A boat adventure on Lake Minnetonka is the perfect opportunity to have a memorable experience in Minnesota. You will get the chance to see breathtaking views, take in the fresh air, and explore miles of coastline. However, it doesn’t end there. You can make your lake day absolutely perfect by enjoying just about any delicacy of your choice right on the lake, varying from casual bites to luxurious meals. You can order practically anything from some of the popular restaurants around the lake’s metropolitan area. Highlighted below are some of the most loved restaurants in the area.
Located on Excelsior Bay overlooking the beautiful Lake Minnetonka, Maynards provides a hearty and traditional American meal with a terrific view. Their extensive menu includes salads, burgers, and sandwiches, as well as entrees like pork barbecue and grilled salmon. Minnetonka-favorites include the Mr. Jimmy Burger and their one-of-a-kind waffle fries that you can’t find anywhere else.
Next on our list of popular restaurants on Lake Minnetonka is Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge. This restaurant is an indoor sports bar with an outdoor dining area for entertainment and a picturesque view. Park your boat, order their famous White Claw Slushy and watch the volleyball tournaments outside while enjoying a Walleye Sandwich. During the winter, Fletcher’s keeps the indoor portion of the restaurant open. Guests can enjoy seafood, steak, and special Minnesota-inspired dishes.
Birch’s has got to be one of the most expansive casual brewhouses in the area. With a downstairs bar and a luxe Wisconsin-style supper club, Birch’s is a local favorite. This restaurant has a gorgeous outdoor area located on Long Lake (north of Lake Minnetonka). After exploring their broad menu of inventive beers and unique food options – such as grilled artichokes, lake whitefish, and burgers – you’re guaranteed to have a great time at Birch’s.
If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious, high-end steaks from a classy restaurant with an excellent lake view, then you’ve got Gianni steakhouse to trust. Popular dishes include Red Lake Nation’s walleye, table-side prepared salads, potatoes papallete, and their mouth-watering lamb chops. The best part: you don’t even have to get off your boat! Gianni offers dockside delivery as well as sit down dining.