Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon to Red Wing Restaurant in Groveland. Choose between two options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of breakfast or lunch. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday; lunch is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner, served Monday–Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Since 1948, Red Wing Restaurant has sated hordes of hungry locals with platters of game meats, griddlecakes, and burgers in a hunter's-lodge setting. Exchange knowing glances with wall-mounted boars over a dinner of succulent duck breast bathed in balsamic-fig reduction ($19.99). The Cajun-inspired Green Swamp combo captures a flavorful medley of catfish, frogs' legs, and gator tail in a steamy bowl ($17.99), and delicate platters of quail nest on plates in fried or grilled fashion ($18.99). On weekends, diners hush squawking stomachs with a morning romp at Red Wing's hen house, with two eggs paired with pit ham ($6.79) and sided with grits or home fries. Lunch goers arrive later to sample carver-style sandwiches or fill bellies with the Black & Blue burger ($7.99) coated with crackly black pepper and crumbled blue cheese to represent the most edible colors of the rainbow.
Red Wing exudes a woodsy allure, complete with paneled walls, stuffed birds, and dining alcoves christened with names such as Pheasant Room and Boar Room. Linger postmeal and visit the restaurant's onsite farm to meet some animals or get a healthy dose of history by tickling the restaurant’s storied walls until they talk.
Red Wing Restaurant
In 1948, Charles McMillan opened the doors to the home he had built of wood and stone, offering visitors plates of fine, country-style cooking under the name Red Wing Restaurant. Today, this one-time rural residence retains its quaint charm with taxidermied décor—a plethora of birds and animals striking eternal poses against a backdrop of vertical wood paneling. Behind this façade, skilled chefs country-fry steaks they've cut by hand or prepare meals from whatever wild game their favorite hunter might have brought them