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“Good food.”
Review of Sawmill Inn Cafe

Sawmill Inn Cafe
Ranked #23 of 73 Restaurants in Brainerd
Cuisines: American
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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food.”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

We have passed this place a number of times and decided to try it. The place has a long history. 106 years of it. The decor was very nice and the dining area was very clean, as were the restrooms. The diner menu was very good and the food was cooked to perfection. There is a nice little salad bar also. All the fruit, lettuce, etc was fresh. Burgers, steak, seafood, plus breakfast menu. Something for any taste. The service was fantastic. We will be back.

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English first
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is a run of the mill restaurant, nothing special.
Prices are a little high, and the staff is not very nice.
I would find another place to go to eat when we go to Brainerd again.

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Very friendly employees and attentive service. The booths/chairs/tables may be a bit older, but I go for the food. The portions are rather small at times, but it seems every restaurant these days plays the portion size vs. price game.

  • Visited August 2013
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Brainerd
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Juust Average”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

They have a large room for family gatherings or whatever. Friendly staff. The menu has a few different choices than just a plain ole burger and fries. For the most part, the food is average.

  • Visited May 2013
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USA
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Historic, but average”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The Sawmill has been in Brainerd forever, and you would hope it would be a great old place for a good meal. In many ways its no-nonsense menu and staff appeal to the 'dive" hunter. Unfortunately, the food let's you down a bit. My breakfast was an omelet, smallish for 3 eggs, a skimpy portion of hash browns, and a slice of coffee cake. The inclusion of the coffee cake with breakfast is a nice touch. My sons French toast sticks were obviously pre-packaged. In the end the Sawmill is a decent local place, but if you are looking for true local flavor, try The Barn which is only a couple blocks down.

  • Visited July 2013
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