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“Food is Good but View is Better!”
Review of Dock Cafe

Dock Cafe
Ranked #7 of 93 Restaurants in Stillwater
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minnesota
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Food is Good but View is Better!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Dock is our old standby for lunch in Stillwater. We have never been disappointed in the food - salads are great, soups are even better! Good wine is reasonably priced. And sitting near a window to watch the boats and river flow by is a delight.

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“This is the place!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Great menu but the one on tripadviser is seasonal so it wasn't the same as at the restaurant. No big deal the menu was great. Our party had the risotto, scallop salad, and chocked curry salad. All were great! Andi, our server, was friendly and the service was quick. There was lots of outdoor seating but it was a hot day so we sat inside with a great view of the lift bridge and people fishing. Classy but not snobby.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunny afternoon at a fantastic venue!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Apps and drinks on the deck in the shade yesterday afternoon. Beautiful view, great food, and lovely breeze to keep us comfortable. Also took a tour of Tin Bins,. Another great spot offered up by same owners. Sherry, the manager, is incredible!

  • Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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328 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“If you have all day then this is the place to be.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have annually gone to this cafe for lunch and the service has always been slow and the kitchen over worked. Food is so so but the view is to die for. Right on the St. Croix River . However this last visit was the straw that broke this camel's back. Waited for too long for apps and then too long for our entree . Others who came after us and ordered later than we did got their food and we didn't , kitchen staff or wait staff?

  • Visited June 2013
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious food, fabulous views”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Dock Cafe is one of Stillwater's finest. With a location on the St Croix River, the view of the mighty St Croix adds a priceless ambience to any meal, whether its lunch, dinner or a quick glass of wine. My recent visit was for a weekday lunch. I enjoyed the Risotto with roasted vegetables and pecorino cheese topped with lightly-fried delicate leeks. I chose to add the grilled chicken breast. The meal was absolutely fabulous! Preceeded by a mixed green salad with the house vinaigrette dressing and a side of bread, the texture of the risotto was unbeatable and the pecorino-laced sauce was creamy, savory and satisfying. Chicken was nicely-seasoned and was not overcooked. While the food menu includes plenty of options for descriminating diners, the wine list and drink menu are equally as well-rounded. Service is attentive and, as I mentioned, the location is unbeatable!

  • Visited June 2013
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