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New Scenic Cafe

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5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Started with soft shell crab. My girl...pistachio crusted walleye. ..perfect! !! Seared Duck breast...Omg...perfectly cooked...if your up the North Shore...A must stop!!! Service impeccable!!! We were a little stuffy...waitress moved us to a breezy table by window with a beautiful view of Lake Superior! !!

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Thank Scott L
North Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Food was excellent. Wait was a bit long but worth it in the end. Cozy restaurant facing Lake Superior and half way between Duluth and Two Harbors. Call for a reservation , especially in the summer

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Thank Patti K
Savage, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Exquisitely prepared, fresh produce and locally caught fish. Many very interesting dishes that will delight and surprise. Try the salads, especially the beet and blue cheese. Make sure you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy, and take note of the local artist's work on the walls.

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Thank Christopher C
Burnsville, Minnesota
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

The last time I visited this restaurant I was really disappointed with the state of the food. It is best described as faux-foodie. When you see it on the plate, it does at first glance look fancy. You want to like it, but in my experience it always disappoints. This time I ate the 'special' which was a beef brisket... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a. Place for great food with a view of Lake Superior and a. Relaxed atmosphere. The Fish Tacos are great. Everything is great

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Thank northwoodsbill_12
Duluth, Minnesota
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

By far the best fish tacos in the area. They actually use real tuna and you can order it any way you like it. The only thing that stops me from going there every day is the fact that it is a little ways out on the North Shore, and I am on the other side of town. The prices... More 

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Thank brenda d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

New Scenic never fails to please. We've been several times on date nights, and taken friends and family multiple times too. The salad with the egg is awesome, and the wine list is great too and well kept up. Our server was training last time and did a fantastic job--looking forward to next weeks trip up the Shore to pop... More 

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Thank Benny D
Hudson, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

It's been years since my husband & I enjoyed a meal at Scenic Cafe, so we were very happy to find ourselves with the time & inclincation to stop in while heading home from "up North". It was mid-week, early evening, there was one other table of guests when we arrived, so not a busy time. I looked at the... More 

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Thank stringsbysarah
Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is our favorite restaurant to stop at North of Duluth going or coming from the North Shore. The food is interesting and well prepared with a nice view of Lake Superior.

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Thank Norma P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Heard rave reviews about this place and so was excited to try it out and I might give it a second chance when I'm up there again. Some of the food was very good, some not so good. Soup was really good. Fish not so much... What I didn't like: 1) Service. Made a reservation, place was not crazy packed,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-525-6274

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