Steaks, along with black coffee, entire pies, and eau de lawnmower, are an essential part of the 1950s Tough Gent's Diet Plan. Savor their flavor in an appropriately outdoorsy setting with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steak, seafood, and drinks at Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge in Spring Park.
Nestled along beautiful Lake Minnetonka, Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge has been serving the gastronomical checkmate of surf 'n' turf from its kitchen since 1968. Make a jumbo lump crab cake with preserved lemon tartar ($13) the first stop on the menu's culinary pleasure cruise—or if you’re feeling childlike, the lamb “lollipop,” a succulent treat rubbed with curry, greek yogurt, and honey ($12). Small plates of lobster mac 'n' cheese ($17) or the southern-fried turkey dinner ($18) can appease the merely peckish, and twin 3-ounce tournedos atop toasted brioche with béarnaise and bordelaise ($31) deliver a mighty double-blow to hunger. Otherwise, add a half-pound of Alaskan king-crab legs ($9) to the 6-ounce seared center-cut filet mignon ($30) and combine them into an edible face-hugger. All dinner entrees come with two signature sides, including kosher crusted baked potato, jasmine rice, creamed spinach, and freshly hatched broccolini.
With scenic lakeside views, the lodge's warm wood paneling, elegant artwork, and homey stone hearth complete with roaring fire make for a cozy, relaxed dining environment, whether you’re wearing a T-shirt, a ball gown, or a vintage 19th-century diving suit.
- Great place in summer to boat up to, even great in the winter after a game of broomball. Always a great atmosphere. – Brian M., Yelp, 11/25/09
- it was a fun, relaxing atmosphere. It was fun to sit on the patios and watch the boaters. The waitresses were helpful and attentive. – Diane M., Yelp, 6/19/09
Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge
With a fire burning in a stone hearth and a porch overlooking the iridescent lake, the main dining room at Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge recreates a classic lodge setting. Chef Thomas sends out his creations to diners relaxing here, including his crab artichoke dip, gourmet burgers, rib-eye steaks, and lobster whipped potatoes.
Social and corporate lakeside events are held in five private banquet dining rooms, including a pub decorated with English house brass and a nautical room full of sailing artifacts and shelves full of murmuring squid. Over in Lord Fletcher's newly remodeled Oar House, barkeeps pour more than 50 local, craft, and international beers that complement a diverse bar menu. Ten flat-screen TVs keep viewers up-to-date on sports, and sliding glass doors open onto the Wharf, Lord Fletcher's deck overlooking the waters of Lake Minnetonka. There, chefs whip up casual dishes, bartenders man three full bars, and live musicians keep toes tapping every summer weekend.
Competitors serve and spike volleyballs at three lakeside sand courts in warmer months, and broomball leagues kick off each winter when the lake freezes over.
3746 Sunset Dr.
Spring Park, Minnesota 55384Get Directions