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The Cedars Dining Room

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2301 S Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9501
+1 800-667-7508
06:30 - 21:00
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Grand Rapids
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

When my family wants to go out for a "nice" dinner, we always choose this restaurant. They have excellent food-I highly recommend the pork chop. It's a cozy atmosphere that even my kids enjoy.

Thank Angel B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had to send my steak back 3 times until it was medium rare. Maybe it was a new cook. Usually they get it right the first time. They do aim to please.

Thank zippy101
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Good service. I was in and out fairly quickly. Good sandwich. Great Hungarian beef soup. I mean really really good! I imagine there are other gems to be found there.

Thank ralph t
Eagan, Minnesota
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food and service good, restaurant in bad need of updating. Both the Country Breakfast that I had and the Omelets my wife had were both large and very good value. Restaurant also recommended by family that live in Grand Rapids.

Thank Richard A
Grand Rapids MN
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Cedars Dining Room in the Sawmill Inn reminds me of the steakhouses of years gone by. If you're of a certain age, you'll know what I mean -- the ones that make food the star and make sure you don't leave with one spare inch left in your stomach. My personal dinner favorites are the chicken ala ritz, walleyed... More 

Thank Susan D
Braham, Minnesota
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I ate there last night and again tonight I had a ribeye steak and the meal was absolutely excellent last night. Tonight I had their special frog legs with a very special dipping sauce a barbecue sauce sour cream and horseradish and it was absolutely excellent. The staff wasn't overly busy and I have had better service but I have... More 

Thank gordy n
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The decor is cozy and woodsy. I loved the fireplace in the middle as it made atmosphere on a freezing cold day. The food was fantastic! We were there for breakfast and would go back for sure! Delicious and filling portions with kind and fun wait staff. The BEST part of the Sawmill Inn by far!

Thank HockeyMomJen
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153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We forgot to make reservations for Friday December 30, 2016 – but when we arrived and inquired, our party of seven was accommodated without hesitation, although the sign clearly said reservations were required. The wait staff members were wonderful, attentive and prompt, the bartender knowledgeable, the food was good, and the ambiance was perfect.

1 Thank Rosson45
Goodland, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Get there early for the early bird menu to save some money. Pop overs are great, bread pudding is awesome!

Thank Andrea B
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Among area restaurants this place does a great job using top quality across the board! Being frequent dinners we seem to have special treatment and extra special service.

Thank rapids1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 S Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 800-667-7508

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?