Reviews of Svoboda's Spotlite Family Restaurant (Restaurant)

9563 Madison St, Garrison, MN 56450, United States

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REVIEWS OF Svoboda's Spotlite Family Restaurant IN Minnesota

DuuDaa TheGreat

Small town friendly atmosphere...good food at a fair price.

Amanda McCullough

The real deal when you're looking for that Mom & Pop breakfast/local cafe/greasy spoon when on vacation. Food was good, priced right, and service was 6 stars. Fast service with humor to keep you on your toes. Until next time!

Carrie Jahnke

Good food. Breakfast all day! Nice small town atmosphere and good service. They have a doorbell that dings when someone's food is coming out. :)

Ann Carlson

Thursday afternoon and not busy. And the Chile I had was warm not hot. Not sure if it was home made or not. The French fries were hot and tasty. Prices are reasonable.

Teri McDonald

Nice environment, friendly waitress and quick food

Samantha Risnes

Service is great and fast! Food is even better! Always love coming here with my family!

Steve Gunderson

We have 6 kids and we are big food critics, staff A++++++++ the country fried steak special %1000% good. All of us had the clean plate club. If anyone rates this place bad they have hoof mouth disease. Keep doing what your doing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steph Golden

Great food, friendly service.

mike grams

The food is good the service is awesome


Great food after fishing all day

Jack C

Nice staff, great views of Mille Lacs. it's breakfast, you can't screw it up!

Melanie Llewellyn

From outdated decor and robot-like waitress - I will never go back to this place, not one waitress or employee in there smiled back at me, not even the customers. We tried it for breakfast wondering what all the hype was about? And it was nothing but overpriced greasy food and the place was filthy dirty disgusting with mis-matched utensils and dishes. Will definitely try the restaurant next-door for breakfast - at least over there all the employees look like a happy bunch who enjoy being in the service industry.

Mary Lanoux

Good French toast for breakfast endless coffee, friendly waitresses

Bryan Neubeck

Fantastic fast service

Michael Yanta

Awesome food best in the area.


Great food...great service!

Brent Perreault

Minnesotan small town cafe with fast service and the appropriate food quality.

Heather Myers

Big plates of food. Great taste. Breakfast is so fast!

jerry evers

Good food. Unique,great pie! Good prices!

Scott Austad

Nice small restaurant with home cooking

Nikki Golden

Great staff

Kurt Hollar

Very good food. Nice place to come and relax and get some home cooked food.

chris goodman

Great food and service. Local home town cafe

Van Delong

Food okay they were busy but service was decent

Robert Koch

Great food and great service

Clay Hubert

Very nice restaurant

Lyle Lindquist

Great food

Jim Ostendorf

Awesome food and great service Thanks

Wayne Barnard Jr

Great place for breakfast lunch or dinner and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Janalee Gilsrud

Excellent food and service

Rick Jarema

Great food and reasonable prices

Jeff Hiepler

Great food and service!

Deb Doyle

Heading north, my group of 18 including 5 kids stopped for lunch. Amazingly quick service and the food was really good. I highly recommend this place.

Laura Petersen

Great lunch

Michael Kollar

Great find and very friendly service and amazing chicken.

chad knutson

Very fast service and awesome view over the lake

William Toulouse

Great breakfast. Good variety of food and good prices. Busy place but the service was excellent.

denise kalevik

Very good food, very good waitress. Food came out hot and in a timely manner

Carmella Wimer

Wonderful hidden gem. Will look forward to going back.

Tom Linder

Our long-time favorite in Garrison. The Rueben is fabulous but everything is prepared well

Jean Hewlett-Moline

Great food friendly service!

Steven Brown

It's a small community cafe and the service, food and the prices are not outrageous like most restaurant's.

Linda Campbell

Friendly staff, good selection of good food in a great location. Pies are a specialty.

Laurie Schleeter

Love love love the pancakes! We come here several times when are staying at our lake home. It's such a cute little quaint restaurant with a very friendly staff. The owner is funny, witty, and hard working ;)

brian grimm

Great breakfast and fast service!

