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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“They have the best cheese curds and mini donuts around plus a military discount.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“The legendary Thirsty Otter is a fun place, great food and an easy drive into Balsam Lake or better yet...pull up in your boat and dock there! It is a fun place, great food and enjoy your visit on the patio overlooking the Millpond bay of Balsam Lake.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“I am never disappointed with my food choices here. Try the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Kids will love watching the fish in the large tank. This place can get busy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“There are few nice restaurants in the area. This one has excellent food and service. It has fine dining or a casual lounge for eating.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Enjoy fine dining from steak to pasta, burgers, pizza, apps and more. And best of all dock your boat and sit on the patio to enjoy the most stunning views of Balsam Lake.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“if you are heading to nearby Bone Lake, you'll want to stop at Wilkins for pizza, salads, burgers, apps and more. Enjoy the patio or come inside for pool, arcade and more.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
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  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Voted by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine as one of the "Top 10" Burgers + Beers Combos! Small 'mom and pop' shop feel. Enjoy sitting on the patio and looking at all the different motorcycles!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“10 minute drive - 10 minute's by boat - Fun place to go and have lunch or dinner. Large menu and family friendly. Get there by boat or land! Outside seating area right on lake Wapogasset's north side.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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Restaurant
“Since new ownership in 2019, this place has now made my recommendation list. Better service, prices, and portions. And, of course, we love the lodge theme!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend