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Mallards on the St. Croix
Mallards on the St. Croix

Mallards on the St. Croix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mallardsmn.com
  • Phone: (651) 342-0903
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Taylor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music on the deck every Friday and Saturday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 95
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mallards on the St. Croix
Mallards is a family run restaurant offering a Chef crafted menu selection. Some of the starters include fresh seafood cocktail, cut and breaded to order walleye bites, and nicely seasoned wings served with in house prepared sauces. Fresh salads and sandwiches, lobster roll as seen on TV, BBQ ribs and a 22oz bone in Rib-eye are just to name a few of the selections. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine, ice cold beer or choose a refreshing drink from Mallards specialty cocktail list.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "1st time at Mallards. The food was great and the waitstaff was friendly and very helpful. It's a little noisy, but it seems that more restaurants are that way now. We will go again sometime."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Disappointed that the waiter would not accept metro dining card for one free entree. Because we were with another couple did not want to make it an issue. Arrived early and took advantage of happy hour specials. We stayed for dinner & dessert and he said we couldn't use it since we had happy hour discounts. Could have closed the bar tab and started a new one for dinner. Food was very good on all 3 of our visits but this taints our opinion."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Views of the St. Croix and marina are outstanding, waitstaff delightful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Mallard's for Father's Day brunch. The food was good. Server was Great! They could have used more help - took a long time to get drinks and buffet was out of plates a few times. But all in all, we were pleased."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It started the first moment we arrived which was on time. We were not seated for 15 mins when we could see several available tables. They commented that they were shorthanded but I never saw management/host lift a finger. There was food all around us on the floor and when we asked that it be cleaned up, we got excuses. Our server was clearly inexperienced as she could not take an order by memory for two people, she never seemed to have a pen on her! She served French bread that was still frozen, sent back, got our food ordered our drinks, finished our food, wait, wait, wait. Where's our drinks? Can't find the chardonnay, but the beer is ready. Should I bring the beer out? We are ready for our check and just receiving our drinks!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Mallards for Father's Day brunch. We were disappointed in basically every aspect of it. Service, the majority of the food, temp of the room. All disappointing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Mallards for their wine tasting Groupon. Their front of house staff were kind of a mess. We had a reservation, they made note that we had arrived, then forgot about us until ten minutes later asking if we had been helped. Clearly not since we had not been seated. Once we were seated, the entire experience turned around. Our waitress was fantastic. She was funny, attentive to our needs, and knowledgeable of the variety of wines we were tasting. The food that came with the wine was mediocre, at best, though the wines were fairly delicious. Doubtful that we would come back here, though I wouldn't discourage others from going. I just hope you get the same waitress that we had."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "...and gives it back to you in the shape of a beautifully folded swan. Why have I not been here before? We went with my SIL, MIL, and mom to do a wine tasting and it was AWESOME. Amy, our server, was phenomenal. For four ladies out without the kids and husbands, we give it 8 thumbs up!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We (group of 5 adults) thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here last Friday night. From our very friendly greeting on arrival to our excellent, very personable waiter, Tyler, the service couldn't be beat. We all enjoyed our food choices--sea bass, ribeye, fajitas and walleye, were all tasy, fairly reasonably priced though not overly gourmet. The appetizer portions were small for sharing, but tasty. The peppers wrapped in bacon were particularly good. Most memorable for the evening is how much fun we all had. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to a nice dinner and relaxing night at Mallard's Our reservations were at 7pm. We were seated right away in main dining room (even though we "requested" outside when the reservation was made) we were told there were 3 other "walk in" tables ahead of us. We ordered drinks and an appetizer right away. Then dinner. Drinks came then appetizer 1 hour later. 2 hours later later we still had no dinner and left without having dinner at 9:15pm! VERY disappointed!!!!!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time diner. Read they were known for their lobster rolls. They were good, but not outstanding. We made a reservation on Open Table but the hostess acted like she couldn't find it. not sure what was up with that. She initially sat us near two large groups that were yelling back and forth between the tables. We asked to be moved as we couldn't carry on our own conversation. Not sure why we were seated so close to a large party. We'll go back because the patio has a great view of the harbor and the St. Croix River"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Been there twice now. First time, food was awesome, Thomas, our waiter was great. Desserts were really good. Second time, food was so so and the waiter was really slow ( getting glasses of water was even a challenge). But the view is awesome, as we like to eat on the water or take the boat to dinner. Will probably try the place again...it may have been an off night the second time."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:00 PM on a Friday. We had to wait more than 20 minutes before they showed us to our table. The menu is fairly diverse. The food was okay. The service was great "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Not overly impressed with the food, but our Server was absolutely fantastic and the view is great! Some hits, some misses on the food. Ran out of Lobster, really mushy crab cake. Fun drink menu. Probably will come back for drinks/apps on the patio once the weather gets warmer/sunnier."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went to Mallards for the first time on Mother's Day. We sat outside the main restaurant on an enclosed patio. The entrees were wonderful! We had the walleye, the sea bass and the duck pasta dish. Very good. The salad before the entree was a disappointment as it was just iceberg, red onion and 1 cucumber slice. Ambience was fine but music was too loud. We will go again. Looks like a great place for happy hour. