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“Great for breakfast”
Review of Sawmill Inn Cafe

Sawmill Inn Cafe
Ranked #23 of 73 Restaurants in Brainerd
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Rochester, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great breakfast at the Sawmill Inn. They have an extensive menu for breakfast items and all are delicious. They even have freshly made carmel rolls which I wish I had known about before ordering since they looked so scrumptious! My only complaint was with the coffee - definitely needs a bit of coffee in it! Way too watered down for a cafe!!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Eagan, MN
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Plenty of food”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Sawmill has been in Brainerd "Forever", and is a basic down-home eatery without tv screens or loud music. Found the food, as usual, to be common cafe fare, but sometimes that's all one wants. Fair pricing and friendly - although a bit slow - service.

Visited July 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food.”
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We have passed this place a number of times and decided to try it. The place has a long history. 106 years of it. The decor was very nice and the dining area was very clean, as were the restrooms. The diner menu was very good and the food was cooked to perfection. There is a nice little salad bar also. All the fruit, lettuce, etc was fresh. Burgers, steak, seafood, plus breakfast menu. Something for any taste. The service was fantastic. We will be back.

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a run of the mill restaurant, nothing special.
Prices are a little high, and the staff is not very nice.
I would find another place to go to eat when we go to Brainerd again.

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very friendly employees and attentive service. The booths/chairs/tables may be a bit older, but I go for the food. The portions are rather small at times, but it seems every restaurant these days plays the portion size vs. price game.

  • Visited August 2013
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