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Black Bear Lodge and Saloon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
+1 218-828-8400
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food at Black Bear is always suburb! Their Sunday buffet is to die for! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Kathy H
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204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute dinner search resulted in us finding this unique restaurant. Ordered the lobster mac and cheese and liver and onions and both were fantastic. Strawberry chicken salad was also very good. Would definitely visit again the next time we are in town. Miss Halee was attentive and provided excellent service.

Thank Proudmanxman1970
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Super-friendly bar staff. Meal was tasty. Even with two kids' hockey teams being served at the same time of my visit, it wasn't chaotic. They even had a pinball and Ms. Pac Man machine! They could use a coat rack or hooks under the bar. Only hole in the script. Definitely would return.

Thank gforcetravel
Little Falls, Minnesota
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Food is very good. The place is north on hwy. 371(frontage rood, on west side of 371). Usually pretty busy.

Thank Wayne O
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Let me preface this review by saying I am a huge foodie, from the cities, and have high standards for dining out. LOVED this place! Atmosphere and service: We went around 5 for an early dinner, and it was surprisingly fairly hoppin, for a weeknight in the winter. Atmosphere was clean and comfortable, and I love the "woodsy" feel. Simple,... More 

Thank Nicole J
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here on a regular basis. Moderately priced, exceptional food, friendly service. Dave and his crew are always welcoming. This is one of our favorite eating establishments in the lakes area

Thank Michael H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We are always pleased with our food and service at Black Bear - one of our favorites! This has been a favorite of ours for many years - they have had a very good brunch on Sundays which our family enjoyed!

Thank MVL82837
Orlando, Florida
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Service is on par with A little beyond entry-level servers. I ate ribs although I was tempted to have a steak. They were tasty and tender. My business partner ordered a steak and gave me a taste. It was well prepared and tasty. The server kept forgetting a condiment and it took a few times of passing by to actually... More 

Thank Amy G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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983 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Both the bar and dining areas of this restaurant have an "up north" log cabin look. The service is pleasant and the good is good, but not cheap. I had a large walleye sandwich ($13.99). I asked for fruit instead of chips and this cost another $2.00. Also, the walleye was large, too large for the bun. I ditched the... More 

Thank Seniordad
Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

All I wanted to do was grab a bite to eat and watch Game 1 of the World Series. What I got was so much better...wings, really, really, really good wings. Fried. Sauced. Grilled. Delicious. I had them Buffalo style and so should you.

Thank Herb N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14819 Edgewood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425-8455
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Baxter
  • Phone Number: +1 218-828-8400

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