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The Uptown

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American, Bar
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224 Jefferson St S, Wadena, MN 56482-1532
+1 218-631-3498
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Meridian, Idaho
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hagen Brothers have it all going. Since taking over this eatery in small-town Minnesota, The Uptown has become a warm place to share a drink, have a meal, or just enjoy some good old Minnesota Nice. The menu has been updated as well and the restaurant now features two Happy Hours daily featuring both drinks and appetizers. My wife... More 

Thank lou_robins2013
Wadena, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, reasonably priced. Our server Belle was not only very good but also delightful and made our visit a wonderful experience.

Thank schwan2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I were looking for a place to dine while on our way back from Itasca State Park. We were so pleasantly surprised when Wadena had such an incredible restaurant! The food was perfect and the staff was so helpful and friendly. We live in Shakopee, but will have to make another trip up to Wadena again soon!

Thank Kasey T
Motley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great looking place, excellent food! Our burgers were GREAT! The "Bruch Burger" is incredible! Tater Tots: YUM! The bartender was pleasant...and spoke very well of their local high school and the game the football game the evening before. Respectful of both programs. I appreciated this. He represented his establishment, community and Staples well! Great Saturday afternoon stop! We'll be back!... More 

Thank mikeschmidt417
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped for a late dinner and wasn't disappointed. The fish sandwich was one of the best I have ever had. Light, flavorful and delicious. My husband had a burger and thought it was great.

Thank Susiejabefirw
Oakdale, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous burgers! We were traveling home to St. Paul and stopped for a bite. The owner was bartending and suggested his favorite burger, I can't remember the name of it, but it had bacon jam and jalapeños with cream cheese, yum! Very clean and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Julie K
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

In a town that is falling apart The Uptown is a shining star . The service is great the food is phenomenal and the menu has lots of different options. We love it . If your looking for something different and not overpriced try The Uptown.

Thank Scott R
Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and i stopped at the Uptown on a Saturday night after looking online for a place to dine in Wadena, MN, as we were passing through. We enjoyed a great prime rib dinner special in a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere with excellent service and attention to detail.

Thank Beverly B
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The new spinach and tomato flatbread was great! I love when there are vegetarian items on a menu without having to special order. Our waitress Brandy was so friendly, as they always are at the Uptown! Love that they carry local beer as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wadena, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know how they do it, but the Uptown Burgers are absolutely the best there are. In not talking about the toppings, which are fantastic, but the quality and taste of the beef itself. So many places serve bland, tasteless burgers, but the Uptown's are perfectly, deliciously seasoned. Toppings on a bad burger don't hide a bad burger. At... More 

Thank Norman057

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Jefferson St S, Wadena, MN 56482-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Wadena
  • Phone Number: +1 218-631-3498

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?