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Lemon Wolf Cafe

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Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
+1 218-226-7225
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you come to a restaurant the service and hospitality "feel" is as important as the food. Each time we have come here, we get the feeling that the waiters are harried and hassled by each new arrival at the door. This permeates the atmosphere and takes away from a feeling of welcome. Add to your wait and cook staff,... More 

Thank eatplaylove
Mliswil22, Owner at Lemon Wolf Cafe, responded to this review

Hi! We are sorry you feel this way. Most of the 1000's of customers we serve every Summer/Fall tell us they love our place and how we run it. I will admit sometimes we feel stressed but only because we want to give each guest the experience they deserve and sometimes when it gets so crowded we feel we may... More 

Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying just up the road and wanted to venture out a bit. This place doesn't look like much on the outside, but it's what's on the inside that will bring you back. Very cozy, quiet, and great regional dinners. Not too pricy, and about what I expected for a place just off the trail.

1 Thank John Wayne C
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here based on the fantastic reviews and were not disappointed! The wild rice soup was delicious! Loved the salad with house made blue cheese dressing. Warm and cozy with great service. We'll be back!

1 Thank amantastic
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not visited in some years but will not make that mistake again! A charming little place - look for it in Beaver Bay - or ask. The food is great - with little touches like doilies under a bowl - that are quaint but welcoming. The atmosphere is creative and fun.

2 Thank 283pamelag
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So wonderful! This place had been recommended by other people from the twin Cities who are in the hospitality industry and it lived up to to its reputation. I had never had rainbow trout before, it was fantastic! I was so full but ordered the coconut pie anyway and very thankful I did! We went at 3:30 in the afternoon... More 

1 Thank Deb E
Forest City, Iowa
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213 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super good food and outstanding service and good prices. The fish was awesome and the desserts fantastic. I wish we lived closer. So good.

1 Thank Daniel H
Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I make a trip to Duluth MN every spring and fall. On one of our visits we discovered the Lemon Wolf Cafe in Beaver Bay MN. We were so pleased with the food and atmosphere that we make it a point to have lunch there on all of our trips. On our recent fall trip we left... More 

1 Thank lwc20162016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lemon Wolf is a regular destination when we are at our cabin on Superior's north shore.This charming little place feels authentic, the service is fast and friendly, the food is delicious, and hot food arrives at your table hot. Especially good are the wild rice soup, creamy without thickeners, all the fish items, and the hot sandwiches. The table settings... More 

1 Thank marybean1
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful small restaurant close to Cove Point. Great staff, great food, and reasonable prices. We'll be eating there again at least once during our stay at Cove Point.

1 Thank CrystalDaytripper
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Pecan Chicken and Walley were thoroughly enjoyed by our party but the scallops were overlooked with a lot of pasta so I would not select that item again. Our adult daughter preferred simple food and we had to negotiate to get her a meal off the kids menu (even though there were 3 full priced meals). Quirky decor and... More 

1 Thank Norma P
Mliswil22, Owner at Lemon Wolf Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and that your teenager liked her "Little Wolf Meal", which is usually reserved for kids 10 and under, we were happy to accommodate her. The scallop dish you referred to with jumbo Sea Scallops is one of our most popular, it was given 5 out 5 stars by two food critics, as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Beaver Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 218-226-7225
Lemon Wolf Cafe is a small Bistro, serving only the finest chef prepared meals. We have fresh handcrafted breads, soups and award winning desserts! We specialize in Fresh Lake Superior Fish. Stop in, enjoy a relaxing meal prepared by a Chef who cares! We have a large selection of beer and wine. We are located right on Highway 61 in Beaver Bay.We now serve Cocktails. We do not take reservations from May 1 to Nov 1

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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