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Chickadee Cottage Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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317 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN 55041
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Lake City
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I look forward to the opening each spring of this unique little restaurant. They have a nice selection of breakfast and lunch choices so they cater to everybody including men. It has the feel of dining in dining rooms of time gone by. They are only open from mid April to the end of October so I try and go... More 

Thank Linda C
Savage, Minnesota
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great homemade food (like meatloaf muffins!) and a very quaint place with each room as part of the dining area. We enjoyed the hot turkey sandwich as well as the wonderful fresh salads. Loved the decor and shopping area by front desk. There is a place to eat outside on the patio or inside on a chilly day. The service... More 

Thank JennJ15
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

On our way home from Lacrosse to Mpls., we stopped in to this restaurant for lunch. Surprised that this little place was very wheelchair accessible. Enjoyed the food. Lots of items on the menu and the daily specials are good as well. Definitely worth the stop. Has many little rooms to eat in.

Thank Jeff B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful feels like grandmother's cottage casual and very relaxing and the food is so good wild rice sausage is yummy the jam is really good and the scrambled eggs with cream cheese was excellent everything on the menu looked good I would have ordered everything A for sure stop in lake city for a refreshing bite at the cottage

Thank Annie C
Sevierville TN
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent. And adorable! It's in an old house and the decor really.makes the place. There is also a little gift shop with some cute stuff in it.

Thank Kristin M
Taylor Ridge, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Charming, great food, White squirrel viewing, great pastries and wonderful service. We will be back !!

Thank Cptsafety
Pulaski, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A nice recommendation from the place we spent the night at. The food was very good and it is a nice setting. Nice staff. It was a great way to start the day.

Thank 2016RoadKing
Perry Hall, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The Chickadee Cafe is unique one-of-a-kind restaurant in Lake City, MN. The interior of the restaurant is charmingly appointed with comfortable tables and the decor includes beautiful antique dishes on display and unique pictures. The food is simply delicious. The ingredients used in each menu item is top quality. They also have a wonderful selection of gifts that range from... More 

Thank DesiChenko
Mc Farland
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213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was driving up the River Road with some friends, and we wanted a hot drink. This place was easily spotted on the road, so we walked in. It is nicely decorated and we were taken to a table and helped. I had chai and really liked it (since I was skeptical about if it would be good, I was... More 

Thank Jeanette E
Greeley, Colorado
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were passing through Lake City around noon and found the Chickadee Cottage. Lunch was fantastic. Service was great and the folks who run it are very friendly. Small, cozy, with good food choices that vary from regular diner food. Strawberry Rhubarb Custard pie was one of the specials and we've never had better!

Thank SSTT2014

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN 55041
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: 6513455155
Chickadee Cottage Cafe, Lake City, Mn On the Great River Road

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