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Water's Edge Bar and Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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731 Minnesota 29, Starbuck, MN
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Starbuck, Minnesota
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great restaurant/bar. One can sit and look over the lake-both inside and outdoors in the summer. They also have one of the best salad bars around!

Thank MKaye66
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Atmosphere was nice...they put us in a spot that was very nice and semi-private. Salad bar was great, food was good but service was not the best. We each had gotten a cocktail from the bar (the bartenders definitely made some good drinks!) but took awhile for a waitress to come check on us when we moved to the table.... More 

Thank Heidi S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited there recently with friends. Good salad bar, typical menu with good food, reasonable price, clean with awesome view of Lake Minnewaska. Can mostly get seated in no time. They did have a broken booth that I was wondering why they don't fix?

Thank Cheryl R
Crestwood, Kentucky
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Actually had dinner here twice. Once inside and then outside. Ribs, fish and Alfredo . The ribs were excellent and plentiful. The fish was good. The Alfredo was only so so. The sauce was not a true cream sauce. The value and staff was very good. Our outside visit was a meal of burgers, onion rings and beet. Everything was... More 

Thank Gerry S
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The view of Lake Minnewaska at the restaurant is great. The walleye was also very good, although the pork chops were overcooked. The other guests were satisfied. Try to sit away from the bar as it is a little noisy.

Mesa, Arizona
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Have been here one time before about 3 years ago. Not much has changed. Still a lakeside restaurant and bar. Salad bar is still a bit small but fresh. I order the grilled seafood platter. Walleye filet, nice sized shrimp and scallops. Only complaint was the scallops was the baby size and fried, not grilled. First time I have had... More 

Thank Jeff S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great view, ok food and fun atmosphere. Local icon that has been there for decades! Good fries, dessert and ice cream drinks.

Thank Honeyqueen2
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The fried chicken was really good as was the salad bar. The ribs were mediocre and the broiled seafood platter was awful. It had watery breaded scallops and the walleye was tough and tasteless. The lakeside view was great but having dining tad next to the bar hurt the atmosphere.

Thank iluvred
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

My family has had a place at hobo park for over 5 years and have visited waters edge many times. I am sad to report that they have changed. Once upon a time you could get good food with a great salad bar for a reasonable price. In one years time the price has gone up about 25 percent all... More 

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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Wonderful ribeye steak dinner and awesome salad bar. I have ate here numerous times and have never been disappointed. It is also situated on Lake Minnewaska. Great view!

Thank honestfeedback19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 731 Minnesota 29, Starbuck, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Starbuck

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