Where To Eat

The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to many great restaurants, but eating while on vacation is more than about good food. It's about the experience. In the Whitefish Area, not only will you never leave the table hungry, but you'll also enjoy breath-taking sunsets, cozy up-north furnishings and even some whimsical, historical decor.

Dining styles around the Whitefish Region range from fine to casual and offers menus for all tastes and ages. Contact your lodging host for additional recommendations (or even a sneek-peak at some of the area's menus) regarding the best dining option for your group.

What's New In Food

Unique Paul Bunyan cookie made in Pine River. Read more

Crosslake shop scoops most Kemps ice cream in state -- Recently named the No. 1 seller of Kemps ice cream in Minnesota, Lake Country Crafts & Cones scoops up 2,700 tubs of ice cream in one year. Read more




Restaurants

Dairy Queen (Crosslake)
36404 County Road 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4443

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

Old Milwaukee Club
Old Milwaukee Club
35002 Cty Rd 39
Pequot Lakes
(218) 543-4117

Complete dinners, as well as sandwiches, burgers and pizza. Appetizers. All-you-can-eat fish on Fridays. Carry out available. Full bar. Off-sale available.

Dairy Queen (Pine River)
306 Front St. S
Pine River
(218) 587-4762

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

VFW Northern Post 3839
VFW Northern Post 3839
3341 Veterans St
Jenkins
(218) 568-8664

Kitchen open Wed-Sun. Spaghetti, burgers, prime rib. Pull tabs, meat raffle.

Dairy Queen (Pequot Lakes)
30699 State Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-5440

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

Subway (Breezy Point)
Subway (Breezy Point)
30211 County Road 4
Breezy Point
(218) 562-4040

Fresh sandwiches made to order featuring a variety of breads, meats, and cheeses. Catering available. Located in Pelican Square.

Dockside Lounge
Dockside Lounge
9252 Breezy Point Dr
Breezy Point
(218) 562-7170

Family-friendly food including pizzas, appetizers, burger baskets, soups and salads served indoors or on the lakeside patio. At 9 p.m., Dockside is for adults with the best entertainment in the Lakes Area. Watch for frequent appearances by Elvis (aka Chris Olson).

Subway (Crosslake)
Subway (Crosslake)
37733 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-3039

Fresh sandwiches made to order featuring a variety of breads, meats, and cheeses. Catering available. Located in Moonlite Square.

Tasty Pizza North
Tasty Pizza North
28889 Minnesota 371
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4404

Best pizza, burgers, and Italian food in town. Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Antlers Restaurant
Antlers Restaurant
7891 County Road 11
Breezy Point
(218) 562-7162

Enjoy premium steaks, pasta and seafood for lunch and dinner while experiencing spectacular views of the Whitebirch golf course.

The Cedar Chest
The Cedar Chest
33350 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-2657

Great food including "falling off the bone" BBQ ribs. Overlooks Pig Pine Lake.

Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon
4443 Cty Rd 168
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-6070

Casual dining in a wonderful north woods log setting. On-site smoking of assorted meats. Soups, chili, and desserts made daily from scratch. Full-service bar.

JJ’s Pub
JJ’s Pub
30279 Airport Road
Breezy Point
(218) 562-4600

Burgers, kids menu, video games, and darts.

A-Pine Plaza
A-Pine Plaza
33039 Old Highway 371
(218) 568-8323

Large selection of high-quality minnows, leeches, worms, bait fish and night crawlers. Fishing and hunting licenses are also available. Taco Depot -- drive thru Mexican food. Next to Paul Bunyan statue.

Pequot Lakes American Legion
4435 Main Street
Pequot Lakes
(218) 558-9881

Good basket food, many specials. Bar bingo, meat raffles. Tues is Mexican night.

Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Bogey’s Bar & Grill
7883 Cty Rd 16
Pequot Lakes
(218) 543-4900
Lucky’s Tavern
Lucky’s Tavern
31020 Government Dr
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4177

Irish pub aerving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, featuring homemade pizzas, burgers and dinner entrees, along with a frew Irish spcialities. Catering available. Full bar.

Palmer’s Grille
Palmer’s Grille
9348 Arnold Palmer Dr
Breezy Point
(218) 562-6262

Log clubhouse. Enjoy burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads and soups. Dinner entrees include beer battered walleye and New York strip steaks. Open for lunch and dinner during the golf season.

