318 Water St, Excelsior
The 318 Café was founded in 2004 by Tom Peterson and
They are cousins, musicians and restaurant industry veterans. In July of 2016, after almost 12 years of ownership, they handed over the reigns to a former employee, Kate Bailey, along with her husband Doug. It’s been an amazing run and the 318 Cafe is in excellent hands moving forward with all of the reasons it was always such a great fit for Excelsior – cool music, friendly environment & service, and excellent food & beverages served all day long.
The 318 Café officially opened its doors on November 16th, 2004.
In its 11+ years of operation, the 318 has cultivated a strong and loyal audience for food, music, coffee, craft beer and wine because of their commitment to quality, friendly service and exceptional value. With just 50 seats, the 318 Café is the premier, intimate live music “listening room” in Minnesota
Set in a 100+ year-old building once used as a lumber mill, a naturally warm environment full of character, wood beams and history awaits your next visit.
Whether it’s for a quick latte, a glass of wine and a cheese plate, a MN craft beer or a show, we would love to see you. There is a fireplace for cold winter days, a little patio for summer sun, and an ample parking lot…the 318 Café crew happily welcomes you!
6Smith, Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka
294 East Grove Lane, Wayzata
Welcome to 6Smith. An artisan inspired meat and seafood restaurant for the urban suburban, nestled along the stunning shores of Lake Minnetonka. We are bold, fresh and modern
Once you enter through our doors you’ll find yourself surrounded by rustic luxury with a hint of industrial chic. But don’t confuse chic with snobby. Arrogance is one guest never allowed in. We are friendly, approachable and pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable and cozy, in an energetic and lively environment.
Of course, we’re saving the best for last: Our food. You’ll discover a flexible menu for eating, grazing or dining. This is honest food. Homemade, handmade, innovative, yet approachable. Sourced from local, small suppliers dedicated to their craft. People who consistently produce the highest quality products with integrity. People who care. You’ll understand the difference upon your first, savory bite.
Al and Alma’s Supper Club & Charter Cruises
5201 Piper Road, Mound
Al and Alma’s Supper Club was founded in 1956 by Al and Alma Quist. During the day, Al was a firefighter and the Mayor of Island Park, at night he cooked the best food on the lake! His idea of creating a dining destination worth making a trip for propelled a lasting history as Lake Minnetonka’s longest operating restaurant. Open for dinner only, today’s modern restaurant embraces recipes that have spanned three generations. The term “Supper Club” embraces our past but requires no membership! Hand cut steaks, slow cooked BBQ ribs, famous camp-style walleye and homemade desserts accompany Modern American fare and delightful nightly specials including fresh ocean fish. Our main level dining room has intimate seating for couples as well as large table settings. Beautiful lofted ceilings, a cozy lake rock fireplace and large windows adorn the main dining room. Our upper level “loft” features private dining accommodations for small to medium sized gatherings amidst vaulted ceilings, with a combination of tables and a casual sofa lounge with a 65″ flat screen display for business presentations, family slideshows, or live sporting events. Join us out on Phelps Island, you’ll be glad you did!
4669 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park
Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese
B Grizzly’s Pizza
2407 Hwy 7, Excelsior
My name is Kristen and I am the current owner of B. Grizzly’s Pizza. I was a customer back in 2015 when I first tried B. Grizzly’s Pizza and I fell in love with it. In that moment, I realized how special this pizza was so I bought the company. Here at B. Grizzly’s Pizza we have a crew of great people that are passionate about pizza!
Many of our loyal customers refuse to buy their pizza anywhere else. Our pizza is downright addicting! The formula for our success starts with high quality ingredients from the meat to the crust. This starts with our flour and Gluten Free crusts that we procure from a California bakery. In addition, our sauces and dough are made from scratch in our kitchen. Our recipes and ingredients are sourced from the same suppliers as the original owners. We refuse to deviate from this formula.
From the finest ingredients to a passionate staff, our pizzas are made to order and with care. We’ve been coined “The Best takeout pizza in the western suburbs…hands down!”
We deliver to the Lake Minnetonka communities of Excelsior, Shorewood, Greenwood, Deephaven, Chanhassen, Victoria and Tonka Bay.
Carbone’s Pizzeria Bar and Grill
2155 Commerce Blvd, Mound
227 Water Street, Excelsior
Coalition Restaurant combines an inspired menu with a casually sophisticated setting in a historic downtown Excelsior main street building. Coalition is the creation of Chef Eli Wollenzien and reflects his passion for cooking with a diverse and inspired menu.
Wollenzien has partnered with general manager and co-owner Deacon Eells and the two have a long, storied history growing up together in small town River Falls, WI, moving and immersing themselves in a variety of Twin Cities restaurants, and now returning to a close knit community for their first solo venture.
