About Lake Elmo Inn
The Lake Elmo Inn offers award-winning American cuisine, and has been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Dessert, Best Brunch, and Twin Cities Institution locally by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 'Reader's Choice Awards'. Zagat scores the Lake Elmo Inn at a 28 out of 30 for food, calling us a "hidden secret". We also received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list for twelve years in a row.
The Lake Elmo Inn has been chosen as one of the top 100 Brunches in the nation by Open Table. From shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, double smoked ham, and carved rounds of beef, to eggs Benedict, Belgium waffles, mouthwatering salads, and fresh seasonal fruit, the Lake Elmo Inn serves a Sunday Brunch that is artfully prepared and elegantly presented.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Between 2:00pm-5:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Corporate events, weddings, picnics, etc. Please contact our Event Center staff for more details. We cater local and around the Twin Cities.651-779-5994
Public lots also available in the area.
Private Party Facilities:
The Lake Elmo Inn has four dining rooms to offer private parties. Our Kohler room can accommodate groups up to 50 people. The Oak room holds up to 70 people and can be separated into a semi-private area for smaller group of 35 or less. Our event center holds 75-300 people, a wonderful place for a wedding, reunion, celebration of life, or corporate event. Please call Chris Schiltz 651.779.5994
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lake Elmo Inn Ratings and Reviews
The food and service is second to none. ...
The food and service is second to none. You won't find a more friendly atmosphere than the Inn.
It was good but it was cold. Turn the A ...
It was good but it was cold. Turn the A/C down!! Many of us had jackets on. I tell you this everytime I give a review.
Had a wonderful evening!! We had the be ...
Had a wonderful evening!! We had the best Waitress, the food was perfect!!
We have dined at Lake Elmo Inn on severa ...
We have dined at Lake Elmo Inn on several occasions over the years. We prefer the Inn to most any other restaurant within a 30 minute drive from home. We chose to dine there for casual date nights or special occasions. Lunches with a small group are also very nice. The menu is always reliably interesting and the entrees and desserts are delicious.
Lake Elmo Inn is our favorite restaurant ...
Lake Elmo Inn is our favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities area.
Some co-workers got together for a speci ...
Some co-workers got together for a special celebratory lunch. Not realizing how hot it would be we agreed to be seated in the glassed in area. It was so hot, you could open a container of butter and pour it on the bread. One person had the shrimp and prongs and picked out 5 whole garlic gloves. That is a bit much even by garlic lovers standards. The blackened prime rib was flavorless. Two people had walleye and said it was good. The other had ribs and they were good too.
Always great as prior visits! Definitely ...
Always great as prior visits! Definitely recommend the steaks, otherwise you cannot go wrong with the shrimp pasta l, even the chicken!
it is a special place. our wait staff v ...
it is a special place. our wait staff very friendly and great service. Highly recommend to all.
We went to Lake Elmo Inn for the Father' ...
We went to Lake Elmo Inn for the Father's Day Brunch. There was quite a crowd but the staff was attentive and constantly renewed, when items were getting low. They was quite a nice choice of alternatives, especially the desserts
We visit Lake Inn about 4 times a year ...
We visit Lake Inn about 4 times a year for birthdays, Christmas, anniversary and we have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful and we always have wonderful service and the food is fabulous.
We had a great experience. Coming in kno ...
We had a great experience. Coming in knowing it was Father's Day we expected it to be super busy which it was. The lines for the Brunch Buffet seemed quite long and in the way of patrons waiting to be sat. Our server was on top of drink refills, ect.
The food is good although the duck wasnt ...
The food is good although the duck wasnt cooked consistently. The red haired waitress thats helped us before treats us like we dont belong there and isnt very friendly. I would recommend this place to a friend because the food and atmosphere is good enough to have return trips.
Great time celebrating Fathers Day. The ...
Great time celebrating Fathers Day. The only good issue was the duck was quite dry. The rest of the buffet was outstanding!
Food was quite good and enjoyed the swan ...
Food was quite good and enjoyed the swan wrap for leftovers.
Delicious food with an incredible wine l ...
Delicious food with an incredible wine list ! Highly recommend!
Lake Elmo Inn is our family favorite for ...
Lake Elmo Inn is our family favorite for special events. We've celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries here. The food and service are second to none.
My husband and I went out for a date nig ...
