Reviews of Baxter Cafe & Catering (Catering)

7788 Fairview Rd N, Baxter, MN 56425, United States

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Currently this firm receives a score of 4.2 out of 5 and this rating is based on 388 reviews.

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This Catering is classified in the category of American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Baxter Cafe & Catering IN Minnesota

Steven Juracek

The food here is amazing and the staff here treat you like family. They have some of the best pancakes I have ever had, but you can't go wrong with any of the meal choices. A must visit staple of the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Bob Bradford

Enjoying a delicious Carmel roll and conversation with family and friends. The staff and owners are above the best. Stop in.

Pam Henderson

Great food, good atmosphere.

Amy Eisner

The service was good Food was hot when served Plenty of food for the money But their syrup tasted funky I've never had syrup that tasted bad before

Stephen Cloner

Good food family restaurant

amy dahl

Food was good

Dale Elyea

Friendly.. clean. price average. Good food. Seating comfortable. Lots of room.

Gregory Gray

Food ,perfect.Lisa,our extraordinary server..and impressive ambience made for a wonderfully simple and pleasant dining experience!!

Sue Bothun

Great food and welcoming staff.

Robert Atkinson

Good food. Good service

Psycho Nixixin

I had a issue with this place. No idea if they were just having a bad day or not i am not impressed at all. I ordered my food came out in great time. Started to eat about 3 bits in the waitress brought the check and never seen her again. Maybe i wanted something else maybe i wanted somthing to go. Food was good the only reason y i got 2 stars instead of 1.

Brenda Timmons

Great service and food

John Motschenbacher

This time the food wasn't that good and the coffee was gross

Tim Sweet

Always great!

James Gabrielson

The food was good and got out of the kitchen quickly. The staff was friendly. The premises were clean. I would definitely go back for breakfast again.

Elizabeth Schaefer-Burgen

Staff was super friendly. Food prices were moderate to expensive.

Susan Gohr

Had the turkey dinner was cold. The manager was very nice. Good place for pancakes they are the best

Jenna Kaiser

Very good food and service!

Linda Schnagl

Service was a little slow but good and friendly. Food was great

Rodney Dibble

Very good food I,ll be back again

Julie lamke

Phenomenal customer service, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Clean environment. Large portions freshly made. Easy to get to. Parking is plentiful . Friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Wanda Terry-Olsen

Great atmosphere! Friendliest people. Owner can be found walking around talking to patrons and helping out when needed. Great place!!

Karl and Heidi Stamm

Great food and great portions!! Try the pancakes!!!!

Randy Moritz

Great food and service. Price is reasonable.

Heather Rou

Awesome place. Yummy menu. I found a chicken tender melt! Didn't feel awkward to eat here alone ;-)

Heike Dodge

My retired mother and teen daughter went there today. Mom ordered off the Senior Menu and was very pleased to have the food not be salty. Too often, all prepared food is overly salted, which isn't good for anybody but especially seniors. Way to go!! My daughter gobbled up her eggs, pancakes and fruit, which is something since she's a picky eater. Though they said the menu was smaller, that's ok if it's the choices you typically want in a family-style American restaurant.

Deryk Enlund

Friendly service, reasonable prices

MrMadseason .

Great service and food

S Hudleston

Try their honey mustard chicken sandwich. If you like a traditional grilled cheese sandwich you'll flip for this. They have the best onion rings in the area. Fresh brewed iced tea. Good and friendly service too. They are consistently good!

Jo Hamilton

Very small town feel! Servers were very friendly!

Ken Huiras

Good food and service. Condenced menu from previous country kitchen. Better.

Leonard Dombovy

The breakfeast was the best I ever was delivered fast and stayed hot to the last bite.i don't know about Tuesdays and Saturdays because it's the cooks day off.and to top it off she is very pretty too

Robert Dewald

Great hamburger it was the son of a bacon burger litterally had to cut in half to eat

Kevin Kleinschmidt

Always a good meal and great service!

