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RJ's American Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4221 Clearwater Road, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-9113
+1 320-257-7757
11:00 - 23:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were staying at a local hotel and this was really the only place within walking distance. The food was great, the staff were so welcoming and we could watch the chef throw the pizza dough in the kitchen. He later came and spoke to us which was really cool. The cheese burger was fantastic as was the pizza. Under... More 

Thank debi204
Anchorage, Alaska
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

On our trip from Maryland to Alaska we found ourselves looking for dinner around the time we were passing through St. Cloud, Minnesota. Not expecting to find much other than the usual fast food places and truckstops we had seen up to that point. All I can say is make a point of stopping here. The food was excellent. The... More 

Thank Warren C
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped at the Pilot truck stop to fuel our truck. Wanting to grab a bite to eat and at first only saw Subway, McDonald's & Burger King. Searched Trip Advisor & found RJ's American Grill. My husband & I decided to share a club sandwich & sweet potato fries. I also ordered a cup of the chicken/wild rice soup. My... More 

Thank Meredith B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Similar to Applebees, but with a more daring, chef-led menu. If this was located in an older classic style building, it would be so crowded you couldn't get in. Its surprising location, a strip mall, belies its quality. Great place for an upscale meal!

Thank Boka D
Beg Bend, WI
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

RJ's was within walking distance-very convenient. Our waitress took good care of us and the food was tasty.

Thank Jerry W
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Hidden Gem as everyone has stated below. The food was very good and the service was prompt and quick.

Thank Jpabla27
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Fresh food and relaxing atmosphere, RJ's is a great place to take a date or for a traveller to refresh. It is behind the Pilot Fuel stop, so great for Professional Drivers on layover in St. Cloud. Ingredients are fresh and burgers hand crafted. The portions are American sized, so a couple could easily split an entree. Friendly and responsive... More 

Thank Saramdockins
Portola Valley, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Located adjacent to a Mississippi river park in southeast St. Cloud, RJ's is a little hard to find but worth the trouble. We were impressed by the quality menu, and our entree choices were delicious. The service was warm and polite.

Thank Mike R
Olympia, Washington
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323 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This restaurant has the best sweet potato fries we have ever eaten. We ate here twice and my husband ordered them both times - and he was nice enough to share. I had the fish tacos on both visits. I've never eaten better. The sauce was spicy but not overwhelming, the fish was crisp and the cabbage slaw was very... More 

Thank bczican
Alexandria, Minnesota
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84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

RJ's has a nice modern, relaxing atmosphere. Very welcoming of a family with small kids. We like good beer and wine, real, creative food, appreciate their allergy accommodations, and we critique everything, down to the bathrooms! They pass! It is a nice place to stop, if you are like us and are always traveling on i94. Put into your GPS... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4221 Clearwater Road, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-9113
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Cloud
  • Phone Number: +1 320-257-7757
Relax at RJ’s American Grill – a sophisticated, yet casual restaurant on the south edge of St. Cloud featuring fresh foods and unique flavors! Think urban culture meets neighborhood hangout! Something new…something familiar.Combine excellent food with warm and friendly service and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and this is sure to become your new favorite spot for a bite to eat and a place to meet.

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