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Sparkling Waters

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$$ - $$$
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824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601-3220
+1 218-444-3214
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Cute restaurant, welcoming staff and owner. He actually spent time chatting with us. Food was awesome and the bloody Mary's were perfect.

Thank WisGirlInItaly
Calabasas, California, United States
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I can't comment on dinner, but I had a very nice lunch here! The food was really good (had a chicken wrap) and the portions were of an appropriate size - not your typical American super-size. I had a very nice glass of wine and enjoyed the view too! I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Michelle K
Marinette, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A lot of community leaders like to have lunch meetings at Sparkling Waters. It is a beautiful restaurant with table cloths and great ambience. I've eaten there three times and have enjoyed the soup (especially the butternut squash soup), but whether I get the soup, a sandwich, or a wrap, I always get gas from eating there! It is so... More 

Thank Snow B
Bemidji, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Sparkling has made its reputation from great food and service alike. I've been a big fan since they opened. They really have a price range for whatever you're looking for. The food is pretty much perfect. The prime rib is my favorite. I miss the homemade bread in the bowls (HINT HINT!) If you're looking for apps and drinks in... More 

Thank tommyj62983
Andover, Minnesota
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there with another couple this past weekend. The decor is very comfortable almost like sitting in a living room. The staff was super friendly super efficient and really knew their job! All of our meals were absolutely wonderful, I cannot praise the food too highly. This is not however a place to go if you're... More 

Thank Jim K
Bemidji, Minnesota
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109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We keep trying. And it appears the owners are keeping on trying. They are getting closer to a very good place to dine. The food is slowly getting better over the years, but it still is not quite up to the standards the décor, location, and owner personality would suggest. The food is good now, but not really good. And... More 

Thank 400Jay
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while overnighting at a nearby hotel where the front desk clerk recommended the restaurant. It was our anniversary so we wanted a nice dinner and we were not disappointed. I had the prime rib and my wife had the tenderloin steak and both were excellent as was the service and overall experience.

Thank drbergen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One word- underwhelming. The menu looked amazing but the food did not hold up to the menu. The crabcakes were doughy and tasteless. The perch chips were excellent but they gave you a mayonnaise-based tartar sauce that had no flavor to it. A nice aioli would have been much better for the perch chips. However, the wine list is excellent.... More 

Thank Rennie5864
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food was very good, service was excellent. Got drinks after dinner and it was the best Long Island I have ever had. High recommend.

Thank Theresa M
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We are from Manitoba Canada and stopped in here, the restaurant warmth from the outside is what brought us in ,, plus a lady waving to us showing us the door as it is at the back,, it's warm interior was inviting with so many choices of seating from dinning rooms to patios to the lounge.. We started off with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: 824 Paul Bunyan Dr S, Bemidji, MN 56601-3220
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-444-3214

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