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New Scenic Cafe

5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna tacos” (32 reviews)
“sea bass” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look, you make a reservation for 7:15 on a Thursday evening for a birthday dinner and you expect to be seated within 5 or 10 minutes. You don't expect to be "checked in" along with a stream of other people and told to wait inside...More

1  Thank kzs1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Scenic gets everything right except their inhospitable hostess that can't (won't) seat your party until she's good and ready to, even when the restaurant is an empty cavern. Instead, she will chat to the cooks, tidy her station, saunter over to take a...More

2  Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and the staff was friendly. We had a pleasant time with the family! If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend this cafe.

Thank Ibarra1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my parents expecting more of a mom and pop cafe. This was a bit out of our element as the menu choices were quite foreign to us. My mom and I had the special which was a Vietnamese pork dish and my...More

1  Thank rberndt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since it was our anniversary we dressed up, but it wasn't necessary for the New Scenic Cafe, it is a casual place. It has a nice garden out front as the pictures show. We had the filet and sea bass. Both were excellent. We'd recommend...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Many of the older places have shut down along the old north shore road since our last trip to Duluth. We wound up eating ahi sashimi tacos and lobster rolls. That is not what we expected. Both dishes were reasonably priced. The wine list had...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The New Scenic Cafe is a short hike (well, a bit of a drive) from Duluth, and well worth the trip. The simple looking menu is deceiving: the food is consistently fantastic. They do a great job creating wonderful, great tasting high quality seasonal food....More

1  Thank RDwarrior2010
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We have eaten here perhaps a half dozen times over the last few years. We always find that this is a great option if you are in the Duluth/Two Harbors area. I noticed that there are a few "terrible" reviews (although not recently) and, while...More

1  Thank Mdp1960
Reviewed 9 June 2017

the server was very good Knew the food and the wines. Outstanding mussels. salads looked impressive (did not have one). Very unique main courses. desserts were skimpy. Eclectic wines A very good and tasteful meal, just a bit expensive

1  Thank Unclegeo
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I've heard rave reviews for years about this place but found it to be just OK. I've eaten better meals on the north shore. The lobster roll special was good, but nothing special. That seemed true of the whole meal: good, but nothing special.

Thank SRJG
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Questions & Answers
27 April 2017|
Response from cbc1234567 | Reviewed this property |
It is open from late morn to about 9 at night. Call them. You are close by.
27 April 2017|
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Response from veronicachloe | Reviewed this property |
11am to 9 pm but weekend hours are a tad bit different,u would call because it could change due to winter verse summer
21 July 2016|
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Response from Julie Ann D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but best to call them. They have a nice outdoor area and most restaurants in Duluth that have an outdoor eating area are pet friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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