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Casual Dining in the Brainerd Minnesota Lakes Area

Find casual dining in a clean, quiet atmosphere in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Quick food doesn't have to mean fast food, and many local casual dining options offer quick bites lunch menus and carryout dining. Grab soup and a sandwich from a local deli, or pull up a seat overlooking one of the many lakes. Casual dining in Brainerd offers that perfect mix of convenience and cost.

Dockside Lounge – Breezy Point Resort

Dockside Lounge – Breezy Point Resort

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Enjoy waters-edge dining on the shore of Breezy Bay on Pelican Lake. Dockside Lounge features family...

Freddy’s Sports Grill – Grand View Lodge

Freddy’s Sports Grill – Grand View Lodge

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Freddy’s Sports Grill is your spot for fun, food and sports. Our newly renovated restaurant features...

Rafferty’s Pizza – Nisswa

Rafferty’s Pizza – Nisswa

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The Lakes Area has enjoyed Rafferty's award-winning pizzas for 30 years. You will be pleased with ou...

The Classic Grill – Madden’s on Gull Lake

The Classic Grill – Madden’s on Gull Lake

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Ranked #3 on Only Your State’s The Most Beautiful Restaurants in All of Minnesota, The Classic Grill...

Palmer’s Grille – Breezy Point Resort

Palmer’s Grille – Breezy Point Resort

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Enjoy  lunch in rustic elegance at Palmer’s Grille. The patio affords a dramatic view of the beautif...

Rafferty’s Pizza – Town Square Crosslake

Rafferty’s Pizza – Town Square Crosslake

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The Lakes Area has enjoyed Rafferty's award-winning pizzas for 30 years. You will be pleased with ou...

Legacy Bar & Grille – Cragun’s Resort

Legacy Bar & Grille – Cragun’s Resort

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Casual menu served all day during golf season. Dine on the large patio or in air-conditioned comfort...

Rafferty’s Pizza – Dine in

Rafferty’s Pizza – Dine in

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The Lakes Area has enjoyed Rafferty's award-winning pizzas for 30 years. You will be pleased with ou...

CHAR Craft Steaks – Grand View Lodge

CHAR Craft Steaks – Grand View Lodge

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At Grand View Lodge’s new steakhouse, CHAR, you will experience classic traditions seared with flavo...

Fairways Restaurant – Madden’s on Gull Lake

Fairways Restaurant – Madden’s on Gull Lake

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Casual and family-friendly with enticing food prepared to perfection.  A wide and varied menu rangin...

Zig’s Restaurant & Bar – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

Zig’s Restaurant & Bar – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

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Zig’s Restaurant is located at the golf course at Ruttger’s, overlooking the 18th green and Bass Lak...

Cabana Cafe – Cragun’s Resort

Cabana Cafe – Cragun’s Resort

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The Cabana Café  is located by the indoor pool and is open for breakfast, lunch and light dinners da...

Marina II – Breezy Point Resort

Marina II – Breezy Point Resort

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The Marina II, features lakeside dining with a spectacular view of Breezy Bay. Enjoy your favorite s...

O’ Madden Pub – Madden’s on Gull Lake

O’ Madden Pub – Madden’s on Gull Lake

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Open Monday – Saturday 8pm-1am, live entertainment or karaoke (Wednesdays & Thursdays), dancing,...

On the Rocks – Grand View Lodge

On the Rocks – Grand View Lodge

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Enjoy our rebuilt patio, ‘On the Rocks’ formerly known as the Northwood’s Pub Deck. On the Rocks has...

Baxter’s Bar & Grill – Arrowwood Lodge

Baxter’s Bar & Grill – Arrowwood Lodge

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Baxter’s Grill & Bar serves daily lunch and dinner specials, fresh pasta, salads, burgers, hand-...

Bear Trap Lounge – Cragun’s Resort

Bear Trap Lounge – Cragun’s Resort

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When the day comes to an end, you can relax and visit Brainerd bars like the Bear Trap Lounge locate...

