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Good Food?

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Off the subject of fishing a little...but I'm on my way up to Cass Lake to see a football game tonight. I'll be coming from the Princeton area and I am wondering if there are any good places to eat up in that area between Brainerd and Cass Lake. Not the fastfood type, but a good home-cooked meal, beverage, friendly people, type place.

Last year I posted a similar message and the outdoorsmen of the Grand Rapids area came through. I'm hoping some of you who frequent the woods and waters of Walker and Cass Lake can help me out too! grin.gif Thanks!

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For the best pizza in the state, I think it's called Village Square in Walker. It's the place that has an ice cream shop with it.

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I like Charlie's Up North in Walker on the corner of 200 and 371 (kitty corner from the casino on the sw corner). Menu starts with good burgers and sandwiches and goes up from there. All the dinners are excellent, but the duck is truly out of sight. Cold beer, reasonable wine selection and plenty of other beveredge choices if you aren't so inclined. What place in Grand Rapids did you like? I get over there a couple times a year and want to be sure I'm not missing someathing.

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Just north of walker is the "Ranch House" Great food and they used to have all the fish you could eat on Fridays. Deep fried in beer batter. ummmmm

Just called and they still have it. $8.99 w/o salad bar.

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Just north of walker is the "Ranch House" Great food and they used to have all the fish you could eat on Fridays. Deep fried in beer batter. ummmmm


Not to mention homemade giant pop-overs.... mmmm

Charlies is also very good! I've had burgers, sandwiches and his homemade ribs... mmmmm

Also Zona Rosa is also decent if you want Mexican...

MJ's just west of Cass Lake has some terrific burgers and if you're looking for a cold beer, they have those too! grin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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Thanks guys. Just what I was looking for.

Otter- We ended up going to the Forest Lake Inn for dinner. Great prime rib...at least the night we ordered it. I would go there again.

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Thanks 89 Bronco. I've eaten at Forest Lake many times. Also in Grand Rapids, if you're in the mood for thin crust pizza, broasted chicken or Italian food, Sammy's is also excellent. If you're in the mood for prime rib again, Charlie's Up North in Walker did an excellent job every time I had it.

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Sammy's in Hibbing is one of my favorite places. They do make good pizza, so I'm sure the GR one would be good too. Thanks again guys. I'm on my way...It's either the Ranch House or Charlie's. They look like they're along the way.

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Bronco,

Love the quote from Deadly Teddly. Another of his favorites is, "You can't grill it...till you kill it! Thought I would put a plug in for a few of my favorite eateries. We hit the Pike Hole on Cass Lake every year, great waffle cut fries, mushroom swiss burgers and the famous Pike Holer, a half pound monster loaded with peppery bacon, cheese and the works. We also like to hit Zona Rosa in Walker when we venture out there to hit the Northern Lights casino. My wife plays the one armed bandits (or should I say, they play her) and I hit the Texas Hold Em tables. Keep on rockin my man....Zee Wango Zee Tango! Windy

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