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“Always a good place for breakfast”

Chickadee Cottage Cafe
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Chickadee Cottage Cafe, Lake City, Mn On the Great River Road
Lake City, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a good place for breakfast”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The family style breakfast served on Sundays is excellent. We have brought many visitors to the Chickadee for the Sunday breakfast and they have always enjoyed it.

Visited June 2014
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Wauconda, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Charming atmosphere, great food, nice people”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Staying in Rochester for Mayo visit, decided to drive to the Mississippi.
Started our "tour" in Lake City for breakfast. We were warmly welcomed by owner Joan. All of the wait staff could not have been more helpful in terms of giving ideas for where we should visit along the river. But, don't forget the abundant and delicious food....homemade cinnamon rolls, yum.
The restaurant decor was very bright and cheerful. Would definitely shop again.

Visited June 2014
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Greenfield, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great little find”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Passing through from seeing the National Eagle Center and stopped in for lunch. Staff and service were great. Everything was fresh and tasty. Definitely would come back if in the area

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Wilmington, DE
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice little find”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were on a road trip from Minneapolis to Connecticut and needed breakfast. We passed this diner and turned around as there wasn't likely to be another spot before leaving town. We were glad we did. Very friendly, great food, and just the atmosphere you'd expect for a little out of the way diner.

  • Visited May 2014
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chicfrenchweaver, Owner at Chickadee Cottage Cafe, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thanks for your review of our restaurant! We work very hard to be the best and love it when travelers take the time to seek us out. We always welcome visitors and neighbors alike!
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“First impression may not count”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

From the first approach, entry into, and being seated, one may get the impression from the Chickadee Cottage Café that no testosterone need apply. This is a restaurant whose sensibility is totally geared toward the ladies of the blue-hair sort, and a glance at the patrons will tend to bear that out. If a fellow gives into that impression and avoids it he will be missing an excellent meal from a changing menu served quickly and attentively. All of our experience is at lunch and the Chickadee is a fine break from the beautiful trip up or down the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River. We have yet to have a meal that was not delicious and well prepared. The only downside to the experience, and one we wish they would remedy, is that there is only one restroom, clean for sure, but a bottleneck in the noontime experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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chicfrenchweaver, Owner at Chickadee Cottage Cafe, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Your review just made me smile! We're so glad you came and enjoyed your visit. As is the case with many restaurants, Chickadee Cottage has changed over the years.. we've strived to become more family friendly and more man friendly... The other morning the first 9 customers were men. And some days the first ones are women. We love ALL of our customers! Thanks for your kinds words!
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