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Lakes Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
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Hibbing, United States
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped there for lunch. The food was very good and the place was squeaky clean. Service was excellent and the food came quickly. We ordered burgers and fries. The fries are the best kept secret. Decor is a typical small town main Street Cafe, well kept up. Parking on the street was full, but there was a big lot... More 

Thank Bruce K
Mahnomen, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We like to stop here when we're on the way to Minneapolis. Downtown Perham is beautiful. It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Lakes Café has been recently updated--the décor is very stylish and comfortable. The food is wonderful. We always order the breakfast but there are daily specials, soups, sandwiches and more. The service is excellent and the prices... More 

Thank Barb A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always have had good food, good service and clean atmosphere. Great for both breakfast and lunch. Main street location, easy to find.

Thank Patricia H
Helena, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Hometown Cafe style restaurant that had home-made baked goods and soups. Warm and friendly atmosphere and staff.

Thank 1BigSkyWriter
Sidney, Montana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food is fine, but nothing stands out. Building needs to be updated. Food takes some time to receive. This is not a fast food joint.

Thank MarciaLynn58
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This little downtown main street place had one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. Can't speak for the rest of the food but it looked good.

Thank David P
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Lakes is very good and popular local cafe. A modern feeling atmoshpere with good home style cooking.

Thank Littlebear222
Perham, Minnesota
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Want a good basic breakfast? Need a caramel roll and coffee? Want a piece of pie with a friend? How about a simple, but effective salad bar, burger or bowl of soup. This long time hometown diner offers good, basic food at a reasonable price. This is not the fine dining of the town. Locals meet there for coffee and... More 

Thank wearmanyhats
Perham, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Lakes Cafe is is a great place for breakfast or lunch. They serve a typical diner menu, and everything is prepared very well.

Thank kc0llette
Andover, Minnesota
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is the place to get a meal like mom cooks. Very casual and closes at 2 I believe. BUT get out if bed for nice breakfast or piece of pie. There is parking in back so no worries! We craw out if bed on mornings after a night of fun to get a nice filling breakfast. Great friendly service... More 

Thank SnoopiMN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Perham

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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?