Reviews of The Kettle (Restaurant)

710 Nelson Dr, Clearwater, MN 55320, United States

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Here you will see all the opinions of real people who consumed the products and services of The Kettle (Restaurant) in Minnesota.

To this day this firm receives a score of 4.4 stars over 5 and that score is based on 531 reviews.

As you can see it has an average rating is very positive, and it's based on a very high number of opinions, so we may think that the valuation is quite credible. If many people have bothered to rate when they've done well, is that it works.

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of Family restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF The Kettle IN Minnesota

Pamela Mueller

Menu looked good. Had a salad bar, lots of bake goods. Pleasant staff. We both ordered omlets, they were excellent. Hash browns we're under cooked and terrible.

Betty Leonhard

Perfect place to eat lunch. Cute little family restaurant. Very tasty and we'll cooked food. I really wish pies had no calories so I could've eaten some for desert. They looked sooo good.

Wade Jones

It reminds me of my grandma's house. The food is authentic home-cooked, the portions are generous, staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is peaceful. I'm guessing game that there are a lot of regular customers because servers were talking to them like they were neighbors. Highly recommended. Forgot to take pictures of food, but presentation was well done.

jeff koesling

Stopped here to have breakfast on the way up north...have been here many times before, it was not as good as in the past, maybe it was an off day....Staff was friendly!

Travis Hannefey

Fantastic service and excellent Popeye omelette

Brandon Nelson

Great food and great service!

Sam Bultnick

Love the staff and the food

schlick mick

Clean restaurant, fast service.

Lynn C

Family style dinning. Great service. Fast attentive but not overbearing. Good food.

Ed Berner

Sunday Brunch was good

Andrew Kitzman

I'm a patty melt guy. If it is on the menu I order it whenever I go anywhere. The one I had at the kettle today was a good one. Also good service and all that.

Pam Rosha

Service was friendly service was fast and food was good.

Richard Yoch

great staff, really good home comfort food, really good prices.

Kaity Petersen

Every meal I have had from here is delicious! I have always ordered take out. They have the food ready super fast. Very friendly staff.

Emilie Newkrik

Great food and friendly staff

Bill Valentine

Good breakfast and nice selection of pies

Justin McDonald

Way better than Nelson bros. Truck stop Drive 2 blocks further North it'll be well worth your time

Debby Berg

Great food, excellent service !

Paul A

Great place. Ask to sit in Trish's section. Great service

Sharon Moore

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

Chris Besett

Good food and service. Big portions for the price. Would certainly visit again.

Bryan Frana

Great food and service. I enjoy eating here and will be back.

Mush M.

Fast and friendly

Victor S

Great food, mostly breakfast and old school meals. Couple old men at the bar otherwise good

cindy wampach

Good food fast service

Devin Sonterre

Fun atmosphere happy staff. Great food

Kimberly Rae

Great quick and healthier meal off the 94 exit. Staff was amazing. I would stop on again.

Mark Miszewski

Large breakfast menu and wonderful waitress. Trisha made us feel right at home.

Greg Spude

Have loved this place for years, since it was Keith's Kettle. I think my only issue would be their breakfast buffet. Wish there was some variety now and then. Like add pancakes, other pastries etc. Maybe flavored syrup also, not just maple. Food is very good and reasonable price!

Mark Thomas

Great food. Friendly service. Plenty to eat.

Kristen Guptill

Great food. Fast service

Gail Schrooten

Good food, decent prices.. good service...

Brianna Hansen

Me and my boyfriend are here august 30th, 2019 and the food was absolutely delicious but the service was absolutely slow than to top it off we had both bordered chicken tenders and the menu states they are served with the bbq sauce or creamy ranch and we both got bbq sauce, when we got the bill we were charged for both of the sauces. We also got a piece of pie with ice cream and when it got to our table there was a hair in the ice cream. They were supposed to remove the pie from the bill but they did not. Will not return due to sketchy service.

Warren Ahlgren

A "Ma & Pa Place" very much worth patronizing. A lot of home-made and tastes like it. Support the independents so they don't all vanish. I always try to stop on my weekly trips to St. Cloud.

doug Zehr

Nice restaurant with good food at a reasonable price and a pleasant and helpful staff. It is a block north of the interstate but easy to access with plenty of parking available.

K Schu

Good food, nice people.

