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Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

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14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
+1 218-828-8400
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is on par with A little beyond entry-level servers. I ate ribs although I was tempted to have a steak. They were tasty and tender. My business partner ordered a steak and gave me a taste. It was well prepared and tasty. The server kept forgetting a condiment and it took a few times of passing by to actually... More 

Thank Amy G
St.Paul, Minnesota
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944 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the bar and dining areas of this restaurant have an "up north" log cabin look. The service is pleasant and the good is good, but not cheap. I had a large walleye sandwich ($13.99). I asked for fruit instead of chips and this cost another $2.00. Also, the walleye was large, too large for the bun. I ditched the... More 

Thank Seniordad
Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

All I wanted to do was grab a bite to eat and watch Game 1 of the World Series. What I got was so much better...wings, really, really, really good wings. Fried. Sauced. Grilled. Delicious. I had them Buffalo style and so should you.

Thank Herb N
Glendale, Arizona
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner last Saturday night with friends. I liked the overall look of the restaurant ....the bears when you walk in, the huge fireplace, cozy booths. Could probably use a little refreshing. Our server was friendly, the food was good....we just had burgers and sandwiches. Probably would come back and try some other entrees. Overall, a good... More 

Thank konakai2008
Becker, Minnesota
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339 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals hang. Lodge atmosphere. Eleven beers on tap. The staff is friendly enough. Worth a stop to see the lodge architecture and decor. Clean enough for us.

Thank curioustravelor2010
Casa Grande, Arizona
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visit the area each year for two weeks and we eat almost daily at THE BEAR. We eat there for two reasons: First, the food and service are fantastic! Second, they hae a gluten free menu that is quite extensive. Just a great place to dine and relax. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. We got to know Charlie,... More 

Thank imcrabby1
Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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293 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

While in Baxter recently we decided on the Black Bear Saloon for dinner. We had a drink in the bar prior to being seated for dinner. Shannon, the bartender was very friendly and provided prompt service. We decided on an appetizer at the bar – Bruschetta. It was good – especially the pile of roasted garlic cloves. A nice addition... More 

Thank ClearwaterJen
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had appetizers & drinks, did not sample the main menu. Nice place, good service. We stopped in late for some cocktails with our family and friends. Shared appetizers in a clean and rustic log cabin designed interior.

Thank wiz473
Duluth, Minnesota
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Went for dinner with my son and grandkids, the food was good, I was not to thrilled with my burger however since it was very dry and overdone and the bun was also. Fries were very good as were the ribs my son and grandkids got, cheese curds were great and the beer selection was great also. Service was very... More 

Thank Candylee29
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I've had better steaks back home in Dallas, but compared to the other restaurants this town has to offer, this is a good choice. The service here was great and the food is decent. I had the ribeye, sirlion, and the new york strip. The new york strip was the best in my opinion and I loved that they served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: +1 218-828-8400

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