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The Skillet Restaurant

Diner, Cafe
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123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150
+1 218-454-5002
05:30 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 05:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 05:30 - 20:00
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here around noon on a Sunday. The place was busy but not crowded. Service was quick and friendly. We ordered breakfast, skillets and omelets. Food came out quickly and was hot and delicious. Looks like they recently expanded and doubled the size of the restaurant. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Allison S
Fargo, North Dakota
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted some breakfast on our way passing through. Didn't want the usual fast food or deal with the crowd of Perkins and the like. Stopped here. Building doesn't exactly draw a crowd nor is the interior fancy. But the food is fantastic! Just good old fashioned home style food. I am not a breakfast person and they offered to turn... More 

Thank Mr_MrsB2006
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing little place that I bet the locals go. Food was delicious. Portions were large and price was fair! Everything tasted homemade! The sausage omelet had more sausage than eggs! Service was immediate and food was delivered fast and hot! Definitely glad we found it on trip advisor and the reviews are correct!

Thank Jo Ann U
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Came in for breakfast late. Food was great, good size portions that tasted really like homemade. Resonable prices. This will be our go to place when we return to visit! Excellent service too!

Thank Jim Mr C
Glendale, Arizona
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We just bought a cabin near Pequot Lakes and stopped here Sunday morning with friends. So we are new to the area and wanted to scope out restaurants in the area. Stopped here due to great reviews and I am glad we did. Wonderful, fast service and you can't beat the food.....French toast, eggs, hash, gravy, coffee.....everything was soooo yummy!... More 

Thank konakai2008
Brainerd, Minnesota
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We frequent The Skillet and have never been disappointed. Both for breakfast and lunch and we are always pleased with our meal. The Skillet is a little place (wait in line to get a table kind of place) where the locals gather for good food and conversation. On our last visit the space next to The Skillet was being remodeled... More 

Thank Patty R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Terrific food! I LOVE breakfast all day; their sausage gravy is the best I've ever had. Good service. Good coffee. Off the tourist/highway path but worth the detour.

Thank ddisher
Reads Landing, Minnesota
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday morning around 9:30, they were busy and we got the last booth. We were able to order anything off the menu which was great. We had a mixture of breakfast and lunch meals. (Eggs, Burger, liver & onions, Hot beef sandwich) Everything was good and the service was fast.

Thank FaBotis
Crosby, Minnesota
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

My first rule for a diner is that you walk in and sit where you want to, and the Skillet meets this and then takes it from there. It is a homey, no frills place. Often one waitress is working the room but does this with efficiency and care. Breakfast and lunch everyday, dinner a couple of nights a week... More 

Thank bluerainy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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400 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Sturdy food, good service, clean and friendly. We'll swing through again some time. We're big on giving the local owners the business instead of chain work.

Thank MollyAW1234

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-454-5002

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