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Contented Cow

) #31 of 46 Restaurants in Northfield $$ - $$$ , British,
302 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2015
+1 507-663-1351
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
302 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2015
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Service extremely hit or miss. Usually you have to go to the bar to order, but once you've ordered, sometimes a wait staff will come to your table. The food is pretty limited. I agree with another reviewer who said the bread with the artichoke...More

Thank Tourmalinequeen
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Cow, as it is affectionately known locally, is the "go to" place for local music, free popcorn, a large variety of on tap beer, and sandwiches and some food from Chappati, and Indian restaurant nearby.

Thank Joannie J
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Thought I would give this place one more chance but alas things aren't any better. Outdated décor, rude or non-existent service and no reason for people to spend their money here with new, better options now in the Northfield area.

Thank ron s
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little Keller pub with friendly people and staff ! Local and visitors alike an enjoy a drink here.

Thank MidwestExpectations
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Weird service check with the bar and somebody will bring your food. Spinach artichoke dip way too much butter and served on French bread that really should be toasted. Place could hire waitresses, would be a good idea, also college students need jobs. Yuppy crowd...More

1  Thank Dave F
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had variety of tap beer. We choose a peanut butter porter. I'm not a big beer fan but it was very good. Lots of room, centrally located, easy to find bathrooms, fast service although it was not very busy when we were there. They had...More

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a charming pub! You enter through an alley, and immediately feel like you're in an English Pub. We didn't eat here, but I want to come back to try the Chicken curry. The drinks were reasonably priced and very strong. The live music was...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Sometimes you just want an outdoor patio, a cold one and some live music. Perfect for that. The menu was lacking so we just enjoyed the early evening patio atmosphere and chose to go somewhere else for eats. Our experience with the servers was positive....More

Thank FireflyPR
Reviewed 20 June 2016

for an early morning breakfast delight go go go. we had to wait for seating. it was worth it. all sorts of good things. too many to list. but I liked the pancakes and syrup

Thank bamboobwah
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The food is horrible. Who has a tandoori chicken salad, nachos, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a menu together.

1  Thank ISO1999
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-663-1351
  • E-mail
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