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New Scenic Cafe

5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
+1 218-525-6274
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna tacos” (40 reviews)
“blue mussels” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuna tacos and the burgers were delicious. Menu is creative and a bit pricier than we were expecting ($17 for a burger and fries), but worth every penny! We will stop again! Beautiful patio area if you have to wait for a table.

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 1 week ago

So so worth it! This place can be super busy, so definitely make a reservation. We went around 3.30pm, and there was a 15 min wait to get seated, so not too bad. The ahi tuna tacos are my favorite item on their menu -...More

Thank Minniegirl18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to Minnesota's North Shore after teaching out of state, I ritually visit the New Scenic Café for at least one meal. The menu is ever-changing and affordable, and there are plenty of vegetarian options. This time I had a ratatouille lasagna, with "noodles" made...More

Thank Professor_Gourmand
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I'm in the area I try to stop here. The menu is ever changing and always, always delicious food. Go - do not miss out!

Thank RMillerMSP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand a popular destination having a seating wait, but after I am seated, I would expect the service to be somewhat less aggravating. Seemed very understaffed, with appetizer taking nearly an hour, and over 30 minutes for a drink order. The food was all...More

Thank Tye M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We previously lived in Duluth. The New Scenic Cafe was our favorite then and still is. The view of the Lake is beautiful, especially on a sunny day. The wait staff is knowledgeable and efficient (don't be in a rush - it's time to relax...More

Thank Eldereaglewatcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the end of our scenic drive up the coast of the North Shore. Despite the fact that the restaurant was closing in 15 minutes, they assured us that we were fine. The service was exceptional and the food fabulous. We had the...More

Thank Sallie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Duluth and were in search of place to have dinner. Most of the restaurants were average at best from the reviews. We stumbled on this little restaurant about 20 minutes north of the city. We had called to see if...More

Thank Princessprettygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the NSC a year ago when I wrote that it was understaffed. It still is on our visit a few days ago. The hostess at the front desk was checking people in, fielding phone calls, and clearing off tables. Too much for...More

Thank kzs1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here two years ago and were quick to reserve a table when we realized we would be back in Duluth. As before, the service was gracious and the dinner superb. We loved the tuna tacos and the mussels were so good I might...More

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Questions & Answers
April 26, 2017|
Response from cbc1234567 | Reviewed this property |
It is open from late morn to about 9 at night. Call them. You are close by.
April 26, 2017|
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Response from veronicachloe | Reviewed this property |
11am to 9 pm but weekend hours are a tad bit different,u would call because it could change due to winter verse summer
July 21, 2016|
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Response from Julie Ann D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but best to call them. They have a nice outdoor area and most restaurants in Duluth that have an outdoor eating area are pet friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-525-6274
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