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Blue Water Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Diner, American, Cafe
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20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-1597
07:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have only stopped by for breakfast, with that being said every time I am in Grand Marais I stop by for their breakfasts. Wild rice blueberry pancakes are my Achilles heal.

Thank jnib384
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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272 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been years since we have eaten at the BW. Restaurants were full and with young children we did not want to wait. All six of us had something different (meatloaf, burger, eggs, chicken sandwich, pancakes) and we were all pleased. Our server was very helpful. Although we were too full for dessert they now serve pie from The... More 

Thank ACT63
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Our server Sara was amazing. Very friendly and speedy service. Cannot say enough good things. Go you won't be disappointed!

Thank Miah L
Owatonna, Minnesota
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and it was always really good but this time I was not impressed. Their special was turkey dinner with all the fixings. I didn't have that but had the hot turkey sandwich figuring if turkey is the special it would be really good. Not so. It was a huge sandwich but the turkey was tough and... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My favorite place for breakfast in Grand Marais. Not bad for lunch and dinner but they do close early. So if you want to round off your northshore experience with a breakfast of eggs, hash browns and walley and of course all the classics then go.. They also are supposed to have amazing cinnamon rolls but I don't care about... More 

Thank Hugh M
Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you are looking for breakfast , lunch or dinner this gen tacked away by the water offers all of the above. #1 - #6 all great breakfast items . On your own or with the family , make sure to stop and eat at this old fashion restaurant .

Thank Oscar R
St. Johns, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited the Blue Water Cafe for late lunch in mid Oct 2016. A tour bus had also stopped earlier but service was fast, efficient and of the best quality. Unique menu with a variety of items to choose from. My husband got the meatloaf sandwich and I had the turkey berry melt on sourdough with cornbeef and cabbage soup.... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Ely, Minnesota
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We made a stop in Grand Marais on our way to Thunderbay Canada. This little restaurant had delicious food and a nice atmosphere. My sister and I shared the chicken bacon panini and my husband had this giant sandwich with two grilled cheeses and a hamburger patty with onions and pickles all smashed into a giant burger! He loved it:)... More 

Thank angiebaby007
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love this place all ways has good home cooked food. They have a pot of porridge for breakfast!mmmm

Thank Pmoore1st
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Early morning is pretty quiet in Grand Marais, but there was a waiting line to get a table at the Blue Water Cafe. This is a classic home town cafe with combo of booths and table. Not very big, but the food is outstanding and very reasonably priced. I had blueberry pancakes and sausage and my wife had eggs Benedict.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597
Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand Marais". We serve breakfast all day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?