Anita McGowan

Awesome wait staff. Food delicious and served quickly. Clean amd down home style restaurant

Harvey Poitra

Great biscuit and gravy

Anne Mulvihill

Been here for breakfast and dinner. Dinner is solid, nothing special but won't disappoint. Breakfast was amazing - perfect portions, food was so tasty, and lots of options - the buffet looked good too, although we didnt try it.

Joe Hemen

Had a quick bite here. Bread sticks were wonderful. Soup and mashed potatoes were made from scratch and pretty darned good.

Matt Vatter

I have been visiting the Kettle for many years and have never been disappointed. Food is really good, very reasonably priced and the people are as friendly as it gets. If I'm traveling north I add time to stop and eat. I highly recommend The Kettle if you like a casual, family oriented and friendly place for a meal. You won't be disappointed!

E Voigt

Delicious food, they accommodated a large group at a busy time! Great service


I visited this restaurant once and the food was excellent! I will definitely go back when I’m in the area

Elroy Yellow Bird

Excellent service

Tony Ambrose

Service was good, food quality was beyond disappointing

Chloe Barker

Great food!

Jess Kaufman

Great food and a great value. The breakfast buffet is really good with a big variety. I wish there were more cafes like this around.

Thoroughly Wet

Great service. Good, homestyle food served hot. Servers very friendly. place was quiet and not too busy. Nothing stood out to me thought, Thus the reason for 4/5 stars

Kristin Kramer

Stopped here on our way up north. Great service and great food! All 5 of us cleaned our plates! Highly recommend the sweet and spicy blt and the vegetable soup!

Todd Anthony

First visit, outstanding tasting omlette and hash browns! Had Popeye omlette (no meat) with rich hollandaise sauce, wow! Good!! Hash browns had a lot of flavor, really good!! Pancakes were fine, not tasty, but acceptable, Perkins restaurant pancakes have better flavor. Meal was identically priced (and size portioned) to Perkins same meal. Perkins gives 3 pancakes, The Kettle gives 2, but they're quite large in size so about equal amount overall. The Kettle pancake syrup appeared to be light or sugar-free, I definitely didn't like that, should always be a customer's choice for light version, and not the only choice. The Kettle restaurant has terrific atmosphere, very old fashioned small town America feel! Staff was outstanding! Friendly! Happy! Fast service! Really great little restaurant, loved it! I already want that omlette & hash browns again!!! So tasty!

Val Broste

A quiet place with home cooking menu.

Ken Peterson

Very nice place to eat in Backus, MN. Close to Scamp factory. Had a great breakfast

David Kvaas

Good homemade food. The servers were friendly, quick and accommodating.

Gene Goldschmidt

Great, home cooked food. Had the chicken fried steak and it was the best. Tots were done perfect. Only problem is I ate too much. Waitress was very personable.

Ryan Herrboldt

Breakfast was run of the mill, a bit small. My friend really enjoyed the chicken strips. Good service.

Jerry Risberg

Food is good and the staff are nice.

Tina Ferris

Great food, large portions, friendly service!

David Kroeger

Very nice. Food was good and service was very pleasant.

Dawn Paul

Fantastic food. Generous portions. The broasted chicken was fabulous.

Tina Kraus

Quick friendly service.

gary peterson

Always great food. Reasonable prices. Exceptional breakfasts.

David Trucker

Excellent food. Great service.. Ask for Jenny. Best service anywhere, hands down..

Kevin Stack

Roadside diner food done right.

Grandpa Nate

The Kettle is phenomenal. Passing through, my wife and I needed a lite breakfast. We decided to split a biscuit and gravy order. We were surprised to find the waitress separated the order on to two plates ... an egg, a biscuit, and hash browns on each plate. The sausage gravy is awesome. It really is the best I've ever had. And fast pleasant service makes the experience nothing but completely enjoyable.

DeAnn Motter

Loved the lunch buffet

Danna Morfenski

Nice stop for food! Nice staff

Martin Gapinski

Friendly staff and good breakfast.

Kevin Lindahl

Friendly Home town feel. Great breakfast.

Debra Flatness

Had chicken dinner. Very small pieces of chicken with little meat on the bone. Gravy wasn't chicken gravy. Good service. Nice lunch atmosphere. Friendly wait staff.

Ryan Berwald

Had the father's day brunch, it was not good. The pastries and rolls are not homemade like advertised. The ribs tasted like they were bad before they were cooked. The smoked salmon was so salty you couldn't eat it. Everything else was Ok at best!

