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Lake Nokomis

Minneapolis, MN 55417
+1 612-661-4800
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The menu could use some work

We go here often after kayaking for a beer or glass of wine. I love that they serve kombucha. I'm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St. Paul, Minnesota
Lakeside at Nokomis

Spent Mother's Day lakeside with family in the middle of an enchanting natural environment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here often after kayaking for a beer or glass of wine. I love that they serve kombucha. I'm not thrilled with the food menu though. I would prefer some simple, healthy meals.

Thank gypsylady75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent Mother's Day lakeside with family in the middle of an enchanting natural environment breathing in the clean sweet scents of grass, trees, wildflowers. We relaxed. Our kids served up a top-drawer dinner--roasted chicken, fresh vegetables, salad. Drinks and desert too. We brought a portable...More

Thank aliivi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike the "more popular" lakes in Minneapolis, Nokomis is my favorite because, unlike the others, it is not closely surrounded by residential homes and apartments. It is more wilderness preserved. It is also more diverse than most of the other lakes in terms of its...More

Thank 19papa47
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Lake Nokomis is a great lake to walk around with well-paved paths. This lake is less busy that some like Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. Sandcastle Cafe is also a great place to eat which is right on the water. Get the fish tacos! :)

Thank Brittany N
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is our neighborhood lake. My wife and I often walk around it - about 3 miles and takes about an hour. Most times we meet friends and neighbors and people we met because they walk when we do. It is not too crowded, has...More

Thank Saratori
Reviewed January 23, 2017

This is a rather large lake located on the south side of the city, not far from the airport. Lake is surrounding by plenty of green space used for softball, walking, biking, picnics, etc. Local high schools use it for cross country meets as well....More

1  Thank rduinc
Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is near my son's home. We go there to walk around the lake, take the kiddos to the playground, or just sit and enjoy the beauiful water.

Thank dhwv2015
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nokomis is such a big lake, offering so many different aspects there has to be something there for everyone. There is the sandy beach for relaxation, the expanses of verdant green grass suitable for a quiet pic-nic or an energetic ball game. You can fish...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This has always been my favorite lake. I'm not sure why. There is something relaxed and just plain beautiful about this place, especially in the fall.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great pico de gallo sauce at their little lakeside diner. Stopped several times while biking and just had chips and pico de gallo sauce and watched the ducks, and a couple of sail boats. Nice resting stop.

Thank donih
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