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“Another great Up North restaurant”
Review of Lighthouse at Emily's - CLOSED

Lighthouse at Emily's
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Mankato, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Another great Up North restaurant”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a beautiful day when we stopped here and we ate on the outdoor deck overlooking the river. My mother and I both ordered sandwiches. They were huge and wonderful. Mom had to save half of her Rueben for later, but I ate my entire club sandwich! You can't go wrong stopping here for a meal.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Decent food with decent prices.”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The restaurant is clean and the staff friendly. The menu offered up good food. Portions were just right. Not to big and not to small. The wild rice burger was really good. The sauce on the side was a bit over powering for the subtle wild rice flavor. They have local brews (the Castle Danger seasonal ale was really good.) and who does't like 1919? My family drink it like it is water. Never had it? You must try it. The special of the night was a full turkey dinner. Not a lick of gravy was left by the Mrs. Even my kid ate the spaghetti, sauce and and meatball. Would I eat there again? Yes.

Visited August 2014
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Northfield, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great local dining”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great lunch at lighthouse at Emily's on Sunday after a sail on Lake Superior. The decor reeks of local color with fascinating historic photos and lots of family history. The food and service were great. Both the smoked salmon sandwich and the walleye sandwich were tasty. This family operation friendly and enjoyable.

Visited August 2014
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great service and entertainment awesome view”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We got luck and to meet some relatives and they had a 2 man band playing music. It was fun and the food was incredible. The family that runs and owns it are always happy and fun!

Visited July 2014
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Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great spot to fill your tummy”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

While on our way back to Duluth from Gooseberry Falls we were all hungry but wanted fish...so we stopped in at Emilys and it did not disappoint. The cc machine was down so we all had to count our cash to see if we had enough to eat and drink! The draft beers went down so smooth! some of us had the whitefish and some the trout. That was the biggest trout filet we have ever seen! Most of all the service was terrific and the food was all very very good. It is a small space and we got there just in time before it started to fill up and get noisy. I would go back there to eat anytime.

  • Visited July 2014
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