Summer Scene 2015
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PARK RAPIDS LAPASTA For lunch choose from delicious burgers, salads and some entrees from the evening LaPasta Italian menu. Evening diners can select from the full LaPasta Italian menu with American entrees available. Breakfast Wed.-Sun. 9 am - Noon. Lunch Tues.-Fri. Noon - 2 pm. Dinner Thurs.-Sun. at 5 pm. Starting Memorial Day, dinner 7 days a week 5 pm. See ad on page 21. • Downtown Dorset. 218-732-0275. www.dor set-lapasta.com. Breakfast & lunch $. Dinner $$ [w] 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. See ad on page 23. • Located on Hwy. 200 next to Itasca State Park. 218-266-3611. $ [w] NECCE’S RISTORANTE Authentic Italian cuisine prepared fresh daily by Necce, our Tuscan Certified Chef! Enjoy housemade Italian specialties like sausage manicotti, lasagna classico, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken marsala, filet gorgonzola, Caeser salad & delicious desserts! Nightly seafood specials! Fine wine, imported beer & premium spirits. Necce’s Next Door Bar, Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. Dining room open daily at 4 pm. Lunch: Mon.-Sat. 11 am - 2 pm. See our ad on page 18. • 311 S. Main Street, Park Rapids. 218-237-4625. $ [w] RAPID RIVER LOGGING CAMP The 61-year tradition. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT served family style. Open 7 days a week, Memorial weekend through Lador Day. Breakfast 7:30 am to 12 Noon. Dinner 1-9 pm. top off your logger’s meal with a stroll along the Fish Hook River. • Hwy. 71 N. Turn on Co. Rd. 18, follow signs. 218-732-3444. $ [w] 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. See ad on page 15. • 120 S. Main, Downtown Park Rapids. 218-732-9443. $ [w] 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 7:30am - 2:30pm. See ad on page 16. • Main Street, Park Rapids. 218-732-8828. $ [w] DINING GUIDE KEY: [w] Wheelchair Accessible F Facebook PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE STOMPIN’ GROUNDS Full menu served daily. Sink your teeth into the ‘Stompin Burger,” our most popular burger! Chicken, fish, homemade soup & more. Don’t miss Wing Wednesdays! Full bar ~ 4 pm Happy Hour. Breakfast Sat. & Sun. 8 am - 11 am. Kitchen open Sat. Thurs. 10 am - 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 10 am - 9 pm. Bar open Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 1 am, Sun. 10 am - Midnight. See ad on page 33. • Hwy. 64, N. of Akeley. 218-652-2964. $ [w] 3RD STREET MARKET A unique shopping & lunch experience featuring homemade pies, soups, wraps & sandwiches; natural, gourmet & specialty food; vitamins & supplements; health & beauty needs; books & gluten-free products. Market hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am - 5 pm, Sat. 9 am - 4 pm. Lunch served: Mon.- Sat. 11 am - 3 pm. Coffee, pies & treats ‘til 4 pm. See ad on page 18. • 120 Third St. W., Park Rapids. 218732-9063. $ [w] Y STEAK HOUSE Celebrating our 70th year in fine dining in the Park Rapids area. Prime rib nightly, walleye, jumbo shrimp, BBQ ribs, Alaskan king crab legs, choice steaks, chicken, combination meals, children’s menu, nightly specials and your favorite beverage from the bar. Open 7 days a week. Lunch served 11 am - 4 pm. Evening dining Sun.-Thurs. 4 pm - 9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 4 pm - 10 pm. Reservations appreciated. See our ad on page 5. • 1 mi. north on Hwy. 71, Park Rapids. 218-732-4565. $$ [w] ZONA ROSA Visit old Mexico in the heart of beautiful downtown Walker. Large selection of authentic Mexican and American favorites. Full bar, specializing in margaritas. Warm “south of the border” atmosphere and outdoor patio dining. Kids menu. Lunch, dinner, daily specials. Open 7 days a week. See ad on page 36. • 101 5th St. N., Downtown Walker. 218547-3558. $ [w] DETROIT LAKES 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. 218-847-3190. COUNTRY KITCHEN Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner we have you covered. Try our great desserts too! Open daily at 6:00 am • 705 Hwy 10 east Detroit Lakes. 218847-0472. 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. 218-847-2121 www. holidayinndl.com. IZZOS SPORTS BAR & GRILL Izzos Bar & Grill is Detroit Lakes’ top hot spot! We offer the consistency and quality you expect from a top restaurant. The sports bar setting gives Izzos a great atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all. We offer a wide variety of great food and excellent service for you to experience and enjoy. • 22931 185th Street, Detroit Lakes. 218-439-3028. 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. 8:00-1:45 p.m. 900 Washington Ave. Detroit Lakes. 218-847-3344. McDONALDS The menu you love, plus so much more! Since 1955, we’ve been proud to serve the world some of its favorite food. And along the way, we’ve managed not just live to history, but create it: from drive-thru restaurants to Chicken McNuggets. 415 Frazee St. E., Detroit Lakes. 218-847-3558. www.mcminnesota.com. 