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Blue Water Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Diner, American, Cafe
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20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
+1 218-387-1597
07:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is highly rated and earns every star. Highly recommend the hash browns deluxe and the pancakes. One of our favorite breakfast places in Minnesota

Thank Yogamonkey1
melriddle, Owner at Blue Water Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage! More 

Annandale, Minnesota
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The breakfast here reminded me of having a big Sunday breakfast with Mom and Dad! Everything reminds me of the great homemade food you have when families gather.

Thank deblight54
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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585 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Every time we are in Grand Marais, Minnesota we stop at the Blue Water Cafe. It is smack dab in the center of the small town. The food is good great prices homey and the wait staff are friendly and smile and welcoming. On the wall is a huge painting of the largest of the Great Lakes--Superior. I always find... More 

Thank minneapol
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband was thrilled he could get walleye for breakfast. I had eggs and bacon and they were fine- nothing to brag about. The hot chocolate tasted like Swiss Miss or packaged-so a bit disappointed with it. Great location

Thank GregBeth
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have only stopped by for breakfast, with that being said every time I am in Grand Marais I stop by for their breakfasts. Wild rice blueberry pancakes are my Achilles heal.

Thank jnib384
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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308 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It has been years since we have eaten at the BW. Restaurants were full and with young children we did not want to wait. All six of us had something different (meatloaf, burger, eggs, chicken sandwich, pancakes) and we were all pleased. Our server was very helpful. Although we were too full for dessert they now serve pie from The... More 

Thank ACT63
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Our server Sara was amazing. Very friendly and speedy service. Cannot say enough good things. Go you won't be disappointed!

Thank Miah L
Owatonna, Minnesota
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171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and it was always really good but this time I was not impressed. Their special was turkey dinner with all the fixings. I didn't have that but had the hot turkey sandwich figuring if turkey is the special it would be really good. Not so. It was a huge sandwich but the turkey was tough and... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My favorite place for breakfast in Grand Marais. Not bad for lunch and dinner but they do close early. So if you want to round off your northshore experience with a breakfast of eggs, hash browns and walley and of course all the classics then go.. They also are supposed to have amazing cinnamon rolls but I don't care about... More 

Thank Hugh M
Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you are looking for breakfast , lunch or dinner this gen tacked away by the water offers all of the above. #1 - #6 all great breakfast items . On your own or with the family , make sure to stop and eat at this old fashion restaurant .

Thank Oscar R

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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
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5017
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-1597
Family friendly cafe where the locals go! It's "The Meeting Place In Grand Marais". We serve breakfast all day.

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