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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, BBQ ribs and a 18oz bone in Rib-eye 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Traditional Turkey and Ham dinner served family style with a wonderful view of the St. Croix River.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Indulge in a Christmas Eve Tradition with the Feast of the Seven Fishes!

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Mallards on the St. Croix Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (17)
Scenic View (14)
Good for Groups (13)
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Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was very good! The atmosphere was fun! The service was sub par. Probably just got the wrong server?

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great seafood with a great view of the St. Croix river. We will be back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good food and drinks. Service could have been better, but they were busy. Very noisy when we
first entered.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Birthday lunch with a client.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food and service was great. Loved it. I will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Third time was not a charm. This was the last and worst chance. The kitchen vents into the dining room so everything smells like grease. Poor, poor service. The filet was listed as 6 oz was less than 3. The outdoors of this place is lovely. The inside should match but just doesn't. Like I said, this was our 3rd try. We wanted so much for this place to improve. We are done. A beautiful Friday night and the place was nearly empty. This says everything.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 10, 2017

As always we loved being at Mallards. We have our favorites on the menu like Lobster Roll, Fish and Chips, mostly their fish plates, love the view by "our" window and the always nice service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 2, 2017

First time visit to Mallard's, the overall experience was wonderful - the lobster roll is highly recommended, the Italian Moscato was fantastic, the riverside view was welcoming, and our waitress Whitney eased our anxiety during our visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very simply, good food but very poor service. Example: no appetizer plates for our appetizer. Forgot to bring a drink. Brought food with no silverware. I won't plan to return any time soon.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Delicious dinner celebrating Birthdays. Relaxing regardless of the loud group next to us. Personable waiter. Service was a bit slow but luckily we were not in a hurry. We will return for another dinner, just because.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Our waiter was poor, mixed up orders, drinks took forever.

Our bills came messed up, when he went to correct them he ran our cards without letting us review the "corrected" bill and ran the cards opposite (so I paid a $90 bill when our friends paid my $74 bill). After we left we realized that the bill was STILL wrong. Very frustrated but called the manager who thanked me for letting him know.

I love this place and the food is good but if you're in a hurry, go elsewhere!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Mallards advertised King Crab, ALL YOU CAN EAT for $19.99 per person. When we asked for an additional 1/2 serving we were told it would be an Additional $13.99 (market price the server said) and when questioned about the ALL YOU CAN EAT feature we were told that was an "Ad" gimmick. Server was good, what crab legs we did get were good, but we feel this is false
advertising and therefore will not patronize this establishment again and will additionally advise friends to avoid it also!

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We've been to Mallard's couple of other times and the food has always been great as was the service. This week the service was very slow, food was good but not great. we will go back, but probably not for a while. We had a Groupon for wine/cheese tasting. The wine was brought to us in wine glasses, with 2 empty glasses for us to pour the wine into. I saw others with Wine Flights and they had nice wine tasting carafes - what's up with the glasses? And I would've expected a sheet of paper telling us what the wines were.

Great opportunity for this place, they just need to step it up a notch and be more consistent.

Lobster Roll was yummy as always.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

This is our second time at Mallards. Both times for our anniversary! It is a beautiful location, especially if you like the water views. Worth the drive as it is 40 minutes from our home. If we lived closer, we would frequent more often!
Jackie was our sever is is a joy. She was very attentive to my parents and our needs!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great location and beautiful view of the Saint Croix! Our waiter was very friendly, and the atmosphere was nice. The menu had many different options, which was great for a larger group. The price was much more reasonable than other restaurants I looked at in the Stillwater area. A few of my friends ordered salads and really enjoyed them. All of the ingredients looked fresh, and the presentation was most inviting, especially the way the walleye tacos came out. I ordered the Mediterranean shrimp pasta, which I wished I would have enjoyed more. It was a nice dish but way too spicy for both my taste and for the Mediterranean cuisine. The waiter also mentioned that the soup of the day was really spicy, so it could just be the restaurant, but I would recommend that you ask about the level of spice in the dish you order. I love mediterranean dishes, but their preparation of this pasta dish made for a less enjoyable dining experience for me.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was our first time here. We were entertaining guests from England and they wanted to dine somewhere by the water. The local lake restaurants were full so we chose Mallards. Always a risk to take friends to a new restaurant but our experience was good, the food was good (especially the lobster roll), and the view of the St. Croix river was enjoyable. They enjoyed it and so did we. I recommend this place to try.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Didn't matter that we had a reservation as people ahead of us, wearing swim suits and without reservations, were given tables near the windows. We waited. The staff seating; a male looking to be a manager and a couple females hostesses, seemed very caught up in the flurry and apparent excitement of boaters coming in, and somewhat Inconvinced by our group ("well, where do you want to sit?"). It was all to bad because the food was so good and the venue is so pretty.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was okay but the entire evening was spoiled by possibly the worst waiter ever. We were there on a recent Saturday and it was early evening - not busy. We placed our appetizer and entree orders soon after being seated. We hadn't been waiting long for the apps when the waiter stopped by our table and said the chicken wings would be out soon - except we hadn't ordered wings. The correct apps arrived within a reasonable timeframe. The entrees, however, were a different story. He gave us two different excuses as to why our dinner was taking so long and also told us we had to be patient - hah! (first : A large party had placed their order just before us, and later: The kitchen never saw our order - he flashed a piece of paper as if to prove it to us). He said the apps would be comped. We waited more and he suddenly brought out a second order of the two appetizers we had originally eaten. When he placed the second of the two apps down he made a comment about how quickly those arrived. Puzzled, we told him we'd already eaten our first order of appetizers and hadn't ordered a second round of them. He said he didn't remember us getting our first round (not surprising since it had been well over an hour) and that we would need to pay for one of the sets of apps. Yeah, right. Let's just say it came out of his tip. He also offered a free drink - my husband asked for a mojito. It must have been a Shirley Temple mojito. No alcohol and all sugar. Our entrees finally arrived and they were fine. We did notice several tables around us that also seemed to be waiting an unusually long time. One couple that came in after us appeared to be frustrated and left after eating just their appetizer. Thankfully we weren't super hungry when we arrived and were not in a particular hurry. Terrible waiter aside, the restaurant was clean - but definitely not worth our drive from the Cities. We will NOT be returning to Mallards on the St Croix nor would we recommend it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 3, 2017

This was our first time here and we really didn't know what to expect. We sat out back and watched the boats go by, while kids play bocce ball...it really was quite nice. The food is priced fair and tastes good. Would we go back? Yes.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was average. They ran out of baked potatoes, so they just opted to bring me French fries without asking if that was ok. Our house salads were warm and the lettuce was wilted and the radicchio was brown. The restaurant was extremely noisy and I thought the servers appeared disheveled and very unprofessional looking. I do not appreciate servers with nose and lip rings and an over abundance of their tattoos showing in this type of restaurant. I am not a prude, but in a fine dining restaurant I expect more professionalism from the servers. I tip at least 20% when dining out, which I did at Mallards, but truly our dining experience did not live up to a 20% tip.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was very good. Our waitress provided us with great service

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

As usual we enjoyed our time at Mallards. My favorite is always either the fish fry or lovster roll, but this time one of us enjoyed a great steak as well. Good service, good wine--cocktails need some more care. Overall as pleasurable as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Overall, a good experience. Meat, especially the pork, was rather tough.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual
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