Irma’s Kitchen – Cragun’s

Irma’s Kitchen – Cragun’s

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Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lakes freshest new restaurant opened June 16 and will be open into the fall mon...

Rafferty’s Pizza Take-N-Bake for Pick-Up or Delivery

Rafferty’s Pizza Take-N-Bake for Pick-Up or Delivery

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Our leprechauns have come up with yet another way for you to enjoy your favorite Rafferty's Pizza ba...

19th Hole and Pool Deck – Madden’s on Gull Lake

19th Hole and Pool Deck – Madden’s on Gull Lake

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Stop by the 19th Hole & Patio Deck to grab a bite and a sip. A fun place to gather for post-golf...

Parfecto Pizza – Madden’s Resort

Parfecto Pizza – Madden’s Resort

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Casual dining enjoyed indoors or on the deck overlooking our croquet and lawn bowling lawns. Pizzas,...

Preserve Pub & Grille – Grandview Lodge

Preserve Pub & Grille – Grandview Lodge

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Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite, a juicy burger, a healthy salad, or our savory Mahi Mah...

The Lobby Cafe – Madden’s on Gull Lake

The Lobby Cafe – Madden’s on Gull Lake

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The Lobby Café is open daily with a wide variety of breakfast options to start your day, and a lunch...

Bear Pine Bar & Grill – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

Bear Pine Bar & Grill – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

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The Bear Pine Bar offers food and handcrafted cocktails indoors or outside on our decks, all with sp...

Northwoods Pub – Grand View Lodge

Northwoods Pub – Grand View Lodge

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A relaxing family-friendly restaurant and pub located on the lower level of the Main Lodge. Come dow...

Black Bear Lodge & Saloon

Black Bear Lodge & Saloon

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Casual dining in a classic Northwood's atmosphere offering an extensive American style menu in a fam...

Tanque Verde Cantina on the Beach – Grand View Lodge

Tanque Verde Cantina on the Beach – Grand View Lodge

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Our Tanque Verde Cantina is the perfect place to grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail and take in the views...

Ganley’s Restaurant & Malt Shoppe


We offer a wide assortment of tasty foods, including, various dinner specials, hamburgers, sandwiche...



Full Service Bar ~ Family Friendly, Free Banquet Room for large parties, 11 Flat Screen TVs for your...

The Deerstand


We are a family restaurant and bar. Our menu features Steaks, Seafood, Ribs, Chicken, Burgers, Baske...

JJ’s Birds Nest


Delicious Food and Cold Beer!

China Garden


China Garden offers a wide variety of buffet items at a low price.

Sakura Express


Sakura Express stands for the most authentic Japanese Cuisine.

The Barn


Home of the Maid Rite Sandwich. American Restaurant with family style food and their famous pies.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar – Baxter


Casual dining offering a variety of menu options. Full bar, take-out, and catering available.

Forty Club Restaurant & Bar


The 40 Club Restaurant and Bar was established in 1940. The Dagens (Jerry and Tina) have owned the r...

A & W


Fast-food outlet serving up namesake root beer & floats, plus burgers, chicken, hot dogs & f...

The Hungry Loon Cafe


The Hungry Loon Cafe welcomes you for breakfast and lunch. Located in the Jack Pine Center in downto...

Commander Restaurant & Bar and JJ’s Pub


In the Brainerd Lakes Area the Commander Bar & JJ’s Pub are the premier destination for dining a...

Boulder Tap House


Offering appetizers, wings, homemade fries, burgers, tacos, soups and salads, sandwiches, shakes and...

Diamond House Chinese Restaurant


Chinese Buffet Restaurant - Delivery Available.

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill and Bar


Every day we create fresh, flavorful, made from scratch meals with a focus on wood-firing. We think...

