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3rd Street Post

103 S. 3rd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1435

Great drink deals, events like live music on the deck, and pull tabs. American Legion Post 48, All welcome!

ACAPULCO

1240 West Frontage Rd.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.9462

Family-owned Mexican restaurant with fantastic food, great service and full sports bar.  Located on Hwy 36 frontage road – just minutes from downtown Stillwater.

Brian’s Bar & Grill

219 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.571.3132

Historic downtown Stillwater bar & grill – darts, pool, sports tvs, and pull tabs. Private event space on 3rd level available for rent, too.

Brick & Bourbon

215 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0777

We are an elevated eatery and craft libation venue that believes in using the freshest domestic and imported ingredients. We are founded on the principles of providing impeccable fare, paired with tasty craft cocktails and vintage bourbon, iced with outstanding service. We operate on the philosophy that nothing is more important than our guests and their experience. Dine inside, reserve the chef’s table or climb to the beautiful rooftop dining.

Brix Music Cafe

423 Main St S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Premier live music venue, restaurant and bar located in the historic Brick Alley Building right at the south entrance of Main Street. Look for jazz, blues, cabaret or reggae live music line ups! The restaurant is a unique blend of southern coastal cuisine characterized by fresh vibrant flavors and ingredients prepared on the grill or smoker.

CafeZinho

413 Nelson St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1795

Coffee, Cafe & Cocktail Lounge. If you want a relaxing intimate World feel, Cafézinho is exactly the place you are looking for. A wonderful world café in the St. Croix Valley with mixtures of exotic coffee blends, and colorful cocktails with a warm and inviting lounge atmosphere.

CHARLIE’S IRISH PUB

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6000


*Heated/Covered Patio

Enjoy an authentic pub scene offering Irish fare with lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round, an expanded bar/restaurant area, and large glass-enclosed river view patio. Across from the pub, Charlie’s Restaurant offers an extensive fine dining menu in grande Victorian decor of the Historic Water Street Inn on the St. Croix River. Experience 4-course wine dinners every Wednesday or specialty themed dinners with spirit pairings and hand-rolled cigars.

Cozzie’s Tavern & Grill

11154 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0447


*Heaters on Patio

Once the local favorite ‘hole-in-the-wall’, under new ownership this renovated roadside restaurant has kept it’s rustic country bar charm that so many peopled loved with a whole new menu and outdoor patio area. Serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Casual atmosphere right off hwy 36 – great for groups, families – dine in or take out. Pull tabs!

DOCK CAFE

425 Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3770


TEMPORARILY CLOSED SINCE COVID

Set on the edge of the St. Croix river in downtown Stillwater, the Dock Cafe is a gathering place of friends for great food and fine wine. The right place for any occasion.  Enjoy large picture windows featuring views of the historic bridge and river, or during warm weather, sit on closest deck to the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater.

DOMACIN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

102 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1352


*Heaters at Outdoor Patio

Domacin is one of the best wine bars in the Twin Cities and has the awards to prove it. More than 600 wines by the bottle plus an extensive selection by the glass. Modern-American Cuisine. Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 25 wine bars. Private dining available in The Cellar, outdoor deck dining and Gazette Room plus a wineshop on site and educational classes and events.

Feller at Lora Hotel

402 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.571.3500

Feller takes inspiration from the culinary traditions of the Great North. Chef Sam Collins’ innovative menus are based on Midwest-sourced ingredients that evoke Minnesota’s traditional foraging and hunting culture, from Prairie Harvest quail to grass fed bison and homemade venison sausages. Sample the smoked trout BLT or find yourself tempted by an intriguing cocktail crafted with Minnesota spirits. Enjoy our beautiful dining room with main street window views, the outside patio or the roadside window just south of the hotel.

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7128

Serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and pine tree meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater and off the Brown’s Creek bike trail.  Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September!  Big tents and oompah bands. Pets only allowed on grassy area, not deck.

GRAND PIZZA

301 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.1262

Family-owned pizza joint right in historic downtown. Take out and Delivery available. Grand Pizza is more than just a pizzeria. Feast on our famous BBQ ribs or spicy hot wings, broasted chicken or pasta dishes. Guaranteed to please any appetite!

