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Prairie Bay Grill

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15115 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56401-6923
+1 218-824-6444
11:00 - 21:00
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prairie Bay used to be outstanding. The food & very poor service have us choosing more desirable places to dine.

Thank Citygals
Marinette, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Travel to Brainerd area for business every 5-6 weeks. During each stay I make it a point to dine at Prairie Bay. Would strongly recommend. Quality food, excellent customer service and great prices all lend itself to a great dining experience. Would highly recommend the Flat bread pizza with fig/grape and gouda. EXCELLENT!

Thank Barbara F
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were staying at a hotel very close by, and decided to stop by after checking out Trip Advisor and other reviews. I was especially intrigued by the farm to table menu options that I was reading about! Wow! We definitely were NOT disappointed! I had been impressed by the menu selections, especially as my options are sometimes limited as... More 

Thank Kathy E
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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401 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The varied menu is what draws us back. Pastas, pizzas, main courses with local touches are staples. There are spicy options, although if you want true spice you need to ask for a little more. The wine selection and the beer choices are very nice and the staff are well versed on the menu.

Thank gpotvin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Exceptional. Wedge salad, Brie pizza and B&B Pinot Noir were over the top delicious and the staff was so helpful and pleasant.

Thank Sandra W
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233 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to meet for happy hour in the bar. $2 off martinis🍸 on Thursdays!! I tried The Basil 🌿 one!! We then each ordered a pizza, A Classic pepperoni & sausage for him. I tried a new one, Smoked Mozzarella, Prosuitto , pine nuts and slim slices of lemon!! Wow!! The service was great, Brittany. The... More 

Thank KKLMinnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love the food, love the staff and they serve the best wedge salad you will ever try! When I'm in the area, eating at this restaurant is a must!!! Everything I've ever tasted here is great!!!! Enjoy!

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Brainerd running errands and wanted to try something new. The reviews for Prairie Bay were good, so we tried it. We were very pleased with the bartender, it was happy hour and he did a nice job. It took nearly 45 minutes to get our food, the burger was very good, (my husband was... More 

Thank GerThompson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looked at online reviews and came to this place for lunch. Lots of locally sourced foods. Service great and my husband ordered the BYOB which was great fun and he claimed it tastes fresh and delicious. I had the patty melt with a side salad which was also good. On the recommendation of the waitstaff we ordered the homemade donuts.... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Edina, Minnesota
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

When Prairie Bay opened years ago, it was a shining star on what a quality restaurant can be in northern Minnesota. Now it is a good but not especially distinctive restaurant. It is probably the best that Brainerd / Baxter has to offer, but that is not much to say. My hope is that they continue to push the envelope... More 

Thank tjmahoney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15115 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56401-6923
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: +1 218-824-6444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?