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Lake Elmo Inn

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3442 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-9715 (Highway 5)
+1 651-777-8495
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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82 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that we haven't visited for a number of years, and we had dinner there because we had received a gift card. It is a very old restaurant and they make dining an event, something you don't find very often anymore. We had made a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was prompt and very cheerful! You... More 

Thank KTSunny
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We joined the Lake Elmo Innsider Club a few years back have enjoyed the promotions over the years. We recently received a coupon to try a free Saturday breakfast buffet with the purchase of a second buffet. We were hoping the featured entrée would be eggs Benedict, however, it was bagel cream cheese and lox. The breakfast begins with the... More 

Thank G S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food at the Lake Elmo Inn Sunday Brunch is outstanding. From the fresh hand cut (in front of you) roast beef, to the eggs Benedict, salmon, shrimp, fruits/salads and a wide variety of desserts and tasty waffles- they clearly excel in this area. However, I felt the experience in itself could have been much better.. I had made a... More 

Thank Kristin H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Family retirement Sunday buffet. Had to wait for our tables but understandable as there was about 15 of us. Great buffet, many choices. Ham, beef, eggs of many types. Order scrambled eggs Or an omelet at your table. Caramel rolls for each person.

Thank Henry H
Waterloo, Belgium
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641 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Some local friends proposed this restaurant to me for a 'round' birthday dinner. We were a group of twelve that evening. I have heard a lot about this place, but never had the opportunity to dine there. It was a total success, both in terms of ambiance and the quality of the food. Pricing is acceptable considering the quality of... More 

Thank Otto B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The restaurant was founded in 1881, so it has a very classic ambience in a quaint suburban town. It is an upscale place that seems to have a 50+ crowd. It was easy to carry on conversations, and was a comfortable environment, especially for an upscale venue. The steak, shrimp, salmon, and cajun pork chop meals were all excellent. They... More 

Thank Ron R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Chose to dine here for a birthday dinner and so glad we did! The Inn is located in a cute little town- atmosphere inside is beautiful and quiet enough to enjoy conversation. Servers very attentive and friendly. Nice variety of menu choice- two of us had jumbo gulf shrimp, two had steaks and all were happy. Complimentary champagne was a... More 

Thank Minn63
Greenville, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

WE sat in the bar and had exemplary service. What a great meal in a classic setting. The food was fantastic. My steak was done to perfection and butter-knife tender.

Thank russelll765
Stillwater, MN
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had a delightful dinner again. The food is excellent. The ambiance is great and quite enough that it is easy to carry on conversations. The server was fantastic. she was very nice and knowledgeable. The staff there has lots of experience in customer service. They do it about as good as anyone could expect.

Thank Robert009
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We held a retirement gathering at the Lake Elmo Inn. The space was perfect, the food choices were unique and varied while also delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly, attentive without being interruptive. This is the place to go for a destination dinner or event!

Thank letag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3442 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-9715
    (Highway 5)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake Elmo
  • Phone Number: +1 651-777-8495

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?