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " We Went this restaurant because of its reviews on opentable.com. We went for Mother's Day, and it was not great at all. First they would not sit us outside even though there were other people sitting outside on a pretty nice day. Another key note, the girl who Sat us did not ever bring us a high chair for our baby. Even though we asked two times. We then asked our server to get us one, and it took her about 10 minutes to get us one. Next it took about 10 more minutes to get drinks to the table. And after that through our whole meal we never got refills. This was not the service we expected from such a nice place, and we hope it was only a fluke, but we will not return because of the service. the food on the other hand was great. Very good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Hadn't been here since it was Clyde's. Had an opportunity for a deal on dining here so decided it was worth it. Read the reviews on Open Table and was happy to see that it was getting good reviews. It was definitely worth it! Our wait person was great and laughed at my husband's jokes. Food was good and view of the St. Croix great. Looking forward to going back once the weather warms up. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have not been there since it was Clydes and they have made a great improvement and we will go back again. Everything was freshly made and tasted great. Thanks for having us!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Right on the St Croix River which is high right now. Family friendly casual but with very good food."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went to Mallards Easter brunch. The drinks selection was varied, food was good, the service great but the view worth the trip! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took a friend from Singapore here for brunch and we had a delightful time. The brunch had great variety and a build-your-own omelet bar. While the ingredients for the omelet bar were the standard fare, the quality was excellent. I was especially pleased with the high mix of vegetables and salads over more starchy items found in other buffets and the peel and eat shrimp was great. You can't beat Mallard's for the view of the St. Croix river and while the service was slightly slow, it was very professional and pleasant. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We came in late but it was a great experience. This place was recommended to us by a friend and it was very good. A lot of good items on the menu to try, we will need to go back to try others. We look forward to going back and experiencing the live music on the patio."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Environment was fabulous - laid back, quiet, river views. Service was exceptional. Food was good/not great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very quiet the day I was there. The service was great. Loved the crab cake sandwich and the key lime pie. The sweet potato soup with Moroccan seasoning was a bit funky tasting."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went here specifically for the All-You-Can eat crab legs and Mallard's did not disappoint. Great selection of seafood and meat on the menu as well!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoy dining at Mallards. Fantastic location on the beautiful St.Croix River with good food and great service. The hamburgers are great as are the fish tacos. We're looking forward to warmer weather so we can eat out on the patio."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went Feb 15th. Several courses from the Valentine special were offered and looked interesting so we ordered those options along with the menu orders of Sea Bass and Cioppino. The Sea Bass was a good portion and was excellent, the Cioppino had the ingredients but was a bit on the bland side, not as rich as I expected. The service is done in large part by restaurant owner family and while a bit inexperienced, they were fun to have serving us. They allowed a corking fee of my wife's favorite wine (we asked in advance) which was very much appreciated. Overall, the location and experience was definitely a four star, it would have been a fiver if the staff had a bit more experience. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went there for Valentine's Day. They had live music playing and the place was full. The waitress was quick to serve us and was knowledgable with the wines. The food was great and offered a different variety then most nearby areas. The only down fall was that my GPS couldn't find it. We talked to another couple there who also had the same problem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Mallards on a Friday evening. The menu was varied, and we both enjoyed the seafood we ordered. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service, we were there for the all you can eat crab on a Thursday. The food was good, although the potatoe was under cooked. The service was outstanding. The refill of crab was at our table right before we were done with what we were eating. The table was cleaned all the time so you didn't have a pile up on crab shells. The staff was very kind and welcoming. Nice family owned restruarant that was warm and welcoming. During the summer months it would be a very scenic place to visit since it overlooks the St Croix River."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were there for brunch and it was great. The server was knowledgeable and very attentive! We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Carry fresh fish and fresh meat not frozen. Revisit their menu because it is not good. Way too much salt on the food. Re-visit their desert Key Lime Pie it is the worst I have ever eaton."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We loved Mallards on the St. Croix. Finally some seafood with a southern flair. We tried several appetizers and an entrée and everything was delicious. Shrimp and Grits were awesome, great crab cakes, and wonderful jambalaya. We will definitely be returning. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Just tried Mallards this week. The seafood was very good. The staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We were looking for a place to eat on Thanksgiving evening in the Bayport area. Mallards had a family style meal serviced at the table and a dessert buffet. It was perfect for us, as we were celebrating with family on Saturday. Quiet, enjoyable. Will return in the spring when we can really enjoy the view."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My wife and I went out for Thanksgiving, picked Mallards in Bayport, and everything was great. They served a family style traditional dinner so you didn't have to stand in some long buffet line and get cold food. Everything was excellent, and our server was really good; friendly, knowledgeable, and always right on time when we needed something. The view at the Bayport marina on the St. Croix is great. It is also a great place to outdoor dining in the summer watching the boats come and go. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Mallards has picked up the pace considerably from the old Clydes."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Very nice fish fry on Fridays! $9.95 for 4 peices of lightly breaded (or broiled) cod. Very nice. Atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable. Not crowded like a lot of restuarants. Service was very good, friendly. Decor was very nice (white tablecloth, cloth napkins). Good variety on menu. Specials (fish on Fridays, all you can eat crab legs on thursdays). Scenic view of the St Croix river. Prices are very reasonable. Well worth a visit. We will be going back regularly."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We plan on going back in the spring and summer so we can sit outside."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Very good batter on the Friday nigh fish fry, homemade tartar sauce and key lime pie."
    Dined on 10/11/2013