Jake’s Gull Lake


Authentic family-friendly dining on the water’s edge. At Jake’s Beach Grill, you’re in for a genuine...

The Fort Steakhouse


Full service, family friendly dining. We offer a grill your steak experience on Friday and Saturday...

Four Sea’s Super Buffet


At Brainerd Four Seas Super Buffet's Chinese restaurant you will find a wide variety of traditional...

Prairie Bay’s Iron Range Eatery


We are still fairly new to the Cuyuna area and loving every minute of it! Our menu is community insp...

Jr’s Junction


Casual pub and grill that serves lunch, dinner and drinks.

Buffalo Wild Wings


Lively sports-bar chain dishing up wings & other American pub grub amid lots of large-screen TVs...

The Skillet Restaurant


Historic café located in NE Brainerd across from the railroad center. Home cooking at its best! Best...

Boomer Pizza


Our mission is to serve up from-scratch, wood fired pizzas that do more than fill the belly, but nou...

Bobbies Kitchen


Stop in and visit our friendly atmoshere and down home cooking!

Jr’s No. 19 BBQ


We simply make BBQ better. We are community centered, and believe in giving back. Inside the Crossla...

Northern Cowboy Flame N’ Brew


The Northern Cowboy Flame N’ Brew has something on its Menu for everyone. It’s casual dining served...

The Green Lantern Bar & Grill


We have the best burger's and pulled pork in the Midwest!

Cedar Chest Restaurant & Bar


American Restaurant and Pub.

Bites Grill & Bar


New and Traditional American cuisine.

China Buffet


No-nonsense establishment offering unlimited portions of Chinese staples like lo mein & fried ri...

Town Tavern


Fun Bar serving American food.

Baxter Cafe & Catering


Family style restaurant with breakfast all day, the best pancakes in town, tasty sandwiches, burgers...

American Legion Brainerd – Post 255

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A gathering point for people, civic enterprises, weddings, anniversaries & youth activities. Res...

Brainerd Family Restaurant


Family dining, breakfast & lunch. Club sandwiches, burgers, great food, friendly staff, fair pri...

Maucieri’s Italian Bistro


Italians love what they eat and we welcome you to join them. While you're at Maucieri's, you will di...

Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon


The Timberjack menu consists of "home-cooked" comfort food as well as our famous smoked entrees. The...

Bricks Travel Center


BRICKS has it all!! From Diesel for the "big rigs", snacks & deli items for those long road trip...

Spalding House


The Spalding House Bar & Off Sale is conveniently located on main street in downtown Crosby. Enj...

Zorbaz – Gull Lake


Pizza and Mexican restaurant and bar on the great Gull Lake narrows with a fun casual atmosphere. Da...

Front Street Cafe


Family restaurant.

Croft Pub & Grub


Croft Pub & Grub in uptown Crosby is serving up some of the most distinctive menu items in the l...

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar


American Cuisine, Great food in a casual atmosphere. With 70 boat slips and snowmobile trails coming...

Trapper’s Landing Lodge


Luxury on Leech Lake at its finest. We boast premier amenities and accommodations that make for a gr...

Zorbaz – Cross Lake


Largest beer selection north of the cities! Serving wine, liquor, homemade pizza, and great Mexican...

Midway Bar – Crosby


Beer & Liquor, Pizza, Pulltabs, E-Tabs, Darts, & Pool. Meat Raffle every Wednesday & Fri...

North Country Cafe


American Cafe with great breakfast and baked goods.

Manhattan’s – Manhattan Beach Lodge


Manhattan Beach Lodge has been serving guests since 1929 on beautiful Big Trout Lake. At Manhattan’s...

The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery


This modern bar infused with old west charm is sure to capture your attention. Plenty of space for a...

Big Axe Brewing Company


Big Axe Brewing is downtown Nisswa's very own small batch craft brewery, taproom and eatery. Featuri...