Jim Ostendorf

Great food and service

Jane Johns

We ate here on Friday morning. I ordered the Western omelette, which states it's prepared with grilled onions and green peppers. I inquired with our waitress and asked her if the onions were truly grilled/sautéed or what. Raw onions make me ill, so clarification was important. She assured me that she'd tell the cook to make sure the onions were caramelized. We waited ... for ever ... for our food to come, like 45 minutes, and there wasn't but a few other tables with people. When our food arrived, the waitress said the sautéed onions took a long time. Ok, well, then how is this dish normally prepared? With onions that are tossed on the grill for a few seconds to blacken them and then served with a mostly raw center? So why not cut up 3 onions when you open in the morning, sauté them, and have them ready to go (along with the green peppers) and when a customer orders the Western omelette, all you have to do is heat up the already cooked veggies. Simple. I love crispy hash browns, but ours were served almost burnt. We each had the flapjacks (pancakes), and they were served almost burnt on one side, well done on the other side, and they had a dough consistency in the middle (indicating the center wasn't cooked through). These pancakes were not good. It appeared that they made the pancakes and the hash browns way too early and kept them warm while they were waiting for the onions to cook. Ugg. Server was pleasant and apologetic, but really ... you advertise that you serve your Western omelette with grilled onions and peppers (implies that they're cooked through), so that is what I was expecting. My omelette was actually pretty good, but the rest of the food wasn't. Food: 3 Service: 4 (they should have advised that it was going to take forever to cook the food as advertised). Building: 2.5 (it's an old Country Kitchen or Perkins - something like that). Location: 2.5 Cleanliness: 3.0

Gwen Kienholz

Friendly , good service. Good food.

Justin Bentz

Besides having the best pancakes! They also have one of the best eggs benedict.

Cammi Levan

Over priced for the food you get, would not reccomed for family's. There is also very few choices on the menu. We will not be coming back

Angela K

My friend and I visited this resteraunt on a Saturday morning around 10:00 am. We were seated promptly by a polite hostess. The booth we were sat at was nice and big. Our waitress arrived quickly and took our order. The food arrived hot and fresh. I ordered basted eggs, ham, hashbrowns, white toast, flapjacks and an orange juice. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the ham was a thin slice but still tastey. I wasn't a fan of the hashbrowns. It seemed like I was tasting the oil too much. The flapjacks were hands down the best I've ever had. Crispy on the outside and a touch of vanilla on the inside. I was in love! Add a touch of syrup, and you've got desert. The orange juice was refreshing and tied the meal together nicely. A perk, at least for me... was that this restaurant had Cherry Coke on the fountain.Cherry Coke is hard to come by where I am from. So without hesitation I took a to go cup of Cherry Coke. The only recommendation I would have is to upgrade the white sandwich bread (toast) into sourdough, country white or oat bread and top it off with some real home made raspberry jelly....OMG...this would put the breakfast at another level. Delicious!!!

MaryJane DeLong

The service was good, food really good big portions.

James Leonard

Good food, fair prices, and friendly staff. Worth the trip.

Joseph Derosier

Amazing food, large portions and smile on everyone face. What more could you ask for

Rentals - Party Time Rental, Inc.

Country Kitchen catered an event for us this week... food was fresh and delicious! Service/product was 5 Star +++. Thanks Kevin for your great service! The chicken salad sandwiches/dips/desserts were perfect for our event! Brad and Lori

JaNeille Schaller

Service great, good (burgers

Jack Paul

Terrible waitress. Good food.

Tamilee Salfisberg

Good prices real gravy big burgers

Tina Steenerson

Nice place for a large family or a single person to get some good breakfast. Simple menu.

Tina Nelson

Small menu but tasty food and friendly staff.

Richard Runston

Love the place awesome hospitality

Mercile Martinsen

Love the extra crispy chicken and buffet. Is great!

Barbara Seekon

The food and atmosphere is great. The servers are very nice and friendly. Always love going there.

Jennifer Erickson

Area's best pancakes! Delicious coffee. Excellent food selection.

Thomas Welle

Service is excellent and the food is awesome

Jon Padgett

The pancakes smell like vanilla cake. Very good.

Tim Engholm

Good biscuits and gravy. Everything else was good as well. Good service. Don't need a franchise for quality.

