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Al and Alma's Supper Club
Al and Alma's Supper Club

Al and Alma's Supper Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.al-almas.com/supper-club.php
  • Phone: (952) 472-3098
  • Hours of Operation: Summer 2013
    Memorial Day - Labor Day Hours
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday 4:30pm

    Fall / Winter 2013-14
    Dinner Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner Sunday 4:30pm
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tuxedo
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Al and Alma's Supper Club
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 campstyle walleye and homemade desserts accompany modern American fare and delightful nightly specials including fresh ocean fish. Join us out on Phelps Island; you'll be glad you did!
Al & Alma's restaurant is a perfect choice if you want a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, good food, and wonderful service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We took our 4 adult grandchildren for dinner. Food & service were outstanding, but the S'mores for dessert were the highlight of the evening!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "So glad to find a restaurant without sports tv's or loud music!! Lots of windows for a great view. Good menu with low-mid-high $$. Great for family dining, couples, and even a single."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Charming venue that I've held close to my heart for years. Finally made it back in after missing it in my dining outings. Excellent service, casual atmosphere, same great food (as it was 35+ years ago) with a much needed upgrade to the restrooms. A thrill bringing my son to a beloved supper club from my past."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The kids working as host and servers were great. The restaurant smells like an old bar. It look like it could use a good cleaning, and maintenance. The food was poor and over priced. This experience was mid-week, summer time, dining inside the restaurant, it was noisy and disorganized. I suppose folks come for the boat ride ,dinner on the boat (make sure you eat before you get there), and to drink. If you plan to sit at the bar and eat poorly prepared, fried "Sysco-truck" food and pay too much, this is the place for you. On the positive side, my husband enjoyed his ten dollar hamburger. So, there is that. Don't waste your time or your money."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food and service was very good; the only issue was the lack of car parking space. We would definitely come back again and enjoy an dinner meal in a very family friendly restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Very noisey. Couldn't hear our conversations at all."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had party of 4 for dinner. Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable, though had trainee in tow. Dinner took too long to arrive, something went awry in kitchen. Food was okay. I tried the ribs - full rack. End was overcooked and too much sauce for my taste. Took half home and ate for lunch next day, after washing off the excess sauce - good. Garlic mashed potatoes were overly salty, but I am low salt person. Salad was fine. Others at table seemed happy enough with their dishes (pistashio encrusted bass, lobster mac and cheese, ribs), but not jumping up and down. Waitress recommended nice bottle of Chard that we hadn't tried and it was very good. Overall, we had nice evening, but not so great. I would dine there again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Initial waitress took over a half hour and still had not delivered drinks or asked for our order. Once I complained we were given a new waitress and things were much better"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We chose to celebrate Father's Day at Al and Alma's as it is a lovely drive and has a lake view (somewhat limited). My walleye was fresh, flaky and tasty and the lettuce salad was good. Although there were plenty of servers, the service was slow despite empty tables in the dining room. Our server was pleasant as was the hostess. Lovely, bright dining room but very crowded with tables."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoy Al and Alma's as a great neighborhood restaurant and one that is reasonably priced with great food and always superb service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went because we love the liver dinner! This time it wasn't as great. It was possibly too rare but was mushy with lots of tissues to cut through. Due to the previous good luck we will be back again!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Liked the haddock and mussels. Great little place that is a nice change from the chain diners"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We really loved the food. Wife had surf and turf and I had the pistachio encrusted sea bass that was cooked perfectly. The staff was very attentive and be new updated decor looked nice. Previously I had only had their food on one of the cruises and this was much better. Give it a try."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They were not prepared to server the number of people that was there. I took a group of 10 people out before new years eve dinner, I selected the restaurant based on past experiences. The service was horrible the food was bad, They ran out of the lobster by 7 pm. I was embarrassed for sure."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great food and great service! A nice table by the fireplace on the first cool evening of the year."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Thought it would be on the water since they run dinner cruises but it's really not. you can just see a sliver of water behind a park. The food was so so. It was fairly busy that night but it took over 15 minutes for anyone to even come over to our table and another 5-10 for water or bread. There was either an owner/manager that was very sweet and apologetic about the delays though. I ordered a chicken salad and clearly I missed something b/c it was a plate of noodles with a few leaves of lettuce on top. Husband was happier with his tuna/shrimp but small portions. It is extremely loud in the restaurant not even due to the kids but more to the semicircular/window setup I think. We almost had to shout to hear one another at one point."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "We had a guest from the West Coast and wanted to have dinner around Lake Minnetonka.. Had not been to Al and Alma's for years, but had heard from friends who live on the lake that it was a great place to eat...and it was! Wonderful food and great service. Loved showing off a Minnesota treasure!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "This is a beautiful drive to a nice spot. Casual place with fantastic food. The view is great. We ate in the restaurant not the cruise."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Food great and price wonderful Got blocked in when trying to depart from parking lot. Managers were nice to us!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "We've dined at Al and Alma's many times over the years and have never had such less than mediocre food and drinks. No plans to return."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "We ordered the broiled walleye and filet mignon, which were both excellent choices. Service was fast and attentive. Would go back without question!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "We arrived by boat and were met at the dock immediately by a very helpful young man to assist us. We had reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. The restaurant was full but our service was very good. This is a very nice place to enjoy a very good meal."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "We eat at Al and Alma's several timesa year. It is always excellent and a neat place to go on Lake Minnetonka."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The food was excellent, we enjoyed our server and the view was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2013
  • "The walleye is the BEST. People watching is really great with the on and off loading of the Al and Alma dinner boats. Very fn place to eat with good food; what could be better?"