The Woods Banquet & Event Center


Full service restaurant and bar. Banquet facility up to 300. Buffet/plated meals at affordable price...

The 612 Station


Come enjoy some of the best food and coldest drinks in Brainerd!

Mickey’s Pizza & Subs


At Mickey's Pizza & Subs, we are known for our wide variety of delicious take-and-bake pizzas (i...

The Crosby Bar and Grill


Bar and Grill in Crosby, MN. "Where old friends meet, and new ones are made."

Last Turn Saloon & Eatery


Historic saloon & eatery in downtown Brainerd. New microbrewery. Great for events, meetings...

Pizza Hut


Family-friendly chain known for its made-to-order pizzas.

Poncho and Lefty’s Tex-Mex Grill


Margaritas, Fajitas & Fun! Classic Tex-Mex restaurant.

Oak Lawn Tavern


Amazing family food and great late night get away!! Sand volleyball courts, softball field, horse sh...

Garrison VFW Post 1816

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We are located two blocks West of the Garrison Family Foods on Monroe Street.  We are well known for...

The Bridge Tavern


The Bridge Tavern is located in Crosby, Minnesota. We offer a full bar, and a restaurant with food w...

Dennis Drummond Wine Company


Our mission is to share in the Brainerd Lakes Area Community, producing the finest of the fruits of...

Louie’s Bucket of Bones


Great BBQ, Ribs, Chicken and Pork.

Pine Peaks Restaurant


Family restaurant serving breakfast all day. Lunch specials daily. Seafood special Friday. Barbeque...

Brainerd VFW Post 1647

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The Brainerd VFW has a 1700 square foot meeting area (22-1.2 ft. x 76 ft), with sixteen tables and 8...

The Cedar Chest


Casual dining with full service bar. Chicken, ribs, burgers, and more in a family friendly environme...

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant


Hearty plates of straightforward Mexican cooking & margaritas in a vibrant atmosphere.

Willard’s Saloon and Eatery


Great service and really good burgers. Put some money in the jukebox and sit back especially on a ra...

Old Milwaukee Club Saloon & Eatery


American bar food and drinks.

Burritos California


Tex-Mex Food.

Long Pine Store and Pizza


Gas Station, Convenience Store, Shopping & Retail. Great little place to get a snack, pizza or a...

Jake’s Beach Grill


Authentic family-friendly dining on the water’s edge. At Jake’s Beach Grill, you’re in for a genuine...

Jenkins VFW Post 3839

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We are a full sevice banquet facillity, offering seating for 250. We are a bar and resturant offerin...

Morey’s Seafood Baxter Market & Summer Lunch Trailer


Morey's Seafood Markets has been serving the fresh, smoked and seafood needs of the Brainerd and Mot...

Joe’s Pizza – Pequot Lakes


Italian style pizza, pasta, sub sandwiches, and salads. Family dining and delivery available.

Big Al’s Bar & Grill


Fast service serving lunch & dinner. Minnesota's best barbeque, smoked brisket, wings & pizz...

Tasty Pizza North


We trust that you will tell us if our service or food falls short of your expectations, because we a...

Bjerga’s Cafe


Bjerga's Cafe is serving up some of the best food in Pillager. Breakfast is served all day! Some of...

Riverside Saloon & Eatery


Overlooking the scenic Pine River in the heart of Crosslake. Outside dining on their deck. Lunch and...

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery


Kid-friendly chain known for baked goods, breakfasts & other American standards in dinerlike dig...

Northwind Grille


Burgers, sandwiches & homestyle American plates served in an old-timey space with counter seatin...

The Pit Stop


A fun local bar with great prices, great staff, and a well-maintained pool table.

Aitkin VFW Post 1727

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We are a bar and resturant offering nightly drink and food specials. Ensuring rights, recognition, a...

Lucette’s Pizza & Pub


Craving some freshly baked pizza? Lucette's Pizza & Pub has a whole range of homemade pizzas you...