Charlie Johnson

Good food ... the menu is a bit skimpy ... I hope they expand their offerings. USED TO BE A Country Kitchen. I dont care to get that menu back . . I just wish for a wider xhpice.

Lissa Rae

Gave them another shot was pretty good


Excellent service and food

Christine Warner

Country Kitchen is a good place to eat. The only thing I didn't care for was the "Crapes" and I love crapes! They seemed to be pre-made,they were cold and robbery!

Leon Mumaw

Good hit food

Pam Kenning

Great service, good food!

David Scheuman

Food was good, service was friendly, prices were reasonable.

Jess B

Worst food ever tasted in brainerd


Only the name has changed. Still the same good service and good coffee.

patti hodel

Just meh food. Had breakfast

Craig Oseland

Good service, and food.

Maureen Christopher

Good breakfast. Fast service. Will go again.

Patrick Sibbald

Nice place to eat very good down home cooking you got to park in the back

W. K. J.

Good - not amazing - but good food. Service was better than average, and all at an average of $10ish per entree.

Nate H

The food was great! Haven't ate there in over a decade and it did not disappoint.

Lisa Jacobson

Excellent breakfast! Tea was fresh brewed. Food served hot. Thick cut of ham. Everything was delicious. Very friendly staff that knew most people walking through the door. Prices were very fair. We will be back!

Mike Newenhouse

Great food! Great staff! Only down fall was the owner yelling at staff in the window of kitchen for screwing up an egg order when the were really busy. Not a big deal and not necessary to get on the staff where the customers can hear. That's the only reason I gave 3 stars would of been 5 otherwise.

Tammy Watson

Great service and the best pancakes around!

Carri M

Delicious! Best flapjacks I've ever had. Dessert! Service was wonderful. Enjoy!

Carmen Schwitzer

The food was great and the prices were good. The atmosphere was cozy, country and clean. Friendly staff. I enjoy my experience there.

Tony Geyser

My wife and I just ate at Baxter cafe & catering and it was amazing. Great food, awesome service, and Brittany was awesome!!

Stan Vian

The food was cold and they don't have a breakfast menu anymore either.

Michael Condon

Enjoy going after Sunday church, the staff are always friendly and service is quick even when they are busy.

Gloria Jean

Best breakfast, just like homemade, seriously can't get better than this restaurant. The owner is so kind, they are changing the flapjack recipe but I think they will only get better (if possible). If you haven't tried yet you must try asap. The whole menu is delicious the burger n fries is in a class of its own just like the old a&w drive ups just delectable. Now I'm hungry!! Staff are quick and there's a good ol' home feel to the restaurant they're happy to greet ya an see ya go. My entire family goes every Sunday after church

Kathy Hoose

The omelettes are better then at Perkins but they close so early in the day....I think it's stupid to close before supper time!

Jack Thompson

Had a great meal and very good service

Nick Stuart

Love this place, i go here with my daughter every other week. I love the country fried steak breakfast and these guys seriously have the best pancakes in town.

Jesse James

Food was delicious.

Carly Boggs

Amazing experience! Service was great! Food was hot and came quickly!

Lorma Gene Rohloff

Had lunch there again today...our favorite is their Senior Ham and Cheese Omelet..great coffee...and Brittney is an excellent waitress!


Best chicken fried steak. I think they have upped their prices a tad but it is so worth it. And the portions seem bigger too. Plus they have added a biscuit option to the toast, pancake or fruit side! Really nice employees and owner.

Samantha Mitchell

Short wait time, great food, & amazing people!

Klint Snider

Very nice staff, very pleasant atmosphere and good food!

Chip Hayes

Not same as old country kitchen. Chicken fried steak was horrible!!

Kris Ryan

Was better when they were Country Kitchen. Menu is small, and food is plain.

Scott Schardin

Great food, and service

Joshua Morgan

Service was fine. Had the western omelette, but the cook should have caramelized the onions and green peppers, and evened out the omelette so that the onions, peppers, ham, and cheese was distributed evenly throughout the omelette rather than cheese on one side and the rest on the other.

Kari Knutson

Really good omelette and flap jacks with maple syrup.

