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“Excellent food and view, home of the grumpy old waitresses.”

Slippery's Tavern and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Wabasha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and view, home of the grumpy old waitresses.”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Love the food, we have been coming here for years. We will always come back. The only reason why I am not giving 5 stars is because when we where there twice last week the two different waitresses were very grumpy. One waitress was very short with everyone around her and complained loud enough for us to hear, and the other we could not get to crack a smile. Service was attentive though. As a waiter myself impressions are important to keep up. Other than that it is our favorite spot on our fall vacations to Wabasha. What a neat river view.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Heather T
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Friday fish fry”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

By chance and good fortune we ended up at Slippery's for their Friday night fish fry. We enjoyed the broiled cod. It was moist and flavorful. Enjoyed their house specialty potatoes. It is so much on the water, that I learned that were we were sitting was occasionally under water. While we arrived there in the dark, we observed the next day the view would be of the river and the land and bluffs beyond that in Wisconsin.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Geronimo48
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Madison, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“You can tell your friends you were at Slippery's”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

You can tell your friends you were at Slippery's. Don't tell them about the food.
We were staying at a local hotel in town. We stopped there on a Saturday night thinking it would be good to go to the famous Slippery's. There were a lot of local people having fun. It seemed like a lot of people knew each other. It was nice seeing people having fun.
About the food.,,,,On the special board when entering the place was a Prime Rib Special for about $16. I don't care how much a Prime Rib costs when I get one because I love a good Prime Rib. My Prime came out and it was nice size. I ordered it medium rare. Normal for prime rib. I took one look at it and I could see the brown over cooked area's on this steak that were produced by a microwave. THEY USED A MICROWAVE OR HOT WATER TO HEAT UP A PRIME RIB STEAK! Talk about shoe leather. This was shoe leather. I had to saw with a sharpe steak knife at least 15 strokes to cut a piece off this steak. I know that we are supposed to chew our food a lot of times for health reason's but I had to chew each bite for about a minute to be able to get it down. Worst Prime Rib expierance I have ever had.
Remember, this was the special on the board, normally I think when there is a special that it is fresh. Not at Slippery's.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Funman
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Went for my husband's 60th birthday. Our waitress either was new or just miserable by nature. The food was average and it took longer to receive than that of another table with another waitress that had come in after we did!! The place was not busy as this was a Wednesday about 4:30 in the afternoon I had the new york strip and added shrimp. The shrimp were delicious if you like the beer batter, should of only gotten that instead of the steak, Husband had a cajan pasta dish and it was served only luke warm I had to go in and get our drinks from the bar. There was a total of 5 in our party and the only thing that was really enjoyed was the full rack of ribs. To the tune of close to $200.00 which also included the bar bill of $30.00.
Extrememly disappointed, but at least we can say we were at "Slippery's". Won't be taking a second trip there.
And also the flies were horrific. They should of had some deterrent for them like the other outside bars in the area. Spent half the time brushing them away.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank jacar54
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Eagan, Minnesota
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good not great”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Sunday lunch and very busy. Staff was friendly, but flustered. Food took 40 minutes, but since we were outside the kids walked on the dock and watched the ducks. Only awful part about sitting outside were the flies. Tons and tons of flies. We were fine, but my mom would have left. Literally, 10-15 flies swarming tables, plates etc. Flies love ketchup.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Mindy A
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