    Dined on 6/20/2013
  • "Decent food, good price, nice ambience and views. Great service. Off the beaten path, but worth the trip to escape to another world."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "We came to this restaurant for our anniversary 20 years ago. It was memorible. Last week we decided to look at the boats for an up and coming event and also to sample the food again. The waitress was extremely frieindly and the captain that we met on the dock was helpful and answered all of our questions. We ordered the chicken and ribs and also the Walleye which was highly recommended. The food was less than memorable. The ribs were flavorless, the Walleye was in a heavy coating and pan fried to an off white color and the chicken had a hard coating on it. We could barely bite into it. We didn't expect 5 star but there was no real signature attached to anything. Just boring and bland. Maybe it was a bad night..."
    Dined on 5/23/2013
  • "My wife and I had a last minute opportunity to get out together without the kids, so we decided to tire something different. The food was good but not exceptional. The service was acceptable. The view of the lake was from across the street and no very scenic. Overall, it's not a bad spot, but it's not worth drive more than 10 minutes."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "The food was good and the atmosphere was relaxing. We will come back to visit again soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "The food was delicious as always and the service was top notch."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "We come to your place twice a year and love being able to count on the consistency of the great food and service. The filet with the blue cheese was one of the best i've had. Also, both of us enjoyed the southwest eggroll appetizer. Please put the Pistaccio Crusted SeaBass back on the menu!"
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. Nice atmosphere, clean and well decorated. Large windows look out to Lake Minnetonka. No area to wait while you are waiting to be seated. We had a reservation, but still had to wait longer than normal. We stood between people seated at the bar and the dining tables. We had the southwest egg roll appetizer, which was fantastic. Steak dinners were cooked to order, but did not have any seasoning, so a little bland. Service was excellent. Overall though, a very nice spot with good food and fair prices."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We waited over half an hour to get someone to stop at our table, after waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time. Not good to walk by a table and not talk to the people sitting at it."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Appetizer and dessert were really top notch (chicken egg roll and tera miso). Entrees were decent but not great. This was Valentine's Day and their first day open from the their winter break. The staff was overwhelmed and the service suffered. The environment was very loud."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Nothing special. Food was only OK; waitress couldn't keep up with her tables so we went long spells without seeing her for refills and other needs. Wouldn't steer you away, but wouldn't suggest it either."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "My significant other and I had a date night there with a groupon back in March 2012. We were so impressed we decided to bring a group of friends along this time. We really enjoy the atmosphere, food, and service is top notch! The 45 mins drive is well worth it for the fantastic overall experience!"
    Dined on 11/2/2012
  • "Third and last attempt at Al and Alma's. Overpriced, low-quality, clueless service in every aspect."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "We've been going to Al and Alma's for years and have never had a bad experience. I hope this was a fluke, but the food was not nearly as good as the last time we ate there. My wife's french dip was nearly unedible, our friend's jumbalaya was all rice with very little anything else, and our other friend's sea bass was tiny. We spent $154 on this outing, for food that McDonald's wouldn't serve."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "Our waitress was very nice and helpful and very attentive. It seemed to have an older crowd but the food was very good and the neighborhood was nice and quiet."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Just a very nice place, good service, good food, nice friendly environment. Been there before as we live in the area and it is always a nice treat to go there."
    Dined on 8/17/2012