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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!

Brian’s Bar & Grill

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


*a few heated spots in the back

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

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.

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

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. The four season deck offer great views of the river year-round. Charlie’s Irish Pub is an authentic scene offering Irish fare with fun and lively Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights year-round. Private ballroom rental available.

Coffee Paw CAFE

826 4th Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1048

Coffee Paw Cafe 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 when available.

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.

Forge & Foundry Distillery

223 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2242


*Heaters on Rooftop Deck

Forge and Foundry is a small craft distillery located in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. We carefully pick our ingredients from local sources to produce exceptional spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

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

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. Pets only allowed on grassy area, not deck.

Gateway Trailside

9760 Lansing Ave. N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.242.4415


Seasonal May-Oct.

If you get hungry or thirsty while biking, be sure to seek out this food truck along the trail to re-energize! Access the food truck via the Gateway Trail near mile marker 15 between hwy 96 and Lansing Ave. If you are on the Brown’s Creek trail, it’s located just northeast of the intersection of the Gateway and Brown’s Creek trail. Picnic lunch to go options available as well!

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 & 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).

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
888.430.2337


*Heaters outside by picnic tables and to-go beer pick up stand

Enter the doors of this taproom and you’ll immediately sense that things are a little different here. Bustling city life is left behind for something more authentic, and that starts with the beer. Served directly from the source, our selection goes beyond our regular line up and includes limited release and experimental beers. So come in. Try something new. Unwind with an old friend or meet a new one in the tap room of our local brewery. Live music and events!

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 special 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. 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 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.

MADE Coffee

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


*Fire pit outside coffee shop

Coffee that’s familiar without being ordinary. Fresh pressed juices that awaken. In true Minnesota fashion, our street-level café is a beacon for both locals and voyagers. MADE also offers tea and locally made pastries. Located at Lora Hotel.

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0044


*heaters and cover on riverview patio

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in the Maple Island Hardware Building in historic downtown Stillwater, MN. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. Flagship brews include: Cup of Joe Freakshow, Burlesque Kolsch and Maple Island Bock – Plus many ever-changing others. The brews are sold in pints and flights on-site and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn and peanuts or bring in food from local restaurants. Live music on weekends, open mic Tuesday nights and trivia Thursday nights.

MARX Fusion Bistro

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


*Heated igloo enclosures coming soon!

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.

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.

MN Nice Cream

308 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
612.259.7053


Seasonal May-Oct.

Nostalgic dessert experience with a twist. Soft-serve ice cream with whimsical toppings like edible glitter. Available in vegan and dairy free, too!

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.  Full bar.   Take out and catering available. Stop by to see the new catina bar at the Main Street entrance of the restaurant! Discover extra outdoor seating on Nelson Alley in summer 2020!

NO-NECK TONY’S

231 Myrtle St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1261

A quaint and locally owned bar, providing unique martinis, specialty cocktails, and fantastic ambiance. Voted “BEST BLOODY MARY” in the St. Croix Valley and Minnesota Monthly. Skee-Ball and juke box! Discover Myrtle St. temporary patio space summer 2020!

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 include full bar service and outdoor patio.

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.

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, motor cyclists and everyone in between.  Burgers, Beer & so much more.  Live music and dancing Thursday – Sunday. Never a cover charge.  Join the fun!

Portside

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


*Enclosure for Winter on Rooftop

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.

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!

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3310


*Heaters on deck, Closed in January.

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and best known wineries. Try wines and take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards. Our rustic tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond.Our award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling. Just a short five minute drive from downtown. September offers a Grape Stompin’ competition and year-round events that feature art and music. Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloons. Great for groups or individuals.

Sara’s Tipsy Pies

823 4th St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0934

The famous sweet and savory Sara’s Tipsy Pies can now be enjoyed at a retail cafe on a charming South Hill neighborhood corner. Pick up hand pies fresh or frozen or pre-order full sized pies. Stop in for fresh baked products from Sara’s Tipsy Pies, Silver Spoon Baker, Nikkolette’s Macaroons, and Willows coffee.

The DAILY GRIND ESPRESSO CAFE

217 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3207


*Heated patio enclosure coming soon!

Life is too short for Bad Coffee. We have served our  great coffee in a great little coffee shop – all with a river view since 1992.   Drink your coffee here, or take it to go! Located in the back of Valley Bookseller.

The FREIGHT HOUSE

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


TEMPORARILY CLOSED SINCE COVID

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.

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 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 2020.

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.3127

Thor’s Hard Cider is authentically made from fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apples with no preservatives. The entire process happens at our Stillwater, MN orchard. The apples are grown, harvested, pressed and brewed at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, a fourth-generation apple farm. This first cider is named after our our great-grandfather and founder of Aamodt’s Apple Farm.

VICTORIANO’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA

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

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”.

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. Private rental available. Bubble hockey. Live music EVERY weekend! Discover the Chestnut Street outdoor space, summer 2020!

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