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About Mallards on the St. Croix

Award winning seafood restaurant with scenic views of the St. Croix River. Menu includes items like the famous Lobster roll as seen on TV,Kc BBQ ribs and a 16oz bone in New York Strip are just to name a few of the selections. Hand crafted cocktails and a great wine list. Outdoor seating available, a nice place for a celebration any time of the year.

101 5th Ave S
Bayport, MN 55003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday -Saturday
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 10pm
Happy Hour Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm, 9 - CL
Sunday Happy Hour & Dinner 11am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Highway 95

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 342-0903

Website:
http://www.mallardsmn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the patio Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the summer!

Catering:
We offer on site catering with a large variety of food and drinks.

Executive Chef:
David Suddath

Private Party Facilities:
Weddings and private events for up to 300 guests. We offer many different packages with the best views of the St. Croix River. Choose from our 3 season screened in porch overlooking the marina to our elegant dining room or in the summer we offer river-side dining on the deck!

Private Party Contact:
David Suddath: (651) 342-0903

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mallards on the St. Croix Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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3.8

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3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Scenic View (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Used a steak/lobster groupon for 4 on Sunday night. Was met with little or no interest from the bar keeper and had to wait for a table to be set up. (Hint: if you do that, at least seat us at a table that we can't see. The one we got was ready all along!)
Portions were extremely small. Maybe a 4 oz. piece of meat and the lobster looked like a tiger shrimp. The food tasted very good, but not much even with the discounted groupon. Our waitress was nice. She warmed up as the night went on. Service, once seated, was fine.
Would not willingly go there again. There are too many other good restaurants around the area.

Tags: Waterfront, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, great service! We had the 4 course meal-very tasty and filling! We've also been here in the summer and had the lobster roll on the patio and it was terrific!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was over priced and very small portions. Limited menu on new years eve and nothing looked appealing. Serviced was slow and not friendly

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've never seen so many upset costumers with the all you can eat crab special for $20.99 (it's only for the first pound). If you ask for more crab the all you eat price is $39.99 (the staff won't mention the increased price). Use caution when reading this menu. They have NO problems hiding these issues until your bill arrives. I can't go back to place that plays deceptive games with it's customers.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We know committed help is good to find. This establishment was not prepared to serve a memorable Christmas Eve meal. We were seated 45 min. after our reservation, being told that the table prior to us just was staying around and talking, but when we were seated it took another 45 min just to receive our meal. The 7 fishes meal was prepared well, but the dishes
looked as though they have been served on multiple times and did not present the food well.
I do not leave reviews, but we drove from Lakeville to Bayport in expectation of a lovely evening only to be grateful when it was over. No extra deserts or beverages were offered for their lack of providing a pleasant experience on Christmas Eve. (we did not ask, as we did not feel it was our place to do so). That being said ~

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food, friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere make for a pleasant evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited Mallards on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed the experience. The food was tasty and nicely presented. The service was fantastic even though the dining room was packed. The Christmas Eve menu included a nice variety of entrees, and our party of 7 ordered 7 different meals. Everyone was very satisfied. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

They were open on Christmas Eve so me and my mom gave it a shot. It was very very good! I will definitely return. I had the lobster mac and cheese. It was a generous portion and was excellent! The cheese is the absolute gooiest I have every seen, it's crazy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Good for a nice quiet evening out. Nothing special but you can count on a nice meal, good service, good cocktails, reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was excellent and so was the service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Mallards has great food with a New Orleans influence. We have been going here for years and the only complaint I would have is that the portions of food have been getting smaller and the prices seem to keep sneaking up. Most of the servers are good and Zach (one of the owners) is a great guy. We had a Groupon for a very good 4 course meal in our last visit... once again the food was great, but there is no way I would pay the suggested retail price for the portions that we got. We will continue to go to Mallards as long as they keep offering Groupon deals.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We couldn't even experience the restaurant because we had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation. We went there about 10 minutes early and still could not get seated. I'm extremely disappointed especially since it was my husband's birthday

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

At first opening, we were frequent diners at Mallards & recommended to everyone! It WAS great, but definitely NOT RECOMMENDED anymore. As we continued to dine there over time, quality slowly diminished (service, food, drinks). We eventually stopped going there when we realized that there was not going to be any improvements & the quality continued to fade. We recently received a coupon for a BOGO entree & decided to give them another chance. WRONG TO HAVE TRIED AGAIN as the experience was severely lacking still & actually worse. Even with coupon, it was not worth the $. Wood Duck, which used to be a fantastic drink was COMPLETELY undrinkable & the cherry it in that used to be wonderful bourbon soaked, was an off color & even worse taste. Wait staff has gotten more casual & less attentive. Slamming down our waters on the table did not give a favorable first reimpression. I wouldn't expect a mess up of a salad, but Mallards can! Too much dressing (perhaps to cover wilted greens) & fleck of nuts & a piece of soggy fried goat cheese. Steaks were small for the price, but done to our request which is why the food got a "fair" rating. Duck rendered fat on the fries was revolting. Fries were underdone & you could literally squeeze a lot of the oil from them & I did to attempt this in some just to salvage something. However, we ended up leaving most of the fries on the plate in their swimming pool of smelly oil. And don't even think of trying dessert. Options sound good, but execution was quite terrible. How can something with sugar ever be bad? Mallards can show you how. And how tacky the menu is with the majority of it being advertisements by local businesses and even more advertisement space on a page than the food/drink options! Also disgusting was the restroom - where there was not a hook on the door for a purse or coat, they were out of the giant rolls of toilet paper, soap & paper towels on 1 side & a toilet continued to run. Restrooms on a Saturday eve unattended?!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The host/manager was not welcoming. He didn't smile. We weren't impressed. Our waitress was the same, she didn't smile once! What was right with this restaurant was the delicious food. My bone in New York strip and potatoes were excellent! My husband's crab legs were good, but a lot of work with all the leg cracking. Our friends had lobster mac and cheese, lobster bisque, fried shrimp and fries which they said was very good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was great. Service was good. Beware, however, if you have a Groupon or daily deal the restaurant will mark any specials (happy hour drinks, appetizers, etc.) up to full price without telling you.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and great service. We typically go here during boating season but decided to head here in the winter. Great decision!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place great food great service and fantastic value.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We made reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes. Staff very accommodating.
Food taste excellent. Must try this place for tasty food.
Ambiance lacking. Music a bit loud.
Price OK.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Jackie, our waitress, was outstanding. Food was great. Can't wait to go back for more

