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BJ’s Barbeque Shack

We are a locally owned and operated Barbecue Restaurant. Featuring mouth-watering slow cooked meats, smoked to perfection on site. Offering a variety of sides. Full bar with over 15 beers on tap, miniature golf, fire pits, outdoor seating and live entertainment. Dine-in, Take-out and Catering.


15857 US Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes, MN


Bleachers Bar & Grill

If sports, burgers and beer rank high on your score board, then come to Bleachers for a hat trick. Voted the best burgers in the Lakes Area, new to menu, taco grinders, philly sandwich, french fries, ALL the sports games you could ever hope to watch on their 4 huge flat screen TV’s and a scenic deck overlooking Dead Shot Bay for relaxing outdoors. 1/2 price appetizers on Thursdays, Karaoke throughout the year. Don’t forget about 2-4-1 burgers every Sunday!

25807 Cty. Hwy. 22, Detroit Lakes, MN


Callaway Liquor Store

If daily drink specials, Cadillac Jack Gaming machines, Bingo and Pull Tab Tournaments plus great pizzas sound like a good time to you, then look no further than the Callaway Liquor Store! We’re closer than you think and definitely worth the 10 minute cruise up Hwy. 59.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hwy 59 N., Callaway, MN


Cenex Community Coops/Hot Stuff Pizza A&W

If quality and convenience is what you’re looking for, then head on over to the Cenex Convenience Store located on Hwy. 34 East. Fresh made pizzas from Hot  Stuff and famous A&W cheeseburgers are sure to satisfy your appetite. If you’re in a hurry, use the drive thru located on the South side of the building.

911 Hwy. 34 East, Detroit Lakes, MN


Country Kitchen

If you’re looking for a true “mainstay” in Detroit Lakes, Country Kitchen is your spot. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is the place to be. Great food, great service, what else could there be. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer season. See you all soon!

705 Hwy 10 E., Detroit Lakes, MN


Holiday Inn

When you come into the Icehouse Restaurant, the first thing you will notice is the view. Overlooking Big Detroit Lake, you will experience both sunrises and sunsets with windows from floor to ceiling and seasonal lakeside patio seating. During the cold months, we keep the fireplace lit for your comfort. If you are looking for a sports bar environment, you could select the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill, complete with 10 flat panel televisions and excellent menu.

1155 Hwy 10 East • Detroit Lakes, MN

218-847-2121 •

Hotel Shoreham

Since 1910, the Hotel Shoreham has been greeting guests with lakeside beauty, fine cuisine and famous pizzas. Take a journey back in time when you step into this historical landmark for a memorable dining experience. You’ll enjoy the ambiance as much as their famous ribs, seafood, steak and pastas.

1/2 mile west of Detroit Country Club on Lake Melissa.


Maid Rite

Being really bored paid off for butcher Fred Angell. He worked to get just the right combination of a special cut and grind of meat and a selected blend of spices. When a deliveryman tasted Fred’s new creation, he said, “This sandwich is made right.” With that, the Maid-Rite was born. Fred was quite a sandwich maker but not much of a speller. Our select line of seasoned loose meat sandwiches are made from 100% USDA Midwestern fresh ground beef served on a fresh steamed white or wheat bun, with your choice of ketchup, mustard, onion and pickles. Stop in today!

111 Veterans Memorial Parkway

Downtown Crossing Center, Detroit Lakes, MN


Main Street Restaurant

If you want to experience one of Detroit Lakes’ ‘local hangouts’, you have to stop by Main Street Restaurant!  They have been voted  the “Best Breakfast in Town” and they are sure to deliver.  Main Street Restaurant offers quality, homemade food and big portions at a reasonable price.

Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

900 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN


Speak Easy

We offer a full menu of Italian and American cuisine. Nightly specials Monday through Friday. Stop in for lunch and enjoy delicious sandwiches, salads and pastas. We have something for everyone and we are the perfect choice for catering and for weddings and parties. Call or stop in today!

1100 N Shore Dr • Detroit Lakes, MN

218-844-1326 •


Brew Ales & Eats

Made-from-scratch - fresh, creative, craft beer, 24 taps. Unique cocktails, wine, live music, patio, house cut chips, local products, Ultimate Bloody Mary, Moscow mule, ginger mojito. Fun, great staff, downtown. Lunch specials and weekend brunch.