JOSEPH’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

14608 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.3336

Pleasing St. Croix Valley diners for over thirty years with home-cooking. We’re famous for broasted chicken and our pies, over thirty different kinds of delicious homemade pies.  Located on the Hwy 36 frontage road, just minutes from downtown.

LEO’S GRILL & MALT SHOP

131 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.3949


*Heaters on Patio

Old-fashioned burger and malt shop with a walk-up ice cream cone window. Listen to your favorites 50’s tunes and enjoy the step-back-in-time 50’s Americana decor. Open daily, right on the corner of Main Street and Chestnut St. (historic lift bridge road).

Lolito

112 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0972

Latin-American street food-themed restaurant with influences from the Yucatan and drinks lineup of tequilas and mezcals. The upstairs, Carlito, is open on weekends as a dive bar lounge area with live music. Discover the back alley patio space for summer 2021.

LoLo American Kitchen

233 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2461

Enjoy gourmet street food and American small plates along side craft cocktails and artisan spirits. Watch the culinary action at the open kitchen chef’s bar. Stop by to eat, drink, and socialize in an exploratory yet casual modern setting. This locally owned, locally sourced restaurant and bar also has outdoor patio for cocktails in the summer and upper lounge area open weekends only or for private events.

LOWELL INN

102 N. 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1100

The dining experience at the Historic Lowell Inn hotel is vintage and classy, with an inviting atmosphere. Enjoy an array of fine dining offerings, from a tender American beef tenderloin, to the multi-course Swiss Fondue, authentic high tea, or special occasion brunch on Mother’s Day, Easter, or Christmas Day. Private dining rooms, banquet and meeting space available for special events. On the national historic register.

MAD CAPPER SALOON & EATERY

224 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3710

Historic pub on Main Street – oldest bar still in operation. Come in for the great burgers and sandwiches and best craft beer selection in the valley.   Home of “Husband Daycare” – go ahead and shop the boutiques, ladies!

MARX Fusion Bistro

241 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.8333

Relax with a glass of wine and gather with friends while you enjoy a lively eclectic dinner and the beauty of Main Street! We specialize in having nightly seafood specials and a menu that has a unique blend of Caribbean, Asian and Italian American cuisine. Our vibe teleports guests from Stillwater to a major metropolis like New York or South Beach.

Matchstick Restaurant & Spirits

232 N. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.571.0111


*Heaters on Patio

Located inside the new Hotel Crosby, Matchstick restaurant sources farm to table meats & fish served with an array of fine wines, craft beers, and a 2,000 bottle selection of rare & unique spirits. Their food is prepared for intense flavor on a natural wood fired grill or smoker. The menu will please any palate from beef lovers to vegetarians with generous, sharable, small plate offerings in a warm, rustic dining room or main street patio.

MEISTERS BAR & GRILL

901 S 4th Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9860

A friendly neighborhood bar & grill since 1959…just a few blocks from downtown.

NACHO MAMA’S

312 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9544


*Heated Outdoor Igloos. Reservations required.

Nacho Mama’s is just the right fun place for an authentic and  fantastic Mexican meal either inside or on our outdoor patio deck.  Take out and catering available. Stop by to see the cantina bar at the Main Street entrance of the restaurant.

Norman Quacks

1400 Frontage Road W
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.341.0446

Norman Quack’s is a family owned and operated discount chophouse boasting an expansive menu – even the kids menu has almost 20 choices! Fresh and made from scratch.

OASIS CAFE

806 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.0928

A local favorite known for it’s burgers, breakfasts and pies.  The Oasis Cafe is a family-owned restaurant tucked into a rocky bluff as you enter Stillwater on Hwy 95 (St. Croix Scenic Byway) from the south.  Proud winners of  the 2013 Best Burger In The Valley contest. Expanded in 2018 to offer full service bar and outdoor patio.

OSAKA SUSHI & HIBACHI

108 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0285

Authentic Japanese cuisine with a daily lunch buffet, Hibachi grills, sushi and a generous Happy Hour. Right on Main Street.

Papa’s Rooftop at Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6000


*Heaters: Gas Firepits on Rooftop Patio

Rooftop restaurant at the Water Street Inn, with the best views of the St Croix River.

