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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“Local favorite restaurant especially during the summer located on lake Minnetonka. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A bit of a drive but great local bands, good food and drinks. A very local hangout.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Grocery store with everything you will need- great produce, high quality meat, deli food and anything else you could need. Sign up for the Lunds and Byerlys Extras app for additional discounts - each week varies”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Restaurant by the lake. Families and groups. Summer viewing of local rowing club.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Big Island is a pretty neat place. On the NW side, it is a party. On the SE side, it is a family friendly place with hiking trails and the remnants of an old amusement park. The south island has several cabins (and a couple on the north island), with a cool channel in between. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old-school drive-in restaurant. Classic cars on Thursday nights, on the bike trail. Burgers, hot dogs, broasted chicken, yummy onion rings, root beer floats!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Accessible only by boat, but well worth the experience, Big Island is where everyone heads on a sunny summer day to anchor their boats and stand on the sandbar to party with the locals. This isn't for the faint of heart or small children. This is a party scene known for those looking to drink the day away with friends (and strangers). Perhaps the best people watching in the state is located here. If you are looking for a daytime party on a weekend in the summer, look no further. Hundreds of boats anchor here each weekend as thousands of people party to the music booming from the boats that are tied up to one another.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“With a mission of visual arts education, exhibits and outreach, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts strives to make art making and art exhibits accessible for all members of our community. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Park
“Great place for a group or wedding photo amongst the gorgeous flowers that overlook Lake Minnetonka”
  • 3 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Solid ribs joint. Beer selection is forgettable, take out highly recommended as the service is not good. Also have homemade pies, which is odd, but small town nice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Local favorite restaurant especially during the summer located on lake Minnetonka. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bit of a drive but great local bands, good food and drinks. A very local hangout.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant by the lake. Families and groups. Summer viewing of local rowing club.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old-school drive-in restaurant. Classic cars on Thursday nights, on the bike trail. Burgers, hot dogs, broasted chicken, yummy onion rings, root beer floats!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Solid ribs joint. Beer selection is forgettable, take out highly recommended as the service is not good. Also have homemade pies, which is odd, but small town nice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Eco-conscious coffee chain offering java drinks, smoothies & teas alongside light fare & pastries.”
  • 1 local recommends

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