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Lake Avenue Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
+1 218-722-2355
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I returned to the Lake Avenue Cafe with a girlfriend for a late lunch on a sunny Friday in April. We were seated where we requested, at a nice sunny table near the window. Our server, whom I suspect is either the owner or manager, was very helpful in aiding our decisions and letting my friend sample the soup before... More 

Thank Nina B
Galena, Illinois
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380 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My client and I met up to have a working dinner. We started with the bone marrow and cocktails. Both were exceptional. The none marrow was a first for me. It was very rich and smooth. Dinner was rabbit and the pulled pork filet. Both were amazing. We had a few more cocktails of the list. With the help of... More 

Thank Burns57777
Poplar, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal. I had pasta Primavera and a half garden salad (the watermelon basil vinaigrette was delicious!) while my husband opted for the onion soup and a burger. The food was, as I said, delicious! The presentation of the main dish was a little lacking but it was late (9 pm). The server/bartender Kitty was wonderful! She... More 

Thank bjalbright81
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saturday lunch with a small group of friends-husband's $16 hamburger was over-cooked and dry served with tiny serving of fruit. My $18 chicken salad had tasty teriyaki chicken, a handful of mandarin oranges but so little dressing it was tasteless. My friends were satisfied with their food but no glowing reviews. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but the kitchen... More 

Thank Wanderwoman60
La Pointe Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice environment - fairly contemporary design - interesting menu - we stopped for lunch for the first time. I had lamb ragu, good flavors, good portion. We will try again.

Thank MFChilders
Washburn, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Emma and I had lunch this week at Laje Avenue Cafe and were both impressed with the food. We visit this restaurant once or twice a year and have never been disappointed! This time Emma had the onion soup served with breaded cheese curds on a skewer over the bowl. She said it was great! I had the Lazy Duck.... More 

Thank Graysteg
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited on a Sunday night. Not many people and they made a effort to spread folks around the restaurant so we had quiet and privacy. Excellent service. I also had the coconut curry chicken and it is wonderful. Every time we have been to this restaurant the menu offers new and interesting items. We have not been disappointed. Staff... More 

Thank KathrynJLamp
Rochester, Minnesota
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671 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Three of us stopped in after a day at the work conference. We sat at the bar, I only had a beer, but one of us had a bowl of soup and bread. I guess it was good and looked to be. They have a small dining room and an even smaller bar. The bartender seemed pretty knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank traveltheworld012
Oahu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lake Avenue Cafe creates unique and delicious food. My husband and I can never decide on what to eat, so we order a few different things and share them all. So far, we have always been happy with our choices. Add to it great service, and this place shines!

Thank NicoleHawaii
Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The coconut curry chicken soup has made its way into my soul. I can't get enough of it. My husband had the French onion and kept making yummy faces. We shared the calamari and meatballs, and we respectfully disagree with the other reviewer; the blending of all the flavors when all the ingredients were on the spoon together, provided a... More 

Thank polishhulagirl33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S Lake Ave, DeWitt Seitz Marketplace, Duluth, MN 55802-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-2355

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