Shelly Risser

Delicious as always.

Alexis Morlok

Good food and large portions

Kay LaValley

Our breakfast was good, the service was friendly and excellent. Fun signs as decoration!


We had very good service, the food was really good, real mashed potatoes. The BLT was tasty.

David Johnson Johnson

Great food at breakfast.

Jeannine Burnett

Kristi our waitress was incredibly kind and thoughtful. It was so refreshing to have good service. The food was decent too - but Kristie was the great part about our visit. Thanks!

Ron Thomey

Great and quick service and rightly priced food

Roxanne Markwood

Amazing food and service! Everyone is so Friendly, I was talking to my husband about Brunch, He said let's go to The Kettle, I said does the Kettle have that, And he said Yes they do!! So that's what we did, Definitely going back, Check it out? You won't be disappointed, See you again

Christopher Schuh

Very good food. Had the chicken fried steak and fries. Wish I got the mashed potatoes because my brother had me try his and they were awesome. Wish they had thousand island dressing on the salad bar. Also the bread pudding was a bit dense. Tasted great but still prefer Famous Dave's bread pudding.

Bailey Bohmert

This place is delicious! I had never been here before until tonight. Decided to stop on the way home. It's so cute inside. The food was so good, our server was so sweet and no big wait time. I ordered breakfast food but it was awesome! Not expensive, either.

Randy Hanson

Very poor food service was ok, not like when Kieth owned it! Things were great then

Nadine Raddatz

Great service followed by great food. We'll be back for sure on our way through town!

L Anderson

Nice sized portions of good food with friendly service. Definitely better than most places as far as the service goes!

James Romo

food is very fresh and super delicious every time staff is friendly

Anasthasia Armstrong

Absolutely great service and GREAT food!!! Recommend this place.

Lucinda Cartwright

Great food and service was great

Jacob Hauer

Great place. Tasty food. I am STUFFED. Such good food.

Zyglinde Albee

Tasty salad!

Robert Stephens

It was awesome except for one fly. The Carmel roll is worth the extra gluten

Ray Bowlding

Nice little family restaurant next to the Petro Truck Stop. I actually found it by accident walking to settle for Dairy Queen which is in view of the truck stop. I had the breakfast buffet (It was Sunday) and I loved the atmosphere. The wait staff seemed to personally know their customers and all the workers appeared engaged in making sure everyone was taken care of. The buffet was a bit small from what I'm used too, but everything served/offered was very good. Was disappointed that there weren't any grits but also realized I may be in "what's a grit" country. Will definitely return my next time through and if you're looking for a nice friendly good food place, I highly recommend The Kettle.


Good family dining

Amberina Romo

food is always fresh and delicious staff are friendly restraint is clean goid desserts their whole menu is fantastic

Sheila Rosha

The hours are confusing, sometimes they are open, sometimes not- even during mealtimes. The breakfast food is excellent, but on my few experiences with the dinner food, lacking. I would try the Truck Stop,Nelson Brothers, first.

Debora Broich

Ugh...Total greasy spoon diner. Potato Pancake's were almost unedible, husband had regular pancakes that were doughy inside. Will not be back.

Sue Mischler

I love this place but I'm not able to get there very often. My husband and I both had soup and breadsticks for our lunch. I had the chicken corn chowder and he had vegetable beef. Both soups were homemade and delicious. The portions were large and neither of us could finish them. I have never either had a bad meal or something I didn't like.

leann hale

Good food

Michael Michael

This is a nice little out-of-the-way restaurant Cafe. Forget about the Clearwater stop that place is sitting on its laurels. come a half a block to the East and you'll enjoy some of the best food in Clearwater.

jeff ching

Great food, friendly people

Alex Kanable

Good home style food and quick service

Vince Zamora

Plenty of options (breakfast is always on the menu), larger portion sizes and reasonable prices. Our food was a bit salty, but great family dining option on the way to the cabin or returning.

Jim Monner

Service was good. The kids had breakfast food, which they said was tasty. Wife and I had sandwiches with fries for her and tots for me. I had the ultimate porker, which is featured in the menu. I was not blown away by it, though. Problem was the oil used to fry the tenderloin cutlet (and fries, and fish, and everything else). The oil had acquired multiple tastes from the various items fried in it, and that unfortunately carried over into all of the food. My wife concurred and left most of her fries on the plate.

Michael James Walsh

Always great food and friendly service

Kaitlin Brugger

Meatloaf sandwich.

