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“Pretty building, but bring your own food for an outdoor picnic instead” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Bear Crossings on the Lake - CLOSED

Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pretty building, but bring your own food for an outdoor picnic instead”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This place looks great from the outside, but feels like a prison or other institution cafeteria inside. You grab a tray and go down the line of electric-colored Jello-o covered in plastic wrap, pre-made sandwiches from a factory, and other items straight off the Sysco truck. Too bad nothing here is fresh, and there are no healthy options. This place could do well if they sourced fresh, sustainable food from local restaurants!

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Convenient if you are in Como Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

A nice old-fashioned park pavilion where you can pick up some sandwiches to eat there or take to a picnic table in lovely Como Park. This is not a destination restaurant but it is very convenient (and nostalgic) if your are in or near the park.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Jeanne G
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MINNEAPOLIS
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast Blend coffee, MMM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

Stopped in while walking portions of St. Paul's Como Park Lake area. Second Breakfast like a Hobbit and tasty Free Trade Coffee.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank See-Doug
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Minnesota
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“On The Lake In Como Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2010

This is a fine place to stop when you are at or near Como Park. The place is in the park and during the summer it is a great place to start a walk around the lake. Service here is cafeteria style with sandwiches and several other items made to order while other things are ready-made. Desserts are worth your attention. They serve wine and beer here. The decor reflects the Native American heritage of the owner. While it is not grand dinning, it is good eating at a venue with a view.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MNCondoDude
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