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Dock Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
+1 651-430-3770
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the third time in 7-8 years that I have eaten at the Dock Café, and it never disappoints. The prices is not cheap, but the food is always excellent, and you cannot get a better view of the St. Croix River. The only disappointment this time was the walleye was not locally caught.

Thank Prestinna
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small group of 4 of us were in Stillwater on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Decided to stop in here for a drink on the deck overlooking the water. The deck was basically empty, only about 4 tables with people. It was 3 in the afternoon. We were quite rudely turned away and told we could have drinks at the... More 

Thank lisamntraveler
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean and quiet restaurant along the St Croix River. Waitress was very friendly. Offered suggestions for meal choices. The owners of the Aurora Staples B&B had suggested this restaurant. The walleye was the best I have had for a very long time.

Thank Kelly P
Somerset, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were greater promptly and got a great seat at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. We came in just to have desert and my wife to have a glass of vino. We had the crème brûlée and key lime pie. Both were homemade and delicious.

Thank tony h
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us first timers here. Kobe burgers and crispy tots were fabulous. BLT excellent, squash ravioli excellent. Good service, ( had to ask for water refills), nice view of the river. Definitely will come back.

Thank mrblumis
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We visited the Dock on a hot summer afternoon for some apps and drinks. We sat on the deck even though it was mid-90s that day. The natural shade from the trees that overhang the deck as well as the close proximity to the water makes it great outdoor spot even in the heat of summer. The food was good... More 

Thank Brandon B
Yreka, California
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302 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

NiCe pAtio diNing aNd gREAt rIvER vIeW. The foOd is sPot on. The beSt Cat Fish On tHe RiVer. Great plACE to Sit oUt siDE iN The sUNshiNe aNd indUlge in a fEw dRinKs.

Thank monsoons2013
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have visited The Dock Café in all four seasons, and no matter what the temperature is, the cozy atmosphere never disappoints. We had a friend visiting from Arizona, and we wanted her to experience a great Minnesota dinning in the middle of the winter. We decided to brave the -4 degree temp, and set out to Stillwater on the... More 

Thank MarilynG61
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food priced to proud, great view and good service. I may be old fashioned but an appetizer should not be the same price as an entree.

1 Thank Renata J
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Terrific little restaurant located right on the beautiful St Croix River in Stillwater. Everything they do is done well but my personal favorite is Shrimp Diblo. It is one very tasty dish. Try the seared Ahi tuna as well. My wife is a Pork Chop nut (not on my list of "likes" however) and she tells me they are off-the-charts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: +1 651-430-3770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?