Dining Category: Outdoor Space

Train Trax Snack Car

601 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Hikers, bikers, runners, and dog walkers taking advantage of the Brown’s Creek Trail can now take a break for a snack and beverage at the renovated train trolley car resting on tracks between the downtown trailhead and The Zephyr Theatre.

Brix Music Cafe

423 Main St S.
Stillwater, MN 55082

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
Phone: 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.

Forge & Foundry Distillery

223 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.2242

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.

Papa’s Rooftop at Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.6000

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

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

Gateway Trailside

9760 Lansing Ave. N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.242.4415

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!

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.3310

One of Minnesota’s largest wineries – Take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards and enjoy the rustic tasting room in restored century-old barn. 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 drive from downtown. Watch for events like grape stomp or art and music fairs! Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Hot Air Balloons.

The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.705.6005

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!

Sara’s Tipsy Pies

823 4th St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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 and other local bakers while sipping Willows coffee.

MN Nice Cream

308 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 612.259.7053

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

Matchstick Restaurant & Spirits

232 N. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.571.0111

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.

Brian’s Bar & Grill

219 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

MADE Coffee

402 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.571.3500

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.

Feller at Lora Hotel

402 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

Lolito

112 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

Brick & Bourbon

215 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

The Velveteen Speakeasy

123 N. 2nd St. -1
Stillwater, MN 55082

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.

The Tilted Tiki

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.2545

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…

Ziggy’s on Main

132 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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!

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.0044

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in downtown Stillwater with river views just off the bike trail. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. The brews are sold in pints, flights and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn or bring in food from local restaurants. Live music, open mic and trivia events!

LoLo American Kitchen

233 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

Lift Bridge Brewery Tap Room

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 888.430.2337

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, hard selzters, and sodas. Live music and events, too!

OASIS CAFE

806 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

NO-NECK TONY’S

231 Myrtle St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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 jukebox! Discover Myrtle St. temporary patio space summer 2021!

VICTORIANO’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA

402 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

QUICKFIRE PIZZA

116 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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!

The DAILY GRIND ESPRESSO CAFE

217 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.3207

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.

Coffee Paw CAFE

826 4th Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

3rd Street Post

103 S. 3rd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1435

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

Portside

317 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.1502

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.

PD PAPPY’S

422 E. Mulberry St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.1147

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!

NACHO MAMA’S

312 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.9544

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.

MEISTERS BAR & GRILL

901 S 4th Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.9860

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

MARX Fusion Bistro

241 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

LOWELL INN

102 N. 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

LEO’S GRILL & MALT SHOP

131 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.3949

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).

JOSEPH’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

14608 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

GASTHAUS BAVARIAN HUNTER

8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

THE FREIGHT HOUSE

305 Water Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 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.

DOMACIN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

102 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1352

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.

CHARLIE’S IRISH PUB

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.6000

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.

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