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Hill Lake Cafe

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151 E Lake Ave, Hill City, MN
06:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Tue 06:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Kansas City, MO
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My last review was four years ago and I just made another visit. Still rate it excellent. Had a great grilled ham and cheese sandwich with potato-sausage soup. Burgers looked good, too. Prices were very reasonable. Six guys ate well and the tab was less than $60.

Thank BillyJeff
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best food in the area bar none. I live about 3 hours away and I have made the trip just to eat there. Real true home made food and LOTS of it. Worth the drive. Awesome staff as well. Real diamond in Hill City.

Thank borgmaul
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2015

They do have good food, If your disabled or in a wheelchair you will have a hard time getting in. Doing the stairs is difficult, Hard to get in as they have steps to get into the place

Thank twins130
Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Advised best omelets in town and they are. Only open 6am - 2pm. We enjoyed our breakfast and noticed customers buying home made pies from their little bakery.

Thank 789RJM
Glenview, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We got to this café 30 minutes before they closed. We had a party of 9 mostly kids and the staff was great. They accommodated all of us and they made us feel at home. They let us stay about and 1hour past the time they closed the door. They never pressure and/or rushed us to leave. The food is... More 

1 Thank C V
Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Anyone who says this food is average is out of their mind. This is real home cooking with huge portions for the healthy eater, with that wholesome small town atmosphere that just don't quit. Stop there for sure!

1 Thank Kabootsie
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

To put this in perspective, when I was 6, a friend and I would walk over to this cafe and order french fries and eat them at the counter. That was several decades ago, but beside the ownership changes, little has changed at this cafe. This past weekend following the 4th of July celebration my brother and I stopped for... More 

1 Thank bryan c
Kansas City, MO
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

A group of us eat here for lunch every year on our way to a cabin near Big Fork, Minnesota. An all-American cafe. I believe they have some lighter offerings, but the hearty breakfasts and lunches are our favorites. Special of the day is usually excellent.

1 Thank BillyJeff
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Food here is average, but the cinnamon rolls are wonderful. Moderately priced. Restaurant is located in Hill City, MN, on Hwy. 169, about 15 miles south of Grand Rapids. Small restaurant, but food is at least average.

Thank mngal15

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Lake Ave, Hill City, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hill City
Good breakfast menu, good service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?