Ground-beef patties create a more effective medium for portable consumption than taping a steak to a postcard. Feed hands-on hungers with today's Groupon: for $5, you get either a Lookout Humpty Dumpty burger or a Maple Grove Slam burger at The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove (a $9.99 value).
Griddle experts man the kitchen of The Lookout Bar and Grill, entertaining hungry broods with specialty burgers and sweeping views from their outdoor patio. The Lookout Humpty Dumpty burger commemorates the day Mother Goose fell off her vegan diet with a half-pound patty topped with ham, cheddar, and a fried egg. Sandwich architects tenderly tuck bacon and mushrooms between gooey layers of swiss and cheddar atop grilled ground chuck on the Maple Grove Slam. Although today's deal applies to these two specialty sandwiches, The Lookout Bar and Grill boasts a full bar and an expansive menu of dinner fare to suit any mood or visitors working through burgerphobias.
Originally a farmhouse, this family-friendly eatery expanded its acreage to include a large patio peppered with shaded tables, a swing set, a trebuchet that flings catering orders to their destinations, and a fire pit. Inside, vestiges of the old wooden bar mingle with modern arcade games and a performance area that showcases live music and events on a weekly schedule.
The Lookout Bar and Grill
On May 28, 1958, Bob Kinnan welcomed patrons to his new bar, Bob's Lookout, with 30-cent beers. Two years later, Bob's mother contributed a concise menu complete with hamburgers, fries, and a porterhouse steak dinner. These days, Bob's joint—now known as The Lookout Bar and Grill —offers a much wider array of drinks and comfort food. To create their from-scratch meals, the grill's chefs draw on Bob's family recipes as well as their own, which range from jumbo mushrooms stuffed with sausage and cream cheese to burgers infused with Cajun spices.
Not everybody shows up to The Lookout for food, which is now as renowned for its cuisine as its entertainment. The award-winning eatery's outdoor patio stands amid palm trees and a flower garden, not to mention a children's play area, cozy hammocks, and a horseshoe pit. The Lookout's backyard even hosts its very own volleyball court, where visitors can play pickup games or devastate newly-built sand-kingdoms. More festivities await inside, including weekly rounds of bingo, karaoke, and eclectic live music every Thursday–Saturday night.