Food & Drink in Minnetonka


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  • Sakana Sushi
    As the sun sets over Lake Minnetonka, the chefs at Sakana Sushi begin to sharpen their knives in advance of the evening?s dinner rush. With a cooler full of fresh fish at their disposal, it?s up to them to turn choice cuts of salmon or yellowtail tuna into artfully arranged orders of maki and sashimi. Their selection highlights the delicate nature of their ingredients, with 16 specialty rolls pairing these tender morsels with premium fillings including lobster, caviar, or Michael Jordan rookie cards. However, the chefs don?t stop at sushi; they embrace Thai recipes when spooning yellow-coconut curry into a stone bowl and honor Chinese flavors in sizzling plates of Sichuan kung-pao steak. These cuisines' aromas all mingle in the dining room, where four-seat tables extend all the way from the front windows to the open sushi bar at the back. Although pendant lamps illuminate the sushi chefs, the rest of the space is lit by track lighting that remains firmly fixed to the abstract red, green, and blue fixtures that dot the ceiling.
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    683 Lake St. E
    Wayzata, MN US
  • Lone Spur Grill And Bar
    Lone Spur Grill And Bar channels the southwest with a menu of smoked meats and Mexican favorites. Chefs slow-smoke beef brisket for 14 hours, top burgers with fried onion rings and guacamole, and ladle Texas chili into bowls. Guests can also dive into 1.5-pound orders of wings coated in roasted habanero sauce or Caribbean-spiced honey glaze, or enjoy salmon salads and chicken tender melts. The selection of Mexican dishes is just as vast and delicious. Chefs cook up proteins such as scallops, slow-cooked seasoned pork, and brisket for fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Tacos are stuffed with crispy tilapia and a chipotle mayo sauce, while Mexican veggies are blended with black beans and spices to make a spicy bean burger. Diners can also sip on margaritas while relaxing inside with walls bedecked with pictures of cowboys and the Texas state flag, or on the outdoor patio during warmer months, where they can lasso their cars when it is time to leave.
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    11032 Cedar Lake Rd.
    Hopkins, MN US
  • Tommy's Tonka Trolley
    Nestled among the trees that surround Lake Minnetonka, Tommy's Tonka Trolley's bright yellow exterior and neon signs lure in passersby with promises of summertime treats and adventures on the water. Their fleet of kayaks and standup paddleboards accommodate beginners, who can launch their chosen vessel from a special floating dock built by the nation's best sturgeon architects. Before sending customers onto the scenic lake, Tommy's crew instructs them on proper usage and supplies maps showcasing various on-water locals. Back on shore, staff members serve selections from a menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and tasty treats. Scoops of Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream, lauded as one of the nation's best ice creams by USA Today, pile onto waffle cones and chill taste buds with flavors that range from salty caramel to coffee oreo.
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    379 Lake St.
    Excelsior, MN US
  • Champps
    Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.
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    1641 Plymouth Rd.
    Minnetonka, MN US
  • Crossroads Delicatessen
    Crossroads Delicatessen dishes out a menu of deli sandwiches and dinner items all made from scratch. At lunch, traditional sandwiches such as the grilled open-faced corned-beef Reuben ($12.99) or its equally open-faced sister, the turkey- and pastrami-topped grilled Rachel ($12.99), satiate those desiring bread-bookended eats. Set sail in bowls of matzo-ball soup ($5.49), or mouth-machete your way through the foliage of Scott's famous strawberry chicken salad ($11.99), topped with grilled chicken, roasted walnuts, fresh strawberries, and poppy-seed dressing. Dinner items range from deli mainstays and homemade specials, such as the Chicken-In-A-Pot, boasting half of a chicken simmered in a pot of matzo-ball soup, vegetables, and noodles ($15.99), to favorites such as a full rack of knuckle-coating baby-back ribs, served with coleslaw and choice of potato ($19.99). Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch are also available for week-start warriors.
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    2795 Hedberg Drive
    Hopkins, MN US
  • Volnay Bistro
    Volnay Bistro was reviewed by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune. OpenTable reviewers give it an average of four stars and 79% of Urbanspooners like the restaurant:
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    315 Manitoba Ave
    Wayzata, MN US

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