Excelsior is a city on Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,188, and in 2016 the estimated population was 2,316. The suburb is located 18 miles (29 km) west of downtown Minneapolis.
Restaurants in Excelsior
5 based on 503 reviews
The Landscape Arboretum has winter Christmas lights all over the grounds. Light display by the children's area with sleigh and windmill. Around back is more lights and music, and inside is the Poinsetta tree about 15 ft tall !!
4.5 based on 118 reviews
This was a play for children. These plays run about an hour it kept the attention the 3 year old as well as the 23 year old grandchild. We took all 6 grand children ages 23, 15, 7, 6, 5, and 3. The plays are...MoreWe're so happy to be included in your wonderful family tradition. We look forward to seeing you at Holiday children's show Snow White.
4.5 based on 122 reviews
I always love visiting the General Store of Minnetonka. It's a good place to shop for unique gifts, kitchen gadgets, nostalgic games, jewelry, and lots of other goodies. Adding the bistro was brilliant--the food offerings are good, but priced a little high. I usually forego the expensive desserts for one of their giant popovers with a bowl of soup. Allow at least an hour to cover the first and second floor and add additional time for a bite to eat. Parking is easy and free.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
This historic rail trail rolls through some of the most expensive real estate in Minnesota. It goes behind the original Tonka Toys factory and is totally paved. We made it from Wayzata to half way around Lake Waconia and came back, It was 15.5 miles one way for the part that we did, it continues out to western Minnesota, Very smooth, very beautiful and an easy ride. Loved it. The first 13 miles are maintained by The Three Rivers Park District and the remainder by Carver County, It goes by several wineries including Sovereign Lake which was closed this late in the year,
4.5 based on 25 reviews
The original and largest fleet of modern charter and dinner cruise boats on Lake Minnetonka also offering classic Lake Minnetonka dining at Al and Alma's Supper Club on Cook's Bay. Whether you're planning an outing for two aboard our public brunch or dinner cruises or a private family, social or corporate function for 149, Al and Alma's Fleet of six luxury yachts is the perfect setting for a memorable brunch, lunch, dinner or moonlight cruise. Cruises depart from Excelsior, Wayzata and our supper club on Cook's Bay. Al and Alma's is the longest operating restaurant on Lake Minnetonka - famous for hand-cut steaks, slow-cooked BBQ ribs, camp-style walleye and homemade desserts. These specialties are complemented by modern-American fare and delightful nightly specials including fresh ocean fish.
We attended an all-evening wedding reception aboard what appeared to be a brand new yacht.
Absolutely gorgeous, everything was polished and spotlessly clean. Service of champagne and bartenders were absolutely flawless. Food was good for a buffet.
The cruise on Lake Minnetonka took us out and past many very high-value homes.
Loved it. Best charter we have been on.
5 based on 6 reviews
PaddleTap is a custom boat tour company! Roughly 25 to 30 feet in length, with "paddle" stations where you physically move the boat using a custom paddle wheel. There is a table/bar in the middle with coolers that can store your favorite beverage. We have a backup gas motor that is used as needed! Private tours ranging from 10-24 total guests! Located on Lake Minnetonka! The best form of fun possible! PaddleTap has a LazyTap (double deck party pontoon) that is new in 2018. Try that out if Paddling isn't your thing!
We booked the Paddletap with a group of good friends. We had an awesome time! The views of Lake Minnetonka were amazing and the boat was a lot of fun. We paddled some and let the motor do the rest! The captains were really friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend taking the tour.....you won't regret it! We also had dinner at Lord Fletcher's before we paddled....very good!
4.5 based on 402 reviews
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the nation’s largest Equity (professional status) dinner theatre company featuring multiple stages under one roof. In addition, CDT is Minnesota’s only year-round musical theatre and the largest tourist attraction in Carver County. Founded in 1968, Chanhassen is a producing theatre, completely creating and executing all production elements in the theatres’ own on-site scene, costume and properties shops by its own creative design team led by Resident Artistic Director Michael Brindisi.
We have been going since 1973. It might be personal preference but there are some plays that are better than others. But the Acting is 100% entertaining! Every show the actors interact with the audiences. The closer you sit to center stage the more of a chance you'll be part of the show. Four stars is for the food. It's always a good idea to ask the server what he or she might recommend. Our Chicken was over cooked but the steaks and fish were spot on. The can beer was out dated. Water glasses never go dry.
Sister Act production was amazing. The play is a rewrite from the original movie but the story line was the same with different songs.
Photo and video is a mortal sin but asked before the show if your guest is evolved in the show if you can take picture of your friend/family member.
4.5 based on 21 reviews
Public and Private Lake Minnetonka Cruises Lake Minnetonka Weddings, Special Occasions, & Corporate Events. Private Lake Minnetonka Cruises, Lake Minnetonka is one of the largest lakes in Minnesota. Over 125 Miles of shoreline to be seen. Beautiful Homes, Boating and Nature awaits on your Private Lake Minnetonka Cruise. Come aboard our 60 Foot lake cruiser for an exciting 2, 3 or 4 hour cruise
Short trip in the lake Minnetonka, enough to have a good relaxing time and enjoy the fall landscape. It was windy and cold. Staff were very attentive and professional. A glass of champagne was a perfect drink.Thank you for taking your time to provide fellow consumers with your perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.
4.5 based on 27 reviews
We visited following last year's renovations of the paved garden paths.
While the staff were in the midst of spring planting, there was still many spring time flowering plants to enjoy.
This is a readily accessible garden featuring a wide range of plants and flowers. While open May through October, there is always excellent plantings to admire and enjoy.
A special feature, not to be missed, is the horse barn across the road from the Noerenberg Gardens. It is only shown on special occasions, so watch the Three Rivers Park District website for tours. Not to be missed!
5 based on 15 reviews
Rented a pontoon from these folks over the 4th of July weekend and I was really impressed with the service.
They do not have a ton of parking space on the lake, so they asked for us to park at a nearby gas station. They were there when we arrived, they loaded all of our coolers, etc. right to the shuttle bus and then again from the shuttle to the boat. After a short sign in and after a short demonstration on the use of the boat and the rules and policies for boating on Minnetonka, they set us out to the lake.
The boat itself was very nice and much larger than we thought. We had plenty of space to stretch out.
My one complaint was that we couldn't listen to our own iphone music. They told us that the radio had bluetooth and it also had a usb connection, but it didn't appear that there was bluetooth and the connection didn't work. Might be worth double checking with them on how to connect up before you head out. This wasn't a dealbreaker since we could still just tune in the radio and the lake wind itself was pretty loud so the music was not really that prominent.
Upon our return, they were waiting on the dock and promptly loaded our gear back on the shuttle and brought us back to our rides. Top notch service every step of the way.
Thanks for a great day on the lake!
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