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On The Rocks - Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN

On The Rocks - Grand View Lodge

4.5
4.5
157 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
In the winter, experience our heated igloos located right outside of the Northwood’s Pub! Enjoy appetizers and drinks while taking in the winter wonderland.

• Max of 6 people per igloo.
• Dress for the elements (heater/blankets provided).
• $50 rental fee to reserve igloo (2-hour time slot).
• Call 218.967.8816 to pre-order platters 24 hours in advance.
• Day-of food service can be ordered from pub menu (takeout style only).
• Beverage service is offered with buckets of beer, bottles of wine and server will stop by periodically.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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What 157 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Outdoor Dining

  • Central Minnesota

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  1. KW

    KathleenW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite dining venues. Always a delightful experience !
  2. SC

    SChu

    Minneapolis

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A repeat visit to On the Rocks as we love the setting. A bit of a drive from Whitefish/Pine River but worth the trip for the setting and food. Walleye was excellent, Salmon very good. Good service from an excellent server
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location, friendly service, tasty food, reasonably priced!
  4. JB

    JosephB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with wonderful food preparation albeit with a limited menu. Value was outstanding and service fantastic.
  5. HB

    HollyB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great setting and casual food/drink.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Super fun experience! I forgot to order ahead of time so we had a small menu from the restaurant to Oder off of. The food was Amazing, but pretty over priced. The waitress was very friendly and accommodating for us! Would stay in the igloos again!
  7. KP

    KathyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, awesome, awesome! The service was second to none! N
  8. CS

    CaraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Igloos are fun and I would highly recommend. Food is good too
  9. S

    Sybi

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Dining in the igloo was a really fun experience! Warm, comfortable and secluded. Order the fondue platter ahead of time. It was delicious!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddie was terrific
  11. HJ

    HeatherJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must do the igloo at Grandview! We had so much fun 🤩
  12. G

    Genna

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience in the igloos! Loved the ambiance and how original these are.
  13. RS

    RussS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Hannah made the experience so fun. We were celebrating my mom's 77th birthday in one of the igloos. Food was very good. We will definitely visit again.
  14. DA

    DanaeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our experience On the Rocks in the "igloo" was truly a memory maker. I think my sons will be talking about it for a long time. We were there on St.Patrick's Day and really enjoyed our family dinner time. Thanks for this type of dining opportunity in the Lakes Area.
  15. LW

    LoisW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My group really enjoyed their evening in the igloo last night, the weather was perfect. Two minor changes I would do, is bring the dessert/fondue tray out last, if other trays are ordered too and maybe add a small garbage can in the igloo for paper plates etc. Other then that, we enjoyed our time there! Thank you!
  16. MS

    MichelleS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was amazing along with the igloo experience!! So much fun! I would recommend to anyone!!
  17. S

    Shelly

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I wanted to love this experience, we were so excited about it after seeing it online. Upon arrival we went in to the igloo and it was so filthy we were taken aback. There was old food under the coffee table, an empty used food container under the chair, food spill stains on the floor that had never been mopped up, large crumbs all over the carpet and table, the cushions of the outdoor furniture were so stained and had burn holes on them. It was very disappointing because they charge a $50 fee to rent these igloo’s, the least they could do is have them clean. I understand “wear and tear” but this was just negligent cleaning issues. I’m shocked that a place with the stature of Grandview Lodge would allow anyone to step foot in these without them being cleaned first. I’m not an uppity person by no means, this was just bad. We never complained to the server or manager because we didn’t want to make it awkward and ruin the rest of the experience. On a better note, the server was very nice and attentive and the food we ordered was good.
  18. J

    Joseph

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Good service. Unique setting.
  19. SV

    SteveV

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience3
    The igloo had not been heating before our 6:00 reservation. The igloo was probably 15 to 20 degrees inside. Once seated they turned on two low output heaters. The igloo never got warm and we had to leave after one hour of our two hour reservation because we were so cold. We could feel our fingers. Ruined our anniversary celebration though the waitress was great and felt bad.
  20. TT

    TyraT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Limited menu, expensive, basic bar food. Steep reservation fee. Great idea and good service.
  21. AA

    AmeliaA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the igloo dining experience! We had plenty of space in the igloo to enjoy our food and drinks, and it was very warm. It was such a cute, cozy atmosphere. Our server was wonderful and we really liked the charcuterie board and the wing platter. Definitely would recommend!
  22. S

