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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
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“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe
€€ - €€€
218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN 55609
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here one evening for dinner. It's a interesting place to eat at. Slower service than what we're used to. The food is average, our service was slacking at times as our waitress seemed to be more interested in flirting with the guy behind the...More

Thank MN123456789
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I've been here several times and am glad to see the building being put back to use after being vacant for several years. I've had good sandwiches here but when my wife, daughter and I stopped by for lunch we were kind of disappointed. My...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were happily surprised to see that Emily's had reopened. We stopped on the way to Grand Superior Lodge. We were seated towards the back in a quiet room and we watched the old train that runs from Duluth to Two Harbors go by. Food...More

Thank mcleanm
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Met with girlfriends for our monthly lunch. We had an excellent lunch with excellent service. We had a table in the sun with a great view. We all shred our meals. We tried the Knife River Dip, Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad Sandwich, Crispy Chicken Wrap...More

Thank beech3242
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Enjoyed our meal, nice location, nice staff, good food. I had the meatloaf burger with onion rings. Finely-ground meatloaf with lots of onion - almost pate-like. The iced tea was a bit off-tasting, but other than that excellent.

Thank Fish86
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

At the suggestion of friends, we met at Emily’s (Knife River, near Two Harbors) for dinner. It is a very quaint and welcoming place with staff eager to serve. I could hear the fire place crackling and I really loved the various ‘nooks’ groups could...More

Thank AnnieQ41412
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Eat here occasionally and always have off and on with the past restaurants. Have to say this time around the food is as good as ever. I hope they stay for awhile!!

Thank Avery M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I had the chilli. It was home made. So good, when I went to thank the kitchen staff I ended up talking to the guy who made it. But the winner was the walleye. They cook it not in fillets. The large 'chunks' were perfectly...More

Thank Danno144
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Called here for lunch on visiting the North shore. The view out over the river is nice. We had the special that day and it was delicious. Coffee was topped up regularly.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch with a friend up the North Shore --really headed for the candy shop across the road. Stopped to get a gift card for a friend for her birthday. Not yet available for gift certificates nor gift cards yet. But had a tasty lunch!

Thank SunnySis60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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