We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sparkling Waters

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601
+1 218-444-3214
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 102: English reviews
Andover, Minnesota
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there with another couple this past weekend. The decor is very comfortable almost like sitting in a living room. The staff was super friendly super efficient and really knew their job! All of our meals were absolutely wonderful, I cannot praise the food too highly. This is not however a place to go if you're... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jim K
Bemidji, Minnesota
Level Contributor
88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We keep trying. And it appears the owners are keeping on trying. They are getting closer to a very good place to dine. The food is slowly getting better over the years, but it still is not quite up to the standards the décor, location, and owner personality would suggest. The food is good now, but not really good. And... More 

Helpful?
Thank 400Jay
Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while overnighting at a nearby hotel where the front desk clerk recommended the restaurant. It was our anniversary so we wanted a nice dinner and we were not disappointed. I had the prime rib and my wife had the tenderloin steak and both were excellent as was the service and overall experience.

Helpful?
Thank drbergen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One word- underwhelming. The menu looked amazing but the food did not hold up to the menu. The crabcakes were doughy and tasteless. The perch chips were excellent but they gave you a mayonnaise-based tartar sauce that had no flavor to it. A nice aioli would have been much better for the perch chips. However, the wine list is excellent.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rennie5864
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food was very good, service was excellent. Got drinks after dinner and it was the best Long Island I have ever had. High recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Theresa M
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We are from Manitoba Canada and stopped in here, the restaurant warmth from the outside is what brought us in ,, plus a lady waving to us showing us the door as it is at the back,, it's warm interior was inviting with so many choices of seating from dinning rooms to patios to the lounge.. We started off with... More 

Helpful?
Thank youasked1970
Cloquet, Minnesota
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a special dinner here. Overall the meal was good. Nothing amazing. The interior is very nice with a view of the lake.

Helpful?
Thank kathy w
Grand Rapids MN
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was an unexpected dinner stop for us after a day hiking around the lake in Bemidji on our 32nd anniversary. I had the walleye ala meuniere (sauteed in wine-butter sauce), and it was absolutely delicious -- perfectly flakey fish pan cooked to perfection with a golden flavor-filled crust. It was accompanied with fresh green beans that were cooked just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan D
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place was really disappointing. We were here for dinner midweek. It was a tad late and not at all busy. The decor was fun and I enjoyed the atmosphere, unfortunately that's were the good ended. I ordered the fillet mignon medium with the twice baked potato. It came with salad and bread. The salad was very small, basically one... More 

Helpful?
Thank shannon b
Aledo, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Reva greets you and makes you feel like you have just come over to her home. The menu is sophisticated and well executed. The views of the lake from the upstairs is wonderful.

Helpful?
1 Thank Stephanie G

Been to Sparkling Waters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-3214

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sparkling Waters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?