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Rafters Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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317 Main St S, 2nd Floor, Stillwater, MN 55082-5188
+1 651-342-1502
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for lunch on a Monday afternoon. Their patio was packed but the rest of the restaurant was not too busy. Our service was good. The servers were hustling and doing their best with the crowds which is always appreciated. The food, however, was not great. It was $5 chicken sandwich day and our chicken tasted like it had been... More 

Thank EMarq
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We asked if we could sit on the rooftop. The hostess said, shortly, "Yes. Just so you know, there's no happy hour up there, there's no drink specials up there, there's no food specials up there." Ok. We wanted to sit up there anyway. It was a lovely sunday afternoon and about 75 degrees. No one ever came up to... More 

Thank psutherland15
Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We sat on the rooftop. It was beautiful weather and there is a decent view of the river. The server we had was very attentive. Our food came quickly and it was good. I had a chicken ceasar wrap. Others in my group had burgers and shrimp. Everyone liked their food. It was a good experience -- nice view, good... More 

Thank toobusy71
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,287 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I met some friends here for lunch and a few drinks. They have a couple private rooms for those hosting events. It's on the second floor, so may not be an obvious choice but they do have a great view of the river and bridge over the freight house. I ordered a club sandwich, and It was OK, grilled bread,... More 

Thank TryppAdams
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Visited from out of town..it was 10:30pm and there were over 30 people at the bar and playing pool. The bartender told everyone they had to leave because his girlfriend and he had plans and it was approved by management. They were going to a movie. As ridiculous as this sounds it really happened.

Thank Motherstrucker
Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Don't let the rooftop get you in. Servers didn't care to help you and there was nobody there. Sooo sad it could be a nice place.

Thank l0u123456
Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Run-of-the-mill bar. Basic menu and beer selection. Decent wings and deep fried food. Staff seemed disinterested and grouchy especially compared to other locations in the area. Great location near the river.

Thank oldgoalie
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice, quiet lunch with a great rooftop view at Rafters. Server was very friendly. Good came out fast and was very good. Great quick, last minute stop.

Thank PKWright14
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Inside is spacious and staff is friendly. The bar is nice and drinks were poured decently enough. They do have pool tables and darts which is nice. Only downside is after 9pm it gets crazy loud and obnoxious cliental.

Thank taydiggy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I've been here two times in the last few months and was disappointed both times. The first was with my husband for dinner. Service was bad and it wasn't busy at 6:00pm on a Thursday night. The second time was with my book club the service was worse! We had to go to the bar ourselves twice and we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Main St S, 2nd Floor, Stillwater, MN 55082-5188
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: +1 651-342-1502

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