124 E Mail Street, Perham

218-346-5932 • 

The Cactus

The Cactus is open daily for lunch at 11 a.m. Our dinner menu is available at 5 p.m. Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere.  We are known for our hand cut steaks prepared oer charcoal.  The Cactus menu ranges from seafood and steaks, ribs, poultry, pasta and salads to burgers, baskets and pizzas.  Our full bar and wine list compliments any menu entrée.

Opens at 11:00 a.m. Outdoor patio seating available.

43521 Fort Thunder Road, Perham

218-346-2554 •

CJ's Garage & Tavern

All American garage themed bar and grill specializing in Nathan’s Famous foot long hot dogs. How about a “ton” of fries or fried green beans? You could just grab a slice of homemade pie or one of our 10 flavors of ice cream for a cool dessert.  We’re family friendly and have a kids menu!!

Hours: Monday: Closed; Tuesday-Thursday: (11am - 10pm); Friday-Saturday: (11am -12am); Sunday: (11am - 9pm)

103 E. Main St behind the Station House restaurant, Perham, MN 56573

218-346-4257 • 

The Galaxy, Resort and Restaurant

Your Lake Place Since 1945!  Famous for our Broasted Chicken!   Full menu restaurant open daily  5:00-10:00 p.m.  Full Bar Available.   Enjoy full bar and menu on deck overlooking Star Lake June 17th – August 15th.

Star Lake.   7 miles West of Dent on Hwy 108, 1/2 mile South on Cty. Hwy. 41.

218-758-2841 •

Mills Lanes

Over 270,000 burgers served!  Open bowling all summer.  Open for lunch and dinner.  Burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and salads.  Kids menu.  Ice Cream Cones.  Daily specials for lunch and dinner.  Domestic and imported beers.  Burger basket bspeicial s on Tuesdays!  Dine in or carry out.

Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturdays Noon-Close (closed Sundays starting May 27th).

407 East Centennial Drive, New York Mills


Nick's Bar & Grill Choose from our large selection of homemade pizzas or create your own.  Broasted chicken, burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, kids menu, FREE soft serve ice-cream with meal purchase and/or round of mini-golf, domestic/imported beers, full bar, outdoor seating and mini-golf!  Dine in or carry out! Open 7 days a week…

Hours: Monday-Friday: (3 p.m.-1a.m.); Saturday & Sunday: (11a.m.-1a.m.)

235 West Main Street, Ottertail


The Otter Supper Club and Lodge

The Otter Supper Club and Lodge in Ottertail City, Minnesota is where you will want to be when you come off the Lake. Whether you are looking for a great meal, a drink from the knotty pine log bar, beer, wine & liquor, live entertainment or a nice hotel in Ottertail to spend the night or the week; The Otter is the place to find it. Open year round.

306 North Highway 78, Ottertail

218-367-2525 •

Willy T's Tavern and Grill Food made from scratch with generous portions at a reasonable price.  Try the double-pattied burgers and homemade pizzas. Tator tots, walleye eggrolls, and Yankee pot roast are house specialties. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with patio dining available!

300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail MN 56571

(218) 367-6508 • 


Bella Caffé

Serving fine Italian espresso drinks, wine, great lunches and antipasto daily. Also, undeniable desserts and baked treats. Open daily at 7 am - 6 pm, Fri. 7 am - 8 pm and Sun. at 9 am - 4 pm. Also a wireless hot spot.

116 Third St. W., Park Rapids


Beyond Juice Meal in a cup Beyond Juice offers healthy and delicious choices! 100% fresh fruit smoothies, fresh-made deli sandwiches and homemade soups and crisp salads. Try our new breakfasts. Children’s menu. We deliver and cater. Open 7 days a week: Mon.-Wed. 9 am - 6 pm, Thurs.-Sat. 9 am - 9 pm. Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

203 South Main Street, Park Rapids, MN


Blueberry Pines Restaurant

Blueberry Pines Restaurant offers the area’s best fresh seafood, fresh vegetables, fresh cut meats, hand-pattied burgers, pizza & appetizers. New fabulous brunch buffet Sundays from 10 am - 1 pm. An extensive wine list and the area’s best service staff. Live dining entertianment Fri. & Sat. evenings & during Sunday’s brunch. Enjoy the comfort of our log clubhouse and wonderful outdoor scenery.

