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Tavern of Northfield

€€ - €€€American, ,
212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
+1 507-663-0342
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (17 reviews)
“chicken stew” (8 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food at a great location. Great service and prices. The food is fresh and made to order. Good drinks and dessert choices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ed v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on the lower level of the Archer (historic) Hotel. cool looking place. Nice big variety of choices of menu items.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

There were 5 of us...the others reported pretty good food. My lasagna was either microwaved too long OR baked to the point of a dark brown layer..However it was prepared it was NOT palatable. The cheese layer was so tough I could hardly chew it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cslaught
Reviewed 30 October 2018

First off it is tucked behind the street and it was hard to find. The chairs at the tables are wooden and harder than stone. Very uncomfortable. They also are scared and look very abused. The server was pleasant but was back to our table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ColleenL778
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to Northfield and took my sister-in-law who was visiting from Des Moines. We chose the tavern because it sounded interesting and was rated number one on TripAdvisor. It was nice seeing the Historic Hotel and going down the stairs to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelinBeth05
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Tavern in Northfield is a mainstay of the dining options in Northfield offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Tavern provides a variety of food items including some local favs.. the chicken stew is a featured item. Located below the historic Archer House hotel, the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 980Happywanderer
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Tavern has delicious breakfast options at a great price. Comfortable, cozy atmosphere, perfect for family outings, coffee with a friend or dinner on date night! The Tavern is the best kept secret in Northfield.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wandaswool
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My son and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast before taking a tour of Carleton College. The portions size is substantial, so bring your appetite! The eggs were done just right, oatmeal was great; there were so many good menu choices. The atmosphere was lovely, the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We sat on their patio which sits near the riverfront. Service was great, friendly, & efficient. Come hungry, portions are on the larger side and entrees come with a bread basket and side salad. We came from out of town for dinner to celebrate our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Madster02
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The brisket was well smoked with a sweet BBQ sauce. The tavern potatoes were wonderfully crispy. Prices were great for the food served.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SeedGeek
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Jill B
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from winniec1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have a patio; not sure about the pet friendliness. You could call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-663-0342
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