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We reallyenjoyed the Thanskgiving dinner. We were at the last seating of the day, and had to wait a few extra minutes for the previous diners to finish up. But, with the exception of there being no dark meat left, there was plenty of food available. We enjoyed the family style service, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back again.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving and the food was past amazing! Wonderful staff, a great view and time with our family made for a perfect day.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For those of us who don't prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home Mallard's is the perfect place to go. We have gone here for the last four Thanksgivings and would highly recommend it. All the food you want is served family style and there is a dessert bar. If you like traditional Thanksgiving fare this the place to go; tastes just like mom prepared it and no clean-up!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waited 25 minutes past our reservation time to be seated while walk-ins were seated ahead of us. Food was good, but not exceptional.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The fish and chips were good, fried golden and not brown and burnt like some places. It was all you can crab legs that night so it was very busy so we'll choose a different night next time unless we want crab legs cuz they were serving them on heaping platters!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The host was very nice, comped my drink when my date didn't show, the service was wonderful and they fulfilled my request for a quiet table overlooking the river.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for brunch and the kitchen got backed up from many parties ordering at once, but the wait staff was super sweet. They were checking in and letting us know what was taking time. Our toddler’s soup came out first and early so the wait wasn’t terrible. The food was quite good and the desserts they offered for the wait were great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Took the boyfriend to Mallards on his birthday. Made reservations but that ended up being unnecessary as it was a Tuesday at 2pm so literally there was one other party of 2 and us. The place was empty. Haha. Our server was super courteous and helpful with the menu. I had the Steak Alfredo which was absolutely delicious. Boyfriend had the fish and chips and said it was really good too. The place has a very nice lake view. When we told the server it was my boyfriend's birthday, he offered to give us free dessert which was way nice of him. We got their New Orleans Beignets to go and sweet Jesus, they were simply AH-mazing. Very positive experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We tried the Prime Rib Special - taste was good and price reasonably. The restaurant has great of the St. Croix river and is handicapped accessible. Lastly, the hostess and wait staff were friendly!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

For the last few months whenever I've gone here it has been disappointing. We've received extremely slow service from the kitchen, it appears they are short staffed for servers, and it's eventually followed up by just so-so food. I believe, ultimately, this is the result of poor management/ownership.
The last time we were there, after 1.5 hours we had received one beverage, no water refills, and only the salad/soup first course. Don't go to Mallards unless you have all the time in the world and are ok with mediocre food.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great views of the river and marina. Great Sunday afternoon cruise along the river and dinner at Mallards! My wife had fish n chips (cod) and I had shrimp. Loved the fall colors and the view of the river.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Arrived on time for reservation but they said they would be able to seat us in the dining room for at least 20-30 minutes. We opted to sit on their covered deck (with plastic sheeting covering the screened windows) and it was freezing. Loud music was playing there too. Really not the type of atmosphere I was hoping for. I wonder what was the point of having a reservation if we needed to wait 30 minutes for a table in the dining room? Server was attentive, good was decent. We certainly won't be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome place - great food! View of the river is breathtaking.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As the people at the table next to us were very loud, it was difficult for our friends and us communicate. Not the the restaurant’s fault, but disappointing. As always, food and service were good, the view great, we like Mallard’s.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Overall, the experience was good. The food tasted delicious, the servers were friendly and kind, and the atmosphere was welcoming.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very relaxed, good food, great ambience. Be sure to make reservations. There is outdoor seating if the weather is agreeable. Very busy when it's nice weather. Homey feel but still can be elegant enough for a special celebration.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We went on a Monday evening for our anniversary. I had crab legs (pretty good), he had chicken bruschetta (excellent!) I added a Mallard's House salad (excellent!) . We had key lime pie (excellent!) for dessert, which was given to us 'on the house' for our special occasion. The restaurant is tucked away in the Bayport Marina, and it was dark, but I think you can see the marina from the window tables. All in all a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was slow, it took 20 minutes to get a drink. We asked for bread and received two tiny slices. The food arrived and the fried catfish dinner was hot and fresh, but the seafood cannelloni was served lukewarm at best. The flavor was nice, but it was almost cold. Nasty. The server professed helplessness. It was a birthday celebration and we were very disappointed. The only good thing is the view from the porch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great time having dinner with friends. There was a bit of a wait even with a reservation, but they had a large company party happening at the time. Food was very good as was the service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was very slow. We were not seated on time. Asked for a dessert menu and after receiving it didn't see our waitress for 15 -20 minutes. Left without ordering dessert. Noted that we had birthday when we made our reservation and it was not even acknowledged.
Will not go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We were there on a Wednesday night. It was not very crowded. There were 6 of us and 3 of the 6 ordered the lobster roll. They have all traveled extensively and had lobster rolls all around the country and the world. They said that Mallards had the best that they had ever eaten. One woman said that she lives about 2 hours from there, but she will have her husband drive there and definitely order the lobster rolls again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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