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Discover What’s Cookin’

Let’s be honest. We all love good food and drink, and traveling is a great time to try new tastes and culinary delights. While visiting Stillwater, be sure to arrive hungry and thirsty to you can explore on foot all the tasty shops, restaurants and even cooking class experiences.

Sit outdoors at cafes or rooftops with river views or get up close at the chef’s table.  In wintertime cozy up during a candlelight dinner for two or find the table near a warm fireplace. With over 30 locally owned and operated restaurants you will find many choices on where to eat, so visit our Restaurant Guide to begin planning your culinary adventure. And don’t forget, Stillwater has a variety of ice cream and homemade candy shops or culinary focused specialty shops (olive oil, spices, teas, cookware, etc) for those who love to cook or sample new flavors.

Check out our events calendar for classes and culinary events such as themed dinners, wine-pairings, apple harvest, or festivals. Step on board a Paddlewheel River Boat to enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise on the St. Croix river. Many cruises also showcase entertainment. Speaking of nightlife, foodies who like to capture the local flavor of breweries and wineries will be delighted to know that we have two breweries, three wineries nearby, two distilleries and plenty of pubs on Main Street to explore. Take in the seasonal harvest of local apples, pumpkins, or blueberries, too!

 Foodie Waters Run Deep: Take a Savory Escape to Stillwater, MN


6428 Manning Ave.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Since 1948, three generations of the Aamodt family have been producing some of the best apples to be found in the valley. You’re invited to come and experience the good life in the fall season on this picturesque farm located just minutes from downtown. Fun activities like hay wagon rides, honeycrisp Express, and John Deere tractor trikes. Also on site –Thor’s Cider tastings and Saint Croix Vineyards.

Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

9450 Mendel Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Pick your own delicious blueberries in our family friendly, peaceful setting with picnic areas. We are transitioning to organic production, using composted poultry manure, fish emulsions, and mulch, which feed our bushes, soil, and create our nutrient-rich blueberries. Please check website for updates before driving to farm. Hope to see you in July!


Corner of 3rd & Pine
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Across from the Historic Court House. Every Saturday, mid-June thru October. Drop in for an assortment of organic food, vegetables, crafts, fruits and local specialties. 7:30AM-12Noon.

Stillwater Proper Distillery & Tasting Room

227 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater Proper is the latest creation from Joe Ehlenz & Brad Nordeen, the team behind local favorites, Lolo American Kitchen & Lolito Cantina. Stillwater Proper is a restaurant/distillery concept partnered with 45th Parallel out of New Richmond, WI. The all local spirits bar program features hundreds of small, local distillers + many beers, well procured wines & housemade products from the award winning bar crew. Their food is best classified as upscale bar ‘Americana.’ We utilize unique, high quality ingredients in healthy & satisfying ways.”


525 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

We offer daily public lunch and dinner cruises on board our authentic Paddlewheel boats on the scenic St. Croix River.   Our private charters can accommodate groups of 25 to 675 with multiple boats in our fleet. Contact us today and we would be happy to assist you in planning your excursion. Seasonal business typically May-October.

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