Jeffrey Baumgardner

Good food, great service!

Judy Klepsa

Worst lunch ever. Save your time & dollars.

Sherrie Lindner

Great food, small town diner, quiet!

Joanna Dobbe

Food is higher priced so I expected to get higher quality food. It's a larger portion, but nothing that other dinners don't offer. Both myself and person with me got omelets which come with hash browns and toast. Omelets we're both dry and overcooked but the hash browns we're undercooked and greasy. Only thing good was fast service and hot coffee with plenty of refills, but for $2 a cup I would expect that. Wouldn't come back.

Angela Halligan

Best pancakes ever!

Sue Swenson

Fantastic food! Service is always great!

Skylar Wolf

The food here was good. I had a reuben. Service was also pretty quick since there was not many people there at the time.

Richard Runston

Nice little restaurant you can sit and relax with an awesome atmosphere

Dylan Howard

Great small town Cafe breakfast. Great service

Bryan Lapointe

Best place to buy breakfast in Garrison Minnesota great food

Cyndi Johnson

Good food

Kristen Kuehmichel

A best kept secret. Great food, great service.

Deborah Peteler

Great place for a quick bite. Fast service, staff wonderful. Breakfast all day. They serve burgers, sandwiches and more.

danielle adams

Perfect diner. Clean, quaint and solid food. Great service. Will go back for sure.

Mr. Sam7639

Good breakfast

Darla Kellner

It's always a positive experience to eat here. The food is great and the staff is always friendly. The service is quick.

Charlie Hines

Great food, great service!

Mark Esslinger

Fast service, reasonably priced, and good food.

Dirk Wiese

Very friendly staff, good food, especially desserts...

michael peters

Great place to eat. Food is amazing. Service is just as amazing. Highly recommend.

Audrey Lord

Friendly service! We had the special which was the Ham Sandwich Deluxe with fries (fried ham with cheese, bacon, and fried onions on a bin) for under $9 and the piece de resistance - LICORICE ICE CREAM! We purposely stopped in Garrison for a now defunct ice cream shop that always had the elusive licorice. Oh and homemade apple pie. Yummy....

Steven Buetow

We look forward to eating breakfast there every time we come to our cabin Great food and service

Liz Broberg

Best breakfast I've ever had!!!!! Quaint old time reastaraunte.

Joyce Rush

Great food.

Andrea Grace Wagoner

Great food friendly people. Great view of the lake too

Elizabeth Wiberg

Food was good, and service was good. We ate there twice this trip

Jim Willett

No complaints. Food was good served hot.

Stacy Nathan

Stopped in for breakfast and this was exactly what we wanted! Simple food, well prepared, QUICK with incredibly pleasant service! If you are looking for something fancy, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for basic, quality breakfast with a "mom and pop" vibe...enjoy!

Robert Christner

Fast service, good food.treat you like family. I love it

Don Lusian

Good food nice veu of the lake millacs

marvin york

Nice family style restaurant. Good food and Great service. Been stopping here for last 5 years.

Karla Beek

Great meal and prices. We had a wonderful waitress as well.

richard aspinwall

Wonderful service .Good food.

N Hexum

Good news, bad news. Bad news: a to-go order is not much faster than sitting down. I waited over 30 minutes for a to-go order of only French toast. Good news: food is tasty as confirmed by other reviews.

Michael Schmidt

First visit here on our way North. There were 20 of us but the cafe had ample seating even at lunch. Service was fast and friendly and no one left feeling hungry. Sizeable menu with lots of comfort food.

DeNae Leverentz

This place has been here forever and it is amazing. The decor isn't fancy, but the food is just about perfect. If they have the country fried steak special, grab it before it's gone.

Patrick Ziegelmann

Waitress was very friendly, it's a nice little ma and pop style dinner. Prices were fairly reasonable for the portions. Food was good just could be a little more flavorful/seasoned

Debra Gritz

Very quiet place good food

David Hollister

Great service and amazing pie!!! Fresh, homemade pie!!!

