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Restaurant in Deer River...

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How is food at the big restaurant on the south side of Hwy 2 in Deer River? It was awful when it was Shay's, but it looks like there are new owners. Is it the same people who owned the River City Diner across the street? Anyone know why River City was torn down? Food at River City was good for a while and then seemed to hit the skids.

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fisherman

Haven't ate at the new place yet. Shay's did get really bad as time went on. Not sure about the owners. They didn't tear down River Town diner. It was moved across the street and turned into a some kind of shop... Thats what I heard anyways.

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bmc

Shay's is now Shelly's, new owner's and pretty good food. The River Town Diner was moved across the street and is now the new Deer River Service garage. I think it's Woodland Bank going in where the Diner used to be. For awesome pizza, go north on Hwy 6 about 2 miles north of town and stop in at Blueberry Bowl.

Brian

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Otter

Before we moved up here, the place that became Shay's was owned by a young gal who made the best hot beef sandwiches that I ever ate. She apparently couldn't make a go of it, because it became Shay's. That burned down shortly after they took possession (I would not sell fire insurance to restaurants in northern Minnestota). The food was never good and got worse with the passage of time. We shifted patronage to River City Diner, which started good and then declined, and is now apparently is now a thing of the past. Speaking of ancient history, if anyone remembers Roy and Dot's in Cohasset, and is interested, I will make a post about that one.

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Northlander

BMC sent us to the blueberry bowl and he was right they do have real good pizza.

BMC you still fishen or huntin now?

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