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“I really enjoyed this place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sir Benedict's Tavern

Sir Benedict's Tavern
Ranked #19 of 252 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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205 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

My son and I stopped here at for a quick bite to eat on our way to the UMD graduation. We've gone by Sir Ben's for years and never stopped in. But we were in a hurry and needed something quick. What an unexpected surprise! We got delicious sandwiches and tomato (fresh) basil soup. Loved the soup so much I bought five bowls to bring home. We enjoyed spending time talking to the owner about the history of the place. We had too little time to fully enjoy this place that day but we will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The top 3 Reasons to go to Sir Ben's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've eaten and drank, (to excess) many times at Sir Ben's. Here are my top 3 reasons I'll go back:

#1. The Music- I really like the acoustic nights at Sir Ben's. And most of their electric nights are excellent too.

#2. The Beer selection- What can I say?? They have an excellent selection of interesting beer. Their selection rivals Fitger's Brewhouse- a brewery.

#3. The sandwiches- They aren't "perfect"- but (can be) close! (Only a few sandwich spots in Duluth can come closer!) Depending on the cook that day, the homemade soup's can be excellent too. (Go Mushroom!)

Yes, it has changed over the years. But, what doesn't change over time..? The fact that it still draws a crowd (after all these years) and still has that laid-back atmosphere speaks volumes.....esp when you consider the many "original" restaurant/bars in Duluth that have faltered, been altered to a shadow of themselves OR gone dark.....think about it....

Sir Ben's is on the "endangered list"....... SO, keep up the good works Sir Ben's! Take pride that only a few places in the region have your atmosphere.....

For you tourist's- GO! It's worth the "price of admission".

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I love this place. The staff is so friendly, helpful and knowlegable, the food is wonderful (espcially the smoked butternut squash and apple soup after a day of winter hiking!) and the beer and wine list are ample, local (for beer) and very affordable. Wonderful vibe. Eclectic, friendly, fantastic.

Visited November 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

It was nice to find a place for just a sandwich and a wide brewery selection of beers. The sandwiches to choose from would please anyone. The staff were knowledgeable about the beers.

Visited November 2012
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Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Neat place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a couple of sandwiches for lunch and they were very tasty. It is nice to know that they have house-made food. And the desert was fantastic.

Visited October 2012
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