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“A party for the taste buds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Iven's on the Bay - CLOSED

Iven's on the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant Hours: Closed for Season.
Northfield, MN
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A party for the taste buds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

The food was awesome, from the warm bread with herb infused butter to the awesome house mixed greens spring salad to the entrée! All the flavor swerve exquisite & worked well together! A party for the taste buds!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank MNRB10
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English first
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Definition of bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Our server was horrible put our order in wrong, didn't check back on our food and my guest had to use my fork because ours was cleared and not replaced. She was a drive by server and said have a good night with her back to us while walking away. Now granted we were sitting on the patio and it was happy hour, I was very disappointed! Food was very good though I have to say that.

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3 Thank mrsabbylarson
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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The best walleye dinner in northern Minnesota has changed and not in a good way. We had dinner there a few weeks ago and we ordered our favorite Almond Crusted Walleye dinner. We have it all the time and used to love it. We would tell our friends how great the walleye is, but no more. Someone changed the recipe, although they will tell that they have not. The fish had a heavy batter and heavy sauce, it used to be light. The rice risotto was like mush. As always the staff was excellent. On another note, why don't they have all those great appetizers they had a couple of years ago. I really miss the pizzas. We will try it again next week or so and let you know if they fixed the problem.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank tomm433
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Baxter, Minnesota
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This place is always a treat. We have always had great service, and amazing food. If you watch the specials, you can get some great deals also.

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3 Thank RyanLevisMom
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minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, my husband and I stopped on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We were extremely glad we did! The Sunday special was a Minnesota walleye dinner. The fish tasted like it was fresh caught in the lake right outside and it was prepared perfectly. The salad was very good and the wild rice was 100% wild rice. All this for only $10.95! To end this great dining experience we each ordered a "dessert jar", 1 creme brûlée and 1 lemon panna cotta - DELICIOUS, and the small serving was perfect (and only $4.00 each). Iven's is a lovely restaurant with a pretty view of the lake. We sat inside but it does have patio dining. Our server was very nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank minnesotatkm
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