Where to Eat

Brainerd and Baxter serve up an excellent variety of places to eat and drink.

Whatever dining experience you're looking for, you'll find it in Brainerd. From fine dining to pizza and margaritas, lakeside or in-town, Brainerd knows how to serve up an excellent dining experience.

There's also a booming craft brewery secene in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Each brewery and tap room provides a unique atmosphere and often harkens back to local history. 

Local Favorites for Fine Dining:

  • The Classic (at Madden's)
  • Prairie Bay
  • Lost Lake Lodge
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Local Favorites for Casual Dining:

  • The Local 218
  • Sage on Laurel
  • 612 Station

Local Favorites for Lunch:

  • Christmas Point
  • Brickhouse Pizza, Bread and Bagel
  • The Last Turn Saloon

Local Favorites for Famiily Dining:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Grizzly's

Local Favorites for Pizza:

  • Rafferty's
  • Boomer's Wood Fire
  • Giovanni's

Local Favorites for Chinese and Mexican:

  • Poncho and Lefty's
  • El Tequila
  • China Garden