it passing through on the way to Grand Marais...best fish of the day bar none, perfectly cooked, herring and rainbow trout. I have had the pork loin chop, making me drool just remembering it, how tender and wonderfully seasoned. Smashed potatoes and gravy best I've ever tasted, potatoes so light and gravy not heavy or greasy. The wild rice soup was also excellent, haven't tried salad yet, but a friend did and said it was excellent. We don't order desserts, so can't review them. Highly recommend this small restaurant that is BIG on quality; food consistently cooked to perfection! XOXOXOOXOX

  • Visited March 2014
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Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lemon Wolf Café”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a great little café! The freshly caught salmon was fantastic and served with a delicious wild rice and carrot soup. As we ate, we watched pieces of pie being delivered to other tables and had to order dessert. We tried the Rocky Wolf Trail Pie and the Lemon Meringue Coconut Pie. Both were fabulous. What we especially enjoyed were the dividers between the tables providing privacy and my favorite Minnesota potter's bowls on the table. This was truly an aesthetic experience to remember.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sally W
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Northfield, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Warm ambience!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

After hearing rave reviews from our "kids," we were expecting food with a bit more gourmet flavor/presentation. Meat balls had a non-descript sauce, and pork loin seemed a bit "industrial." Setting is cute, clean and warm, service very nice and friendly.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Sharon D
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matildadoxi, Owner at Lemon Wolf Cafe, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Hello! Thank-you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, although we do strive for a five star rating. Our goal is to serve truly delicious, simple, fresh and local dishes. We do not dwell on fancy presentations and trendy sauces which just lead to a higher cost to the customer. Instead our intent is to serve fresh, highest quality ingredients, prepared to order by our Chef, with local flair, not big city influence, after all isn't that why everyone comes up North, for the North Shore experience? Our Swedish Meatballs are a traditional Swedish sauce made with fresh cream and wild rice meatballs, all made from scratch here, our Pork Loin is hand cut and FRESH , lightly seasoned and grilled, perfect, no need for heavy sauces. Our Chef specializes in Fresh Fish and our pastas are wonderful, if you stop again I would suggest you try one of those. Thank-You again, we appreciate your business.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
“Quality Food, Northwoods Environment”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

I don't have much time but I thought I should join the ranks by saying how nice this restaurant is. The food was great! Wonderfully prepared fish. Fresh salads, local fare, true Minnesotan. Local artisan handcrafted fixtures and decor all around. Hard to find, building might throw you off as it looks like office space from the outside- but there is ambiance within!

  • Visited February 2014
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matildadoxi, Owner at Lemon Wolf Cafe, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank-you so much for your wonderful review! Your experience s exactly what we strive for! Stop by again soon!
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Minneapolis
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“Yummy dinner!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to Lemon Wolf Cafe for dinner and it was a great experience. Had the fettuccini Alfredo with wild rice in the Alfredo sauce and it was very good. Husband had the steak sandwich and it was also very good. Service was great and it was cozy and warm inside, even as a snowstorm was raging outside. Prices were good and food seemed to be made from scratch. Will definitely visit again!

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matildadoxi, Owner at Lemon Wolf Cafe, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank-you so much for taking the time to write your review. Your satisfaction and kind thoughts are what keep us going!
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