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.

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Restaurants

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

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

Barajas Mexican Grill and Cantina
Business Category:
31094 Front Street
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-9950

Now Open. Read a story about the owners who also have a restaurant in International Falls, MN.

Download the Barajas Mexican Grill menu

Zorbaz on Cross Lake
Business Name: Zorbaz on Cross Lake
Business Category:
36215 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4567

Pizza, Mexican and large selection of beers.

Antlers Restaurant
Business Name: Antlers Restaurant
Business Category:
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.

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

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

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

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

Tasty Pizza North
Business Name: Tasty Pizza North
Business Category:
28889 Minnesota 371
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4404

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

Rafferty’s Pizza (Crosslake)
Business Category:
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.

Dockside Lounge
Business Name: Dockside Lounge
Business Category:
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).

A-Pine Plaza
Business Name: A-Pine Plaza
Business Category:
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.

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

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

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

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

Manhattan’s
Business Name: Manhattan’s
Business Category:
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.

Norway Ridge Supper Club
Business Category:
34757 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes
(218) 543-6136

Traditional, family-owned restaurant specializing in home-smoked ribs, steaks, seafood, whale-sized walleye, and made-from-scratch soups, sauces, and dressings. Full bar and wine list. Superior service.

Subway (Crosslake)
Business Name: Subway (Crosslake)
Business Category:
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.

The Cedar Chest
Business Name: The Cedar Chest
Business Category:
33350 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-2657

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

Marina II Restaurant
Business Name: Marina II Restaurant
Business Category:
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.

The Bourbon Room
Business Name: The Bourbon Room
Business Category:
38136 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-3423
Pine River American Legion
Business Category:
400 Front St. S
Pine River
(218) 587-9151
Subway (Breezy Point)
Business Name: Subway (Breezy Point)
Business Category:
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.

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

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

Lakes Latte
Business Name: Lakes Latte
Business Category: ,
31012 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4454

Coffee, breakfast and great lunch options, including made-to-order sandwiches, salads and wraps. New space offers more seating, couches, a fireplace and a kids area.

A-Pine Family Restaurant
Business Category:
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!

Preserve Pub & Grille
Business Name: Preserve Pub & Grille
Business Category:
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.

Commander Bar & Restaurant
Business Category:
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.

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
Business Category:
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!

Riverside Inn
Business Name: Riverside Inn
Business Category:
35322 Cty Rd 3
Crosslake
(218) 692-3848

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

Old Milwaukee Club
Business Name: Old Milwaukee Club
Business Category:
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.

VFW Northern Post 3839
Business Name: VFW Northern Post 3839
Business Category:
3341 Veterans St
Jenkins
(218) 568-8664

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

Crosswood’s Grill
Business Name: Crosswood’s Grill
Business Category:
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.

Andy’s Bar, Restaurant & Liquor
Business Category:
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.

Joe’s Pizza
Business Name: Joe’s Pizza
Business Category:
31089 Front St.
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4770

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

Lucky’s Tavern
Business Name: Lucky’s Tavern
Business Category:
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.

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

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

JJ’s Pub
Business Name: JJ’s Pub
Business Category:
30279 Airport Road
Breezy Point
(218) 562-4600

Burgers, kids menu, video games, and darts.

Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Business Name: Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Business Category:
7883 Cty Rd 16
Pequot Lakes
(218) 543-4900
Pine Peaks Restaurant
Business Name: Pine Peaks Restaurant
Business Category:
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.

Shiner’s Tavern
Business Name: Shiner’s Tavern
Business Category:
34174 2nd Ave
Jenkins

Suds, Subs, Soups, & Salads

Coming Summer 2019




Coffee/Bakery

Lakes Latte
Business Name: Lakes Latte
Business Category: ,
31012 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-4454

Coffee, breakfast and great lunch options, including made-to-order sandwiches, salads and wraps. New space offers more seating, couches, a fireplace and a kids area.

Crosslake Coffee
Business Name: Crosslake Coffee
Business Category:
35522 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake

In addition to tea, coffee and cold press beverages, they serve Italian sodas, cakes, crepes, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and soups.

In former Aunt Bea's Coffee Shop location, next to Andy's.
Read a recent article

Sweet Life Bakery
Business Name: Sweet Life Bakery
Business Category:
4475 Main St
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
218-330-6083

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

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Lake County Crafts & Cones
36084 County Road 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4411

Featuring home decor and gifts for everyone, 36 flavors of Kemp's ice cream, espresso, and fudge.

Pine River Bakery
Business Name: Pine River Bakery
Business Category:
215 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2545

Made-from-scratch baked goods. And, maybe one of the best in the US! -- read the story

Lifehouse Coffee Shop
Business Name: Lifehouse Coffee Shop
Business Category:
306 Barclay Ave.
Pine River
218-587-3332

Serving all your favorite coffees — plus tea — in downtown Pine River along Barclay Avenue! New business in Pine River!  Stop by and see what’s new!  Perfect for relaxing or small gatherings!

Featuring a S’mores latte and a S’mores frappucino!

Open Hours: Monday and Wednesday 7:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Latte’ Da Coffee & Gifts
Business Category: ,
31039 Co Rd 112
Pequot Lakes
(218) 568-5550

Specialty coffee drinks, pastries and retail food items. Patries are by Sweet Petite Treats and includes scones, cupcakes, cheesecake and creampuffs.




Candy/Ice Cream

Lake County Crafts & Cones
36084 County Road 66
Crosslake
(218) 692-4411

Featuring home decor and gifts for everyone, 36 flavors of Kemp's ice cream, espresso, and fudge.

Ole & Lena’s Eats & Treats
Business Category:
200 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2438

New owners. Malt shop in downtown Pine River, featuring all of the traditional treats including malts, shakes, sundaes, ice cream cones, rootbeer floats, and banana splits. Read a story

The Crossfire
Business Name: The Crossfire
Business Category:
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!