Summer: Open daily at 11 am. Call for off-season hours.

Located south of Park Rapids, MN on Hwy. 71

218-564-4653 • www.blueberrypines


Companeros great Mexican food, drink and fun! Deliciously prepared with the finest ingredients served in delightful Mexican surroundings by the best amigos around. Margaritas (real and alcohol-free) ~ numero uno! Mexican beers on special. Families and any size groups welcome. All food and our famous margarita mix available for takeout.

Summer: Open daily at noon. Call for spring & fall hours.

On the boardwalk in Dorset.

218-732-7624. See us on Facebook or visit www.companerosofdorset .com.

Dorset HouseChoose from our large selection of homemade pizzas and old-fashioned ice cream treats. Try one of ours or create your own. Tantalizing all-you-can-eat evening buffet, fabulous lunch menu, wonderful homemade soups, salads & pies. Let our old-fashioned decor bring out the kid in you.

Summer: Open daily at 11 am. Call for spring & fall hours.

Just off the Heartland Trail in downtown Dorset.


Emmaville Store

Historic country store & cafe featuring daily breakfast and lunch specials. Dinner specials on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday Breakfast Buffet and Taco Buffet Tuesday 5-8 pm. Also offering  ice cream, shakes, sundaes & fabulous caramel rolls! Bar with pizzas and big screen TV.

Open 7 days a week. Open until 9 pm on weekends.

12 miles N. of Park Rapids, MN on Co. Rd. 4 (Lake George Rd).

218-732-8544 • www.emmaville

Espresso 34

“The Simple Truth: Great Coffee.” Enjoy espresso, specialty drinks, brewed coffee, smoothies, Italian sodas, specialty breakfast sandwiches & lunch wraps. Fresh-baked muffins & scones too! All at a specialty coffee shop.

Drive-thru: Mon.-Sat. 6:34 am-6:34 pm. Sun. 8 am-4 pm

Located at Hwy. 34 E., Park Rapids, MN across from L&M Fleet.

218-237-8500 •

Four Seas Chinese Restaurant

Over 100 menu selections! Appetizers, entrees and combination platters. Lunch served daily from 11 am - 3 pm priced from $5.50. Fresh and delicious. Generous portions. Dine-in, take-out. Full menu served all day.

Open Mon.-Sat. 11 am - 9:30 pm, Sun. 11 am - 9pm.

322 S. Main, Park Rapids, MN


The Good Life Cafe

We make our meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. Lunch and dinner menus offer a combination of traditional and adventurous dishes, including comfort foods, vegetarian and gluten-free. We prepare unique specials for each meal and refresh our menu with the seasons. We also have 10 beers on tap, cocktails, wine, free Wi-Fi, outdoor seating & a kids menu.

Open every day at 11 am from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. Closed Sundays in the fall and winter.

220 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids, MN

218-237-4212 • www.thegood 

Hilltop Inn

Family dining at the south end of beautiful Long Lake. Two dining areas, one with TVs to watch your favorite sporting events. Our Famous Prime Rib now served nightly, plus BBQ’d ribs, walleye, steaks, chicken and seafood of all kinds. Burgers, sandwiches, wraps & salads. Kid’s menu. Several specials every night. Fine wines, domestic and imported beers. Open Sun.-Thurs. 4-9, Fri. &?Sat. 4-10. Closed Monday.

In Hubbard, 8 miles SE of Park Rapids, MN

218-732-5644 •

Lake George Cafe

We do breakfast all day! Lunch menu, American food, lunch & dinner specials.

Open Tues.-Fri. 7 am - 7 pm, Sat. & Sun. 7 am - 5 pm. Closed Mon.

Hwy. 71, Lake George (37550 Night Hawk Rd.)


Lobo's Bar & Grill Legendary food & spirits! Try the best Angus burgers, enjoy prime rib & walleye Friday and Saturday nights, too. Dine in or carry out. Full bar and off sale. Food served: 11 am-10 pm Mon.-Sat., 12-10 pm Sun. Open Mon.-Sat. 11 am-1 am; Sun. 12 noon-12 mid.

