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Channel Inn

American, Bar
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330 W Lair Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031-2310
+1 507-238-9700
11:00 - 01:00
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Northfield, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

small town burger place and great. I was born in Fairmont, and never got bored of coming to the channel in and having a shoom burger.

Thank michael h
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I love everything on their menu! Great service, great views, great atmosphere. I would recommend ordering a patty melt "dirty" aka extra cheese, onions, and mushrooms!

Thank Audreyann73
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great burgers. No salads but grilled chicken option. Smaller place and pretty loud so hard to visit but fun place. Outside seating in the summer is awesome because it's on the lake. Can dock boat and go eat or get carryout.

Thank betdoug72mn
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Channel is a local favorite and a must visit. The food is always good and in the summer time it is so much fun to sit outside and enjoy a drink! It's bar food and it's good bar food! And the drinks are always cold! What more could you ask for? It is cash or checks only.

Thank Jessica L
Fairmont, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you like grilled food and cold beverages, this is a great place to eat. Lot's of locals frequent this place because they offer good food at reasonable prices.

Thank Dan T
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am a traveling Ob/Gyn ( drcathylbagleydotcom)finding myself hungry yesterday after first losing myself shopping in Minnesota's city of lakes, Fairmont, this restaurant came highly revommended by a shop keepers due to its burgers and scenery given a lakeside location. I found it small, quaint and loud, indeed, with a splendid offering both indoor and outdoor seating accommodations (indoor only... More 

Thank drcathylbagleydotcom
Snohomish, Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Always our go-to restaurant when in Fairmont. Unique burgers, I love the green olive, tho this time they had about half the amount of olives as I remembered. Beautiful view, very lively.

Thank ccrose
Dayton, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fun place with a great view, Waitress was very sweet and gave great service. They have a port-a-potty.

Thank McGrannie
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Was there for dinner in August 2016. I had a burger with a fried egg in it. I loved it. Great customer service and good menu items. You can dock your boat by the restaurant and walk in. Being an outdoor restaurant, I would avoid during severe weather days. Otherwise I have nothing but good things to say about Channel... More 

Thank Kip G
Bloomington, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Beautiful spot right on the lake. Inside and outside seating and you can get your boat right up to their dock. Inside seating is limited and they are usually always busy. Service is great and no complaints on the food. Very casual place but definitely worth the stop!

Thank Deanna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 W Lair Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fairmont
  • Phone Number: +1 507-238-9700

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