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Sawmill Inn Cafe

601 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3421
+1 218-829-5444
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average34%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
“streusel” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
601 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3421
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. Had the country breakfast. It had sausage gravy, biscuits and eggs. The gravy was great! I’d recommend The Sawmill for breakfast.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch one day for the first time. It's in an old building with lots of retro decorations.....which is fun but it looks like it could use a good cleaning/refreshing. That being said, our server was very sweet and the food was...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was my second choice for Breakfast. My food was good, it was a simple order of eggs and bacon so not to difficult. My waitress was nice and filled me in about the town she had worked there for ever. This restaurant could use...More

Thank willbehonest1226
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I had a Sunday morning breakfast that was great. I enjoyed the eggs benedict, the poached eggs were done just enough to be safe, but not overcooked. The service was friendly and fast. The waitress took time to visit for a few seconds - enough...More

Thank 300gem
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. There's a definite musty odor throughout the restaurant that makes it hard to breathe and eat. The service was friendly and quick. Food came out fast, hot and was good, but it was hard to get past the musty smell. Decor...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here with family two years in a row after celebrating New Years weekend at a local resort. The first time we visited, we were pleasantly surprised by the old school cafe atmosphere. Lots of fun kitschy holiday decorations added to the ambience...More

Thank garyswenson
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The reuban is really good. The hubby always has the cookie skillet. We've been here for the breakfast buffet and there is always a variety.

Thank Merrilee S
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I ordered an easy breakfast...2 scrambled eggs and pancakes. After a long wait, it was obvious I had 1 sort of scrambled egg and the pancakes. The pancakes were rubbery and the eggs, ordered a second time, totally inedible. Will never go back.

Thank jms48
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This restaurant showed promise and has some character but all was lost when the food arrived. Advertised as best breakfast in 5o miles.. It wasn't. The food tasted like old grease that had been used too long, Yes, I know old grease smell and taste....More

Thank jskmn
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Made a random stop for lunch. It has a quiet home style diner feel to it. Looks like it has a good breakfast selection with some creative omelettes & skillets. I chose the special of the day, a buffalo chicken wrap. Had chicken wild rice...More

Thank defenderonthego
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Washington St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3421
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-829-5444
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