A Catered Event

160 Lake St N
Big Lake, 55309
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I was at a retirement party in Anoka on Thursday, held inside a warehouse. The theme was country and western. The chuck wagon buffet was delicious and perfectly cooked.Steak(MR), chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, homefries well seasoned, biscuits, cornbread. Served earlier the apps were a salsa bean dip, and tender and tasty pork ribs. What dressed it up was a separate salad bar. Lettuce lined an indented table, with all the salad trimmings covering it. Some homemade bleu cheese and ranch, and a french thrown in. The night was finished off with a delicious apple pie. They supplied all the tables too. Kevin and Veneise and their crack staff rock. They also have very nice temperaments for caterers too. They didn't win 2010 Top Minnesota Caterers for nothing. I'd hire them for anything.

(763) 262-6615

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Trails Grill & Sports Bar

726 Martin Ave,Ste 116
Big Lake, 55309
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My husband and I went to eat dinner at Trails yesterday. The food was mediocre and the waitress was poor towards the end of our meal. Nachos were very greasy, vegetables overcooked and meatloaf dry and thinly sliced. The waitress didn't refill our water, put the bill on the table without even asking if we wanted dessert, and then walked away. We were speechless. We will not be back.
They have good specials for different days of the week. It is worth checking that out. Location is nice right off hwy 10.
Good food and great happy hour! Specials everyday so check those out before going. Drinks are pretty cheap and big. It's a good atmosphere and fun!

(763) 263-0800

Sports Bars, American (Traditional)

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Lake Cafe

430 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, 55309
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This was our second time dining at Lake Cafe. We arrived on a Sunday around 10:30. We came through the back entrance, which appears to be the norm, as it connects to the parking lot. There was a breakfast buffet awkwardly placed just inside the foyer, near the restrooms. It seemed to create a traffic jam with the customers entering and exiting the restaurant. While waiting for our table, we watched the buffet being refilled by dumping the fresh new food on top, and leaving the old food buried below. This happened a few times, so I am assuming the food at the bottom of each dish was from this mornings first batch. There was a man who appeared to be the owner who was seating and clearing tables. This guy really hustled, and made everyone feel welcome and important. We opted against the buffet for obvious reasons. We ordered from the menu instead. The food was good, the price was right, and the staff was attentive enough considering how busy the place was. They did a great job of turning tables quickly, and the food seemed to be coming out of the kitchen at a good pace. Lose the buffet, and I have no complaints.
Old school burgers and milkshakes not to be missed - factor in a friendly wait staff and you have a winning combination.
Would not suggest due to poor serving staff, and lack of attention to detail while preparing and flavor of food

(763) 263-2408

Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea

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Russell’s On the Lake

111 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, 55309
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This place is fantastic! Perhaps a little more expensive than places nearby, but that's because they make really great food. Every time that I go, there's either someone celebrating their birthday or anniversary - and they'd been coming for the past 10 years or so. It certainly is our new favorite place in the area. Their salad bar is worth going for alone! The dill pickle soup (though sounds strange) is quite fantastic. The prime rib will be enough food for a family of four (I know from first hand experience) and extremely tasty! Try their homemade bread pudding if you have any room after your meal, you'll be happy you did.
Picture a modest Minnesotan funeral home, with milky oak trim and neutral colors in each room. You're served a pale ale in a flute for no apparent reason, then brought a plate of unadorned iceberg lettuce with some creamy dressing from a bottle, which they are calling a 'salad'. Enter a wrinkly baked potato from yesterday that was just nuked, with individually factory packaged butter and sour cream packets. After all of these minor crimes, you receive a nicely prepared, subtly maple-glazed salmon filet on a leaf of lettuce with a fresh lemon slice as if they suddenly remembered what they were supposed to be doing, and can almost justify the price. Fine dining, Big Lake style. I don't particularly understand it, and I'm in no rush to return. On the other hand, table mates who stuck with the cream-and-butter based menu items - clam chowder, potatoes au gratin - and a 20 oz prime rib that could have fed the four of us, left happy. Perhaps I'm the one doing it wrong.
All in all- Weird ambiance, small, overpriced portions. You won't leave feeling like a valued customer, more like an inconvenience. Once you're allowed to leave, that is. The other review that compares this place to a funeral home is spot on. You can't be seated until all in your party have arrived, it would be too inconvenient for them to track names and tables. Although all of us were there at 6:35 for a 6:30 reservation, we weren't seated until 7. This, on a Tuesday evening, where the tables where 1/3 full at best. Like your beer in a bottle? Great! Because you won't get a glass with it. Half of us had the salad bar. Nothing special here. A big bowl of greens, some toppings and a a few pasta salads. No soup for you! Take care near the door in the back of the ...coffin holding area?....small salad bar room. The hostess nailed with the door on her way through to refill the salad pails. No apology, not a word. Looking back I wished I had the presence of mind to dump my plate on her. The other half ordered steak and shrimp, which arrived an HOUR after being ordered. We presumed the delay was caused by the half done baked potatoes being baked on demand? Steaks anyway were small, but grilled as ordered. While we had that hour to kill, we entertained ourselves by watching the other tables. Some guests would be seated, then just leave after 30 minutes of sitting around waiting for a server. Other guests would get incorrect bills and wait for them to be corrected. One table waited 35 minutes for the server to collect their money, another waited 30...pacing around the lobby...waiting. We saw this coming and quickly stuck the credit card up in the air when our bill arrived, forcing the server to take it, rather than risk waiting for her return as well.

(763) 263-6111

American (New), American (Traditional), Bars

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McDonald’s

330 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, 55309
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If you can shot yourself or go here, I suggest you don't go here! Horrible is an understand. I get that's it's big lake and all but still
as mcdonalds goes this is the worst i've encountered. as I live in Big Lake, I have been there frequently and its is always the same, Your order WILL be wrong. Go the extra distance to the next one, unless you like a little mystery.

(763) 263-1010

Burgers, Fast Food

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Big Lake Dairy Queen

300 Fern St
Big Lake, 55309
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(763) 263-7400

Restaurants

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Trail’s Grill & Sports Bar

23600 176th St NW
Big Lake, 55309
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this is not a bar but a residences. whomever posted this needs to remove this from yelp.

(763) 263-0800

Sports Bars

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Big Lake Senior Dining

Keller Lake Cmns
Big Lake, 55309
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(763) 263-0058

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Cargill Kitchens

20021 176th St NW
Big Lake, 55309
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(763) 262-1900

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Refuge Bar & Grille

26211 184th St NW
Big Lake, 55309
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(763) 263-8049

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