Bites Grill & Bar
Bites Grill & Bar
2793 State 371 SW
Pine River
(218) 587-2564

New family dining spot with small "bites" and great dinners

Manhattan’s
Manhattan’s
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach
(218) 692-3381

Enjoy beautiful lakeview sunsets of Trout Lake. Lakeside bar. Fine dining with classic cuisine of steak and seafood. Catering available. Great spot for weddings.

Zorbaz on Cross Lake
Zorbaz on Cross Lake
36215 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4567

Pizza, Mexican and large selection of beers.

Maucieri’s
Maucieri’s
34650 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-4800

Serving the family's home made Italian gravy, sausage, made-to-order pizzas, and sandwiches. Deli features salads, soups, pastas, meats, and cheeses. Dining room, bar, or outdoor seating.

The Wharf
The Wharf
12986 County Road 16
Crosslake
(218) 692-3454
Crosswood’s Grill
Crosswood’s Grill
35878 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-4653

Great clubhouse dining at the Crosswoods Golf Course. Burgers, fries, chicken tenders, fish sandwiches, onion rings, club sandwiches, appetizers & more. Beer available.

A-Pine Family Restaurant
33039 Old Hwy 371
Jenkins
(218) 568-8353

Family restaurant, northwoods atmosphere, famous chicken, salad bar, and kids menu. Serving strong beer and wine. Catering and carry-out. Try the Paul Bunyan menu items!

Pine Peaks Restaurant
Pine Peaks Restaurant
35654 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4100

Family restaurant serving breakfast all day. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Seafood special Friday. Barbeque pork ribs Sat.

Pine River American Legion
400 Front St. S
Pine River
(218) 587-9151
Commander Bar & Restaurant
30279 Airport Rd
Breezy Point
(218) 562-4198

Full-service restaurant and bar with live weekend entertainment. Specials. Garbage pizzas, ribs, burgers, kids menu, pool table, video games, and darts.

Andy’s Bar, Restaurant & Liquor
35453 County Road 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-3722

Liquor store with over 100 scotch and vodkas. Microbrew beers. Restaurant with great burgers. Walk-in humidor, Cohiba, Monticristo cigars and imported cigarettes.

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-3575

Breathtaking view of Cross Lake. Lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Casual atmosphere. Live band or DJ on Fri and Sat nights, dance floor, and games. Come by car, boat or snowmobile!

Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion
35112 County Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-2555

Pizza, fish, sandwiches, burgers, steak. Themed meals (ie: Mexican night is Mon). Bar bingo, card games.

The Bourbon Room
The Bourbon Room
38136 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-3423
Joe’s Pizza
Joe’s Pizza
31089 Front St.
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4770

Italian style pizza, pasta, sub sandwiches, and salads. Family dining. Delivery available.
(Formerly Giovanni's Pizza)

Preserve Pub & Grille
Preserve Pub & Grille
5506 Preserve Blvd.
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-8500

Appetizers, soups & salads, sandwiches and burgers. Good kids menu. Fabulous elevated view of the golf course. Open for lunch during golf season. Full bar.

Rafferty’s Pizza (Crosslake)
14281 Gould St
Crosslake
(218) 692-5505

Featuring award winning, traditional, and gourmet pizzas in a family setting. Dough & sauces made daily. Dine in or carry out.

Billy’s of Breezy Point
30898 Ranchette Drive
Breezy Point
(218) 562-4667

Family-friendly food including pizzas, appetizers, burger baskets, soups and salads.

Marina II Restaurant
Marina II Restaurant
9252 Breezy Point Dr
Breezy Point
(218) 562-7161

Overlooks Breezy Bay of Pelican Lake. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Semi-private dining options for groups up to 80 people also available.

Riverside Inn
Riverside Inn
35322 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-3848

Family dining overlooking the Pine River. River tubing launch spot in the summer. Off-sale.




Coffee/Bakery

Sweet Life Bakery
Sweet Life Bakery
4475 Main St
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
218-330-6083

Local bakery specializing in cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Offers catering.

Follow them on Facebook




Candy/Ice Cream

The Crossfire
The Crossfire
36184 CR 66, Suite 211
Crosslake
(218) 692-2411

The Crossfire offers the community healthy smoothies in an energetic atmosphere. They offer MANY Health and Wellness services along with lots of fun events!