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Slippery's Tavern and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10 Church Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981-1214
+1 651-565-4748
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Rochester, Minnesota
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671 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it's true. The name of this place and the town of Wabasha name were used, but going inside here you will be disappointed if you think it will look anything like the bar in the movies. The upside though is that there is plenty of movie memorabilia, the GOM movies playing on screen inside, the food and ambiance are... More 

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Thank traveltheworld012
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went because of Grumpy Old Men. It was a fun visit. Food good, servers pleasant, very busy. A little over priced.

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Thank Carroll S
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We are long watchers of Grumpy Old Men movies, so this was a must stop for us. We sat at the bar and ordered a beer and onion rings. Great atmosphere and after this one man left, bartender told us that he was their grumpy old man of the community. He makes the green hornet, which we had to buy... More 

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Thank Susan H
Escanaba
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

One of our destinations during our trip motorcycle trip down the Mississippi last summer. Always wanted to go to Slipperys since I first saw the movie Grumpy Old Men. We pulled up to be greeted by wood cutout characters from the movie on a bench outside the a giant "green hornet" fishing pole over the door. It is right smack... More 

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Thank easyrider67
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

great burgers, great bloody marys, and a server named Taylor with an amazing personality! we definitely left happy, not grumpy!

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Thank Terry A
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We headed to the area for a quiet vacation. Slippery's was on our must try list. Food was ok, nothing really special, service was great and the atmosphere outside was amazing.

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Thank Julie S
Prior Lake, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Menu was not accurate, drinks were not well made, service was lacking and when we told the waitress the mushrooms weren't cooked enough....she said "that's what I've heard". That said, they opened (after being closed for the winter) the day before Grumpy Old Men Days. Also....wait staff kept asking us if we wanted to close the bill. Felt like they... More 

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

stopped for lunch on a rainy Fall day, looking for a nice lunch and a quiet place to talk to an old friend. The location is wonderful with great river views, our waitress was wonderful with suggestions, kept the tea and coffee cups filled. The food however is just average

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Thank angry21555
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a tourist trap, probably due to the Grumpy Old Men movie franchise. Went in with great expectations. Only great thing is the view of the river and the wait staff and atmosphere. Food was from the freezer to the fryer to the table. Could have been a shrimp basked from Sonic. Won't go back.

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Thank Mary D
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Slippery's has a great view of the Mississippi River with outdoor seating. Great to stop on boat or bike. Food is a real hit or miss.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Church Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Wabasha
  • Phone Number: +1 651-565-4748

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