Mallards on the St. Croix

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Seafood
Join us at Mallards for award winning seafood and Cajun fare with scenic views of the St. Croix River! Try our signature lobster roll, house made Kansas City BBQ ribs or Key Lime pie paired with a glass of wine or one of our hand crafted cocktails. Southern hospitality is more than a tradition to us, it is our passion, and we will take any excuse to throw a party and you are invited!
Let us host your for the holidays! Mallards can accommodate large groups from 20-150!

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Specials

Happy Hour

1/2 Price taps, $1.50 off all Wine & Cocktails, $4,$5,$6 snacks, and $2 off Appetizers.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 18, 2018

Ends: October 19, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have eaten here a couple other times and really enjoyed the food. Today it was ok. What really got me more is how dirty and run down this place is. From the moment you see the landscaping outside to the dirty carpet etc inside. It needs some freshening up. It's not a dive bar, its a nice family restaurant with mostly good food and scenery of the river.

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w
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable place, always friendly, good service. Food is good.

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T
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers a Day brunch, little hectic, but seated on time. Never rushed, plenty of food, pleasant servers, great view of river.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your special holiday with us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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c
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Came here for mother’s day brunch. We had a 11:15 reservation, got there at 11:05 and waited at the front counter to check in for 20 minutes before anyone even welcomed us and checked us in. After that it took till Noon before we got seated. I can understand that they were busy, but There was no communication while we waited and no apologies. The food for the brunch buffet was cold, they didn’t even have eggs at a brunch. Overall very disappointing. We were charged $122 for 4 people for one of the worst buffets I have ever eaten at and some of the worst service we have ever received. Will not recommend

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a mother's day brunch, so not the typical day for them. Food was good with plenty of options and we enjoyed the location adjacent to a marina.

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Responded 6 days ago

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed!! Thank you for sharing your special day with!

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the view of the St Croix River. Pleasant place to dine.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed!!

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MI
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful lunch! Get a away for my Hubbs and I. Food and Service excellent. This is second visit. Planning on bringing our family soon!

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W
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice place, on the Saint Croix River,. Great service and food. Everything fresh and all the dishes were very well done. One particularity, they make Eggs Benedictin and omelettes to order. Great idea! If the Benedictines are waiting for you in the Samovar they get soaked. Fried chicken very crunchy and moist. Place to come back!

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PH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

THe buffet was pretty sparse and the quality of the food just so so. I expected a chef carving ham or roast beef and they did not have that. Most of the items in the hot buffet had little or nothing in them. They sat us back in a corner with no view or ambience, just a view of a computer and desk. Wont come again

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us!

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed in Easter Brunch this year. We won’t be back after 3 years of going. Overpriced for value.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great variety for Easter brunch. Loved everything but the deviled eggs.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent ambience.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed!

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DO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the OpenTable app!! I was glad that I was able to make the reservation ahead of time because of it being a busy night at the restaurant and we had a party of 6 coming in. There was barely a wait time and the food was excellent. I liked that fact that the manager came around to the tables asking how things were going and took care of us at the end. We'll be back!!

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed!!

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JJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit to Mallards in 3 weeks. We find the food to be outstanding, the service very good and the servers extremely friendly. Now the we have discovered Mallard's, we will be making it a weekly event. Very pleasant.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience!

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R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We went craving Lobster, so were disappointed that we couldnt get lobster tail with our prime rib dinner. Recommend that the online menu state what is offered at Surf n Turf Saturday vs. listing as it was a bit deceiving. Prime Rib was delicious but would have liked a salad along with the dinner.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Feedback is how we improve.

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J
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to meet up with friends.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you, we are thrilled you enjoy!

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H
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, atmosphere and price were reasonable. The ice tasted like frying grease. The five people in our group each noticed it in our water. Then two ordered soda and still noticed the fried grease taste. We brought it to our servers attention, she apologized for it but that’s where it ended. The wine tasted fine, so it wasn’t dirty glasses. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen but this wasn’t pleasant.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. Feedback is how we learn and improve.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Fish and chips were good but for the price, two small pieces of fish was very disappointing. Overall, I would have rated it higher if the service was a little faster and, again for the price, a third piece of fish. Also other tables were getting a bread serving but we didn't until I asked for it. I was told it was still in the oven but other tables received theirs even as the waitress was talking to us.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. Feedback is how we learn and improve.

