Restaurant Features: Bar, Live Music, Nightclub, Patio, Waterfront
Location: Stillwater, MN
Address: 305 S Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-5718
Hours: (Restaurant) Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm (Nightclub) Fri -Sat 9pm-2am
Links: Freight House Website * Freight House on Facebook * Google Map
Atmosphere: The Freight House restaurant is located near the St Croix River in downtown Stillwater, in a building that was originally built in 1883 as Stillwater’s freight depot. The inside of the restaurant has been converted into a lovely two-story dining room, with a selection of booths and tables.
The decks at the Freight House are vast and spacious, running the entire length of the Restaurant and Adjacent Night Club. There are enough tables to seat several hundred people and also a couple of outdoor bars. Great view of the St Croix!
Menu: Appetizers include Onion Rings, Artichoke Dip, Jumbo Buffalo Wings, Beer Pretzels, Seasoned Fries, Ginger Mustard Green Beans, Cheese Curds, Chips and Guac, and Deep Fried Pickles.
Salads that the Freight House offers are the Chicken Caesar, Bistro Salad, St Croix Cobb, Buffalo Chicken, and Chicken Taco Salad. They also have Chicken Wild Rice Soup.
Burgers are served with chips or you can upgrade to french fries or sweet potato fries for $2.50. Options include the Freight House Burger, Mushroom Swiss, Black N Blue, Wisconsin Cheddar, North Dakota Bison Burger, California Turkey Burger, and Black Bean Veggie Burger.
Sandwiches also come with chips. Options include Willy the Kid (chicken salad), BBQ Pulled Pork, Freight House Chicken, Walleye, Grilled Reuben, Atlantic Salmon BLT, Smoked Brisket, Cajun Chicken, Baja Tacos, Southwest Chicken Wrap, and the Chicken Caesar Wrap.
Freight House also has several Neapolitan style pizzas like the Margherita, The Works, Classic Pepperoni, Sausage, Wild Mushroom Brie and Chicken Pesto.
Entrees include Fish & Chips, Bacon Mac N Cheese, Chicken Cheese Tortellini, Salmon Filet and Top Sirloin.
Desserts include Homemade Apple Crisp, Layered Chocolate Cake, and New York Style Cheescake.
Kids Menu ~ All kid’s meals include a beverage, pickle spear, fries and oreo cookies…. $6.00
Kid’s Boneless Chicken Fingers, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Kid’s Burger add cheese for .50 cents Mac & Cheese, Kid’s Pizza, Mini Corn Dogs
Price guide: Appetizers $7-11 Burgers/Sandwiches $10-15 Entrees $12-18
- Wednesday Fish Fry ~ Freight House Pilsner Beer Battered Fish Filet, Skinny-Cut Fries, Garden House Salad, Cornbread Mini Muffins. Treat your family to a Complimentary basket of our Signature Freight House Onion Strings. $12.99 Adults $6.99 Children (12 and under)
What we ordered: My companion and I started with an order of Cheese Curds ($8). The order came with a basket full of bite-sized golden brown cheese curds that were hot and filled with melted cheddar. The batter had cornmeal that gave it a crispy, unique texture. They were served with peppercorn ranch.
We also tried the Jumbo Buffalo Wings ($11). The order came with four whole chicken wings, fried and covered with Buffalo sauce. These tasted pretty good but the sauce was rather ordinary. Overpriced.
For my entree I ordered the Chicken Tortellini ($13). This dish was served in a bowl with three color cheese tortellini covered in a white wine sauce and served with sauteed chicken, red peppers, onions, and broccoli. I opted to add the freshly grated parmigian that my server offered. The sauce was creamy and simple, I enjoyed it with the veggies and tortellini.
My companion ordered the Mushroom and Brie Pizza ($12). This was really good if you like mushrooms and brie! The crust was chewy and covered with a light layer of pesto, then piled with roasted wild mushrooms and pieces of brie and then mozzarella. We liked this a lot and thought it was the best value of everything we ordered that night.
Service: It was a Friday night at dinner time and every restaurant in Stillwater was packed to the gills….. all it seems, except the Freight House. We found parking in the attached lot and had no problem getting a table inside the restaurant. A friendly hostess brought us to our table and we were greeted by our server within five minutes to take our drink orders. We ordered two courses which were appropriately times. Our server was attentive, no complaints.
Overall Impression: This was a follow-up visit to my review of Freight House in August 2009. While the service was good and the the food was decent, it seemed rather overpriced. The biggest draw to the Freight House is its premium waterfront location downtown Stillwater.