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Dock Cafe

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
+1 651-430-3770
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Somerset, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greater promptly and got a great seat at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. We came in just to have desert and my wife to have a glass of vino. We had the crème brûlée and key lime pie. Both were homemade and delicious.

Thank tony h
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us first timers here. Kobe burgers and crispy tots were fabulous. BLT excellent, squash ravioli excellent. Good service, ( had to ask for water refills), nice view of the river. Definitely will come back.

Thank mrblumis
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Dock on a hot summer afternoon for some apps and drinks. We sat on the deck even though it was mid-90s that day. The natural shade from the trees that overhang the deck as well as the close proximity to the water makes it great outdoor spot even in the heat of summer. The food was good... More 

Thank Brandon B
Yreka, California
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222 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

NiCe pAtio diNing aNd gREAt rIvER vIeW. The foOd is sPot on. The beSt Cat Fish On tHe RiVer. Great plACE to Sit oUt siDE iN The sUNshiNe aNd indUlge in a fEw dRinKs.

Thank monsoons2013
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have visited The Dock Café in all four seasons, and no matter what the temperature is, the cozy atmosphere never disappoints. We had a friend visiting from Arizona, and we wanted her to experience a great Minnesota dinning in the middle of the winter. We decided to brave the -4 degree temp, and set out to Stillwater on the... More 

Thank MarilynG61
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food priced to proud, great view and good service. I may be old fashioned but an appetizer should not be the same price as an entree.

Thank Renata J
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Terrific little restaurant located right on the beautiful St Croix River in Stillwater. Everything they do is done well but my personal favorite is Shrimp Diblo. It is one very tasty dish. Try the seared Ahi tuna as well. My wife is a Pork Chop nut (not on my list of "likes" however) and she tells me they are off-the-charts... More 

Thank R S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have eaten here probably a hundred times. It is the perfect blend of casual and formal. Right on the St. Croix river so views are fantastic. Free parking in the adjoining small lot. Menu options for the whole group and a children's menu too. Seating works for singles, couples, families, and large groups. There are four dining areas, outdoor... More 

Thank Five-with-Nature
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Dock Cafe has the best view of all the restaurants in Stillwater. It is right on the river with patio seating in the warm months. The food is good but the view is better.

Thank ElephantWalk801
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had a good variety of food on the menu. The salmon sandwich was tasty! The view of the river was gorgeous! Worth a stop if you are in Stillwater.

Thank Emily J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: +1 651-430-3770

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