The menu takes its inspiration from classic American dishes like beef, lamb, pork and walleye, creatively prepared, vibrantly presented, and influenced by cuisines around the world reflecting the global, sophisticated, expanded palates of today.
The restaurant is located in a historic Excelsior brick building dating from 1886. Creating a sense of the natural evolution of the building was a goal of the designer, Kara Karpenske of Kamarron Design, Inc. (KDI) of Edina. New rustic floors, tall booths, oversized chandeliers, and industrial lighting enhance the look of the exposed original brick. Antiqued mirrored panels set off the white marble design bar top and warm toned leather bar stools create an inviting space to enjoy. A large selection of wine and MN sourced tap beers complement the full bar.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Coalition will become a neighborhood fixture and a Lake Minnetonka destination for quality dining.
700 East Lake Street, Wayzata
Located in downtown Wayzata along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka, this original CōV location combines Midwest comfort and hospitality with the unmistakable allure and energy of Nantucket or the Hamptons. The coastal environment and water views transform the Minnesota lakeside into a unique East Coast getaway. The combination of high style and relaxation creates a charming atmosphere that few will want to leave.
D’Amico and Sons
810 East Lake Street, Wayzata
D’Amico & Sons offers flavorful and fresh Italian Pasta & Pizza in a casual neighborhood cafe setting complete with outdoor patio dining. Enjoy our variety of made-to-order pasta, pizza from the wood-burning oven, grill entrees, gourmet salads and antipasti, Italian sandwiches and bustas, seafood entrees, soup, dessert and our bottomless Vino D’Amici and wine and local craft beers. Each month we’ll bring you new features menu highlighting tasty seasonal dishes made from the freshest ingredients.
Find us in the heart of downtown Wayzata, at the intersection of Lake and Superior. This quaint get away is perfect for lunch, family dinner and date night.
3420 Shoreline Drive, Navarre
Every pizza is made any way you like it! 1/2 baked available to go.
3574 Shoreline Dr, Wayzata
2281 Commerce Blvd, Mound
Fresh local food served right on the Dakota Trail in Mound.
635 Lake St E., Wayzata
In 1996, Gianni’s opened with the vision that a steakhouse would thrive from the simple lure of great-tasting, classic food. Over the years, Gianni’s has earned a reputation for only serving USDA Prime beef. Our 20 ounce bone-in Ribeye and 12-ounce bone-in filet mignon are just 2 of our signatures cuts here at Gianni’s Steakhouse. Gianni’s is the perfect Twin Cities venue to share a romantic night out, celebrate a special occasion, host a private event or simply unwind with our happy hour.
Gianni’s is also home of the legendary Table-Side Caesar Spun Signature Salad, custom created table side from a list of 10 ingredients including blue cheese, shrimp, olives, banana peppers, anchovies and our house made secret Caesar dressing. Other house favorites are our Grilled or Chilled Shrimp, fresh walleye delivered daily from Red Lake Nation in Minnesota and house ground steak burgers. Our menu offers something for everyone, from light fare of salads and small bites to the incredible 25 oz T Bone steak. Our steaks are cut in house to ensure perfection and expertly grilled at 2,000 degrees.
Our goal is to provide stellar customer service, the finest quality ingredients, and a memorable experience whether it’s a special event, casual gathering of friends or a romantic date night.
Gianni’s is located in downtown Wayzata, directly across from majestic Lake Minnetonka. Outstanding service and a fun vibe keep locals coming back and visitors raving.
Happy Garden II
2443 Hwy 7, Excelsior
Happy Garden II Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Excelsior, MN. Happy Garden II’s convenient location and affordable prices make our restaurant a natural choice for dine-in, take-out meals in the Excelsior community. Our restaurant is known for its variety of taste and high-quality fresh ingredients. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.
Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room
5635 Manitou Road, Tonka Bay
Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant
2212 Commerce Blvd, Mound
A wide array of Chinese dishes, such as Spring Rolls, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, Moo Shu Pork, Ma Po Tofu, Seafood Combination, Vegetable Mai Fun, Happy Family. You can dine in or take out. No delivery.
200 Water Street, Excelsior
Welcome to Jake O’Connor’s Public House “Every small town in Ireland has a public house,” says Dermot Cowley, a native of County Louth and owner of the Jake O’Connor’s Public House. For centuries, the Irish pub has been a man’s place, a safe harbor for henpecked husbands and soccer hooligans alike. Shielded from the sun’s heat and your wife’s glare, you could nurse a pint alone at the bar or join friends in an alcove for carousing or confession.
That warmth—not the exclusivity—is what Cowley hoped to re-create when he opened Jake O’Connor’s Public House in downtown Excelsior. He sure deserves a doff of the cap for turning a former hardware shop into something comfortable and convivial, replete with a fireplace, buttoned-leather booths, stained-glass dividers, and soft lighting. You will see Vintage ads for Murphy’s Extra Stout and Jameson Irish Whiskey line the walls.
