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Slippery's Tavern and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10 Church Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981-1214
+1 651-565-4748
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Wabasha, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped for lunch on a rainy Fall day, looking for a nice lunch and a quiet place to talk to an old friend. The location is wonderful with great river views, our waitress was wonderful with suggestions, kept the tea and coffee cups filled. The food however is just average

Thank angry21555
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a tourist trap, probably due to the Grumpy Old Men movie franchise. Went in with great expectations. Only great thing is the view of the river and the wait staff and atmosphere. Food was from the freezer to the fryer to the table. Could have been a shrimp basked from Sonic. Won't go back.

Thank Mary D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Slippery's has a great view of the Mississippi River with outdoor seating. Great to stop on boat or bike. Food is a real hit or miss.

Thank 1269nh
Downers Grove, Illinois
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dined here because of the connection with the Grumpy Old Men movies. The food was very good. We took a short walk along the river from the Eagle Center. Grumpier old men was playing in the bar, but the sound was turned down so it didn't intrude on our meal or our conversation.

Thank FloBear2013
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here for lunch and had a window seat so we could observe the action on the river. Lunch was excellent, waiter had a good knowledge of the area and was willing to take the time to chat with us. The ducks was a hit with the eight year old grandson. He shared part of his bread with them.

Thank Charles S
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

WONDERFUL FOOD, service was great, overlooking the river. Had a little gift shop...Grumpy old men endorsed.

Thank Cindy P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

After visiting the National Eagle Center, we decided to find a place for a late lunch. Slippery's is evidently known for it's connection with grumpy old men, so we decided it'd be fun to visit. The hostess was quick and friendly. Waitress was good. Food and prices were okay. Nothing to write home about, except the appetizers (onion rings, cheese... More 

Thank Milwaukeetraveler-dj
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A shop owner in Wabasha recommended this place to us. The view of the river and bridge is fantastic. Very average bar food. They were very busy and seemed understaffed. It took about twenty minutes to get the waitress to come to our table to pay our bill. Lots of references to the Grumpy Old Men movie here.

1 Thank kn56
Rogers, Minnesota
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to check out the place that was in the Grumpy Old Men Movie! We took some pictures and had the appetizer combo with Onion Rings, Cheese Curds and Jalapeño Poppers! It came with a great tasting ranch dip and a raspberry dipping sauce that was great! Everything tasted great! There is even a gift shop and lots... More 

Thank Wendy B
Wabasha, Minnesota
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Slippery's is under new management and continues to be a great place. Curt is adding his own touch to it now and has great ideas. Slippery's is Wabasha at its best. Great food, great view, great service and a taste of Grumpy Old Men. We are never disappointed when we visit.

Thank Lauri H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Church Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Wabasha
  • Phone Number: +1 651-565-4748

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