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Santee Crossing Embers

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1061 Hwy 71 N, Jackson, MN 56143
+1 507-847-3841
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at 8:35pm since they close at 9 I thought maybe they wouldn't be very happy we chose there to stop that wasn't the case at all. They were very accommodating and friendly. The food came out quickly, the portions were large , everything was the proper temperature and tasted wonderful. Great value it was 20 dollars for dinner... More 

Thank Hockeymom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Traveling sometimes you find a place you mentally mark I your head to return. We stopped for gas and decided it was dinner time. A place that was rather plain was across the way we went just to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised. Family type with breakfast choices galore and plenty of other diner food. I thought it... More 

Thank Marie W
Gillette, Wyoming
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our family of 4 adults met at the Santee Crossing Embers, just off of I 90 in western Minnesota. The food was good and the atmosphere relaxing, clean and comfortable. They honored the need for a gluten free meal which was a yummy chef salad. Others has a shrimp dinner, bacon cheese burger w/o a bun and a salad, and... More 

Thank Mary L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Not a whole lot to report, very much like your standard Perkins. Good food, good service. We were seated quickly and both had breakfast skillets. Yum!

Thank WomanOnAJourney
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I'm in Jackson a couple of days a couple of times a year. Usually end up here once per visit. They often remember me. Nice staff. Just the typical Midwest experience. It's clean, big portions...what more can you say!

Thank farmerwithdlrs2spend
Panama City Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

when I spent several days in Jackson 3 different times, I planned my breakfasts for Santee Crossing Embers as it was very reliable and good, and reasonable priced

Thank Mikeo5547
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Standard Perkins like food, but a notch or two below Perkins quality, which isn't saying much. Had the pancakes, eggs, bacon breakfast meal. Noting terribly special. Bacon not crispy, hard to chew and was more like beef jerky. Not good. The eggs were small, but the pancakes were good. This restaurant won't make my top 10 any time soon.

Thank Mike D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice family Restauant right by interstate. The prices are reasonable, food is home cooking, staff are pleasant. They have daily specials with normal sandwich/dinner menus. Breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Thank JEH65
Des Moines, Iowa
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We have stopping here for years while on road trips. This place looks worn out but do not let that dissuade you. The food is consistently hood here. Some of the best salads, burgers and real milk shakes. We also love their pie. The staff has been there for a long time and they are a great asset to the... More 

Thank jjb99683
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I eat here weekly. Breakfast is tasty. Many selections. Good for a business lunch or just a friendly friend meal. Good coffee and snacks also.

Thank Sadekok

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1061 Hwy 71 N, Jackson, MN 56143
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 507-847-3841

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