Manitou Kitchen & Bar

2171 4th St, White Bear Lake MN 55110
$$ American

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservations are for indoor dining. We do not accept reservations for our patio.
At the time of your reservation if weather and space permit we will accommodate you on our patio if we are able.

Business Info

  • Address: 2171 4th St, White Bear Lake MN 55110
  • Cross Street: The corner of 61 and 4th ST in downtown WBL.
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 6514262300
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
All Day 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 398 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2024
Sean F.
Great servers and wonderful food at a reasonable price! We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2024
Raymond S.
Great meal and excellent service. Highly recommend dining here.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2024
Susanne H.
Our server was awesome !!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2024
Paula N.
It was 10's across the board! We visit a lot, although mainly in patio season, but lately we've been there for inside seating and appreciate the quietness of the restaurant, along of course with the food and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2024
Danette G.
The atmosphere is fantastic and the server was spectacular.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 17, 2024
Karen O.
Great food and great service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2024
Sherry M.
Our server - and the food - was awesome. It gets a bit loud because of the high ceilings.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2024
Sheila J.
Table of 5 - we ALL enjoyed our meals very much… and the bread pudding for dessert. The waitperson was FANTASTIC, though, and that’s what took our first visit with you over the top. I’m sorry I didn’t get her name, but she has “Irish twins “, if that helps.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2024
Karla L.
I had dinner at Manitou a couple of weeks ago with friends as we couldn’t get a reservation at another WBL restaurant that we usually go to. The fish and chips were great and so I recommended to another friend that we have lunch at Manitou yesterday. We both had fish and chips. The food was consistent with the last time I ordered it. I requested my fries to be crispy and they were perfect. My friend was very pleased with the meal and we agreed that we’d like to come back for fish and chips as well as try other menu items. Really good food and service! Keep doing whatever you’re doing to make it happen!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2023
Teresa M.
We had a wonderful evening, a “Sibling Christmas” celebration! We enjoyed a cocktail during happy hour at the bar and had dinner in the dining room. Waitstaff were great, food yummy!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2023
Kim P.
Food was fantastic and the service was great. I’ve been here a few times so will definitely go back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 16, 2023
Mary D.
We always have great service and food. Really like having round tables available.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2023
Lori G.
Always great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2023
Jerry S.
Food was great, our server was fantastic. Only thing we would say that it was way too noisy!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2023
Shelly L.
The service & food was very good!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2023
Yvonne S.
Awesome waitress!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 3/10
Oct 14, 2023
Connie N.
Over all a great experience

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2023
Jamie R.
We had a large group and the food and service was exceptional!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2023
Judy J.
Rachel, our server., was amazing! Food and ambience were wonderful. Love the convenience of online reservations. The group I was with are from all over the state. Manitou will be our new go-to!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2023
William M.
This was an extremely wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the wait staff was friendly, the service was quick.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2023
Joan M.
Reservation were easy to make. We had a fabulous waitress! We had a wonderful table and the food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2023
Jan G.
The wait staff were incredible, and the food, as always, was GREAT!! Always my favorite place!! Thank YOU!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2023
Iris t.
Great service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2023
Pattie G.
Our server Beth was truly outstanding! They were short staffed but she didn’t skip a beat…food was very very good The entertainment for the evening was totally annoying just irritating couldn’t wait for him to take a break!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2023
Ginny H.
Our servers were great! Everyone was very accommodating!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2023
Pat J.
No suggestions, was a very nice place to have lunch with an old friend.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2023
Mary D.
Everything was wonderful. Food was excellent and my adult beverage was really refreshing.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2023
Connie W.
Food and service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 15, 2023
Joel W.
Very enjoyable

