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Palmer House Hotel and Restaurant

500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378-1246
+1 320-351-9100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (4 reviews)
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500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378-1246
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Only 2 people in restaurant. Waiter acted like we were an interruption to his evening. We left when we felt un welcomed.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Idgolfer
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A classic historical Sauk Centre hotel, restaurant and bar. Awesome service from everyone. The pasta with shrimp dish on regular menu was 5-star. The special - scallop and fruit salad was good but not as expected. Small fried breaded bay scallops on skewers on a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lois_Ottobot
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We stopped in Sauk Centre on the way home from a day trip just to see the Palmer House. We had watched the Ghost Adventures episode shot there and thought it would be cool to take a picture of it. We were excited to see...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jkeena
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The chicken wild rice salad was tasty and filling and the service was excellent. Will go again. Very interesting building and decor. Charming town on the prairie

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Lillian C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff and amazing food! We are never disappointed! The team of employees all work hard and together with the owner who it's also present! Week run and very clean A+!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had lunch here and was very pleased with the café and the meal. Food was good and staff was friendly. Don't come to Sauk Centre much but would definitely eat here again given the chance.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Sp2013_13
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This hotel, built at the beginning of the twentieth century, has lots of atmosphere and speaks to the days when traveling salesmen went from town to town selling their wares. There are some things about it that are old-fashioned; for example there is no elevator....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Sally P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

It was my Birthday and we decided to stop in for lunch at the Palmer House because my daughter had just gotten done with a week at Bible Camp and we picked her up in Long Prairie and Sauk Centre was a fun place and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank jeff n sally c
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Menu was extensive. Many sandwiches and burgers. Many entree chives for a full dinner. All 4 of us were happy with our choices. Good service.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank JuliaMinnesota
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't catch any ghosts simply because the bloody mary's at the pub were too tasty. Next time, the plans need a little modification to accommodate the bloody deliciousness AND OTHER spirits. We'll be back!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank mmmPatron
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Keilah I
22 November 2016|
Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response. I cannot give a 100% answer to this question. I know I can say that I do not recall a section on the menu marked 'Gluten Free', but that isn't saying that in small print somewhere wasn't... More
Marian W
24 March 2016|
Response from 7995April | Reviewed this property |
Hello-We are actually staying again this Friday and I was told you can book a room for Saturday night but they are closed on Easter so no cafe service in the morning.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378-1246
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Sauk Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 320-351-9100
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