2022 Lakes Area Dining Guide

The Lakes Area Dining Guide is an annual publication produced by the Echo Journal and Brainerd Dispatch.

Detail from the 2022 Lakes Area Dining Guide cover. Read the section below.
Cover photo by: Overflow Creative, Jaime Kopveiler


New faces ready to take diners to new places at Cragun’s

Smaller can be better, and more fun, when dining out



  • Cedar Chest, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro
  • Rafferty’s Pizza, Big Axe Brewing Company
  • Pequot Lakes Supervalu, The Pickled Loon Saloon
  • The Wharf, B Merri
  • Crow Wing Food Co-Op, KC’s Saloon
  • Moonlite Bay, Riverside Supper Club
  • Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
  • Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
  • Barajas Mexican Bar and Grill, Rocky Bottom at the “Y”
  • Norway Ridge Supper Club, Marina II at Breezy Point Resort
  • The Commander Restaurant and Bar, Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge
  • Baia Della, Black Bear Lodge and Saloon
  • Ernie’s on Gull Lake, The Classic Grill at Madden’s Resort
  • 612 Station, The Local 218
  • Dunmire’s Bar and Grill, Dunmire’s on the Lake
  • Cru at Grand View Lodge, Sunshine’s Summerhouse
  • The Quarterdeck Resort, Lost Lake Lodge
  • Pequot Lakes American Legion, Morey’s
Find more issue sof the Lakes Area Dining Guide here.


The Local 218 is expanding their fromscratch, casual fine dining to include Sunday brunch! With a welcoming atmosphere and a menu to please all eaters, The Local is your place for everything from Sunday eggs Benedict to a memorable date night. With 10 rotating beers on tap, a mix of old and new world wines and hand-crafted cocktails, The Local is sure to provide a noteworthy experience. The dinner menu features fresh fish, seafoods, pasta, and certified Angus steaks, all made from scratch by our expert chefs. Sunday brunches feature an interactive bottomless mimosa, bloody Mary, and coffee drink bar, and ala carte menu items from eggs your way to chicken and waffles, every Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


723 MILL AVENUE, BRAINERD, MN 56401 (218) 270-3195 LOCAL-218.COM

Cover photo by: Overflow Creative, Jaime Kopveiler

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