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Sparkling Waters

824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601-3220
+1 218-444-3214
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“walleye” (15 reviews)
“steak salad” (2 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601-3220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner here. The food was wonderful and we had a hard time deciding what to order because there were so many good sounding choices. We started by sharing the stuffed mushrooms and the perch chips which were small...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had apps and dinner at this place. The view from upstairs is pretty good of the lake. Started with the perch bites that were really good and then I had the park encrusted walleye and my friend had the seafood boil. I recommend the place...More

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The four of us were on a car trip to Canada and spent one night in Bemidji, a small town in far northern Minnesota. We read reviews of restaurants en route and chose Sparkling Waters. Well, we all were very surprised: a "big city" atmosphere...More

Thank porthead
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great food, great view. Upscale dining and food with a nice view of the lake. Head to the upper level patio with a drink while waiting for your dinner to come.

Thank BigRigAdventurer
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were up in Bemidji for July 4 and dined at Sparkling Waters on a Monday evening. The food was average at best. The server was friendly but the service was very slow. Also, the bill was mixed with some items that the other couple...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were headed downtown to another restaurant, but there was a power outage all over downtown. The server at the original restaurant recommended Sparkling Waters and we're glad she did. The manager was quite personable and our server was great. They recommended their daily special,...More

Thank Etexan758
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant to order saltwater seafood in a state with 1000 lakes. I am so glad I took the plunge. I absolutely love seafood and I'm very picky about it but, without a doubt, this was the best seafood pasta dish I have ever...More

Thank stampdiver
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We ate here after a long day of driving. The food was good but a little expensive. The view was spectacular and the service was good, too.

Thank Jimmy G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The front desk at the Hampton Inn across the street recommended this place. We walked over and as it was on the later side, it was very uncrowded so we were seated immediately. Our server was Clarice, and she was great. She explained all the...More

Thank stellaskim
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Cute restaurant, welcoming staff and owner. He actually spent time chatting with us. Food was awesome and the bloody Mary's were perfect.

Thank WisGirlInItaly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601-3220
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-3214
  • E-mail
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