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Juniper's, Lanesboro, MN

Juniper's

4.8
4.8
100 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Elevated - Fast casual cuisine by Executive Chef Tyler Shipton
Fast casual dining consists of a more inviting sit-down ambiance with counter side ordering and food delivered to your table. The menu consists of higher quality ingredients, flavors and presentations. Elevated Fast Casual has something for everyone and welcomes all, including vegetarian, vegan, allergy friendly, families & kids.

Award winning burgers - Handmade pastas and soups - organic/scratch kitchen - rotating season items and chef’s specials
Hand crafted cocktails, wines from around the world, rotating craft beer on tap
Located along the stunning Root River - Lanesboro, MN

Top 4 Culinary Destination restaurants in Minnesota - Startribune Magazine 2022
Top road trip destination restaurants- Fox 5 News
Top 40 under 40 - Chef’s on the rise - FSR Magazine

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (507) 467-4040
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Shipton
  • Neighborhood
    Lanesboro
  • Cross street
    On Parkway south of Elmwood St. and north of Sylvan park
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Innovative

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Rochester

    Best Overall

  • Rochester

    Best Food

  • Rochester

    Best Service

  • Rochester

    Best Ambiance

  • Rochester

    Best Value

  • Rochester

    Good for groups

  • Rochester

    Healthy

  • Rochester

    Neighborhood gem

  • Rochester

    Good for special occasions

100 Reviews
  1. Love4Life

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely surprise. We enjoyed the combination of interesting and good-quality and delicious food with ease of service only more elegantly delivered. A unique hybrid. The owners, Ame and Tyler, are additive to Lanesboro and formative to it, too, I think.

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  2. jenniferg

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this gem in Lanesboro for a nice dinner. The owners are incredible. Great food and ambiance.

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  3. MikeP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at juniper's. Friendly staff in a beautiful town. Phenomenal food!

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  4. Jamsandjellies

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The mushroom soup was amazing. Smooth, velvety and simply delicious. Not heavy or musky

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is excellent and order was delivered timely. What would make our dining experience a 5-star would be to be waited on. Also, I would love to see a couple more choices added to the menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for a date night. The food, the service, and overall experience was second to none. Will definitely be back. Worth a trip from any distance! 

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  7. LaurieR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best mushroom soup ever!! My husband and I were impressed with the amazing food and outgoing hospitality! The staff is friendly and fun, the atmosphere is lively but somewhat romantic with small candles and the decor minimalistic with rustic tables and chairs. The menu might seem limited but understandably so because they seem to focus on the delectable items offered. Don't forget to get the mushroom soup! It's out of this world! We will be back next time we are in town. Just go, you won't be disappointed. Kindest regards, The Rockswolds

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  8. PeterT

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal in a comfortable environment. The menu was simple and delicious

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  9. DaveD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food made from scratch. Like everything in Lanesboro, Juniper's has a comforting, family-run, small-town feel.

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  10. JerryP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    How friendly can you get - it was assume people and food!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a special engagement dinner. The only issue we had was that our appetizers were served with the dinner.

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  12. MaggieH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious seasonal fare, beautifully prepared. Great restaurant in Lanesboro. Make dinner reservations it’s small and we’ll loved! The mushroom soup is divine!

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  13. KitM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. Delucious and beautifully plated. I have Celiac and they were very knowledgeable and I felt fine after eating there.

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  14. LindaA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners were extremely excited to share their experiences in their restaurant. They explained the menu very completely. Prices were reasonable also.

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  15. SuzanneG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner with nice ambience on a crisp fall evening. Outdoor heaters on the deck made it comfortable and the food was delicious. Nice wine offerings that paired well. The “fast casual” format worked even for the nicely executed, chef-centric menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. The best mushroom soup I’ve ever had. My only constructive feedback is that I wished there was an option for indoor seating on cool weather weekday evenings. It was really windy and cool when we were there. The heat lamps couldn’t offset that. Otherwise the patio views are great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. I will definitely be returning and recommend others check it out.

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  18. Kass

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Know before you go..you are your own waitstaff! For your food, beverage and dessert you go to the counter to order. There is a water station to get your own water. The food was good., a bit pricey...$24.00 for ala carte ravioli. $10.00 cocktail. The confusing part is what to leave for a tip when in fact you are virtually your own wait staff😬 My husband has difficulty walking so it was difficult to carry his own beverage. Also we were placed next to a busy service door which made us feel even less cared for.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. KellyH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambience and service. We will definitely go back.

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  20. RocklonC

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the atmosphere (even though outside!) and all of the staff were friendly and helpful!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gourmet dining in a casual, lovely setting. Best cheese curds we’ve had in the whole state. Hubs had the carrot salad with chicken and loved it. I had the beet salad with shrimp - excellent! Next time I would probably ask for the dressing on the side. But the flavors melded well, and the shrimp was plump and warm. Loved it. Even better than the food was the service. Even though it’s counter service, the staff went above and beyond to serve us. We’re definitely coming back!

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  22. HollyL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely outside sheltered from the rain, quiet and peaceful

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  23. Ryan

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was decent, but not what the hype suggested.

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  24. NancyB

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amy was so great and accommodating. The food was delicious. Thank you Chef. Thank you for wonderful evening.

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  25. LoriO

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio was lovely and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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  26. RuthL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to eat excellent, unique food. The outdoor seating was lovely, and it was fun to watch the bikes on the Root River. For the quality of the food, the price was very good. It is different to order at the counter but did seem to increase the efficiency of the food ordering. Highly recommend and will definitely return when back in the area.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beautiful surroundings. Loved it! Service was superb!

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Lunch because Dinner was booked solid. Now we know why. The food was great, the service too. Great selection of Entrees and delicious Minnesota pies. Attentive staff, made sure we were happy and everything was just right. Will definitely have dinner next time we are in town. Make your reservation early!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. RickG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. We will definitely make a return visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. MarkO

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal! Will definitely come back. Hopefully soon!

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  31. lisathepizza

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Salmon was delicious. Owner waited on us and was very friendly. Not a fan of ordering your food, getting your own water and the staff only bringing your plates out, but in this day and age with no help to be found, I understand the concept. Would absolutely eat here again.

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  32. Mike

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special place for a special date. Little spendy, but very good.

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  33. LeslieL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, very pleasant staff. Fun to sit on the porch! I give it 5 stars!

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  34. CindyS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way too pricey for self serve. Food was cold even after it was sent back.

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  35. KaraO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food; my son loved the mushroom soup. Consistently Juniper’s food is awesome.

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  36. MariaA

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it when an owner takes the time to visit tables!

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  37. stevek

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and personal service at a family run restaurant.

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  38. ClaudiaW

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meals. Salmon dish and chef's pasta were excellent!

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  39. MichelleQ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors, service and ambience by the river. Creative menu! Would go again!

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  40. Jspirch

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is legit. Big-time kitchen staff in a quaint, small-town setting. The pan-seared salmon was prepared perfectly and the side-dish potato salad was a perfect blend of both flavors and textures.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Juniper's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 467-4040.

Juniper's is rated 4.8 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Juniper's

109 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Parkway south of Elmwood St. and north of Sylvan park
  • Neighborhood
    Lanesboro
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Shipton
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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