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Ingredients Cafe

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4725 Highway 61 N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3258
+1 651-426-6611
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Newton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family nearby and found this cafe on Yelp. Oh my, what a find! In the land of cheese curds, I found this delightful upscale cafe tucked away in a strip mall. Fresh ingredients (natch) nicely varied menu, warm, bright ambience- perfect for a 9 degree afternoon. Had chicken tacos- flavorful, with tasty black beans and pico. Just enough for... More 

Thank Eleanor B
White Bear Lake
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was ok, but overpriced. The music was too loud for a conversation to happen. If you go, eat outside because then you will be able to hear.

Thank Keith M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were a party of four eating here on a busy Saturday night. We arrived before 5pm. By 6pm the place was hopping. Our food was very good. We all got one of their specials for the night. Wine selection excellent. The reason I gave only four stars was that by the time we left we could not carry on... More 

Thank mubbs
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very yummy food. Best appetizer selection. Perfect for a happy hour. Fresh food. We can not wait to go back!

Thank Catie C
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food we ordered was good. The"bucket of fries" with house ranch was delicious. The food took a long time to get to us after we ordered and they put a lot of dressing on the salad, but for the price, it's a good meal. What I'm confused on is what they are trying to be. They have buckets of... More 

Thank srunske
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The atmosphere is casual and we listened to guitar music that was very enjoyable. Nice wine selection. Our family said they were going to make this restaurant their go to Friday night restaurant.

Thank Navigator45
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Really tasty food, very good service. Drawbacks: it's pretty dim so hard to read a menu or look at something your dinner companions want to show you. And it is noisy, very noisy. There's a band. We sat as far away from the band as possible, yet by 7 pm everyone was trying to talk over the band. You cannot... More 

Thank Ella S
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love the summer in WBL when we can sit outside and enjoy the patio at Ingredients. My husband enjoys their bacon cheese burger but there is a nice variety of items on menu. Staff has always been very welcoming and accommodating .

Thank MN55110
austin, tx
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered BLT. Bacon WAY over-microwaved. (Yes--microwaved.) Shame b/c lazy bacon prep overshadowed the freshness of the garden tomato. What cook doesn't know how to fry bacon in a pan? Empanadas were dry, bland and chili sauce lacked body (tomato/red pepper puree with chili powder a guess) Maybe stick to dishes that are regionally familiar to you. Overall, a disappointment. Wish... More 

Thank newbieski
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Have eaten here a few times. Like the food (especially the mussels!). Occasionally the music/band seems too loud. I like to talk to my companion. I wish restaurants wouldn't use loud speakers...how about acoustic?

Thank WisconsinProf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4725 Highway 61 N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-426-6611

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