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“Interesting food very well prepared and presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Avenue Cafe

Lake Avenue Cafe
Ranked #17 of 254 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northville, Michigan
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506 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Interesting food very well prepared and presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a great dinner there and could not have been more pleased. The service was laid back and friendly. It is a nice environment in the heart of the tourist area, very easy to walk to from most hotels.

  • Visited August 2013
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Traverse City, Michigan
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“worth finding this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Down in the tourista part of Duluth, this place is upstairs and easy to miss - Don't.

Wifey had the sauted whitefish - fantastic. I had the fried perch tacos - scrumptious. The service was very fast and attentive. The price was very reasonable.

When we travel, we try to find local places to get a taste of local cuisine. Places like Lake Avenue Grill are the reason why we to skip the franchises and chain operations.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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287 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great Place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We read the reviews and were not disappointed. I had bacon wrapped dates (I know it sounds funky) they were delicious...my husband had the crap cakes and they were equally good. We would highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Poipu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Under staffed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Slow service. The salads came before drinks and appetizers. Our observation was that they were understaffed

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JVPonKauai
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Food good . . .service not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We ate here on our innkeeper's recommendation. Looks like the name has been changed from Lake Avenue Cafe to Lake Avenue Bar and Restaurant (?) Not sure what's up with that.

We had a reservation and were seated at a table near the bar. The bartender was our server. We ordered a salad to share and two entrees. Waited quite a while ~ never got the salads ~ and were finally served our entrees by someone else. We told her we had ordered a salad but that we'd just go ahead and take the entrees. She spoke to the bartender who literally waved a "sorry" to us from behind the bar and that was that. He never apologized personally for the salad mix up nor did he ever even come back to ask us if we'd like another drink. Really indifferent service.

The food was good ~ not piping hot so I'm thinking it sat there awhile before it was brought to us ~ but tasty. Nice ambiance and seemed to be frequented by locals. I'd go back but would ask for a seat somewhere else with a different server.

Visited July 2013
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