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The Cedars Dining Room

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2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
+1 800-667-7508
06:30 - 21:00
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Eagan, Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food and service good, restaurant in bad need of updating. Both the Country Breakfast that I had and the Omelets my wife had were both large and very good value. Restaurant also recommended by family that live in Grand Rapids.

Thank Richard A
Grand Rapids MN
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Cedars Dining Room in the Sawmill Inn reminds me of the steakhouses of years gone by. If you're of a certain age, you'll know what I mean -- the ones that make food the star and make sure you don't leave with one spare inch left in your stomach. My personal dinner favorites are the chicken ala ritz, walleyed... More 

Thank Susan D
Braham, Minnesota
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I ate there last night and again tonight I had a ribeye steak and the meal was absolutely excellent last night. Tonight I had their special frog legs with a very special dipping sauce a barbecue sauce sour cream and horseradish and it was absolutely excellent. The staff wasn't overly busy and I have had better service but I have... More 

Thank gordy n
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The decor is cozy and woodsy. I loved the fireplace in the middle as it made atmosphere on a freezing cold day. The food was fantastic! We were there for breakfast and would go back for sure! Delicious and filling portions with kind and fun wait staff. The BEST part of the Sawmill Inn by far!

Thank HockeyMomJen
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151 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We forgot to make reservations for Friday December 30, 2016 – but when we arrived and inquired, our party of seven was accommodated without hesitation, although the sign clearly said reservations were required. The wait staff members were wonderful, attentive and prompt, the bartender knowledgeable, the food was good, and the ambiance was perfect.

1 Thank Rosson45
Goodland, Minnesota, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Get there early for the early bird menu to save some money. Pop overs are great, bread pudding is awesome!

Thank Andrea B
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Among area restaurants this place does a great job using top quality across the board! Being frequent dinners we seem to have special treatment and extra special service.

Thank rapids1
Lakeville, MN
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had dinner here and the prime rib was fabulous! I would highly recommend it. The staff was very nice and prompt with their service.

Thank mnhockeydad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stay at the hotel get limited free breakfast or $3 off menu. Friendly staff bright lodge like feeling. Rooms need some upgrading but clean. Nice bar Resturant next door

Thank tjungroth
Melrose, Minnesota
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant was very clean and staff very friendly to the cliental. Did not have to wait for seating .

Thank carnut113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 800-667-7508

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