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Amboy Cottage Cafe

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Maine Street, Amboy, MN
+1 507-674-3123
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06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Tue - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best kept secret in southern Minnesota. The drive to Amboy is well worth it. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, even for a weekday lunch. I've never gone wrong with ordering the special of the day, the,smothered yams, or coffee rub steak. Even if you are full, you simply must try the raspberry bread pudding. Take... More 

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Thank Sharon C
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

What a real treat the Amboy Cottage Cafe is! This is rural America at its best. You have to know that any place that needs a reservation for lunch is special. Everything is fresh and made daily using the best locally sourced ingredients. It is small and has the atmosphere of a quaint English cottage. Very pleasant staff. Fresh bread... More 

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Thank Tom d
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is a darling Cottage in a small town. Fresh bouquets of flowers Adorn the tables. The bread is baked on-site and is delicious. There are choices for every appetite comma beginning with breakfast and ending with dinner. My husband enjoy the beautiful pork chop done German style. I had a delightful salad. It was a chicken Waldorf salad. Don't... More 

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Thank Janet C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This tiny cafe has food that is as delightful as its atmosphere. It feels and tastes like home to those of us raised in southern Minnesota. No matter what you order, you'll be happy with the results. I've been there about a dozen times on different occasions and have never been disappointed. Absolutely delicious!

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Thank kari934
Mankato, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very small cafe with "Down home" quality and flavors. Anything on the menu is a winner. You would not expect to find such a small treasure in such an out of the way location. Reasonable prices too.

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Thank Becky134
Ocala FL
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Friends took me to this out-of-the way place during a visit to the midwest. Took us about 45 minutes to get there and it was well worth the drive! Very cute place with tons of memorabilia on the walls. Very friendly people, both the staff and the other diners. We were there for lunch and ordered burgers. Very good burgers!... More 

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Thank Haydenbarb
Lake City, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We enjoyed a day of exploring and had been to the Petroglyps in Comfrey and we wanted lunch. We had been here before and wanted to come back. Food is so good and interesting recipes. The peach pie for dessert was absolutely scrumptious and topped off our day perfectly.

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Thank nagel57
Madison Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The Amboy cottage cafe is by far the best restaurant you could imagine and is well worth going some extra miles. It is a destination in the small town of Amboy, MN. Whatever the cafe special of the day is, order it and you won't be disappointed. The coffee rub steak and smothered yams are also a favorites of mine.... More 

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Thank Sharon C
Owatonna, Minnesota
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431 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The German Burger was very well done and too dry for my taste, the onions were a little over cooked also. The bread bun was good. The place was an old gas station, that was moved and turned into a café. Interesting stuff hanging on the walls. The banana cream pie was great.

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Thank Carl W
Columbia, South Carolina
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

To know: Sunday no lunch only breakfast Also they were out off day special salmon bagel. The good: Easy to park Good food with fresh products, large portions. The bad: Although we had reservation we had to wait 20 min to place our orders and 45min to be served. No wifi High ceiling make it noisy to the point I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maine Street, Amboy, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Amboy
  • Phone Number: +1 507-674-3123

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