Jacque Lee

Great pie, food and value

Julie Barry

Great food, prices and service. Who doesn't love small town cafes?

Kayla Huck

Good food, small town comfort feel.

Kara Day

Service was fine, but if you’re looking for anything homemade go elsewhere. Canned mushrooms on French Dip - barely warm - cheese wouldn’t even melt. Pre-made burgers and pork tenderloin. Mediocre at best.

Angela Brown

Small local restaurant, breakfast was ok but it was very crowded and the women's bathroom needs a lot of cleaning and updates.

Ben Lockwood

Good food, fast and delightful service!

Jaime Arrigoni

Service little slow but good food

Richard Taylor

Good food!

Patrick Rohlfsen

Nice hot meal, great service, good price. Cod was really good and made up the the lack of fish I caught

Thomas Bothof

Always friendly and a great breakfast to boot!

Anthony Turhollow

Good comfort food . Good place to stop when you're on the road. Even in winter

Sam Mannone

Meat in french dip was not at all tender. Service was ok but I asked for a side of thousand island dressing and never got it.

Brett Csrroll

Great people and good food

Skull Maurer

Great food great service and get there fast love it will come again

Jim Munger

Very good and service. Would highly recommend .

Amanda Johnson

Amazing steak and eggs! Superb service! We plan on driving 30 minutes out of our way to bring our family back for breakfast again tomorrow!

Jennifer Smetana

Great pancakes

Kennth Nyquist

Good food, good prices, nice people!

Carol Walsh

Wonderful home cooked food, friendly staff. Constant refills on soda. Amazing people.

Kim Hanson

Great food

Mike Miller

Been going every year for 12 years and never a bad meal or service. A great little local spot with character and an amazing view of the lake. Look forward to another 12 years.

Blake Baynes

Great food and service!

Kathy Exsted

Very good home cooked food!

Daniel Randolph

Very good small town cafe. Good breakfast choices, friendly staff and a view of Lake Mille Lacs.

Jeri Radzak

Great food and great service

Aleathea Modlin

Always the best service. Great food

Josh Morris

Great food and great service!

Kimberly Pruett

Fishing mille lacs and just wanted a good breakfast, not drive thru food. Really nice place to eat. Fast service, breakfast all day, no fuss.

Lee Sauter

Awesome breakfast, pancakes are the best.

Heidi Graham

I've driven thru Garrison hundreds of times, but never stopped to eat here or even knew this gem was here! The place was empty when we arrived. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and came to check on us at appropriate intervals. We both had the bacon cheeseburgers and fries. Try the place out! FYI: - the pop, you get 1 refill, for a medium size glass ($2.50), I thought that was kind of high, but the burgers were great, and I don't mind supporting a small business. - Burgers/fries were $9.95 each. -ample parking out front -Beautiful view from our seats -They don't take American Express. -They have a few stairs AND a ramp, to their restaurant. -they have ice cream, but we didn't have any. -I didn't read any reviews before eating here

Bradley Prigge

The pancakes are amazing. You won't regret stopping here.

Eric Majerus

Good small town restaurant. Quick service and tasty french toast. Although the coffee is typical for small town (weak) it's better than average for the type of restaurant

Becky Meyerhofer

Always excellent.

B Fram

Typical greasy spoon country cafe. Prices and service were reasonable and the quality of the food matched it. Nice that they serve breakfast all day. No major issues noticed, but nothing in particular stood out.

Tasha Soukkala

A cozy, small town, comfortable spot to eat home style cooking. The atmosphere is pleasant and congenial where almost everyone knows each other and if they don't they are welcoming anyways. My waitress was nice and helpful. I ordered the Denver omelet and a short stack of pancakes. All was tasty. The pancakes were hearty & delicious.