Located on Hwy. 200 next to Itasca State Park


Necce’s Ristorante

Authentic Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily by Necce, our Tuscan Certified Chef! Enjoy housemade Italian specilaities like sausage manicotti, lasagna classico, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken marsala, filet gorgonzola, Caeser salad & delicious desserts! Nightly seafood specials! Fine wine & imported beer. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner (seasonal).

311 S. Main Street, Park Rapids, MN


Ranch House Supper Club

Home of the giant popover! Nightly all-you-can-eat specials plus full menu. Steaks, prime rib, seafood, chicken and more. Largest soup and salad bar in the area! Garden room, outdoor dining on deck. Full bar, fine wines.

Mon.-Sat. 4:30 pm, Sun. 11:30 am. Reservations appreciated

Located 4 miles North of Walker, MN on Hwy. 371

218-547-1540 •

Rapid River Logging Camp

A 59-year tradition. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT served family style. Open 7 days a week, Memorial weekend through Labor Day. Breakfast 7:30 am to 12 Noon. Dinner 1 pm - 9pm. Top off your logger’s meal with a stroll along the Fish Hook River.

Hwy. 71 N. Turn on Co. Rd. 18, follow signs.


The Royal

The local favorite where you will enjoy possibly the BEST burger in northern Minnesota. Appetizers also available

Open 7 days a week. Mon.-Sat. at 11 am, Sun. at Noon

120 S. Main, Downtown Park Rapids, MN


Schwarzwald Restaurant

Proudly serving German specialities. Try our  wiener schnitzel, homemade noodles and red cabbage! Large Sunday smorgasbord 10:30 am-2 pm. Daily soup & sandwich specials, breakfast served all day, salad bar. German beer & wine.

Open daily Monday - Saturday 7am - 8pm and Sunday 7am - 2pm

Main Street, Park Rapids, MN


The Sun Porch at Summerhill Farm

Lunch and dinner served in the serene country setting at Summerhill Farm in our charming dining room or outdoor Gazebo. Relax after shopping with a special lunch and great service. Enjoy daily pizza and panini specials, delicious soups, salads and sandwiches and complement it with a glass of wine and one of our decadent desserts. Enjoy delicious BBQ dinners Saturday nights beginning Memorial weekend. Children’s menu. Ice cream all day

Lunch daily 11-4; Dinner Sat. 5:30-8:30 beginning in June.

Hwy. 71 N., Park Rapids, MN

218-732-3865 • www.summerhill

3rd Street Market

A unique shopping & lunch experience featuring homemade pies, soups, wraps & sandwiches; natural, gourmet & specialty foods; vitamins & supplements; health & beauty needs; books & gluten-free products.  Market hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5; Sat. 9-4. Lunch served: Mon.-Sat. 11-3, coffee, pies & treats ‘til 4.

120 W. 3rd St., Park Rapids, MN


Vallartas Mexican Grill Authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine in downtown Park Rapids! Lunch and dinner menus, daily specials. Kids menu. Be sure to try our house specialty, the Tequila Burrito. Beer, wine...exelentes Margaritas! Fun, relaxing atmosphere. You won’t want to leave! Outside dining on the patio. Family-owned and operated...20 years experience! Take-out available. Wi-Fi. Open year ‘round. 11 am-9 pm daily

2nd St. & Hwy. 71 (in the Armory)


Y Steak House Celebrating our 68th year in fine dining in the Park Rapids area. Prime rib nightly, walleye, jumbo shrimp, BBQ ribs, Alaskan crab legs, choice steaks, chicken, combination meals, children’s menu, nightly specials, lite dining menu and your favorite beverage from the bar. Open 7 days a week. Sun.-Thurs. 4 pm - 10 pm, Fri. & Sat. 4 pm - 11 pm. Reservations appreciated.

1 mi. north on Hwy. 71, Park Rapids, MN


Zhateau Zorbaz

The perfect zummer-time atmozphere. Enjoy a deliciouz margarita on our patio or come inzide and enjoy the A/C while checking out the 24 different draft beerz available. Play the latezt Golden Tee, Buck Hunter, Power Putt or any of our other fun arcadez. We have daily zpecialz and the bezt night-club experience for late-nite fun. FIll up on pizza and Mexican food made frezh daily! Our bar and kitchen are open every day from 11 a.m. to 2 am.

Located at 22036 Co. 7, Park Rapids, MN

218-237-1969 • Email: •