    Sisters6

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience but very costly with the $50 fee for being in an igloo. I don’t understand the rationale. The fee should go towards food and drink.
  23. N

    Neal

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I wish I could give 5 stars for the ambiance. We were so excited about it. But our igloo was not cleaned. Crumbs, French fry and dirty table. We thought they were supposed to be sanitized in between each customer. We really should has asked our waiter about it right away and we didn’t. He was very nice and probably would have given us a different igloo. Otherwise we enjoyed the experience and the food was very good.
  24. CH

    CHGO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Up North winter dining experience that we will add to our “sometime during Christmas / winter” tradition list. Waitress was pleasant and friendly, food from the restaurant, including the chocolate fondue platter, was delicious.
  25. l

    leahe

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a blast in the igloos! Definitely would recommend.
  26. MM

    MarcusM

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fun, loved the experience! You have to try it!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Igloo was fun!
  28. DF

    DarcieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time! The igloo was warmer than we thought it would be! Beautiful atmosphere! Our server was great! The only suggestion is that it would be nice to have a larger menu selction.
  29. W

    Wick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This could be such an amazing dining experience, but they just have not worked out the kinks yet. The menu was extremely limited, with a full restaurant just steps away from the igloo. The website said we were able to use the full restaurant menu...had we known this was not true, we would have ordered a platter (but it needed to be ordered 24 hours in advance). There was not enough space for 6 people to eat, drink and have space to put it all. Outdoor patio tables would work much better. Or, promote these areas as social gatherings with drinks only. The website also said there were blankets provided and they were not. The door did not close properly due to snow and ice buildup, so the heater was always trying to catch up.
  30. c

    christabme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Eating in the igloo was a very cool experience. We loved the uniqueness of it. But...it was disappointing that the menu was so limited, and we weren't wowed by the food. It would be really nice if a slightly fuller menu could be offered, especially since the igloo is only steps away from the indoor pub that offers so much more. Between the limited food options and the rental fee, I'm not sure we'd do it again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We reserved the outdoor winter igloos and our reservation was 12-2. We arrived at 11:45 and we’re not helped by a server until 12:30. By that time we ordered our bottles of wine and skipped food as we weren’t sure how long it would take. Poor timeliness of serving staff.
  32. SJ

    SallyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    What a fun, unique experience for our family. We will be back!
  33. MH

    MargaretH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun experience. But heater should have been on earlier than it was and cleaning should have been completed before we arrived.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun. They were short staffed (as everyone is!) and clearly did their best to still make it a fun experience. The kids loved it. The food was very good.
  35. BM

    BriM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Horrible service. We stood there for 35 minutes (nobody was working the host stand) before we even got into the igloo. Every time we tried to get some help the staff just went back to waiting their tables.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great happy hour and were toasty warm despite -12 degrees outside. After reading some reviews I was a little worried we would be cold and set low expectations - but the experience was excellent! We ordered the charcuterie and fondue platters (requires 24 hour advance notice) and they were both delicious! Hannah was an attentive server who checked on us throughout our visit. Kids loved it, I loved it!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    This review is in reference to the Grand View Lodge - On The Rocks Igloos. The service was good. Our server came back to check on us frequently and always made sure we had what we needed. The igloo itself was exactly as described online. The furniture inside the igloo wasn't the most comfortable and the blankets they provided were paper thin. I would recommend bringing your own blanket. The only complaint I really had was the quality of the food. Unfortunately, the menu was limited to basically a burger, french dip, or a salad. I ordered the burger and it was completely charred and bunt on the outside but still pink on the inside. The burger had no flavor and was not worth the $14 I spent. I didn't bother to complain because I knew it was not the servers fault and I already felt bad he had to be outside in the cold just to wait on us. Overall, the igloo was a fun experience and my significant other and I made the most of it. I hope in the future there quality of food improves.
  38. MY

    MacY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Igloo was something new to do in the dead of winter.
  39. RM

    RoseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    rented an igloo for our anniversary. Loved it! I only had two complaints. One it was hard to eat our food being hunched over the coffee table (no big deal) and my medium well burger was more medium rare (took it home, heated it up and enjoyed it the next day). Our waitress was very attentive and the food otherwise was very good! Thank you
  40. ES

    EmileeS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had terrible service. The waiter was rude and not helpful. The menu was tiny and everything was served in to-go boxes. NOT worth the time or money.

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On The Rocks - Grand View Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for On The Rocks - Grand View Lodge

23521 Nokomis Ave Nisswa, MN 56468-2711

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nisswa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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