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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
Today
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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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an ok experience here, was hoping for a bit better. Great beer and wine and drink choices. Menu looked great, but we weren't very hungry so chose to share a wedge salad which was good and interesting with fried avocado and smoked macaroni and cheese which was dry and tasteless. Our server was pleasant and friendly, but probably... More 

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Thank DarlingJH
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to have a drink, the bartender was superb, they have a fabulous wine selection and a wonderfully eclectic assortment of spirits! Can't wait to visit again and enjoy a meal!!

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Thank Heidi P
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not finish my meal. It was covered with salt. They couldn't bring me water fast enough to quench my thirst.

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Thank c7h8n4o2
San Francisco, California
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for an early supper after a busy day of shopping. Soup and salad. The root vegetable soup was served excellent. Thick and creamy with flavors of turnips, parsnips and rutabagas. Served piping hot, which is how I like my soup. The wedge salad was a bit rich for my taste, but I ate the whole thing! Ambiance was... More 

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Thank REJ810
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner about 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. In spite of the place being almost empty, was given a table near the bar, at a freezing window, and next to a couple of loud Duluthian women. Server/bartender happily relocated me to sit at the bar, saying, "It's easier for me." Indeed. After inquiring about a few menu items... More 

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Thank Jordan S
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to visit this great cafe in the DeWitt building during a business trip. Ordered the Rueben sandwich and just about fell off my chair when the put it in front of me! It was the biggest stack of corned beef that I have ever seen! The taste was amazing. Everything was done to perfection and I have... More 

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Thank Cindy G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is our favorite restaurant in Duluth. We once ate there 3 times in a 24 hr period! We love sitting outside on the deck when weather permits. We are very excited for the upcoming beer/wine/sake dinners!

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Thank psherven
Pine City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food! Great staff! Great atmosphere!within walking distance of the motels!Friendly staff! Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere!

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Thank Sassy781
West Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased to find several vegetarian options on their menu. The food was good but could use a bit more seasoning. Service was not quite as attractive as I expect in a facility in this price range.

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Thank Sloan832
Little Rock, Arkansas
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't have thought so much originality would be found in a trendy area now found in Duluth, but it was. The service started out and remained top notch the entire night. The cocktails were a surprise as they were all made with local brews and liquors (J. Carver Gin was not bad and reminded me somewhat of a more... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?