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Channel Inn

American, Bar
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330 W Lair Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031-2310
+1 507-238-9700
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Fairmont, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you like grilled food and cold beverages, this is a great place to eat. Lot's of locals frequent this place because they offer good food at reasonable prices.

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Thank Dan T
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am a traveling Ob/Gyn ( drcathylbagleydotcom)finding myself hungry yesterday after first losing myself shopping in Minnesota's city of lakes, Fairmont, this restaurant came highly revommended by a shop keepers due to its burgers and scenery given a lakeside location. I found it small, quaint and loud, indeed, with a splendid offering both indoor and outdoor seating accommodations (indoor only... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Always our go-to restaurant when in Fairmont. Unique burgers, I love the green olive, tho this time they had about half the amount of olives as I remembered. Beautiful view, very lively.

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Thank ccrose
Dayton, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fun place with a great view, Waitress was very sweet and gave great service. They have a port-a-potty.

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Thank McGrannie
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Was there for dinner in August 2016. I had a burger with a fried egg in it. I loved it. Great customer service and good menu items. You can dock your boat by the restaurant and walk in. Being an outdoor restaurant, I would avoid during severe weather days. Otherwise I have nothing but good things to say about Channel... More 

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Thank Kip G
Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Beautiful spot right on the lake. Inside and outside seating and you can get your boat right up to their dock. Inside seating is limited and they are usually always busy. Service is great and no complaints on the food. Very casual place but definitely worth the stop!

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Thank Deanna G
Fairmont, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Much loved icon in Fairmont. Now with Saturday night music and the expanded outdoor dining it is a summer must! Come join the fun!

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Thank Sunshine1483
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The Channel is a great small-town burger joint. In summer, the outdoor seating pretty much triples the available seating space, plus you are right on the water watching the boats slowly cruise through the navigation channel between two lakes. In winter, the inside seating is for maybe 50 people, plus the bar. In any season, the burgers and fries are... More 

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Thank marknlynder
Fairmont, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent burgers and pretty setting on the lake. The burgers are all good -- I like the shroom burger the best (mushrooms and Swiss cheese). Good fries and tator tots. Large portions. Right on the lake with a dock for boat traffic and indoor and out dining.

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Thank librarylady48
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It is a summer pilgrimage to visit the channel inn and have a delicious channel burger (with the fried egg) and a side order of the most delectable tator tots! Add a glass of pink lemonade and the cool lake breeze and it is an afternoon to keep in the memory bank (when those long WI winters take over). Good... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 W Lair Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fairmont
  • Phone Number: +1 507-238-9700

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