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Swirl

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Wine Bar, American
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3291 Saint Croix Trl S, Afton, MN 55001-9424
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Delano, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Wine bar as quite nice. Staff was friendly, but the guy who was running the wine tasting didn't seem qualified.

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Thank gablauway3
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Friends brought us here for the first time last evening. There will be many more visits. When you walk in past the outdoor tables your first impression will be of a casual tasting room near the west coast. The walls were covered by racks of great wines. Lots of variety and good value. The menu was slim but had something... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a nice small place to join with friends and have a glass or two of wine and a nice meal. The menu is not large but the food is good. I have had the hamburger and recently had the braised short ribs - they were fabulous and fell apart as you ate them. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Thank cmj0502
Arizona
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Unfriendly waitress staff except for a taller, shapely brunette with a long pony tail (she was very nice). Bartenders not too friendly either.

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Thank mrblumis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A friend and I recently stopped for a late lunch here while exploring the area. Very good wine selection and good nosh - we had appetizer of Wisconsin Cheese Fondue (very yummy cheese with chicken, bread, apples) and the Truffle Fries. All very good! The service was spotty which is why I didn't give it 4 stars. Not a big... More 

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Thank Molly R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Several times I have joined friends down at Swirl. If I knew more about wine, or was interested in learning about it, this review would probably be 'very good.' What I had, I enjoyed.

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Thank Susan B
Woodbury, Minnesota
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Swirl many times. The place has a great vibe and is located in quaint downtown. If the weather cooperates, eating outside is a must. Swirl offers a wide variety of simple, inexpensive wines paired with good food. The truffle fries are terrific and we order on every visit. Also very good: Salmon, artisan... More 

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Thank Chuck S
Afton, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I recently had a really fun girls night here , affordable wine tastings helped us choose our wine for the evening , you can also order some appetizers from the restaurant next-door . I think it would be a fantastic place for a ladies night or a first date. , Or heck a night away from the kids.

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Thank Bomburg
River Falls, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We docked our boat at the Afton marina and walked the few blocks to Swirl. Stopped by for glass of wine on the patio on one of our first warm Saturday evenings. Swirl has a great selection of wines which are very reasonably priced. If you like a particular wine you can buy a bottle or a case and take... More 

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Thank Pat B
Wisconsin
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200 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I attended a seminar here and had wine during the discussion. The chair I had was over-sized but comfortable. We also had appetizers including a couple of flat-bread pizzas which were also quite good. Wine selection is very good and reasonably priced. I'm not a member yet, but I may become one!

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Thank CaptTrouble

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3291 Saint Croix Trl S, Afton, MN 55001-9424
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Afton

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