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Bugaboo Bay

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2800 North Nokomis, Alexandria, MN 56308-8674
+1 320-846-1122
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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320 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of the lake but the food is not good...dry and tasteless chicken; wilted lettuce; even a hamburger is just okay.

Thank ACT63
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were in the restaurant for about 10 minutes. Huge place with a lot of empty tables, 3:00 on a Saturday. We finally chose a table in the bar, watched one waitress run frantically wile the bartender was more interested in checking out her register. We finally got up and left. We went to Zorbaz next door. We had great... More 

Thank stevenbI3138ZL
Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful lakeside restaurant , however there's a busy road between the lake and business. Featuring a nice bar, good sized dining room and large outside seating , it is a tourist hot spot. The food ,to me, is just average . I do find the onion rings very tasty .

Thank stephen b
East Grand Forks
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very quaint local restaurant. We were told music would start at 4pm. We ended up leaving an hour later without the music. Service was slow, but we did stop with a bus load of 17 individuals, and we offered to eat and drink on the deck to minimize the space and service we would require. Servers were very young, and... More 

Thank Anna H
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere. Right on the lake! Had the nachos and they were amazing! They had a few bees around, but not a nuisance!

Thank sarahf2383
Alexandria, Minnesota
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited at dinner time on a Thursday. It was not particularly busy and we sat by the garage door where we could see out with the lake making a beautiful view. Our server was very friendly and checked on us regularly. We were a group of 5 and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

Thank Betti M
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place could be great. It has such a nice ambiance and location. Unfortunately the food is very average and the service is so below average. I have been here a half dozen times when I'm on the lake because I really want to like it. Unfortunately I am disappointed every time. Stick to drinks at the outside bar.

Thank pmjennissen
Alexandria, Minnesota
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

So many of the menu items at this restaurant are extremely greasy, particularly the sandwiches and hamburgers.

Thank Michael D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is hit or miss. We have a summer cabin in Alex and go here often as you can pull in on a boat! Mostly satisfied with food and service, but we have had some not-so good times here. Great outdoor atmosphere. Lovely interior. Drinks slightly expensive. Volleyball and amazing onion rings.

Thank dan B
Alexandria, Minnesota
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had great salads, wraps, and walleye sandwich. Hubby had Cajun pasta that he loves! Such a casual atmosphere and yummy food! My daughter works here and recommends anything on the menu!

Thank Sue K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 North Nokomis, Alexandria, MN 56308-8674
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 320-846-1122

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