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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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“My favorite Excelsior restaurant, Casual dining inside or outside on the docks overlooking Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay. Try with Waleye Fish and Chips or Grannie's salad--Yum”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Airy, nautical decor and New American steak and seafood are featured at this restaurant with lake views. Definitely nice dining. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place is a HIT and often crowded. Lots of unique events. Local charm. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Minnetonka has Big Islang where people bring their boat and anchor near shore! They also go to Lord Fletchers of Maynard’s, all on the lake! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Local favorite restaurant especially during the summer located on lake Minnetonka. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Incredible James Beard award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen and the ultimate dining hospitality!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The Old Log Theatre is the oldest professional theater in the state of Minnesota. It is sometimes cited as the oldest continuously operating professional theater in the United States. It is located in Excelsior and is funded entirely by ticket sales and income from its restaurant. Great casual fun.”
  • 9 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
Restaurant
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“Overlooking Lake Minnetonka. This is a place you do not want to overlook on your visit to Wayzata.”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fabulous apps for Happy Hour! Entire menu is usually great. My favorite, morning, noon, eve! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Upbeat Irish pub offering mostly American fare, plus a daily happy hour & frequent live music. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sushi, teriyaki & noodles served in a space with dark-wood decor & an eat-at sushi bar. Another quaint restaurant in the heart of small-town Excelsior.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Breakfast, weekend brunch & American grill fare in comfy neighborhood digs, plus daily happy hour. And hey, my daughter is the bartender!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“We love McCormick’s for happy hour and brunch! This place is always buzzing and the prices are better than other restaurants in Wayzata. The brunch dishes offer healthy options as well as indulgent entrees. Enjoy the patio if you can to get a view of the lake and vibrant downtown!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tacos! Bar/restaurant in downtown Excelsior - relatively casual. Right next door to movie theater.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Late-night grill serving American dishes & cocktails in a casual setting with a waterfront patio.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“My favorite Excelsior restaurant, Casual dining inside or outside on the docks overlooking Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay. Try with Waleye Fish and Chips or Grannie's salad--Yum”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Airy, nautical decor and New American steak and seafood are featured at this restaurant with lake views. Definitely nice dining. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Local favorite restaurant especially during the summer located on lake Minnetonka. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Incredible James Beard award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen and the ultimate dining hospitality!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bit of a drive but great local bands, good food and drinks. A very local hangout.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Overlooking Lake Minnetonka. This is a place you do not want to overlook on your visit to Wayzata.”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fabulous apps for Happy Hour! Entire menu is usually great. My favorite, morning, noon, eve! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Breakfast, weekend brunch & American grill fare in comfy neighborhood digs, plus daily happy hour. And hey, my daughter is the bartender!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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