On any given night you will see guys in tweed blazers sit alongside fellows in baseball caps at the ornate bar, the restaurant’s centerpiece, built by Irish woodworkers. Sample one of the 16 beers on tap, including Smithwick’s and, naturally, Guinness, while you enjoy the scenery.
We offer something for everyone, with our creative menu and our casual dining among a wonderful ambiance, live music and a perfectly poured pint. Come see us for a great time and create memories that last a lifetime.
Joey Nova’s Pizzeria and Grilled Subs
5655 Manitou Road, Tonka Bay
30 Water St, Excelsior
Lago Tacos is a taco slinging, tequila pouring, local joint a block off the lake in Excelsior.
Our kitchen takes the freshest ingredients and turns the idea of Mexican food on it’s head. We’re known for our creative taco mashups, house-made sauces and delicious margaritas.
With live music and sports streaming, you can always count on a good time. At Lago, the only thing authentic is our sense of community; everyone is welcome.
Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge, Lake Minnetonka
3746 Sunset Drive, Spring Park
Nestled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge is a cozy neighborhood destination where savory food and lake life are not only celebrated, but cherished.
Since 1968 Lord Fletcher’s has been providing an exceptional dining experience for its guests. Come enjoy a burger and beer or one of our seasonally fresh signature entrees day or night. Our multi-venue, resort style setting offers something for everyone…and for every occasion!
Maggie’s Family Restaurant
844 East Lake Street, Wayzata
Maggie’s Restaurant was established in Wayzata in 1979 by Nick Homan. It has been serving the best breakfast, lunch and dinner – seven days a week ever since. Now operated by Nick’s son, Scott, this wonderful family restaurant continues to be a Wayzata institution.
Breakfast is served all day long and is a favorite among their many regular customers. Lunch specials give the local office workers many choices including many tasty soups and salads. The dinner crowd files in to enjoy homemade pizzas, Italian and American dinners.
Come join the Homan family so you too can say “Maggie’s in Wayzata, Yeah! I’ve been there! I love it!“
685 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior
Established in 1998, Maynard’s Restaurant began operating on a very historic piece of property in Excelsior, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka. The same land was occupied by the Excelsior Amusement Park from 1925-1973, and then saw restaurants come and go over the next couple decades.
Maynard’s is locally owned and operated, and prides itself in giving back to the community it serves. Known for the best views of Lake Minnetonka and the best waterfront dining in the state, Maynard’s is a place everyone can enjoy. Our American Casual menu is sure to suit even the most specific appetite, and our bar area is a great place to gather for the big game and enjoy our award winning happy hour.
Maynard’s is a place the locals can call home while still serving as a main tourist attration of the Twin Cities Metro. We pride ourselves in a quality product at a fair price, but believe our consistent service and attention to detail (even among the big summertime crowds) sets us apart from the rest.
McCormick’s Pub and Restaurant
331 Broadway Ave South, Wayzata
Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka in the heart of downtown Wayzata, McCormick’s Pub and Restaurant features a cozy pub and adjoining elegant dining room, steeped in the Irish tradition of warm hospitality.
Inspired by ancestral connections to Ireland, owner Tim McCormick and his partner, Michael Simpson, offer a unique guest experience which blends the best of traditional Irish pub fare, as well as Continental and Nouveau American cuisine that is made entirely from scratch with fresh, locally sourced food and fish from the sea that’s hand-butchered, never frozen.
Whether you visit for lunch, daily Happy Hour, a light meal or elegant full-course dinner, a warm Failte (“welcome”) will always greet you!
Minnetonka Drive-In Restaurant
4658 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park
With the American dream of running their own business, in 1961, Gordon and Jeanette Bennyhoff and 8 children opened the Minnetonka Drive In. It takes an entire family to run a family business and we still operate that way today. Current owner is son Dave Bennyhoff who started at age 9, washing the glass gallon jugs for root beer.
Our secret? It’s not one, admittedly. The best ingredients is a big part. Turns out we also like people, though. We want you to feel the family atmosphere when you stop in to eat or have a homemade root beer float on a hot day.
Revisit childhood memories as you order and have your food delivered by a “carhop”.
Own or appreciate classic cars? Stop by on Thursday nights for an awesome show of auto memorabilia.
Located just steps from the Dakota Trail, bike or walk to the Drive In and enjoy your food at our picnic area.
Miyabi Japanese & Asian Bistro
400 Water St, Ste 100, Excelsior
Welcome to Miyabi where we serve Japanese and other classic asian cuisines. Come in and relax in our beautiful dining area, grab a seat and have a drink at one of our two bars, or soak in some sun while enjoying your meal out on our new patio seating. We are located in the heart of downtown Excelsior just blocks away from Port of Excelsior on the intersection of Water Street and George Street (public parking is available).
