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New Scenic Cafe

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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Prescott, Arizona
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185 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG - what wonderful food. We were here for lunch on a very overcast September day. The place is awesome. They have a very unique menu, original menu. None of the four of us were disappointed. The loser roll was fantastic. Service was perfect - this is an outstanding gem.

1 Thank Victoria M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our bartender in St. Paul found out we were going to the North Shore in October, he told us to try the New Scenic Cafe because, in his words, it was "freakishly good". That was an understatement, my friends. Go to the website and peruse the menu. Then imagine that every item there will be the best you will... More 

Thank Pilar C
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome dinner with friends. I had the veggie burger, my husband had steak. It was so delicous.

Thank KimLynCo
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the unique food. The menu changes so it's always fun to go back.nice area to sit outside with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Definitely a must stop for those visiting the north shore.

Willington, Connecticut
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was certainly an experience for the books. An amazing surprise from thinking a standard 'cafe' or 'quick bite to eat ' since we were on the return trip looking for a spot -this was BETTER than such. The server took great care in placing my special order due to the limitations of food tolerance.The server expressed the Chef's delight... More 

Thank Leila B
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My third visit to the New Scenic Cafe and loved all of the things we tried. Best brussel sprout dish ever. I love that they have a bonfire outside every evening. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They don't rush you. Love love this place!

Thank Shari O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had a chicken and brie sandwich on a craberry nut bread and it was fabulous! View was fantastic and the service was very good. One person in our party is gluten free and they were very accommodating. Great for adults!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

a trip to the north shore would not be complete without stopping for lunch or dinner at this fabulous restaurant. The food is always delicious, well-prepared and, top quality. I have never had a bad meal here. Plus the staff are friendly, well trained and look like they enjoy their work. Eat here ..... you won't be sorry!

Thank Maret R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had wanted to go to New Scenic Cafe for a number of years and so were excited to finally get the chance - everyone (including our city's newspaper restaurant critic) consistently raved about it. We left feeling a little bit disappointed. The food was quite good - the passionfruit panna cotta in particular was to die for, and we... More 

Thank Simbet
Welch, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My review on Yelp was deleted, but my favorite North Shore restaurant stumbled badly on a lamb loin dish. The technique is used for many foods and is especially useful for tenderizing tough cuts of meat. My entree? The toughest cut of meat I think I've ever had. Dish should have never left the kitchen!

Thank markwj2016

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-525-6274

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