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Sunshine Depot

701 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
+1 763-441-1371
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (3 reviews)
“pull tabs” (3 reviews)
“the river” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
701 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Everything is good at Sunshine Depot. Good and priced fairly. Basic menu done well and friendly service.

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is where the locals go. There is also outside dining- a couple of tables that overlook the Mississippi, and the Thursday evening free music in the amphitheater next door. There is ample parking within a block. Eat what the locals are eating, and you...More

1  Thank Kate R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I usually get a pizza and its pretty good. The place is small and hard to move around but its ok. Full bar and pull tabs.

1  Thank bridgie49
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I love to ride our bikes to Sunshine Depot in the summer. We sit out on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River. They have good pizza and burgers!

1  Thank M7845QGsusanm
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite after a tournament and we were served by an adorable Ashley! Service was great food was great, fries could have been a little more done but still tasty. We had nachos, poppers, grilled chicken salad and a buffalo chicken wrap....More

1  Thank buggy75
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for a long time. It seems like it's been a local favorite for many generations. Atmosphere is somewhere between dive and homey. The food was great! Our waitress was snippy but provided good service. I had the Rachel Sandwich it...More

Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

2 things I recommend. The Walleye sandwich (it's huge) and the pizza. Both very good. Burgers are pretty good too. The drinks are strong. Everything you need in a small town dive bar on the river.

1  Thank TheJiggler
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Outside deck over looks the Mississippi River, can be very busy which slows down service, food is good, no complaints.

1  Thank IkweWolf
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Burgers are terrific, great place to relax. Pull tabs available if you gamble. Service is good but this visit the waitress was slow to check on us. I've usually had decent service.

1  Thank Chevytrk54
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I was actually extremely disappointed with my visit here. In all fairness, I have not (and probably won't be) back. Service was not good and the food/drinks were disgusting.

Thank Nikki W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Elk River
  • Phone Number: +1 763-441-1371
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