Kallie DiGiovanni

Fair prices for the quantity and quality of food. Its nothing spectacular, just a basic meal. Decent service and pretty fast. The bathrooms are the only real complaint, not too clean and an overwhelming sewer smell.

Jenn Singer

Service was ok. Quality of food was OK. The price was a little higher than I was expecting for that type of place. Not sure if it's normal for Country Kitchens or if they were taking advantage of the tourists.

Jay Ritter

Nice place. Good old fashioned cafe. Food was good, prices where decent.

alisa barnum

Best flap Jack's!!!! great food! waitresses Rock! they remember repeat customers....dont find that often!


Good food for the price, awesome staff.

Lisa Linden

Limited choices but what they offer is delicious and the service is wonderful! Thank you!

Karri Yezek

Country kitchen is one of the last restaurants in the area where the owners and employees know you by name and greet you with a smile and genuinely care how you are doing and what your up to. The service is fast and friendly. The variety of food and the quality is second to none. Along with reasonable prices makes it the last of a dying breed of family owned restaurants. Breakfast or dinner you, will leave feeling full and satisfied.

sherman sheets

Nice place to have lunch. Vegetarian options available.

Gerald Otremba

We had breakfast the coffee was warm at best my eggs were cold toast was cold the sausage patties were like something you purchased at a grocery store my wife omelet was ok she said. Fir the quality of the food it was over priced I expected better than a perkins and it was below perkins standards

Audra Lewis

Good food and service

Mindy Tix

The service was okay the food was not anything to write home about sorry. The only thing that was good about food was the loaded hashbrowns.

David Roettger

They try, but at the end of the day, nothing special. Glorified Perkins. Burnt hash browns with only old oil flavor. We had 3 guests in our party, our food did not arrive together. Coffee was in thermos, but arrived luke warm. No refills offered. They pick your jelly packets for you, so if you don't want nut butter or marmalade... better just pre-ask for strawberry, they guard that like gold.

Brenda Bongs

Good food friendly atmosphere

Ariel King

Best caramel rolls around

phyllis wikstrom

Terrible food, not good at all service.

Aaron Johnson

Delicious home cooked food, I recommend the patty melt. Save room for a classic malt or cheesecake.

Cody Siskoff

The food was really good. Service was great and the people that work there are very nice.

Aleathea Modlin

Good food. Good service

P Austin

Excellent food and service.

Rebecca Anderson

I love going here instead of perkins in the brainerd location! When it takes longer than it should I wish they would communicate with me why my food is taking a while, but so much better service than perkins. Not one screw up on my order. :)

Robert J. Hamann

Great burgers!...good place for the family or even a couple or just one. Love the prices!..they need to work on their customer service!..

chad peterson

Best pancakes ever

Sherry Mohr

Good food. Great service! Family environment.

lucky spear

Good food bad severus

Debbie Hanslip

Best breakfast in Brainerd area!

Catalina Johnson

Food was good, staff was friendly!

Dan Sura

Excellent pancakes and service

Jan Perry

Great food, great service, clean atmosphere!

Tracy Lamb

Good food and friendly staff and you may catch the owner walking around to chat. Plus he helps his staff out if you pay close attention. Been going here for 36 years. Btw the pancakes are awesome

M. J. Garcia

The breakfast menu is super! Their pancakes are absolutely the best, bar none, and their waffles are pretty tasty, too! The waitresses are friendly and efficient, and the restaurant is very clean. This is a great restaurant!

Mike Huesmann

I usually enjoy it here but my last visit was sub-par. Ribs were low quality and felt like they were microwaved. Will visit again but stick to breakfast.

Amanda Huls

We have been here a few times now. Always friendly service and good food. They have some specialty coffee drinks that are very good also. Highly recommended.

Josh Gartner

Limited menu, food is good though.

Shirley Barten

I think it was a good time the food was good and the service was very good

Douglas Thiel

Love meeting my friends here for a meal. They don't push you out eat and leave. Very good food and service

Cassie Vargo

One of my favorite places to come! Always had good food and good staff.. I'm in the food business and if people don't like the price don't go out to eat!! Nothings free!!!!