My husband and I went out for a date night which is always a rare moment when you have little ones. The service was amazing! The wine paired very nicely with the food. Both of our entrées came out cold :( but the flavor was still amazing. Overall it was a great experience, we would give lake Elmo another shot again with the food.
We usually leave the Lake Elmo Inn very ...
We usually leave the Lake Elmo Inn very happy with our meals and service. Our last visit wasn't great. The Prime Rib is usually delicious but this time was aweful! The Lobster was overcooked and the wild rice was undercooked.
We're really 'Old Timers', but the visit ...
We're really 'Old Timers', but the visit on the 16th was a gift from our children in Honor of our 62nd Anniversary. Quite Honestly we can't stop talking about our GREAT Evening! You sure made it SPECIAL for us. Naturally we have been to quite a few upscale Restaurants in our day, but if you hadn't sent us this inquiry I would be writing this to you anyway! THANKS Again for making our evening special. I know you made our Kids Happy too for picking the RIGHT Place for Mom and Dad!
John, Eric and their staff do an amazing ...
John, Eric and their staff do an amazing job. You won't be disappointed.
Wonderful food, great service. Our favo ...
Wonderful food, great service. Our favorite restaurant in this area.
I am always hesitant about buffets and a ...
I am always hesitant about buffets and as I expected hot food not hot. I hate my food cold! Omelette was hot. That was good surprised they charged for coffee
It was a perfect dining experience. We ...
It was a perfect dining experience. We were celebrating our birthdays and 16th wedding anniversary. We can't wait to return.
Our service was awesome as well as the food. We were celebrating our 27th Anniversary.
First time in many years my wife and I experienced a palate cleanser (sorbet - in the cutest little cone we've ever seen!) Food & desert were "10's"
Best brunch we have ever had. Fresh ingr ...
Best brunch we have ever had. Fresh ingredients of the highest order. Friendly staff.
We love coming here! Each time we come ...
We love coming here! Each time we come the food is always over the top delicious! My mother gets us a gift card every Christmas and it is the best gift we receive from her!
Sunday Brunch is a family favorite.
Our family has been enjoying the Sunday Brunches for years now, this last visit did not disappoint! It is a great opportunity for the younger family members to try new foods that they may not pick off a menu otherwise. Love the Lake Elmo Inn!
"Our Inn" is always our special place fo ...
"Our Inn" is always our special place for occasions to celebrate. Always terrific and is a gastronomic event not just a meal. Stay away so we can get seated :-).
Always great service and food.
Ordered flowers for anniversary and they were on the table when we arrived.
Always A Wonderful experience
We were out of state for several months and couldn't wait to get back to Lake Elmo Inn. It's definitely our favorite!
Great Food, Service and Value Again
We went for brunch, and as always, the food was excellent. The only concern I had was that their beef, usually fantastic, wasn't quite the same this time around, unlike all the previous times I have been there. The service was excellent, well above average for a restaurant of their caliber.
I didn't know what to expect, but wife said that she had been there for brunch and it was great, but we coming for dinner. To my surprise it was a great time with excellent food. The service was great and they paid attention to detail as knowing when to check on the table. The waitress had it timed great. I truly enjoyed the food and service. The portions was large, we brought home food for the next day. What a treat!!
Took the children there to celebrate graduation. We all enjoyed the food and service. We dined from 5:00 to 6:30pm. The noise was getting a little loud when we departed.
Lobster was good and bigger then usual. French fries were cold. Thermostat should have been turned up. People had jackets on.
Probably first dined here in 1956. I'm that old. I was 7 years old. I remember the little bottle shop in the front entry. There is nothing not to like. This place is a Washington county treasure. Patronize it.
Lake Elmo Inn
The food was very good and the atmosphere was great. It was quiet so we could talk. Very nice.
Lunch with a friend
Last few lunches here were not up to par. Seems strange they bring a bread basket when everyone is ordering burgers..... Had a wonderful meal this week at their event center however!
Food was okay.
We visit at least once a month for the prime rib. This visit it was room temp at best.
Good spot for long conversations
Am used to going to lunch on Tues - Buffet day. It is really busy and more noisy. Was quiet and very pleasant - easy to talk to friends and they did not hassle us about leaving. Sat for 2 1/2 hours just enjoying life. Food was very good too. Have never had bad food here.
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