Patrick Chambers

Wow what a jewel. A diamond in the rough. Great atmosphere and superior service. Would recommend to anyone.

Kathy Thornton

We were passing through on our way up North. We've never been here before. The staff was friendly and the food was good. The menu had a decent variety and the food came out quickly.

Anthony Ryan

Great place to stop for breakfast/ lunch when making a trip to or from Minneapolis. Staff is always friendly and the food is better than you expect from roadside cafe.

Ray Wilson

Good food

Daniel Lockskin

Service was great. We were seated in a timely manner. You get a large portions of food for what you pay for

Amanda Hanson

The service is always great. Their food is wonderful! Have only been here a few times but I have enjoyed it everytime. The kids eat all of their food (which is a huge bonus) and my husband always leaves with a satisfied belly. Love being able to come here for a nice breakfast or lunch.

Jane Amdahl

Food was great & service was excellent! Staff is super friendly - just wish they wouldn't always have on Fox News!

R Michigander

Great lunch and breakfast, service with a smile.

Mark Egge

Great no nonsense place for breakfast

Don Markwood

Good food and friendly service and family welcome

Rich Diedrichsen

Good food good service, reasonable.

Sandy McCloud

I was a bit concerned when Keith moved on to a well-deserved retirement; the legacy is being carried on! Rose is an terrific server, the food is consistently good. The liver with bacon and onions was exceptional as was the hot beef sandwich. And we always have to have a slice of pie!

Brenda Pula

Food quality has gone down since the change from Keith's Kettle. =/

Dylan Sandberg

This place feels like home. The staff is friendly and the portions are large. Grab a to go box, because you will probably have leftovers.

Renee DeLuney

I love that the food is just as awesome as it was when I was growing up and meeting my Father for breakfast when he was trucking through town.. A walk down memory lane.. I could picture him sitting in his favorite spot. ❤️

Stephen Keaton

Pretty decent food. Wait staff is very friendly.

Lexis Lhotka

Eggcellent breakfast buffet and a good environment for business or family

Billy Wilson

Chicken is the best but the fish not so much

Kricket Nicole

Amazing food! The Memphis burger reminded me of back home and the Reuben was one of the best items on the menu! Great service as well!


Fantastic breakfast food!

Kirsten Montano

Very nice service and good food

Dave Lott

Great food great prices give give them a try

Kristyn Stephens

Food was good but nothing special. Service was great. Birthday special made it worth it.

Angie Quistad

Good food, good service

larry christenson

Excellent food and value. Stop here every time I am in Clearwater.

Tom Carlson

Mark and Cookie do a excellent job

Willie Watkins

Very good food and fast

Sarah Andersen

Great place to eat. Very home-ey. HUGE array of items and the salad bar is delicious. If you visit Clearwater, you HAVE to eat at The Kettle.

marjorie peternell

Cuban sandwich is awesome?

Gary Fieldseth

Good food, good pie. Food better the nelson's.

Brenda Lattie

Not so friendly since new owners. Food not so great either

Jeremy Hilden

The server and the service was excellent. Prices are very fair. I had soup and salad bar. Avoid the French onion soup, and you'll probably be okay. The salad bar was okay. My wife's ribs were great, but the sides were just fair.

Gary Jorges

Good place to eat when traveling though I94 clean water exit(42). Breakfast Buffet, Good Food ! ! been coming here for decades.

Karl Sorg

Food was good. Order was quick and the people working had a smile on their face. Meat lovers omelet

Mark Sytsma

Delicious breakfasts with great service!


New ownership - new staff - best visit I have had in 2018 - highly recommend for breakfast on Hwy 94

Amanda McCartney

Being from the South it reminded me of home! The service was fast, friendly and delicious!!

Karen Alvstad

Good food. Friendly service and very fast. Reasonably priced.

Brittany Fischer

The potato soup was awesome!

David Swanson

Great food good prices. Highly recommend

Katie Gaffaney

Great food and friendly staff!

Felicia Drake

This place is my go-to place for breakfast foods and pies! Their dinner is delicious too, but their pancakes and waffles are to die for! It’s a very nice restaurant with a wonderful hometown family feel. The waitresses are always very attentive and knowledgeable. Check this place out!

Nicole P.

Always great service and delicious food!!

Cris Risberg

Not good. Had the meat loaf.

Martin Eliason

Food was well made, service was fast.

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