Where to Eat in Detroit Lakes: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Detroit Lakes is a city in the State of Minnesota and the county seat of Becker County. The population was 8,569 at the 2010 census. Its unofficial population during summer months is much higher, estimated by citizens to peak at 13,000 midsummer, due to seasonal residents and tourists.
Things to do in Detroit Lakes

1. Zorbaz Pizza & Mexican Restaurant

402 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3818 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 33 +1 218-847-5305
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Zorbaz Pizza & Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Bowmanator22 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Everyone in town seemed to recommend Zorbaz, and they have a unique menu, so I decided to give them a chance. I got the chips and salsa, and added the green Chile dip as well. The Chile wasn't as good as you may find in New Mexico or Colorado, but pretty unique up here. I also got the burrito, which was gigantic. The chips came quickly, but the burrito took a long time to come out. I'd go back, but no regularly if I lived in town.

2. Lake Country Bakery

923 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3401 Breakfast +1 218-847-7361
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By mexigo - detroit lakes mn

love this bakery! always delicious. Great service. Good variety of sweets, breads and muffins. love the cream cheese filled muffins

3. Brygge Taps & Taste

111 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3437 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 218-844-5932
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Brygge Taps & Taste

Reviewed By lakersailor - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Good times and great food. Locally owned and great burgers. Be prepared to wait as limited seating during busy times.

4. Lakeside Tavern

200 W Lake Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3917 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 218-847-1891
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Lakeside Tavern

Reviewed By Slubby - Winnipeg

We stop by every year for a pitcher of cold beer and their Nachos. Very good value, especially with a coupon!

5. The Fireside

1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 218-847-8192
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

The Fireside

Reviewed By RichelleMN - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pasta, Steaks, Seafood, great apps and cocktails with a spectacular view! What more could you ask for? We had such a great time the first night- we came back the next night for dinner as well! Fine dining with small town prices. Extensive list of Craft Cocktails! I wish I could try them all. Highly recommend the Happy Hour and apps. Great service!

6. Miguel's Tacos

915 Lincoln Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3505 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 218-847-1276
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Miguel's Tacos

They recently moved--I'm not sure if this is their new or old address. The new location is very close to the old. This place is awesome! I can't believe no one has reviewed it already. Excellent food, fast service.

Reviewed By NatureLover99_11 - Gunnison, Colorado

We read the glowing reviews for Miguel's Tacos & had to try it. Once will be enough! We had soft chicken tacos, crunchy beef tacos, & Chimi. VERY BLAND MEAT & CHICKEN! NO FLAVOR NOR SEASONING! VERY disappointing! I cannot believe if those writing great reviews have really EVER eaten excellent Mexican food! We have eaten Mexican food from Mexicans, wagons, restaurants all over the states. Guess their cheap prices prove that you get what you pay for! Never to return!

7. Long Bridge Resort and Marina

2000 Long Bridge Rd, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4902 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 218-847-1949
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Long Bridge Resort and Marina

Reviewed By BrussoDallas - Dallas, Texas

We had lunch here on our last day in DL & I'm glad we did because it ended up being one of the best meals we had. Since it was a Tuesday at lunch it was very easy to get a table but I've heard it can get very packed on the weekends. The food was great & the service was very good too. We'll definitely back.

8. Main Street Restaurant

900 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3402 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 218-847-3344
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Main Street Restaurant

Reviewed By VitaminMoose - Ashland, Missouri

I love the Detroit Lakes area, especially downtown. This is a quaint, old-style diner. Service was great. Food was good, but not great. They do what they do well, but not better than anyone else. I would definitely eat there again.

9. Hotel Shoreham Pizza Bistro

24110 County Highway 22, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-7052 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza Dinner, Lunch SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 218-847-9913
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Reviewed By jaxdeb

Don't order the walleye. Really surprised how management handles a problem meal. Two of our group ordered the much talked about Walleye meal the restaurant is noted for in reviews. Complete disaster. The fish came out overcooked and dry. You actually had to cut it with a knife. When we mentioned it to our server, she came back from the kitc5and stated "that's why we recommend you don't request blackened seasoning". What....she never said a word when it was ordered. Blacken is a seasoning and should no affect the fish! Management's solution to the meals was to give a free $6 dessert to them. Now keep in mind, they only spoke to one of the diners. Dessert comes out with 6 spoons. Shock on everyone's face. We asked to speak to the manager. Asst Mgr came out and asked if they weren't happy with their meal why did one person eat it. Becuz he was hungry???? After a bit of discussion they did take the 2 425 dinners off the bill, but it really wasn't the nice family dinner we had planned. Maybe should stick to pizza.

10. Roasted Pub and Eatery

815 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-3013 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Pizza, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Roasted Pub and Eatery

Reviewed By jean d - Fayetteville, Georgia

Visited with family from the area for lunch. Greeted right away by several people.Was seated and ordered dark roast coffee and and iced mocha.Both were excellent,and I am a snob once owning my own coffee cafe were I roasted my own beans. Ordered spinach dip and bruschetta loved it. Then ordered French dip w / sweet potato fries Delicious, beet salad and Caesar with chicken . Enjoyed ever bit of the place,in fact went back the next day.

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