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Gluten Free in the Upper Midwest

Minnesota Lake Country Restuarants June 14, 2011

it’s lake season! if you’re heading up to the lake and wondering where to find celiac-friendly restaurants, this list should help!

of course, lakes span our whole state, so virtually every restaurant in Minnesota is near a lake 🙂 this list is mainly for the Brainerd area..  (and the links are below in the Restaurants in Minnesota: Lake Country section)

Baxter, MN

-Black Bear Lodge and Saloon~ gluten-free menu and very knowledgeable

-Grizzlies~ will work with you

Brainerd, MN

-Mickey’s Pizza and Subs~ gluten free take ‘n bake pizza

-Rafferty’s Pizza~ gluten free pizza

Nisswa, MN

-Mickey’s Pizza and Subs~ gluten free take ‘n bake pizza

-Rafferty’s Pizza~ gluten free pizza

-Ganley’s Cafe~ will work with you

Pequot Lakes, MN

-Mason’s Bar~ will work with you

-Timberjack Smokehouse~ will work with you

-A-Pine Family Restaurant~ GF breakfasts and salad bar, will work with you

Breezy Point, MN

-Billy’s Bar & Grill~ steaks, will work with you

Cross Lake, MN

-Rafferty’s Pizza~ gluten free pizza

-Pine Peaks Cafe ~ GF breakfast, knowledgeable staff

-Manhattan Beach Lodge~ they list gluten free items on the menu

-Zorbaz ~ GF Mexican food, ask for manager

Crosby, MN

-Maucerie’s Pizza, Pasta, and Steaks~ sometimes have gluten free pasta

Grand Rapids, MN

-Forest Lake Restaurant

-Ground Round

-Rafferty’s Pizza~ gluten free pizza

-Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant

-Zorbaz ~ GF Mexican food, ask for manager

Detroit Lakes, MN

-Speak Easy~ gluten free pasta, extensive GF options

-Zorbaz ~ GF Mexican food, ask for manager

Multiple Locations:

-Dairy Queen

-Jimmy Johns


-Zorbas (many beyond what’s listed here)


4 Responses to “Minnesota Lake Country Restuarants”

  1. Sarah A. Says:

    Thanks for the great list! We recently went GF and eating out can be such a chore! I’m thrilled about the Baxter and Nisswa notes especially. When we go “up to the cabin” in Pillager next time, I can impress everyone if we go out to eat!!

    Another I’m going to check out is Poncho and Lefty’s. With corn tortilla options, they must have some GF items on the list..right, right?? 🙂

  2. Mooks Says:

    The manager at the Dairy Queen near Maple Lake in Mentor, MN, made an impressive quarter-pound burger (bunless) for me. It was beautifully garnished with big tomato slices, onion, and lettuce. My son thought that I had the best meal out of the group of us! When leaving, my husband pointed out the sign that said to request allergy accomodations.

  3. Ashley Schiller Says:

    Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings also has Gluten free Products. They are located in Baxter as well. I’m going Gluten Free as well so I’ve done a lot of reading on restaurants close by!

  4. Melissa Says:

    Forest Lake in Grand Rapids got rid of its Gluten Free Menu ;\

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