Pizza Ranch


Buffet chain offering pizza, fried chicken & classic American sides in an Old West-themed settin...

Pickled Loon Saloon – Emily


The Pickled Loon Saloon is known for our great food & exceptional service. In addition to our fu...

Ye Old Pickle Factory


Whether you're up for a little hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, snowmobiling, or you just want to...

Lucky’s Tavern


Bar & Grill serving American Food. A great place to go and enjoy yourself with family and friend...

Christmas Point


Christmas Point is a shopping destination with over 26,000 square feet of furniture, home decor, kit...

The Shante – Pillager


The Shante is a coffee bar and restaurant in Pillagers, MN. Delicious food and drinks along with uni...

Red Raven Bike & Coffee Shop


Red Raven is a full service bike shop offering bike sales, bicycle service, and mountain bike rental...

Uptown Griddle


Small mom & pop cafe, so good service and homemade food at a great price.

Cowboy’s of Lake Shore


We are your neighborhood restaurant and pride ourselves on providing excellent service and really go...

Sage on Laurel


Enjoy a fabulous dining experience with delicious global inspired gourmet dishes. Dine-In, carry out...

The Wharf


Scenic, rustic, waterfront eating and drinking establishment with two levels, two decks, and lawn se...

Udom’s Thai Restaurant


Thai cuisine, is a pleasing combination of taste and scent. Paul says the Thai combination of spicy,...

M & K’s Wings Cafe


Serving breakfast and lunch with homemade soups and great old fashion hamburgers. Daily lunch and br...

Senor Patron


Señor Patron offers the finest, genuine Mexican cuisine in the Brainerd Lakes Area; including nachos...

Prairie Bay Grill & Catering


Our menu changes seasonally and whenever inspiration hits. Because we are not a chain, we make the t...

Sawmill Inn


Established in 1908, we are Brainerd's oldest eating establishment. Whether you're craving a custom...

371 Diner


Offering a family style fun dining experience, great food, large portions, and home made recipes jus...

Mixed Company – A Kava House


Cafe and gift shop offers tasty coffee, espresso, tea, and smoothies as well as delicious sandwiches...

Wendy’s – Nisswa


Fast-food burger chain serving sides such as chili & baked potatoes. Highlights: Fast service Gr...

Andy’s Bar & Grill and Wine & Spirits


Liquor store with over 100 scotch and vodkas. Microbrew beers. Restaurant and bar (great burgers). W...

Yesterday’s Gone


Welcome to Brainerd's Hometown Bar & Grill! Come meet with friends, have a drink, join a pool or...

Petals & Beans


We offer a large selection of latte's, specialty coffee's and daily fresh brews for you to choose fr...

Shirley’s Classic Grille


Shirley's Classic Grill is an American Comfort homemade food restaurant.  We serve Burgers, Sandwich...

KC’s Saloon


That's experience you get at KC's Saloon... we have a friendly staff ready to serve you, creative ch...

Sportsman Store & Cafe


When you're on the go, make a pit stop at Sportsman Store & Cafe in Merrifield to pick up some s...

Main Street Ale House


Great addition to Nisswa--fantastic food and service. Nice new menu and great beer. Family friendly...

Sherwood Forest


Sherwood Forest is open year round! We provide a cozy atmosphere with amazing and unique food! Nestl...

Lake Country Crafts and Cones


36 flavors of Kemp's Ice Cream, Stonehouse coffee and espresso, breakfast and lunch sandwiches serve...

Corner Store and Restaurant


Gas Station, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Gun Shop in Backus, MN.

Pequot Pub and Grill


Welcome Back to the old Pestello's in Pequot Lakes, MN, happy to be back to serving you and friends...

The Local 218


If you are looking a a great atmosphere, delicious food, unique cocktails and friendly company, we’d...

All Fried Up LLC


Food trailer serving chicken strips, fried pickles, cheese curds and other fried foods for Chamber,...