The Narrows Saloon
3380 Shoreline Dr., Navarre
It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Incredible food. Boundless drinks. A great selection of the area’s finest craft beers. The best Local Happy Hour food + drinks all day Monday, Tuesday- Friday from 3-7 and our new summer happy hour Sunday thru Wednesday from 9pm-12am. And of course, some of the best live, local music in the Twin Cities! We invite you to check out our events page to discover how every night is the biggest night of the week at The Narrows!
Start your day with our famous breakfast every Saturday & Sunday from 9am-1pm, stop by for the best local lunch specials (don’t forget to ask for a lunch card!) call in your order to take home or for lunch on the boat or just come in and enjoy dinner and the live music. Celebrate a special birthday or schedule a catered event! You’ll find something for everyone at The Narrows Saloon.
Olive’s Fresh Excelsior
287 Water St, Excelsior
Two lifelong friends decide to open an eclectic pizza joint in their own backyard of Excelsior. Olive’s Fresh is a table service pizza restaurant located in the heart of downtown Excelsior on Water Street. Our pizzas are made from homemade dough rolled into a thin crust and baked in our wood fired oven. We encourage you to try one of our 12 unique signature pizzas, but you can find your good ol’ cheese, sausage, and pepperoni on our menu as well. Be sure to share a salad, or better yet stop by our happy hour to enjoy our variation on popular appetizer specials. Our beer tap features local favorites from Excelsior Brewing Co. as well as smaller breweries around the country and our wine menu is tough to beat.
Ox Yoke Inn
261 County Road 92 N, Maple Plain
Located near the Luce Line trail. If you’re enjoying a day hiking, biking, horseback riding, or snowmobiling, stop by Ox Yoke Inn afterwards to relax and grab a bite to eat. Try one of our award-winning burgers!
Learn more at: http://oxyokeinnmn.com/
Porta Del Sol
5309 Shoreline Drive, Mound
Enjoy great authentic Mexican food right here in Mound. We only use the freshest ingredients and your meal is made to order. Nothing deep fried, just healthy! We are open seven days a week.
Have a special occasion or event coming up? We cater, so take the stress off and give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Punch Pizza Wayzata
1313 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata
Red Sauce Rebellion
205 Water St, Excelsior
The beauty of Italian food is its familiarity, as well as its abundance of room for creativity. Red Sauce Rebellion is approachable yet unexpected, simple yet intriguing. Here, we craft a refresh of beloved basics.
683 E. Lake Street, Wayzata
Since Sakana opened in 2009,we have been striving toward providing the best experience possible.
From the decadent rolls to the notes of umami within the sashimi, to the layer of flavors in the home made marinades used everyday, we want you, the guest, to feel as if we are inviting you into our own home for a meal.
Coupling these aspects with a staff that can adapt to a family of four with a new born, to a couple on a first date, to the guest that has never had sushi before, we will deliver the fluid and comfortable dining adventure that every person deserves.
Scotty B’s Restaurant
2195 Commerce Blvd., Mound
Mound Marketplace Shopping Center
Scotty B’s family restaurant is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Mound in the Mound Marketplace shopping center. If you are in the mood for some good ol’ All-American, down-home cookin’ you’ve come to the right place. We offer a wide variety of hearty, tasty meal choices that are served in our casual and inviting family restaurant. Take a look at our menu – you’ll find something for everyone – breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Scotty B’s has been providing home-made food, including handpacked burgers, soups from scratch and daily specials for over 25 years. A customer number one pick is the Scotty’s Favorite Breakfast.
342 Third St, Excelsior
Welcome to The Suburban – a craft sports bar in historic downtown Excelsior. Scratch made food is the name of our game. We source our beef from family farmers in Osceola, WI and our hot dogs from local butcher Cathy Mackenthun out of St. Bonifacius, MN. We take no short cuts and we pride ourselves on making food the right way. Opened in 2014 by Cindy, Kelsey & Ashley Berset, The Suburban is owned by family and designed for families. Grab the team, head down to The Suburban, and join our family.
2145 Commerce Blvd, Mound
Surfside Bar and Grill
2544 Commerce Blvd, Mound
Surfside Bar & Grill opened its doors April of 2016 in Mound. We are locally owned and family operated. We offer a full menu, weekend breakfast, happy hour, and a full bar for families and friends to meet up, catch up, or watch a game on one of our many 60 inch TVs and projectors. In addition to our high definition TVs, we have a sports & entertainment room with ample space for booking larger groups and events.
19215 Hwy 7, Excelsior
Serving the best of New York Style pizza for over 12 years. Family owned and operated providing that special touch only a locally run business can. Kids enjoy their time with us coloring and creating from our one of a kind coloring books. We look forward to serving you!!
Yumi’s Sushi Bar
217 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331