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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
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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Duluth, Minnesota
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and were immediately seated. Our server was great and much fun. We had a delicious smoked butternut squash soup and we split a pizza. Lake Ave. Café always has a good vibe and interesting cuisine, it is a great spot for foodies.

Thank Kim C
Alexandria, Minnesota
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129 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit this place because it is very creative with food and flavors, and supports local. We enjoyed our wine, rabbit, & beet salad.

Thank TDJ10
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to another restaurant adjacent to Lake Ave Cafe and stopped by to check out their menu. The name of the restaurant sounded pretty generic so we didn't expect much out of it, but the menu had some interesting dishes on it, so we decided - why not give them a try! We ended up being... More 

Thank Dmitriy P
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I returned to the Lake Avenue Cafe with a girlfriend for a late lunch on a sunny Friday in April. We were seated where we requested, at a nice sunny table near the window. Our server, whom I suspect is either the owner or manager, was very helpful in aiding our decisions and letting my friend sample the soup before... More 

Thank Nina B
Galena, Illinois
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401 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My client and I met up to have a working dinner. We started with the bone marrow and cocktails. Both were exceptional. The none marrow was a first for me. It was very rich and smooth. Dinner was rabbit and the pulled pork filet. Both were amazing. We had a few more cocktails of the list. With the help of... More 

Thank Burns57777
Poplar, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal. I had pasta Primavera and a half garden salad (the watermelon basil vinaigrette was delicious!) while my husband opted for the onion soup and a burger. The food was, as I said, delicious! The presentation of the main dish was a little lacking but it was late (9 pm). The server/bartender Kitty was wonderful! She... More 

Thank bjalbright81
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Saturday lunch with a small group of friends-husband's $16 hamburger was over-cooked and dry served with tiny serving of fruit. My $18 chicken salad had tasty teriyaki chicken, a handful of mandarin oranges but so little dressing it was tasteless. My friends were satisfied with their food but no glowing reviews. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but the kitchen... More 

Thank Wanderwoman60
La Pointe Wisconsin
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice environment - fairly contemporary design - interesting menu - we stopped for lunch for the first time. I had lamb ragu, good flavors, good portion. We will try again.

Thank MFChilders
Washburn, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Emma and I had lunch this week at Laje Avenue Cafe and were both impressed with the food. We visit this restaurant once or twice a year and have never been disappointed! This time Emma had the onion soup served with breaded cheese curds on a skewer over the bowl. She said it was great! I had the Lazy Duck.... More 

Thank Graysteg
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited on a Sunday night. Not many people and they made a effort to spread folks around the restaurant so we had quiet and privacy. Excellent service. I also had the coconut curry chicken and it is wonderful. Every time we have been to this restaurant the menu offers new and interesting items. We have not been disappointed. Staff... More 

Thank KathrynJLamp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?