When you plan some much-needed rest and relaxation for yourself with a getaway, you want a place where you can soak up peace and tranquility as well as quench your thirst for fun and excitement. You’ll fill the bill with a trip to the beautiful land of 10,000 lakes, where you’ll make memories, take plenty of pictures, gather souvenirs and mementos, and much more during your indoor and outdoor adventures. When hunger strikes, you can grab a meal or snack on the go, stop into a casual restaurant or cafe, or pack a picnic in anticipation. Sometimes you want to go a little fancy, and Gull Lake and the surrounding areas have what you need. Check out the top 5 spots for fine dining in Gull Lake below!
Char Craft Steaks
Begin your fancy taste adventure with blue crab cakes or smoked salmon cream cheese crostini – fried capers in a Port Wine reduction, or a cheese plate with selections of artisan cheeses, Marcona almonds, assorted olives, orange-fig paste, and an assortment of crackers. Move on to soups and salads like the BLT, Char side, or Caesar side salad, or be courageous and try the soup of the day. Pastas include spaghetti carbonara or charred leek gnocchi. Savor grill favorites like top sirloin, filet of beef, ribeye, or dry-aged bone-in ribeye with a selection of “toppers.” Forage in the field or by the stream with whole roasted prime rib, wild acres chicken, pan-seared halibut, or cote family walleye. Pair any of these delicious mains with Minnesota wild rice pilaf, twice-baked potato au gratin, wild mushrooms, or roasted Brussels sprouts. Many selections are vegan or gluten friendly or can be modified. Complete the meal with a selection of bottled beers, cocktails, or wine for a fancy evening.
Lost Lake Lodge
After a day on the lake or out enjoying the surrounding area, you probably don’t want to cook, but want to treat yourself to a nice meal. Make plans to include starters like smoked salmon, bruschetta, or a charcuterie board to your meal. Opt for a salad such as spring mix, strawberry snow crab, or traditional Caesar salad. Take your pick of entrees including Parmesan crusted walleye, pot roast, or ahi tuna poke. Go ultra fancy with New York strip, ribeye, filet mignon, or surf & turf and add sides like asparagus, sea salt fries, seasonal veggies, chef’s au gratin, or buttermilk mashed potato.
Located in Madden Lodge on Mission Point, the restaurant is an upscale fancy place for some delicious food. Start your meal with selections from the sea like oysters Rockefeller – baked oysters, spinach, lemon, garlic butter, bread crumbs, and parsley, fresh oysters, and more, or grab a little “turf” with tenderloin steak bites. Enjoy the soup of the day or a selection of salads to prime your stomach for the deliciousness to come. Go “Hand to Mouth” with burgers, cod rolls, or crab cakes. Indulge in top sirloin or hanger steak & shrimp, or savor more tastes of the sea with salmon, snapper piccata, walleye, and others. Grilled pork chops and airline chicken breast round out the menu. Garnish your meal with sides like roasted fingerling potatoes, glazed carrots, vegetable of the day, or another delicious choice to complete your meal. Reservations are recommended but not required. They are open 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for dinner. Closed Mondays.
Fairways at Madden’s
For a delicious and fancy meal after some time on the links, take a seat and add up your score. If you made birdie on any of your holes, choose the chicken wing starter – a plate of wings dry-rubbed with BBQ, ranch, ranchero, and jerk sauces. Celebrate a par with crab cakes, quesadillas, loaded waffle fries, or another favorite. If you hit the green in a timely manner, choose a Caesar or house salad, but if you went in the water, you may want to warm up with the soup of the day. Take on the fairway with entrees like top sirloin, ribeye, hanger steak, chicken, grilled sea scallops, a Korean BBQ bowl, or other favorite. Don’t forget to add your favorite drink.
Black Bear Lodge & Saloon
Settle in for something fancy. Start with choices like fish tacos, chicken wings, or onion rings, and move on to a variety of soups like the “Legendary” Chicken & Wild Rice Soup or lobster bisque. Enjoy cuts of prime rib and steaks like filet mignon, New York strip, and ribeye. Entrees include walleye, shrimp, BBQ ribs, or surf & turf. Choose from a selection of salads or opt for pasta as your main. You can always go with “Cabin Favorites” like beef liver & onions or grilled pesto chicken. Bring the kids back for the kids’ meal, or order from the “Take-N-Heat” Family Style kits that up to four people can enjoy back at your vacation rental.
Best Fancy Restaurants in Gull Lake
Enjoy your getaway to Gull Lake and forget all your cares and worries at the door of your vacation rental provided by Gull Lake Beach Resorts. You’ll want to make sure all the fun and excitement of your vacation is reflected in your accommodations. After you’ve had a good time out at one of the Gull Lake area’s finest restaurants, try your hand at making your favorite or another meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax and unwind in an open living area with a book or your favorite movie or TV show. When it’s time for a refreshing nap or good night’s sleep, retreat to a private bedroom. We have units to fit your small family or group as well as units that accommodate larger groups. No matter what your vacation needs and style you’ll find a rental that is just right for you. Book one of our premium units to receive perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to plan your fun-filled and fancy getaway!