Angela Norton

just not quite sure of this place yet, did notice smaller portion size compared to other restaurants in the area, loved the coffee though we'll see

Rock Yliniemi

Nice clean good food

Heidi Lane

Great service for a little cafe. Good,food and pastries were wonderful.

jeannette hutchins

Good food, wonderful waitress!

Todd Warnberg

Good food, old style cafe

Leonard IVing Lehman


Neil Bratney

Excellent food quality, friendly helpful service, great value for the money. Clean and quick. Good for families.

Pam Adams

Hands down the best pancakes I have found anywhere in town!

Timothy Koopman

Great food, great people!

Scott Mattson

Friendly staff good food fair price.

DeAndre Harris

The menu offers a country home feel. Wide variety of simple and delicious plates. Just because it's simple doesn't imply that it isn't impressive. From light and fluffy pancakes that are the absolute best to simple burger and fries every bite will be outstanding. Great place for any reason. Bring the kids or the the grandparents everyone leaves this place full and happy. Ownership can be found daily, shaking hands making the locals feel welcomed and appreciated, also can be found giving the tourist excellent pointer about the area. The staff works well together and it shows.


This restaurant has decent food and service. It's very much like Perkins but with a smaller menu. They either don't have a lot of employees or were short staffed the day we went; one lady was being hostess and waitress for the whole place. She wasn't very friendly but I can't really blame her, seeing how busy she was. The waffles were good, eggs not very good at all. Overall an okay experience and we agreed we wouldn't go out of our way to return.

Chad s.

Great wait staff and consistantly quality service...anybody can do well once in a while. It's the everytime thing you look for.

Nicole Barrett

The food and the service was good. The waitress was very nice and timely. However, the manager/owner was incredibly rude and disrespectful! A group of us, family that sees each other once every few years (if that), were there eating. My husband and I have a child in a car seat, and the restaurant had no slings, so we flipped the high chair over in order to use the bottom as a holder (as we have seen being done at many other places). We had no idea that this would be an insurance issue for the restaurant, but in the middle of our meal the manager/owner came over and chastised us for being an issue to his insurance. He was loud enough that most people in the restaurant knew what was going on. It was embarrassing and frankly it put a damper on what little time we had with our family. I understood after he came over why he wanted us to stop using the high chair in that way, however that doesn't excuse his behavior. Anyone with decency would have came over calmly and quietly to explain this to us in a polite manner. He did the compete opposite for that. Not only that, but he reprimanded the hostess in front of the entire place for letting us do it. That was completely inapropriate, especially since she had nothing to do with it. I felt bad for the young hostess. So, if I ever find myself needing to get breakfast in Baxter, Minnesota again it won't be there.

Gary West

Not real good food. Service was better. Had to wait too long.

Alyssa Landowski

favorite place to get my breakfest amazing service amazing food

Terry Metzger

Brainerd's best!!

Julie Riley

The food was delicious and the service was great. I loved being greeted at the table by owner.

Angie Simmonds

Very poor meal for the price. Meat was pink, definitely undercooked. Dinner will was doughy, baked beans were firm and tasted undone. I ordered water as my beverage which was served in sucha small glad it was always empty. I discreetly contacted the cafe via messenger to tell them of my unpleasant experience. All I got was defensive excuses. The response to my water glass being continuously empty was 'you should have asked for a carafe'. I don't need to ask for a carafe at other local eating establishments. I was told the beans were firm because they came from a can. This is not an establishment I would consider for catering any party I would have.

charity mannie

There is nothing better than some pancakes from here! The owner was in the back cooking and still made time to see how our food was. It is great to see an owner join his crew and get dirty to help out!!

June Rono

Huge, juicy burger. Wonderful service!

Josh Zaborowski

Nice change up for places food was decent

Sherry McGrady

Food was GOOD. Service was EXTREMELY slow even though the restaurant was nearly empty.

Jan Gravdahl

The food is always excellent and the servers are the best.

Michelle Seggermann

Good friendly place to eat. Good food also

Amanda Englund

The pancakes are still amazing but I wasn't impressed with anything else.

Cindy Loftus

Excellent service and great food.

William Middagh

Great place to go whenever, great interior and one of the best local restaurants in Minnesota.

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