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Admiral D's Waterfront Tavern

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4424 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3452
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was there this Summer and though there were tables open it took forever before a server stopped. 25 minutes to get a beer. over 90 minutes to get food and we never recieved the 2nd beer we ordered Gave them a 2nd chance recently. We were ignored other than the owner reprimanding us for putting up the patio umbrella... More 

Thank Rod K
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Listed as one of the best patios in the Twin Cities, it had a relaxing laid-back vibe on White Bear Lake. Large patio with lots of tables, including some fun bar-height tables with fire bowls in the middle to ward off the chill. Was a great place for a quick bite & glass of wine on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.... More 

Thank Deb55449
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, my daughter was craving sweet potato fries, my hubby wanted something to eat and I was wanting to be outside - so we ended up at Admiral D's for some appetizers and some drinks. It was not terribly busy and we seated ourselves to a table by the lake. We kept it simple and shared... More 

Thank Lynn O
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I travelled back together this restaurant as I was in town with the family. I have been here before and the service and food were great. As a UK guy this would be" my regular" if I lived in region. Great people serving but for me more more important is the great food and great beer

Thank Jonathan W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We arrived about half an hour before the live music was scheduled to begin and it was pretty busy. We ended up getting a table just after the musicians started playing. We started with the chips/3 dips appetizer. The guacamole dip was fresh and the cheese dip and salsa were both pleasantly spicy. My wife enjoyed her Hawaiian Chicken sandwich... More 

Thank H1043FQpaulp
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161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a fun spot. About 90% is outdoor seating. Inside is "belly up to the bar" only. The admiral D nachos are fabulous. Plenty for 2 or 3 to share. My favorite is the coconut shrimp. Big flavorful butterflied shrimp served with 2 great sauces. Burgers are also good but that would be my third choice. Parking is across... More 

Thank Shannon J
Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch with family was a good deal, huge salads (one is enough for 2), good burger, avg fish taco. Small kitchen made for a bit of a wait but the view made up for it.

Thank Nicole H
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was the second time we had been there this week. The first time, the food was nicely cooked and the service was less than stellar. This time we got the same waitress. Opps! - The blender was broken - we couldn't have a blended drink. - The musician was AMAZING. He mimicked every musician from the 70s! Really talented.... More 

Thank mrsmaddierose
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Enjoyed drinks, live music, and food on Father's Day and had a great time. The down side was that they shut down the kitchen for about a half hour to get ready for their sunset cruise. We weren't in a hurry, so not too big of a deal. When our food eventually came, it was ok. I had the chicken... More 

Thank Bjorn P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

First time to Admiral D's, won't be the last! Great service, amazing story. The owner took time to meet us, great guy. Bar food was fine, drinks were consistent and the entertainment was appreciated. Don't be fooled, this spot is fun and you will have a good time. This will be a regular stop all summer!!!

Thank Shu123456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4424 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3452
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake

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