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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

218-562-7170
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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

218-963-8756
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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

218-963-3023
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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

218-828-1440
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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

218-562-6262
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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

218-692-5505
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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

218-825-2725
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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

218-829-5804
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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

218-963-8756
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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

218-829-2811
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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

218-678-4644
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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

877-585-3285
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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

218-562-7161
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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

800-233-2934
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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

218-963-8756
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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

218-822-3663
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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

877-585-3149
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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

218-825-2700
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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

218-454-9000
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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

218-829-2811
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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

218-855-5942
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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

218-568-8500
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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

800-233-2934
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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

218-678-4644
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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

218-963-8756
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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

218-828-8400
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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

218-963-8756
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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

218-963-2993

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

Billy’s

218-562-4667

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

The Deerstand

218-534-9253

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

JJ’s Birds Nest

320-692-4660

Delicious Food and Cold Beer!

China Garden

218-828-8777

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

Sakura Express

218-270-3777

Sakura Express stands for the most authentic Japanese Cuisine.

The Barn

218-829-9297

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

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar – Baxter

218-833-1400

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

Forty Club Restaurant & Bar

218-927-7090

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

A & W

218-963-4361

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

The Hungry Loon Cafe

218-568-8373

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

218-562-4198

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

Boulder Tap House

218-454-1844

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

Diamond House Chinese Restaurant

218-828-8782

Chinese Buffet Restaurant - Delivery Available.

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill and Bar

218-822-3877

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

Jake’s Gull Lake

218-454-7100

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

The Fort Steakhouse

218-829-7300

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

Four Sea’s Super Buffet

218-454-8889

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

Prairie Bay’s Iron Range Eatery

218-545-5444

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

Jr’s Junction

218-764-2796

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

Buffalo Wild Wings

218-828-8900

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

The Skillet Restaurant

218-454-5002

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

Boomer Pizza

218-454-4900

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

Bobbies Kitchen

218-825-0626

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

Jr’s No. 19 BBQ

218-587-4227

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

Northern Cowboy Flame N’ Brew

218-829-9872

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

The Green Lantern Bar & Grill

218-764-2323

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

Cedar Chest Restaurant & Bar

218-692-2657

American Restaurant and Pub.

Bites Grill & Bar

218-587-2564

New and Traditional American cuisine.

China Buffet

218-829-8939

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

Town Tavern

218-546-5997

Fun Bar serving American food.

Baxter Cafe & Catering

218-829-1739

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

American Legion Brainerd – Post 255

218-829-2249
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A gathering point for people, civic enterprises, weddings, anniversaries & youth activities. Res...

Brainerd Family Restaurant

218-454-4704

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

Maucieri’s Italian Bistro

218-692-4800

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

Timberjack Smokehouse & Saloon

218-568-6070

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

Bricks Travel Center

218-352-6677

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

Spalding House

218-546-6060

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

Zorbaz – Gull Lake

218-963-4790

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

Front Street Cafe

218-828-1102

Family restaurant.

Croft Pub & Grub

218-546-6575

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

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

218-692-3575

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

Trapper’s Landing Lodge

218-836-2500

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

Zorbaz – Cross Lake

218-692-4567

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

Midway Bar – Crosby

218-546-5981

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

North Country Cafe

218-545-9908

American Cafe with great breakfast and baked goods.

Manhattan’s – Manhattan Beach Lodge

612-692-3381

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

The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery

218-692-3423

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

Big Axe Brewing Company

218-961-2337

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

The Woods Banquet & Event Center

218-829-7507

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

The 612 Station

218-454-1995

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

Mickey’s Pizza & Subs

218-829-5588

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

The Crosby Bar and Grill

218-546-5465

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

Last Turn Saloon & Eatery

218-829-4856

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

Pizza Hut

218-828-1424

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

Poncho and Lefty’s Tex-Mex Grill

218-829-0489

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

Oak Lawn Tavern

218-829-7656

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

Garrison VFW Post 1816

320-692-4414
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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

218-546-5219

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

Dennis Drummond Wine Company

218-454-3392

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

Louie’s Bucket of Bones

218-545-3232

Great BBQ, Ribs, Chicken and Pork.

Pine Peaks Restaurant

218-692-4100

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

Brainerd VFW Post 1647

218-829-6393
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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

218-692-2657

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

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant

218-454-0618

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

Willard’s Saloon and Eatery

218-947-3832

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

Old Milwaukee Club Saloon & Eatery

218-543-4117

American bar food and drinks.

Burritos California

218-297-2032

Tex-Mex Food.

Long Pine Store and Pizza

218-947-4063

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

Jake’s Beach Grill

218-961-1200

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

Jenkins VFW Post 3839

218-568-8664
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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

800-548-9630

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

Joe’s Pizza – Pequot Lakes

218-568-4770

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

Big Al’s Bar & Grill

218-763-2442

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

Tasty Pizza North

218-568-4404

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

Bjerga’s Cafe

218-746-3966

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

Riverside Saloon & Eatery

218-692-3848

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

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

218-829-9457

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

Northwind Grille

218-829-1551

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

The Pit Stop

218-829-9922

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

Aitkin VFW Post 1727

218-927-2323
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We are a bar and resturant offering nightly drink and food specials. Ensuring rights, recognition, a...

Lucette’s Pizza & Pub

218-675-7777

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

Pizza Ranch

218-454-3290

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

Pickled Loon Saloon – Emily

218-575-2336

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

Ye Old Pickle Factory

218-963-0085

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

Lucky’s Tavern

218-568-4177

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

Christmas Point

218-828-0603

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

The Shante – Pillager

218-764-4412

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

Red Raven Bike & Coffee Shop

218-833-2788

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

Uptown Griddle

218-454-3463

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

Cowboy’s of Lake Shore

218-963-6200

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

Sage on Laurel

218-454-7243

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

The Wharf

218-692-3454

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

Udom’s Thai Restaurant

218-675-5513

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

M & K’s Wings Cafe

218-828-0206

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

Senor Patron

218-454-7762

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

Prairie Bay Grill & Catering

218-824-6444

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

Sawmill Inn

218-829-5444

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

371 Diner

218-829-3356

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

Mixed Company – A Kava House

218-545-1010

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

Wendy’s – Nisswa

218-656-0818

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

Andy’s Bar & Grill and Wine & Spirits

218-692-3722

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

Yesterday’s Gone

218-824-2050

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

Petals & Beans

218-961-7385

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

Shirley’s Classic Grille

218-824-5226

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

KC’s Saloon

218-746-3328

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

Sportsman Store & Cafe

218-765-3707

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

218-961-6724

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

Sherwood Forest

218-963-6261

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

Lake Country Crafts and Cones

218-692-4411

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

Corner Store and Restaurant

218-947-4115

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

Pequot Pub and Grill

218-568-9950

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

The Local 218

218-270-3195

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

All Fried Up LLC

218-330-2868

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