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“Not a Chain Restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Avenue Cafe

Lake Avenue Cafe
Ranked #17 of 247 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eagan, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a Chain Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stopped in at Lake Avenue Cafe Labor Day night late. The place was dead. They were out of a couple of types of wine and some food, but the waitress was very helpful and attentive to suggest alternates that were very good. My wife had a salad with home made dressing and I had the Pike Chowder, both were excellent. I especially like the small amount of green onion greens in the soup! Mail courses were very good also! Will certainly go back if we get a chance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank B M
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English first
Northville, Michigan
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454 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BHartMich
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Quorn, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John M
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260 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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Thank Dakotagirl777
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Poipu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JVPonKauai
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