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. 218-844-1326. speakeasyrestaurant. com. Dollar signs indicate the cost of a typical dinner: $ less than $15 $$ $15-$25 $$$ more than $25 44 SUMMER SCENE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015 DINING GUIDE A variety of delicious dining options around the lakes area PARK RAPIDS T HE 502 (AT CHASE ON THE LAKE) Minnesota’s lakeside dining at its best! This casual, high-energy eatery will serve up Northwood’s specialties, timeless American dishes and lighter, “spa-style” cuisine in a classic setting. The 502 features spectacular views of Leech Lake along with patio dining at the water’s edge. Our chef will delight your taste buds for dinner and entice you for dessert. Our mixologists will dazzle you with a full lineup of specialty elixirs, and our staff is excited to serve you. Come by car or boat. Live entertainment on weekends. See ad on page 36. • Walker. 218-547-7777. View our menu at www.chaseonthelake.com. BELLA CAFFÉ Serving fine Italian espresso drinks, wine, great lunches and antipasto daily. Also, undeniable desserts and baked treats. Open daily 7 am - 6 pm, Fri. 7 am - 8 pm and Sun. 9 am - 4 pm. Also a wireless hot spot. See ad on page 18. • 116 Third St. W., Park Rapids. 218-732-7625. $ [w] BENSON’S EATING & DRINKING EMPORIUM Menu items to please every palate. Appetizers, salads, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, melts, burgers, sides, and a kids menu. Watch the game while you eat on one of 8 HDTVs. Open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. See ad on page 36. • Main street, Walker. 218-547-1896. $ [w] BEYOND JUICE 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.-Sat. at 9 am, Sun. at 10 am. • 203 South Main Street, Park Rapids, 218-732-0422. $ [w] DINING GUIDE KEY: [w] Wheelchair Accessible F Facebook PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE 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 entertainment 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. See ad on page 10. • Located south of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71. 218-564-4653. www.blueberry pinesgolf.com. $ [w] F EMMAVILLE STORE Historic country store & cafe featuring daily breakfast and lunch specials. Dinner specials on Friday and Saturday nights 5-8 pm. Sunday Breakfast Buffet and Taco Bar Tuesdays 5-7:30 pm. Also offering ice cream, cookies, bars & fabulous caramel rolls! Bar with pizzas and big screen TV. Open 7 days a week. Open until 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. • 12 miles N. of Park Rapids on Co. Rd. 4 (Lake George Rd). 218-732-8544. www.emmavillestore.com. $ 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, across from L&M Fleet. Delivery available – orders big or small! 218-2378500. www.expresso34.com. $ THE FAMILY INN & LODGE AT VACATIONAIRE Casual and fine dining in our dining room or on the deck overlooking beautiful Island Lake. Full menu, kids menu, broasted chicken eat-in or take-out. Reservations recommended. Kitchen open until 10 pm. See ad on page 25. • 26333 Icon Drive, Park Rapids. 8 miles north of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71, right on Co. Rd. 89 for 1 mile. 218-732-5270. $$ [w] THE GOOD LIFE CAFE We make our meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. Lunch and dinner menus offer a combination of traditional and adventurous dishes, including comfort foods, vegetarian and gluten-free. We prepare unique specials for each meal and refresh our menu with the seasons. We also have 10 beers on tap, cocktails, wine, free Wi-Fi, outdoor seating & a kids menu. Open every day at 11 am Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend. Closed Sun. & Mon. in the fall and winter. • 220 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids. 218-237-4212. www.thegoodlife cafepr.com. Lunch $ Dinner $$ [w] HILLTOP INN We are known for our prime rib and broiled walleye. And, our walleye taco is a real hit! Meal choices are varied and abundant. Choose from full meal salads, sandwiches and wraps (the Optimus Prime Rib is a winner), burgers and a grand selection of entrees including walleye, shrimp, chicken, ribs, steak and prime rib. Homemade desserts, too. Good selection of wines and beer. Open Tues.-Sun. at 4 pm. • Hubbard, MN. www.hubbardhilltop.com. 218-7325644. $$ F IRONHORSE BAR & GRILL The best smoked brisket around! Mouth-watering lunch and dinner specials. Smoked prime rib every Friday and Saturday. Appetizers, ribs, burgers, sandwiches and full BBQ menu daily. Full bar. Music every weekend. Open daily at 11 am. • Downtown Nevis. 218-652-3898. $ F LAKE GEORGE CAFE We do breakfast all day! Lunch menu, American food, lunch & dinner specials. Open Tues.-Fri. 7 am - 7 pm, Sat. & Sun. 7 am - 3 pm. Closed Mon. • Hwy. 71, Lake George (37550 Night Hawk Rd.). 218-699-3080. $ [w] Dollar signs indicate the cost of a typical dinner: $ less than $15 $$ $15-$25 $$$ more than $25 43 SUMMER SCENE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015