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2023
Beth S.
Our waitress was amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 12, 2023
Lynn M.
Server made us cocktail sauce which was not on menu.Greatly appreciatd.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 24, 2023
Sheri C.
Cozy, clean, great service!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2023
Patty C.
Excellent! Loved the $3 wine happy hour.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2023
Georgie H.
Warm, welcoming, excellent service and food. Wonderful experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2023
Mike S.
Delicious fish, firm but flaky with the fork. The batter was deep fried perfectly. We could only eat the 3 pieces brought on the first plate but still a good value at under $16. The service was great and plenty of room in the dining area. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2023
Kare R.
We went for the Friday fish fry - all was good!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2023
Mary C.
Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 26, 2023
Pam B.
We went for the Friday fish fry and it was very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2023
Chad J.
We went there for the Friday Fish Fry. Was above expectations. The place is very nice and clean, the staff were exceptional, and the food was good. We all order the all you can eat Cod Fish fry, and the batter was crispy, this fish was good, and the portions were AWESOME!! The plate comes with 3 HUGE filets. When re-ordering, they ask how many for the table and we all ordered 1 more. I figured, like lost fish fry’s I would put down 8+ little filets…NOPE…not here. 4 was MORE than plenty, but for the price, I would definitely eat there again!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2023
Beth L.
Best fish fry we’ve ever been to! Gosh was super fresh and hand battered using a local craft brew beer! Great night!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 02, 2024
Karin E.
Our server was outstanding. Loved the fish!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Pam L.
A group of friends for over 59 years gathered for lunch, it was a wonderful experience. Rachel was our waitress and she was very accommodating and provided just the right amount of attention!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 21, 2023
Pam N.
A very nice place to go for a weekday lunch. It was quiet so one could have a decent conversation while enjoying the food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 03, 2023
Mary A.
We hadn't been to this restaurant for many years and decided to give it a try as we frequent Gabe's in St Paul and heard the owners are the same, so we tried it for a Friday Fish Fry. It was excellent! The inside of the restaurant is very inviting and they have a huge patio which I look forward to trying out this summer. We were very pleased with the full experience here and have another reservation for this week! I think it is going to be one of our "go to" places from now on!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 05, 2023
Greg N.
Fish was fantastic, sides not so much.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 04, 2023
PATRICIA A W.
Great fast service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 16, 2024
van j.
They had valentines specials that we were never told about till after.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 06, 2023
Susan B.
Noise level is quite high. Menu is good. Onion soup is great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 11, 2023
Mark M.
Great fish fry, great happy hour drink prices, but restaurant noise is too loud to even carry on a conversation across the table. Time of visit was 5-6 pm on a Friday.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 05, 2023
Cynthia V.
The noise levels made it impossible to have a conversation. More noise dampening is needed. Totally unimpressed with the fish fry. The cole slaw was tasteless. I make cole slaw every week and the fact is that cabbage with no seasoning is just cabbage. Try some Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper and a bit of sugar; simple and tasty. The fish breading was nice and crisp but salty, which overwhelmed any other flavor if there was one. The cod on its own was good. The tartar sauce was underwhelming and the French fries were limp. All 6 of us ordered the fish fry and we all agreed that we won’t do it again. In fact, while sitting there we made plans to go back to a different place where the fish, cole slaw and fixings are all great. The amount of food was appropriate. We did love our waitress, she had a great personality and was tipped accordingly. I had hoped for better. The food looked good, but that’s where it stopped.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 02, 2024
Daniel P.
Nice place, but very loud, even for a not so busy weeknight, they could use some sound deadening

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 19, 2023
Annie H.
The ambience and cocktails were great. The food wasn’t good, and the service was just okay. My food wasn’t good but I couldn’t complain to anyone because the server didn’t come back. The salad looked like something I made at home, the chicken was dry and cut into slices stuck back together with cheese and fatty lunch meat. It wasn’t even a whole chicken breast, and it was slapped on a cold bun.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 17, 2023
Cheryl S.
Although our waitress was quite funny & enjoyable!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2023
Pat V.
1. The reservation form asked if it was a celebration—I brought my friend who was celebrating her 84th birthday. It was not acknowledged in any way. Why ask? 2. The food was very good and we enjoyed our unhurried visit in a nice atmosphere. 3. The service needs much improvement. We were basically ignored in a very empty restaurant! She didn’t earn the 20% tip I left. I know, every place is short staffed but my friend chose this place & I felt like I let her down on her 84th birthday.