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Lost Lake Lodge

97 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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We are proud to offer a new chef inspired menu and patio dining on Gull Lake. Our bar features new spins on classic cocktails, a wonderful wine list, and local beers on tap. Our mission is to offer a quality, contemporary dining experience while continuing to honor the tradition and collective memories of the last 70 years. We draw inspiration from seasonality, “shrinking-world” global flavors, our hard working local food providers and we strive to produce quality with a playful spirit.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Buffet: 8:00am - 10:00am;
Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 1:30pm;
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(218) 963-2681
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Special events & promotions
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 97 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

This restaurant is tucked away in the woods with beautiful views. My husband thought his scallops were delicious and my son and I loved our lobster. The view of the water was really nice. Service was outstanding. We will definitely go back the next time we are in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Puerto Vallarta)
2.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

didnt acknowledge our reservation so had no table, ended up eating in the bar. made us seem like we were being a bother for watnign to eat there when they will full with reservations.
( ummm we were one of them) bartender neglected us. another waitress stepped up to get us stuff- would have loved to tip her not him. ordered steak with mushrooms - came with no mushrooms. just lots of little things didnt go correctly.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Not even recognized by them for our anniversary. Service was terrible. Had a reservation made on open table and when we arrived they said we could sit at bar or outside area as all was reserved. Only 3 tables filled the entire time we were there. Server was worst ever. No tableware until we asked after food arrived. All tables outside received glass water glasses filled and fresh bread, other waitress. We received plastic glasses after asking. Also asked for bread. Never told of specials. Won't go back. Better train your help or you won't be around long. Too bad as always good to have several options in lake to go to.☹️

vipJudy (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

I had the walleye which was done well as were the garlic mashed potatoes.

vipTonyG (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We go to Lost Lake Lodge once or twice a year. They are under new management. While we've always had a good experience there, the cocktails and the food have been stepped up a notch. Everything was very good! Would definitely recommend.

Brocko (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

We participated in the season close event and it was a great evening. Lot's of fun and delicious food. The bottomless wine glass was a great offering as well. We will definately do that again!

vipbrady (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

Beautiful, quiet setting on Gull Lake. Excellent, attentive service. Ambitious local-source menu. Starters, soup and salad were excellent. Entrees were limited. A full house on Saturday evening but the kitchen behind - main entree of venison was served at room temperature; walleye was over cooked and dry.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2014

Once again, our dinner at Lost Lake Lodge was one of the best we've ever eaten anywhere. The 4-course dinner was a delight, especially the Starters. The entrees seemed to be individually and lovingly prepared - absolutely delicious. If only the lodge were a little nearer our summer cabin.

Amys (Key West)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2014

What a surprising gem in the north woods! The food was amazing, really good wine list and the appetizer list was nothing short of fabulous!

DrTom (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

We had a party of 4 for dinner on a Sunday night and everyone enjoyed the meal. My wife and I had the local mushroom pasta and the others had a steak and salmon entree. The view over the water is great and you can see the sunset. I give this meal an A.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant from the recommendations of friends. We have recently moved back into the area from a larger metro area and had some experience with high-end restaurants. We were not disappointed. There was a slight delay in getting served after we were seated, but they were at near capacity with a weekend crowd. Once things started rolling however, the rest of the evening went very smooth. Our server was pleasant, knowlegable with a nice sense of humor. The food was wonderful, adequate portions without overloading the plate. The wine parings were spot on and we even received complimentary flutes of champagne once the chef was aware it was an anniversary dinner. Absolutely worth a return trip.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2014

Good but could have used more seasoning both on the walleye and in the sauce

Disappointed (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on August 17, 2014

We were very disappointed in the changes that have occured with the change of the chef. The cheese plate was pathetic, my sister's steak was under cooked- sent it back & then came out burnt, not to mention it was then served with cold sides. The rest of our food 4 out of 5 plates were nothing wowing. 3 dishes had missing ingredients, that were then brougjt out after the dishes were eaten.. Unreal! We could tell our waitress did not want to wait on our table. Why? Probably because we were having a hard time deciding what we wanted and asked her to come back twice as we didnt want to be rushed. We have been gone to Lost Lake Lodge for 4 years, had awesome food, service & experience. This year it all fell flat. we won't be returning.

kimkay (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We had a nice bottle of wine from their well rounded wine list. It was a very enjoyable experience.

vipSChu (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2014

Great walleye, and dessert of berry tart was wonderful. Our second time at Lost Lake Lodge.

Diningoutmuch (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2014

My husband and I took our 2 college aged kids and our 14 yr old here for a nice dinner before everyone went back to school. We have a lake place in the area but had never tried this restaurant. A little awkward at first. We were the only table at first (6:00 on Sunday night...understandable). Very old school cabin feeling but also very quaint. We had a gorgeous lake view (tiny lake). The food was simply amazing and they were very accommodating with a few special requests. I had the salmon over risotto (special request on risotto). DELICIOUS. My husband had the pork chop (super snobby eater...sorry hun) LOVED IT. We had a pastry-type appetizer that was melt in mouth...yum. Recommend highly.

Dannyobrien3 (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

My wife and I ordered the same thing: Steak, medium. My steak was rare (red & bleeding) and my wife's was well done (no pink). Our server also took my wife's dinner plate that was over half full of food without asking if she was finished. Seemed like they were trying to rush us out of the restaurant. Very unpleasant experience.

The service was stuffy. The good was not worth the money and the over all ambience was that of an Old Country Buffet.

I would not recommend Lost Lake Lodge to anyone, ever.

vipJohnW (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

We've been here a few times before, and food is always good. Service has been a touch slow in the past, but we'd heard that it had gotten worse. Not that the staff aren't good or friendly, they are, it just seems that they can't keep up. I asked our server, and got the vibe that they were very backed up after we got apps, so we decided to leave, it was our anniversary after all. Didn't want to have a very frustrating evening, and I could see the frustrated looks on many of the other people that had been there longer than us. They may need to hire more staff, and if you go now, I'd suggest being early before the backlog begins.

Foodlover (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

We had a nice lunch, but it would have been better if there were more options than just sandwiches. We loved the Rose wine we had and the cheese and charcuterie starter.

EatB4YouGo (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

We have been enjoying Lost Lake Lodge for about 6 years. Due to the quality and portion size of our meals, it is unlikely we will ever be back. We have been bragging about your restaurant to our friends, who we treated on August 1st. I was embarrassed!!! Two of us had the 4 course meals and 2 with the wine pairing - we left hungry. My pork chop was raw after I specifically asked for it well done. And no, I did not send it back - at that point in time, we just wanted the whole evening over with.

Dropping $300 for dinner may not be much for some people, but it is for us. If the meal is good, I don't mind spending that much, but when we wished there was a Jimmy Johns to deliver food quickly, it is just unacceptable.