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Shelly's Family Restaurant

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314 Main Ave E, Deer River, MN 56636-8733
+1 218-278-6613
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Big sign sits in the parking lot offering for sale or lease. The turned up chairs and darkness inside only adds to the notion that this is not temporary.

Thank adamwaultee
Anoka, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

The food was very good and the ice cream was better. I would have no issues eating there again in the future.

Thank bigbad401
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

I ordered the chicken strips with sweet potato fries. The food was good, and the portions were huge - way too much food. Prices were very reasonable, and the staff was very attentive. I didn't try a bakery item or an ice cream, so I' can't comment on those - but apparently those are their specialty.

Thank Casper H
Lihue, Hawaii
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

I have eaten here several times over the past few years, and I think the quality is slipping, particularly on their dinner offerings. They do seem to do alright with breakfast. The quality of the service is not consistent, and can be poor. On waitress chose to talk on her cellphone while she waited on me..

Thank jim l
Ogilvie, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Basic, but quiet and nice location. They had a seafood buffet available when we were there. Within walking distance to core of Deer River.

Thank Becky S
Norman, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Visit the Deer River, MN, area every July. Not many restaurant's around; only restaurant/bar combinations. Noticed this new place (upgraded old place) driving into Deer River from the east. Returned that evening and was delighted with the quite pleasant waitstaff and high quality and large variety of menu items Ice cream bar also available. Great for children This place is... More 

Thank robert f
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

Went ice fishing at Red Lake, as we departed we declared we would stop at the first appealing restaurant. Shelly's was it, we entered and were greeted by a friendly wait staff. She informed us of the brunch buffet, which was $10 and some change. I usually order from the menu so I consume a normal meal, as to not... More 

Thank BellCopterJockey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

My folks took me here knowing I love brunches. It was delicious and quaint. They have a wonderful selection for the atmosphere. It was good, they even let us go early as we were there before buffet officially started. This is by no means a Vegas volume buffet but down home style. Basics plus a make it for you omlett... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Main Ave E, Deer River, MN 56636-8733
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Deer River
  • Phone Number: +1 218-278-6613

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?