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WL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great views, great food, great service.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!!

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WI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, not great. But the view makes up for anything the food lacks (especially daytimes or at night during Daylight Savings Time). Besides the typical ducks and geese flying over the river, one often see bald eagles and hawks. We have always had very pleasant waiters and waitresses, so that combined with the view makes this a definite favorite of ours. Food suggestions: lobster roll, crab cakes, fish fry (I get mine broiled) during Lent.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

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SN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food certainly was the best part of the dinner; however, as an all you eat fish fry, I was disappointed that we were there for two hours with reservations starting at 7 and only had two pieces of fish. Very slow!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I was extremely extremely surprised that place is awesome I totally thought it was going to be something different in a negative way I was definitely fooled that place is awesome I would go there any day of the week that place is phenomenal and definitely bring a party bus with me full of new customers thank you so much for a wonderful wonderful experience thank you

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to Mallards over last couple years. Service is excellent and food is great. Friday fish during lent was excellent.

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h
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time we've dined inside and it was really delightful. A beautiful view of the river even though it was frozen. but a lovely view. Delightful server. Delicious food. We don't have to wait for patio weather - we'll certainly dine inside again.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad to hear of your experience!

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VP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good fish fry. Great light breading. Not too heavy. Friendly host ( big dude) friendly bartender. Not a pretentious place at all. Very chill. Would return again .

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed!

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JP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for the Friday fish fry. Very good fish, light and crispy and hot. Great value. Service was ok. It was busy this time of year for lenten fish eaters.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you!

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Place has gone down hill, food and ambience. Won't go again.

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C
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although we had a reservation we had to wait a half hour for others (without reservations) to be seated. Service was very slow. Food was mediocre.

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KO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our experience at Mallards on The St. Croix. Very relaxing and intimate atmosphere but still friendly and not too fancy. I recommend the walleye bites for an appetizer, could be the best walleye I’ve had. From the apitezer to the salads and bread to our main dishes we were very satisfied. I had the jambalaya which was delicious and fresh. All for a very reasonable price for the quality of food. Highly recommended.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you!! We are so pleased to hear of your experience!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Valentine's dinner, the starters were great. The entree's were just ok.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. They had a couples menu for valentines but also a regular menu. Well thought out.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish was fabulous! Blackened was the favorite!

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you, so glad to hear! Appreciate you sharing your experience with us!

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CA
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mallard's. The owner is so very good about letting us order from outside the menu. Our server, Brooke, was wonderful.

Mallards on the St. Croix
Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you for this kind mention! We are happy to accommodate dietary preferences!

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SE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went during happy hour and ended up deciding on a few appetizers instead of entrees. Drinks were great, food so-so. Crab Cakes were amazing, Tuna Poke was rubbery, and we decided the lime juice on the Seafood Campechana may have been 'Rose's Lime Juice' and was very off putting. The chairs and tables were worn. The deck was closed, of course, but when you walk from the front door to the dining tables, you see all of the summer deck furniture haphazardly stacked up through the windows. Would be nice if the aesthetic were better.

Mallards on the St. Croix
Responded on March 23, 2019

We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't exceptional, and do appreciate your comments. Feedback is how we learn and improve. Thank you.

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PP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very long wait, although waiters and waitresses seemd to be working hard.
The good news was that the manager (?) came to us and apologized for how long it was taking for our drinks and only charged us for two of the three. We appreciated that.

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k
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. Mother-in-law ordered the Jambalaya, but they forgot to put the shrimp in it. They grilled some up, and the chef delivered it to the table and apologized. Other than that, we had a great meal, and it was quiet enough that we were able to talk and linger for a while after dinner.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, so pleased you enjoyed!

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CC
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant evening - have never been disappointed when we come here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! We had the pecan encrusted walleye & needed a doggie bag....the lobster bisque was great too. Live music was very nice. We’ll be going back.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you for sharing your special evening with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed!

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s
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We almost always have the fried shrimp dinner - so good! I do change out the french fries and cole slaw for a salad, however. Hubby likes the fries and cole slaw. I also really like the honey butter that they serve with the warm bread.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you! So glad you enjoy!

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