Charlie’s Cafe

115 Main St E
Freeport, 56331
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This is one of the two restaurants located in this lovely little oasis in the vast wilderness of Minnesota of off I94. We were passing through on a Sunday afternoon and decided to try this place out for lunch. This place is no more that you your typical small town restaurant but it seems to be very popular with the locals. the service was very flighty for lack of a better term. Our waitress forgot Lara's soup and her milk and the manager forgot to bring me my Heinz 57 steak sauce. I really did not need that sauce because the steak was actually a tasty cut of meat. My steak may have even been a local resident of the surrounding area before I ingested it. I am thinking my eggs may have been local at one point too as they seemed very fresh. My only complaint with the food was with my coffee and I can't really hold this against them. I think the water just tastes awful everywhere in southern Minnesota outside of Minneapolis.
What a wonderful place this is. Like I was in her for their sunday brunch/lunch special right. And like it was all you can eat chicken and ribs, and stuffing, and mashed potatoes and bread. And like it was freaking delicious. And can you guess how much this feast cost me? it was 6.50, it was like a holiday miracle, but it wasn't a miracle. It was luck. And the ribs were smoked and so tasty. And like apparently it's like super well known, and was in National Geographic a while ago. But it was a pretty sweet stop along the highway.
I sat at the counter (with its original boomerang Formica) and received water and a welcome right away. The egg salad sandwich was better than most; had a little zing to it, almost like there was pickle juice in the dressing (I didn't ask). Chicken and dumpling soup was fine for me but if you don't like things good and salty, this might not be the soup for you. Pumpkin pie was excellent. My waitress rendered lightning-fast, friendly service. I took a caramel roll to go which didn't make it home. I will absolutely stop again anytime I'm passing by Freeport!

(320) 836-2105

American (Traditional), German

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Ackie’s Pioneer Inn

123 Main St E
Freeport, 56331
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(320) 836-2695

American (New)

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