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Welcome to the Lakes Area!

Whether you're a first time visitor to the lakes area or a returning guest, you know that two of the more fun things to do on vacation are to shop and to dine. To that end we have a lot to offer! On the next few pages you'll find some of our favorite and highly recommended stores and restaurants. Also included for your convenience is a brief description of each business and a handy map showing you where they are located.


THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MALL - located on Washington Avenue offers unique shopping, casual dining, entertainment and services. Great things come in mall packages. Across the street from Washington Square Mall is PRICE'S FINE JEWELRY. Without a doubt this newly remodeled family owned business is the finest jewelry store in the area. For over 60 years they have offered high quality designer jewelry that is constructed to last a lifetime. Down on the city beach you'll find LAKESHIRTS. This is where you'll want to stop to buy your souvenir clothing and gifts. They have a huge assortment of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items with lake area logos. They were also the 2007 winner of Favorite Employer in DL. WalMart Pharmacy is conveniently located inside WalMart on Highway 10 West. They offer great prices on all your prescription needs. Convenience, quality and savings! DL Dock and Lift is your FLOE dock and lift headquarters. They offer sales, service and installation. Located at 1015 Hwy. 59 south. America's Best Value Inn is located at the crossroads of Hwy 10 and Hwy 59. They offer comfortable rooms at an affordable rate. Audubon Liquor Store is located on highway 10 in Audubon. They offer a great selection of wine, beer and spirits at great prices. BOYS AND GIRLS THRIFT STORE -New items arrive daily and you never know what you might find. They are located in their new building on Washington Avenue. We think you'll find Detroit Lakes has a great variety of shopping!



You'll take a step back in time when you visit the HOTEL SHOREHAM, established in 1910. They offer guests fine dining in a casual atmosphere and offer the best pan fried walleye imaginable! ZORBAZ ON THE BEACH is the areaz hot zpot! Zorbaz has great pizza, a full Mexican menu and the area'z greatezt zelection of Craft Beerz. They were also the 2007 winner of Bezt Bloody Mary, Bezt Outdoor Dining, and Bezt Night Zpot in Detroit Lakes. Enjoy it all inzide or out with a beautiful view of Little Detroit Lake. LAKESIDE TAVERN also overlooks Little Detroit Lake and offers an outdoor deck, peanut bar and game room.


If you're craving fine dining with a view, THE FIRESIDE is the place for you. Located on Big Detroit Lake you can enjoy your meal while watching a breathtaking sunset!

Take a trip back in time with an A&W Root Beer-now served at CENEX on Highway 34. This is some of the best fast food you've ever tasted with the friendliest service in the area. MAINSTREET RESTAURANT will be delighted to serve you breakfast or lunch, but the real treat is their homemade pies! In fact they were the 2007 winner of Favorite Pie (Apple) in Detroit Lakes! They are located in downtown DL. Another option is THE SANDBAR which boasts the largest dance floor around. This is the place for good food and a fun atmosphere with prices that are always reasonable.