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Lakes Cafe

136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually stop for a delicious breakfast. Have gone in for a burger for lunch and it was super good with lots of fries!

Thank AJM2191
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped in here for lunch this past Sunday after attending the craft show. The four of us all ordered different meals. None of us had any complaints, all our the meals came to our table hot and in quick fashion. Plenty too eat as well.

Thank jackofalltrades001
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch. The food was very good and the place was squeaky clean. Service was excellent and the food came quickly. We ordered burgers and fries. The fries are the best kept secret. Decor is a typical small town main Street Cafe,...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We like to stop here when we're on the way to Minneapolis. Downtown Perham is beautiful. It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Lakes Café has been recently updated--the décor is very stylish and comfortable. The food is wonderful. We always order the breakfast but...More

Thank Barb A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always have had good food, good service and clean atmosphere. Great for both breakfast and lunch. Main street location, easy to find.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Hometown Cafe style restaurant that had home-made baked goods and soups. Warm and friendly atmosphere and staff.

Thank 1BigSkyWriter
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food is fine, but nothing stands out. Building needs to be updated. Food takes some time to receive. This is not a fast food joint.

Thank MarciaLynn58
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This little downtown main street place had one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. Can't speak for the rest of the food but it looked good.

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Lakes is very good and popular local cafe. A modern feeling atmoshpere with good home style cooking.

Thank Littlebear222
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Want a good basic breakfast? Need a caramel roll and coffee? Want a piece of pie with a friend? How about a simple, but effective salad bar, burger or bowl of soup. This long time hometown diner offers good, basic food at a reasonable price....More

Thank wearmanyhats
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Main St, Perham, MN 56573-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Perham
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