PATRIOT’S TAVERN

145 New England Place
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1472

The Patriot’s Tavern is modeled after a New England Tavern, serving up wood-fired pizzas and flat breads as well as burgers, salads and other American foods. Located west of downtown Stillwater – head up Myrtle St. to Manning Ave.

PD PAPPY’S

422 E. Mulberry St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1147


*Heaters on back Patio, Seasonal May-Oct

Seasonal restaurant with indoor and  outdoor seating on the river by the marina. Popular spot for boaters, motorcyclists and everyone in between.  Burgers, beer and so much more.  Live music and dancing Friday- Sunday. Never a cover charge.  Join the fun!

Phil’s Tara Hideaway

15021 N. 60th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9850

A historic landmark log cabin suspected for bootlegging and gangster activities of Capone and Dillinger. In 1997 Phil Barbatsis created a restaurant with traditions of the past while presenting guests with a contemporary and relaxing dining experience. The menu is Greek-Mediterranean inspired cuisine using only the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients.

Portside

317 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1502


*Enclosure for Winter on Rooftop

Located in the heart of Historic downtown Stillwater offering a diverse, scratch made menu & craft cocktails. Great happy hour & game specials, weekend entertainment, pool, darts, and much more in a newly upgraded space. Be sure to try the roof-top dining patio overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River! Event space with windows to the river also available for private rental.

QUICKFIRE PIZZA

116 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7009

Made-to-order individual pizzas baked in 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven.  Salads, beer, wine, beverages.  Right on Main Street with hidden back alley patio as well. Stop in!

Stillwater Proper Distillery & Tasting Room

227 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2053

Coming soon 2021!

Thai Basil

1180 Frontage Rd W
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.4033

Fresh Thai specialties featuring appetizers, soups, entrees, noodle dishes with authentic spices and flavors.

THE FREIGHT HOUSE

305 Water Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.5718

Restaurant, beer garden and tap room downtown featuring the largest patio in the area and a pristine view of the beautiful St. Croix River and historic lift bridge. All new tap room with 24 local beers on tap and craft burgers served on artisan pretzel buns and hand cut fries. Outdoor Bocce ball, giant Jenga and chess, skeeball, pool, darts. On National Historic Register.

The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.705.6005


*Alley way outdoor axe throwing and firepit open if weather permits.

We opened The Lumberjack to create a place where visitors can learn about Stillwater’s rich history and locals can find a home. We are not your typical axe throwing bar. We have taken this cathartic back woods play into a warm and friendly environment. We promise a brand new way to enjoy a drink and play with friends. Book your party today!

THE MAIN CAFE

108 Main Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2319

After spending many years in France learning the art of dining and cuisine, Egyptian-born Samy Youssef first opened The Main Cafe on November 15th, 1989. He and his wife have been working hard ever since; determined to provide diners authentic, home-style meals prepared with only the finest ingredients. At our diner everyone is treated (and fed) like family.

The Tilted Tiki

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2545


*Heaters on Patio

Nothing more relaxing than sipping a tropical drink, enjoying a tidbit and playing a game in a décor that makes you feel like you are on vacation! Palm trees, parrots, tiki art. Cocktail lounge & live music. Hawaiian shirts welcome! Come, unwind, enjoy. Tiki on my friends…

The Velveteen Speakeasy

123 N. 2nd St. -1
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater’s only speakeasy. Find us underground via a secret door at JX Venue. Enjoy nightlife, mixology, cocktails, appetizers, dessert, wine or beer. Discover the temporary outdoor secret garden dining summer 2021.

VICTORIANO’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA

402 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3700

Started in 2009 by New Yorker George and purchased by a long-time regular and local south hill girl in the fall of 2019. These well-loved recipes are labored over every week for the legendary crust and sauce that made a name for itself a decade ago. Pies and slices. Online and phone orders. Delivery and Carry out. Patio seating all summer.

WHITEYS SALOON

302 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9902

This historic Stillwater Saloon, located right on Main Street, is a great place to stop  for more than just beer and burgers! Pull tabs, unbeatable food and drink happy hour, weekend brunch and friendly local bar.

Ziggy’s on Main

132 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1773

Street Food. Music. Cocktails. Find this club-like restaurant with a live music stage and featuring a changing food truck-inspired menu with main stay street favorite edibles. Right off Main Street/Chestnut St. Bubble hockey. Live music EVERY weekend!

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