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Bugaboo Bay

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2800 North Nokomis, Alexandria, MN 56308-8674
(320) 846-1122
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Chaska, Minnesota
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Service was exceptionally slow on a Thursday, cloudy night at 8p. Food delivered luke warm, not what we ordered,I told the very inexperienced waitress, but she just said that it usually did not happen. The food was barely average. There is a lake across the road, so is considered lake side, but really not a great view for the money.... More 

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Thank Jodi S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here on the 4th of July so we were expecting slower than average service due to being busy. We were surprised that it didn't seem overly crowded at the restaurant. Our drinks were ordered and 30 minutes later we received them. At that point we were ready to leave. Nice location and atmosphere.

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Thank Jennifer S
Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful view overlooking the lake. I ordered coconut shrimp. The shrimp was EXCELLENT. Absolutely delicious. But the "dirty rice" was not so good. I would ask for something different if possible. Great salad included was fresh and good. Had a couple drinks were also good and reasonably priced I thought. My friends each had different salads which... More 

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Thank sher m
Spooner, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

the outside patio is great, nice selection of food, great variety of craft beers, awesome view of the lake

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Thank Mike T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went to this new place for us on a Saturday night with 3 adults and 4 kids. The parking lot was full so we imagined that the wait would be long. Not at all! The host seated us right away, the server (Sam, I believe) came right away, the ambiance captured us right away. After getting suggestions and opinions... More 

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Thank 590Michael
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We recently ate with a group of 10 and the food wasn't so good. Service was ok. I think everyone at the table had something wrong with their order. Not to mention the prices were too high. We've been here several times and have had good luck but it seems like it wasn't so good this time.

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Thank Susie M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you value your time and money do not eat here! We were there for dinner and found the restaurant was about 1/4 full. Our waitress was very friendly and took our order with no issues. About 10 minutes after our order was taken she returned to let us know that it was going to be 45 minutes to receive... More 

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Thank MNHGirl H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Terrible service and mediocre food We waited 40 minutes to be served, with young children - the restaurant wasn't busy. When the food came it was lukewarm at best.

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Thank Karen P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Every restaurant in this quaint, Minnesota town should succeed, but the owners of BUGABOO BAY need to hire more kitchen help and wait staff so that food orders can be processed in a timely way and patrons won't have to wait TWO HOURS to get their food.

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Thank ESIDARAP
Carlos, MN
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great places to gather with friends and family. Beautiful view of the lake, inside and outdoor dining. Good menu variety.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 North Nokomis, Alexandria, MN 56308-8674
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: (320) 846-1122

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