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Lake Avenue Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
+1 218-722-2355
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Saturday lunch with a small group of friends-husband's $16 hamburger was over-cooked and dry served with tiny serving of fruit. My $18 chicken salad had tasty teriyaki chicken, a handful of mandarin oranges but so little dressing it was tasteless. My friends were satisfied with their food but no glowing reviews. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but the kitchen... More 

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Thank Wanderwoman60
La Pointe Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice environment - fairly contemporary design - interesting menu - we stopped for lunch for the first time. I had lamb ragu, good flavors, good portion. We will try again.

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Thank MFChilders
Washburn, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Emma and I had lunch this week at Laje Avenue Cafe and were both impressed with the food. We visit this restaurant once or twice a year and have never been disappointed! This time Emma had the onion soup served with breaded cheese curds on a skewer over the bowl. She said it was great! I had the Lazy Duck.... More 

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Thank Graysteg
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday night. Not many people and they made a effort to spread folks around the restaurant so we had quiet and privacy. Excellent service. I also had the coconut curry chicken and it is wonderful. Every time we have been to this restaurant the menu offers new and interesting items. We have not been disappointed. Staff... More 

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Thank KathrynJLamp
Rochester, Minnesota
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655 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us stopped in after a day at the work conference. We sat at the bar, I only had a beer, but one of us had a bowl of soup and bread. I guess it was good and looked to be. They have a small dining room and an even smaller bar. The bartender seemed pretty knowledgeable about the... More 

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Thank traveltheworld012
Oahu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lake Avenue Cafe creates unique and delicious food. My husband and I can never decide on what to eat, so we order a few different things and share them all. So far, we have always been happy with our choices. Add to it great service, and this place shines!

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Thank NicoleHawaii
Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The coconut curry chicken soup has made its way into my soul. I can't get enough of it. My husband had the French onion and kept making yummy faces. We shared the calamari and meatballs, and we respectfully disagree with the other reviewer; the blending of all the flavors when all the ingredients were on the spoon together, provided a... More 

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Thank polishhulagirl33
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The restaurant was pretty empty which is usually a red flag for me but we thought we would give it a try. Our server seemed annoyed and didn't really offer any kind of experience. The atmosphere was really cozy and relaxing and the drinks were great. We had the meatball and calamari dish which was flavorless and confusing (meatballs, overcooked... More 

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Thank Jake T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had a second visit to this restaurant and we're not disappointed! We had a great lunch and wonderful service. Their food is always interesting with amazing flavors. The warm beet salad was so flavorful and the bone marrow was very well seasoned.

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Maple Lake, Minnesota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Great food and great drinks! Service was fantastic and atmosphere was relaxed and cozy. The meals looked like works of art and the drinks were high class.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-2355

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?