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

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

Brick & Bourbon

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

Opening January 23! Think 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.


101 Water Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Charlie’s Restaurant offers an extensive fine dining menu a midst 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  bourbon, whiskey, tequila, or scotch pairings and hand-rolled cigars. Two outdoor dining decks offer great views of the river and live music. Charlie’s Irish Pub is an authentic scene offering Irish fare with fun and lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round and outdoor live music on the patio on Sundays in the summer.  Private ballroom rental available.


826 4th Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Chilkoot Café and Cyclery features a full service café specializing in high quality scratch foods and pastries, as well as house roasted coffee and espresso.  Just a few blocks from downtown Stillwater. We use only the freshest local, sustainable and organic ingredients. We also feature a full service bike shop specializing in retail, repair and fitting. We sell a wide range of bikes and are committed to getting our clients on the right bike at the right price with a great fit.

Cozzie’s Tavern & Grill

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

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. Outdoor patio Pull tabs.


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

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 the great deck.


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

Domacin is one of the best wine bars in the Twin Cities and has the awards to prove it. Great selection of open bottles to choose from. Expand your wine knowledge and have a good time. Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 25 wine bars. New wine shop on site and intimate wine cellar room available for private rental. Now serving Sunday Brunch.

Foodies on Foot

Can’t decide where to eat? Take a culinary walking tour of downtown Stillwater. Take a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the best restaurants and specialty shops Stillwater has to offer. One-of-a-kind tours of locally owned restaurants, gourmet food shops, microbreweries, and wineries.  This three plus hour relaxing stroll simply offers the best of Stillwater…one bite at a time! Reservations required.


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

Restaurant, Beer Garden and Tap Room downtown featuring the largest patio in the area and a pristine view of the beautiful St. Croix River & 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.


8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

The Gasthaus has been serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater.   Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September!  Big tents and Ompah bands.


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

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!


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

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.


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

Old-fashioned burger & 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 decor. Outdoor Patio. Take Out. Open daily, right on Main Street corner of Chestnut (lift bridge road).

Lion’s Tavern

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

Bring your friends together to enjoy bites and libations in this restaurant lounge in the stunning vintage Grand Garage building on Main Street. Featuring casual cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Play shuffleboard while enjoying a classic cocktail at this new gathering spot open for late night dining. Enjoy the great weather on their large outdoor patio with cabanas, outdoor fire pit, and live music Thursday-Saturday.

LoLo American Kitchen

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

Enjoy gourmet street food and American small plates along side craft cocktails and artisan spirits. Foodies will love the chef’s bar where you can watch the culinary action at hand in an open kitchen layout. Stop by to eat, drink, and socialize in an exploratory yet casual modern setting. This locally owned, locally sourced restaurant and bar is the concept of the owners Joe Ehlenz-Former GM of Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ and Brad Nordeen-Former Executive Chef of Phil’s Tara Hideway.


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

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.


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

Historic pub on Main Street. 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!


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

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.

MARX Fusion Bistro

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

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. Live music every Tuesday nights.


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

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


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

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


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

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 include full bar service and outdoor patio.


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

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


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

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.


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

Seasonal indoor and  outdoor seating on the river by the marina. Popular spot for boaters, motor cyclists and everyone in between.  Burgers, Beer & so much more.  Live music and dancing Thursday – Sunday. Never a cover charge.  Join the fun!

Phil’s Tara Hideaway

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

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.


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

New restaurant 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.


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

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!

REVE Bistro & Bar

200 Chestnut Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Contemporary American fare now in new location in the Chestnut building. Full-service restaurant, featuring terrific wines and Belgian beers. Cozy conversations by the fire in the winter, large outdoor patio, and private dining room available. Live music Thursday-Sunday.  Cheers!



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

Live music on the deck from Memorial Day through Labor day every Sunday from 4-8PM. Great drink deals, events, and pull tabs. All welcome! Check us out on Facebook for other events.

Sweet Taste of Italy

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

Locally-owned, family restaurant specializing in casual full-service dining, drinks, outdoor patio/seating, take out meals perfect for any amount of people and catering for all occasions of life and work. Food is made fresh from scratch each day including our baked sweet Italian bread, in fact that’s where our name came from and what we’re famous for!

Thai Basil

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

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

The Meet Market

1754 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Dine-in, take-out, or American fare catering – Sandwiches, Ribs, Cheese Curds, Beer and Wine.

The Outing Lodge Themed Dinners

11661 Myron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Book a culinary experience unique in our fast modern world. A feeling of harmony flows from flavor to flavor, mixes in the conversation, the good company, the candlelight, and the music. Dinners menus follow recipes from European culinary schools.  Events start at 6:30. Advanced reservations required and custom designs for private events available.

The Tilted Tiki

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

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, wine or beer. Open Wednesday – Sunday 5pm-1am.

The Wedge and Wheel

308 East Chestnut Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Cheese bar and cheese shop featuring fine and rare cheeses and charcuterie sourced locally, nationally, and internationally. Gourmet cheese cut fresh to order. Dine in and choose cheese flights, sandwiches, wine or beer. Private tastings, pairings, and classes available.


413 Nelson Street East
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Come relax at the casual eatery,  Tin Bins, located in the historic Commander Building, just off Main Street on Nelson.  Outdoor deck – views of the river.  Serving up casual food, picnic take-outs, wine bar and coffee shop all wrapped into one! Occasional live music.


402 N Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Dine in/take out/delivery. True NY style Pizza- Our extra large pies are so delicious, that even if you have a hard time remembering the name, you won’t forget the pizza. Victoriano’s is a family owned and operated joint with over 60 years combined pizza experience. We put our heart and soul into every pie and every dish. Chef George “The Pizza Connoisseur” is at the oven so you are sure to experience a “Pizza Affair To Remember”.


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

This historic Stillwater Saloon, located right on Main Street, is a great place to stop  for more than just beer and burgers!


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

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. Private rental available. Bubble hockey. Live music EVERY weekend!

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