Lake Elmo Inn

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$30 and under
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The Lake Elmo Inn offers award-winning American cuisine, and has been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Dessert, Best Brunch, and Twin Cities Institution locally by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 'Reader's Choice Awards'. Zagat scores the Lake Elmo Inn at a 28 out of 30 for food, calling us a "hidden secret". We also received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list for twelve years in a row.
The Lake Elmo Inn has been chosen as one of the top 100 Brunches in the nation by Open Table. From shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, double smoked ham, and carved rounds of beef, to eggs Benedict, Belgium waffles, mouthwatering salads, and fresh seasonal fruit, the Lake Elmo Inn serves a Sunday Brunch that is artfully prepared and elegantly presented.
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vipJAVELINA8
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant .Always good specials ,I have indulged in King Crab legs one night,prime rib another night ,halibut and the food at the Inn just never disappoints .And the desserts are delectable

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Baconville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been many years since we have been to Lake know Inn. We picked it for location. We will be back for the outstanding food and superior service.

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WaltJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunnies for lunch. Delicious!!

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MarciK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have gone to the Lake Elmo Inn for years and always have had a great experience. Brought two friends for lunch who had never been there and they LOVED it.

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Amberlee
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is ALWAYS top notch and the staff is wonderful. If you have not tried this place, it’s a total must!!

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StefanieS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal or experience. My only comment would be not all servers are as familiar on gluten free options as others. I have celiac disease and for those that are it's greatly appreciated!!!

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BillO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good. Over all food was good. I had the salmon and it was good but extremely salty. My date had the prime rib and it was suberb. Everything else was great

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Charles
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Table service was slow. Well below the great service we had from Sue last weekend in the veranda room.

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vipMaureenM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent service and food! A classic that never goes out of style.

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Fanofgoodfood
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! From check in to service to the food...everything was great! Would definitely go back. Thank you!

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Lover
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the leisurely experience with excellent food.

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Tedi
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for a "date night". The food, the service and the ambiance all contributed to a wonderful experience.

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TimD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never get a bad meal or poor service at the Lake Almo!

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bobk
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time having brunch, and just like the dinner experience it was outstanding, we will be back.

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Luvsteak
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt comfortable eating inside because of all their careful prep from entry to social distancing of tables. We had a wonderful dinner experience. Thanks to all the staff & the chief in particular.

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RoniR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! We felt like our server went an extra mile to make us feel special on our anniversary.
A minor fix to a steaks doneness was handled graciously and quickly.
We will definitely return many times again!

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Woodburyguests
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treated ourselves to steak and lobster. It was wonderful. Service and atmosphere was great.

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PatK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat and they did not disappoint!

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RPCZ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed your buffet but enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at The Inn with delicious sunnies and ribs and fabulous wild rice. Complementary champagne was a nice touch!

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Tiffani
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated in a perfect little romantic table. From the hostess to our server, they were attentive and so sweet. Able to answer all my questions & so accommodating if I would have happened to not like something, which the food was amazing! Both my husband and I had steaks & they were melt in your mouth. We can’t wait to do a date night again here very soon!!!

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Grizzz
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great dining experience!

Excellent service from all staff (maitre'd, server, bus person)

Personal touch was having the owner John stop by to check on us and also the other diners.

Recommend Lake Elmo Inn for dining out any time.

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Barb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was great she just was so busy she was almost running I think she had tables in too many areas probably because they had people spread out because of the Covid. We felt bad for her we were patient and understanding but not everyone would be. As always great food and special place for occasions.

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alphalpha
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food! The server was very friendly and helpful!

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BobR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Twin Cities! The inn is high quality food .

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GarryR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and wanted a special experience. When we mentioned our anniversary, we appreciated that we received a complementary flute of champagne. We also appreciated that your entrees include potato, vegetable and roll, something fine dining restaurants are not doing any more. And the chocolate dipped strawberry was special. Thank you!

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vipJeniene
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong w/Lake Elmo Inn!!!

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DesireeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Nice variety, the prawns were cocked perfectly and the filet mignon was joy ice an tasty. We are regulars therefore we recommend the restaurant to anyone who feels like experiencing a 4 course meal.

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GabrielleM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. Desert was the highlight of the meal

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PamelaN
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting since the onset of the pandemic virus. Service was exceptional, and the food outstanding. We had a wonderful visit.

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DickE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lake Elmo Inn always does a great job. The service and food quality are excellent.

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KathleenH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and as always, Lake Elmo Inn was great. I had the Panko Crusted Walleye. It tasted like fresh-caught. My husband had tenderloin. Very tender and wonderful flavor.

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Babs
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff made a point to be attentive.

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malral
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

. Great social distancing. We felt very comfortable and would definitely eat there again.

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JulieF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the new style Sunday Brunch. I found the experience wonderful! I was able to enjoy wonderful menu options. Anything I could not finish, was put in a to-go box! No standing in line at the buffet!!!! I will definitely be back!!! The price has increased, but it is still worth it!! Remember we are trying to get out and support our local businesses! Also I felt very safe in the restaurant! Tables are spaced and all servers are in mask! Give it a try!!!

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SueR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Due to Covid-19 they have a new way of doing Sunday Buffet. You have 4 courses but you choose from a nice selection in each course. You are served all food at the table. Covid guidelinesxwere followed. Felt very safe. Food was great. Left full and was able to take leftovers home. I actually liked this better than the pre-covid buffet.

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KarenaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal. My boyfriend and I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at the Lake Elmo Inn. The food and service were outstanding. We transitioned to the bar after dinner and so enjoyed catching up with everyone. Best day ever!

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JoyM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positively delicious. I had the sirloin while my husband had the sunnies. We've had alot of mediocre meals lately so it was refreshing to have something so wonderful. The Creme Brulee was out of this world.

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vipFineDiningFanatic
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the sunnies. Left full and satisfied! One of our favorite local restaurants.

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CraigO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff and service. Margaritas Were fantastic

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Lake Elmo Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 777-8495.

Lake Elmo Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 4793 OpenTable diners.

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