Where to eat in Lanesboro: New places in town!


Once of the most frequently asked questions we get at the front desk of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is, “Where can we eat?”  There are several options right in town that range from grab-n-go to fine dining.  Lanesboro restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.  The hours listed below are “high-season” hours.  During quiet season, the hours for our restaurants will change.

The Granary is one of our newest additions to Lanesboro. Have a Chocolate Shoppe ice cream cone, enjoy a cup of coffee or have a cold beer or glass of wine in this newly renovated space in the former Lanesboro Grain Company. It is right across the street from Stone Mill Hotel & Suites on Parkway Avenue. They are open daily from 7am- 9pm.

Continuing up the street you will find the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe.  Don’t let the name fool you.  In addition to delicious pastries, Brett can whip up a good breakfast or lunch complete with homemade bread.  The Pastry Shoppe is open Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

One block from the hotel you will find Pedal Pushers Café.  At Pedal Pushers they love real food and real food comes from real farmers.  Scott and Angie work directly with local men and women who grow the food they serve that is usually brought right to their back door.  Pedal Pushers has salads, sandwiches, and other comforting favorites.  They also have a nice selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options.  Top off your meal with one of the craft beers on tap, a glass of wine, or Pedal Pushers’ coffee made from their own fresh roasted coffee beans.  Pedal Pushers is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A few steps further, you will find another new addition in Lanesboro! LuLu’s Funhouse offers a variety of beverages, Nathan’s hot dogs and sandwiches. Try the Lanesboro Dawg! This specialty hot dog features a bison hot dog, rhubarb salsa, Amish dill green beans and Arv’s Gentle Giant Mustard, all local ingredients. LuLu’s is a great new option for people on the go, whether you are hitting the trail or catching a show across the road. If you have time to linger, play a board game or relax with a cup of tea or coffee.

The Bite is a local favorite that features pizzas, sandwiches, salad and delicious desserts. Try one of Chelsea’s cheesecakes, they are fabulous! In fact, they are so good that we include them in our Celebration package for guests of Stone Mill Hotel and Suites! Have a shake, malt or flurry to cool yourself down after a fun summer day. The Bite is kid friendly and features unique twists on the classic burger as well. They are open daily, with the exception of Wednesday.

Nestled between Amish Experience and Crown Trout Jewelers, you will find the Spud Boy Diner.  Gordy and Val have lovingly restored this authentic dining car and are available each morning to make you a homemade breakfast.  Hop onto one of the stools or slide into a cozy booth to experience a bit of years gone by.   Spud Boy Diner is open 7 days a week from 6 – 11 a.m. Remember to bring cash- this is an old train car, after all!

Walk another half block, and you will find Riverside on the Root & Dirty Martini Lounge.  Riverside has a nice selection of salads, sandwiches, and gourmet specialty pizzas along with entrees that change each week.  The full service bar features 14 signature martinis!  The outdoor seating area, live music (on Wednesdays and weekends), and view of the Root River make Riverside a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal on a beautiful day.   Riverside on the Root is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On Coffee Street (one block south and one block east of Stone Mill), you can enjoy fine dining in a casual setting at the Old Village Hall.  The menu changes seasonally but is always full of delicious appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and dessert!  Their spacious deck is an especially nice way to enjoy your meal.  Old Village Hall is open 7 days a week at 5 p.m. and offers lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.

If you are up for a walk outside of the downtown area, you can head to the Cracked Egg which is at the corner of Parkway and Hwy. 16.  You can get a good home-cooked breakfast or lunch and meet the locals.  The Cracked Egg is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Walk up the hill (or drive) to the Lanesboro Golf Club! You do not need to play a round of golf to enjoy a wonderful lunch with friends. Here, you will find appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, homemade salads and specials. They are closed on Mondays, but open a variety of hours for the rest of the week!

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Just looking for a place to get a little snack or something to drink?  Another Time Ice Cream Parlor serves Bridgeman’s ice cream, Caribou coffee, and Minnesota-made Abdallah Chocolates.  Community Grounds Market also has a coffee bar with iced coffees, mochas, and other tempting drinks.  If cocktails are what you’re after, you can visit the High Court Pub (which also serves a nice selection of flatbreads), the Root River Saloon (which serves up bar pizzas), or the Lanesboro American Legion.

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If you are ready to come to Lanesboro for the weekend to try out some of these eating establishments, we hope you will consider Stone Mill Hotel & Suites as your lodging destination.  Order takeout and enjoy it on the patio or deck at Stone Mill!