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Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

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$$ - $$$
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14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
+1 218-828-8400
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super-friendly bar staff. Meal was tasty. Even with two kids' hockey teams being served at the same time of my visit, it wasn't chaotic. They even had a pinball and Ms. Pac Man machine! They could use a coat rack or hooks under the bar. Only hole in the script. Definitely would return.

Thank gforcetravel
Little Falls, Minnesota
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very good. The place is north on hwy. 371(frontage rood, on west side of 371). Usually pretty busy.

Thank Wayne O
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Let me preface this review by saying I am a huge foodie, from the cities, and have high standards for dining out. LOVED this place! Atmosphere and service: We went around 5 for an early dinner, and it was surprisingly fairly hoppin, for a weeknight in the winter. Atmosphere was clean and comfortable, and I love the "woodsy" feel. Simple,... More 

Thank Nicole J
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here on a regular basis. Moderately priced, exceptional food, friendly service. Dave and his crew are always welcoming. This is one of our favorite eating establishments in the lakes area

Thank Michael H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We are always pleased with our food and service at Black Bear - one of our favorites! This has been a favorite of ours for many years - they have had a very good brunch on Sundays which our family enjoyed!

Thank MVL82837
Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Service is on par with A little beyond entry-level servers. I ate ribs although I was tempted to have a steak. They were tasty and tender. My business partner ordered a steak and gave me a taste. It was well prepared and tasty. The server kept forgetting a condiment and it took a few times of passing by to actually... More 

Thank Amy G
St.Paul, Minnesota
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978 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Both the bar and dining areas of this restaurant have an "up north" log cabin look. The service is pleasant and the good is good, but not cheap. I had a large walleye sandwich ($13.99). I asked for fruit instead of chips and this cost another $2.00. Also, the walleye was large, too large for the bun. I ditched the... More 

Thank Seniordad
Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

All I wanted to do was grab a bite to eat and watch Game 1 of the World Series. What I got was so much better...wings, really, really, really good wings. Fried. Sauced. Grilled. Delicious. I had them Buffalo style and so should you.

Thank Herb N
Glendale, Arizona
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner last Saturday night with friends. I liked the overall look of the restaurant ....the bears when you walk in, the huge fireplace, cozy booths. Could probably use a little refreshing. Our server was friendly, the food was good....we just had burgers and sandwiches. Probably would come back and try some other entrees. Overall, a good... More 

1 Thank konakai2008
Becker, Minnesota
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408 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals hang. Lodge atmosphere. Eleven beers on tap. The staff is friendly enough. Worth a stop to see the lodge architecture and decor. Clean enough for us.

1 Thank curioustravelor2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: +1 218-828-8400

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