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Lake Avenue Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
+1 218-722-2355
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Duluth. We once ate there 3 times in a 24 hr period! We love sitting outside on the deck when weather permits. We are very excited for the upcoming beer/wine/sake dinners!

Thank psherven
Pine City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great staff! Great atmosphere!within walking distance of the motels!Friendly staff! Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere!

Thank Sassy781
West Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased to find several vegetarian options on their menu. The food was good but could use a bit more seasoning. Service was not quite as attractive as I expect in a facility in this price range.

Thank Sloan832
Little Rock, Arkansas
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't have thought so much originality would be found in a trendy area now found in Duluth, but it was. The service started out and remained top notch the entire night. The cocktails were a surprise as they were all made with local brews and liquors (J. Carver Gin was not bad and reminded me somewhat of a more... More 

Thank S B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in while browsing the local shops for lunch. He had the Poboy sandwich and I had a hamburger. Both were delicious. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere that allows for comfortable conversation, which I greatly appreciate.

Thank Janet K
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I eat here every time I'm in Duluth. The restaurant consistently has the most unique cocktails and food in Duluth. Their ability to infuse local ideas (walleye, juniper gins, etc.) with cutting edge ideas (banana chutney) is amazing. The staff is friendly. The crowd is a nice mix of locals and tourists.

Thank Mike G
Lawrence, Kansas
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359 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

While in Duluth on a business trip, I visited for brunch on Sunday. The restaurant is located near Canal Park, in what is an obvious tourist area. The restaurant is part of shops and restaurants which now occupy a converted and repurposed former mattress factory (or at least that was what I was told). The decoration is warm, with lots... More 

Thank Pucela08
Walker, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place has amazing food! Back in January my husband & I happened onto this place & had dinner. We had the cuttlefish & it was so good we came back the next night for dinner. This month we were back in town & stopped there for breakfast & again so good! Their meals and cocktails are made from scratch... More 

Thank LeechLakeGirl
New Prague, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a Friday night. I had the trout and my wife had the poached chicken breast. The crispy skin that came with the chicken was nice, and the sauce and cucumber salad that came with the trout was very good. It wasn't cheap, but it was a nice quiet place for dinner with good... More 

Thank Joel H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We are in Duluth for few days, so we decided to grab lunch here. I ordered a Bloody Mary and the whitefish po'boy wich comes with a bottle of house made hot sauce. I thought everything was spot on, our server was exceptional and gave us good tips on where to go hiking around the area. I'll definitely will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-2355

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