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Emily's Eatery on Knife River

€€ - €€€American, , Cafe
218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
+1 218-576-2003
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“walleye” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice menu. Nice views of the river. A little overpriced for what you get. Oh yea...the waiter didn't even know what Grain Belt beer was!! :) :)

Thank flsd101
Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Dip sandwich is generously loaded with tender beef, onions, mushrooms and gooey, stringy cheese. The French Fries are super crispy. The view of the river and the roaring fireplace make for cozy dining on cold days.

Thank tundrafoodie2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you to the new manager Aram for listening to the locals and returning the fish boil to Emily's with your own twist! The fresh Lake Superior whitefish was delicious, including the white sauce! The homemade Swedish meatballs were amazing! I'd raise the price, add...More

Thank Lee And Jim B
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Was recently in Knife River with a group hoping to fish, the weather did not cooperate, so we ended up spending more time at Emily’s and would highly recommend this restaurant and bar. Aram is the new manager and took good care of us. The...More

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The burgers were mediocre and tasted like they were from frozen patties. We asked the guy seating us if we could sit at the table by the window. His reply was, "if you want to wait until I clean it." The waitress forgot my diet...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Cute little restaurant on the Knife River. Best hamburger and fries. Great service. Hit the candy store across the street when you're done eating.

Thank Vacation560358
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stayed at the Lighthouse bed and breakfast in Two Harbors and had heard that Emily's was a really nice casual place to eat. My wife and I both had Walleye and it was really very good. The cheese cake was excellent also. We got...More

Thank dennisondik
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We had to stop at the candy store across the street and thought we would give it a try. Such a cute little place with a nice view. We all enjoyed our food, my porketta sandwich was delicious and it was one of the few...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Emily's Eatery at river knife on scenic drive next to lake superior is one the great place to stop by and have quick bite. Ample parking, wide choice on Menu. Efficient staff, fast service are added features. Just stop by relax and enjoy the food....More

Thank PraveenKS1
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This place is not only cute but their food is top notch foodie fare. The dishes we tried were the smoked salmon chowder, wild rice burger, and the meatloaf burger. The smoked salmon chowder was silky to the taste buds with a nice mix of...More

Thank Mz M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Knife River
  • Phone Number: +1 218-576-2003
Situated on the banks of scenic Knife River, Emily’s Eatery is a vibrant establishment combining the community’s rich history with creative, modern, and local fare – a number of our imaginative entrees feature fresh-caught fish from Lake Superior. Only a fifteen-minute drive from Duluth and just across from Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Emily’s Eatery on Knife River’s landmark location has a legacy dating back to the 1920s, when the legendary Emily Erickson ran a general store in our same building.
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