We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Skillet Restaurant

123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150
+1 218-454-5002
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sausage gravy” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (32)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We stopped in for breakfast after we found The Barn closed. We weren't disappointed. Cafe style restaurant. I had the eggs and smokies. and my wife had the loaded hash browns. Both were excellant!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast. I had the train wreck and my girlfriend had the skillet scramble. Both were good. Comfy restaurant, great service.

Thank Casey B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So, we've lived in the Brainerd/Baxter area for 10 years and this summer, we finally tried The Skillet. WOW! We've been missing out. This little gem on the north east side of Brainerd has amazing breakfasts. While, we haven't tried lunch, we've enjoy the small...More

Thank madsandconsmom
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped into the Skillet for lunch on a Sunday. I wish I lived in Brainerd as I'd frequent more than simply the weekend. Had the hollandaise sauce and it was awesome. No not stand alone but on one of the skillets and it was...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Kids ate all their food and the grown-ups too! Yum! Would recommend to anyone passing tnrough! Biscuits and gravy were amazing!

Thank bariwmn
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

So we wanted to do a cafe breakfast, and on a whim this popped up on google. We stopped about 11:00 am with my two young energetic boys. When we arrived we noticed how busy it was- this is a great sign when looking for...More

Thank Kayla K
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I'm a big fan of the mom and pop style "greasy spoon" breakfast joint. This place is clean and cheerful; the staff are attentive and good natured; the food came super fast; and I really enjoyed my breakfast. I chose this place based on the...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Basic old cafe decor, friendly service, good comfort food. Loaded hash browns were a treat for my husband, kids liked their pancakes, and I had a smoked sausage omelet, which was also tasty!

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Not many options driving up north, so we stopped at this local cafe on our way through. The cheese steak sandwich was small, and came on a dry "homemade" hamburger bun, not a hoagie. The green peppers were diced in bits and the one piece...More

Thank cframe
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I stopped here.(passed it many times). Should have stopped here earlier. The food was cooked to perfection! I had the everything omelette and it was great. I was stuffing it in my piehole so fast I had to come up...More

Thank Mike N
Nearby Restaurants
The Barn
108 reviews
.87 km away
The Local 218
26 reviews
1.04 km away
Last Turn Saloon
28 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jack Pine Brewery
43 reviews
4.04 km away
Roundhouse Brewery
21 reviews
.35 km away
Three Bear Waterpark & Craguns Laser Tag
12 reviews
5.35 km away
Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum and Library
6 reviews
1.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Skillet Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 AM - 8:00 PM
5:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Washington St NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Brainerd
  • Phone Number: +1 218-454-5002
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing