Jr’s No.19 BBQ

303 Barclay Ave
Pine River, 56474
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Love this BBQ and owner is the nicest guy! Found this about 2 years ago, always get this when we are in town! LOVE IT! They just made a penny bar, more fun to be had here now! Update: DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT GETTING THE CHEESECAKE!! Omg... Heaven...
This place is terrific! My fiance and I had the best bbq that we have had in a long time here. Great service and great prices. My favorite was the pulled pork while my fiance loved the brisket. The homemade sauce was totally addicting. It was light, fruity and spicy. We had three different slices of the homemade cheesecake. The caramel macchiato and the coconut creme were awesome. Who serves fresh, homemade cheesecake anymore? I am so happy that we have a home in the area that we stay at frequently because I cannot wait to get back there soon!
I give this restaurant 3 stars, only because it fell short in a few areas, none of which were the meat! The brisket was great, tender and juicy, although some crispiness on the edges would have been welcome. I was unhappy that the sandwiches were not sold alone, or available with sides. The only option is to buy them with chips which were some cheap mass produced lays style variety. I don't like being forced into food I don't want, and everyone likes options! I ended up going with the rib plate so I could have potato salad, which ended up being a each style creamy salad. Im not usually into those but Ill admit this one was good. My colleague went with the pulled pork which she said was great except for the bun. It looked like it was the economy style hamburger bun, and the bottom became disgustingly soggy before she could finish. I actually couldn't recognize as bread and had to ask her what the heck was on her plate. She also had the mac and cheese which I got to try too! A big disappointment, It was dry and had little flavor. They should leave out the bacon and focus on making a creamier mac, at least make it creamier. Dry and gross, more milk and cheese/sauce!!!! Lastly I opted for their special rood bear which comes in ONLY a monster cup. The root beer was good, but why not offer a smaller portion and charge only a fraction less? I feel like this type of business model pushes excessive amounts of items, and they may not be exactly what you want!

(218) 587-4227

Barbeque, Sports Bars

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Dairy Queen

306 Front St
Pine River, 56435
Reviews:
The Dairy Queen in Pine River is conveniently located right off the 371. The facilities are nice and the staff was friendly. The 5$ lunch I got was a steal of a deal. I got a 1/4 lb burger, fries, a drink, and a sundae of my choice. It was quite tasty. I will be back.

(218) 587-4762

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Bites Grill and Bar

2793 State 371 SW
Pine River, 56474
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Their bites are creative, tasty, and not too pricey. The food is great and I have been here 5+ times and never been disappointed. Their decor is north woods and very quite and casual. The salads are excellent, the sandwiches are tasty, but my favorite dish here is the butter shrimp pasta. It is sooooo gooood! When we can't make up our minds eating out up north, we usually go to Bites. Side note: it is located right off of the Paul Bunyan Bike Trail, so ride your bike and make it an event!
While visiting the area for the weekend, we ate at Bites last night and it was very good. We also went back for breakfast. Although we arrived during the normal dinner hour, they were already out of a few menu choices. My husband didn't care for his lobster stuffed walleye, but he loved his Hungarian Mushroom soup. My prime rib was very good. The breakfast choices were very tasty. If we visit the area again, we will be sure to eat here.
This place probably has the worst service I have ever had the displeasure of experiencing. The waitress was incredibly rude. SHANEIL was so bad that I thought this was a joke. My wife found a waded up paper in her mushroom soup. When we told her she said "yeah" and then walked away. My wife asked if it was being taken care of and she responded with "since its actually part of your dinner, it's pretty much impossible to take it off your bill" She then walked away again. She returned and said the best she could do was $2 off. My wife did not agree and asked to see the manager. Shaneil storms off and the manager Wendy returns. She seemed uninterested in the situation and ended the conversation with "I'll take care of it." Our food came, it was OK, shaneil didn't come back to the table until our food was gone. Our drinks stayed empty the entire meal. in the end, the manager only removed $5 from our bill. I don't really even care about the money. The fact that no one cared or ever even apologized is the reason we will never come back.

(218) 587-2564

American (Traditional), American (New), Sandwiches

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Terry & Kim’s Cottage Cafe

300 Barclay Ave
Pine River, 56474
Reviews:
Typical small town diner. Good hearty food, reasonably priced. No veg options. No credit cards. Go for breakfast, sit anywhere other than the "regulars" table!
nice people, small town, limeted selection. Not veggie friendly. If you eat things other than meat and chicken look else where.
this is the place to go for breakfast in town. very good service and tasty standard MN breakfast fare options.

(218) 587-2588

Cafes

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Harriet Club

10 State 84 SW
Pine River, 56474
Reviews:
Classic north woods place...great burger served by a very nice lady. I was the only person in the place not playing bingo, so I watched the Twins instead.
We have stopped in this beer joint several times. What a dump! The owners clearly hate each other, their jobs and strangers. If you are not a "regular", expect zero interaction from your "hosts". We will never return. I had hoped to give it zero stars, but that is not an option. Trust me - - it's not worth a stop.
I LOVE this place! Yes, I am a local but just enjoy the casual atmosphere of a bar in the middle of nowhere. They have a taco night on Thursdays that is great. The place is packed. Service is usually good. There isn't a lot of selection around here so enjoy what you have! It's divey but clean and great people watching!

(218) 587-4550

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Trout Lake Camp-Timber Ridge

10173 Trout Lake Dr
Pine River, 56474
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(218) 543-4423

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Whitnah Anglers Isle Resort

1400 Hay Lake Dr NW
Pine River, 56474
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(218) 947-3444

Hotels

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Ole and Lena’s Sweet Revenge

200 Barcley Ave
Pine River, 56474
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(218) 587-2438

Pizza, American (New)

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