Dock Cafe in Stillwater: Fine food at reasonable prices

Take a drive right to the border on the edge of the St. Croix, and you'll find Dock Cafe, a beautiful Stillwater staple. Although it's too early in the year to appreciate the fine view of the river while dining on the patio or glancing through the large row of panoramic glass windows, you can enjoy tasty food in a contemporary setting year-round.
We ventured to Stillwater recently, and here's what we found.

Entrees run $13-$15 for lunch and $15-$28 for dinner. I opted for seafood, since this is a dockside restaurant. I'd heard mixed reviews about Dock Cafe's food but was very pleased with the blackened yellowfish tuna, served with a blue cheese cream sauce and  sides of mashed potatoes and asparagus. And the salad was incredible; crisp fresh greens, sunflower seeds, and a smattering of fresh ground pepper. The restaurant had excellent service, speedy and cordial.

The wine selection is extensive, and dessert options included key lime pie, creme brulee, and a flourless chocolate raspberry torte.

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The Dock Cafe

425 Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082


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