Kristi Miennert

Had the fish lunch on Friday. Mashed potatoes were instant, fish was apparently a triangle from Frozen package. And the crackers were stale that came with the soup. Requested soup instead of vegetables and had an upcharge on that. The food was edible but not by any stretch of the imagination great

Beth Anderson

Absolutely great food and service

Ray Leiding

Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat. We go by this place all the time, finally decided to stop. Our family enjoyed the prompt service and our meals. We had BLT's and the Meatloaf, awesome small cafe portions at a reasonable price.

Chris Meyer

Great food,very friendly staff!


Cute little diner that I would eat at again. Prices are very reasonable, and they take credit cards.

jan opatrny

Very nice and clean every one was so friendly great place to go to eat service excellent .

Beau B

Good food and fast service.

Becca Hudson

Great coffee, but the eggs were overcooked and gross. Probably won't be going back.

Mark Toffle

Good food and service. Clean. Nice view of lake. Friendly.

Jennifer Sawyer

I have a lot of allergies and there was nothing on the menu I could eat.

Julie Parker

Stopped by for lunch

Marie Nalan

Great pancakes and awesome service!

Ginger Manning

Very good food and service

Bryce D

Great mom and pop restaurant with friendly staff.

Scott DePaulis

Great breakfast, fast, friendly service.

Draven Dimmel

I'm one of those guys that wants chicken everywhere I go and this place has the best tasting and juiciest chicken I've ever had before


Good burger. Non-Chain. Good service.

Brad Asbury

Best pancakes around.

LaVonne Gamble

We have enjoyed eating there for many years. The food is always fresh and tasty. It even looks great on the plate.

Theresa Reibestein

This mom and pop restaurant has great food including homemade pie. The servings and service were superb. Will definitely be stopping here each time we pass through Garrison.

tony cumbo

Great food great waitresses.

Renee tibbetts



Every spring for years now, our group of 10+ stop in here for breakfast on our way to Walker’s Leech Lake area for a 4 day fishing trip. There has “never been” a disappointing plate of food. The waitresses are always friendly and courteous. The clean cozy restaurant is always a welcome first stop for this metro area group.

Ed Shively

All day breakfast with excellent food and service.

Rolf Brekken

Solid diner/cafe. French toast was nicely done. Cheese omelet was good, not great. Hashbrowns were good. Coffee was middle of the road, typical diner coffee, it did the job. Service was great, they were attentive and the food came out fast. Bill was $20, including tax for 2 to eat, not bad. Overall I would make this a regular stop if i lived in the area.

Capt. Rick

Good food

Gary Jorges

Great Breakfast Spot in Garrison! !

Cory Wood

Great place when we got food on the way home.

Amy Switajewski

Thought $30 for breakfast for two was a bit steep. I substituted my toast for a pancake and was told there would be an up charge. $2.75 for one pancake that was the size of a dessert plate and just as thin??!! Ridiculous. Food was good and served fast, but typical breakfast food that any cafe offers. Will plan to look for other options when in the area again.

Sandy Wolfgram

Great breakfast and speedy service!

Don Parks

Great service and the best breakfast. Love eating at Svoboda's. The staff is ALWAYS friendly.

Jessica Wardlaw

Amazing pancakes!

Tom W

I love this classic diner, breakfast and lunch are consistently good. Nice views of Mille Lacs Lake.

Krissie Spande

Been going here for 40 years. A must if you are passing through the town. Excellent food and excellent staff! A true gem.

Paul Samuels

Very nice little small town restaurant known for breakfast. My wife had steak and eggs and was really happy and said her hash browns were excellent and said the whole meal was the best she had had in years! I had the hot beef sandwich which was also very good. We will go again next time we are in Garrison.

Jane Watts

Very good,,looking forward to coming back!!

Kayla Heindl

I got the hash browns and they were soggy. My bacon was burnt. Seating uncomfortable and rude service.

Todd Cavanaugh

Good breakfast eats for on the way up North !

Mary Jo Capistrant

Great place for breakfast! My favorite Belgian Waffle!

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