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Winjum's Shady Acres Restaurant and Resort

$$ - $$$
Grill, Soups, American, Seafood, Diner
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17759 177th St W, Minnesota, mn, Faribault, MN 55021-8505
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours on the lake fishing without much luck. Stopped in at Winjum's to get a cold drink. To our surprise, they had Fried Green Beans on the menu. My wife has been checking the internet for Fried Green Beans at almost every restaurant/bar & grill we see, all without much luck. We ordered the Fried Green Beans... More 

Thank davenak3
Southern Minnesota
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We go to Winjum's about once a month with a group of 5 or 6. We've always found Winjum's food and service to be consistently good. They have a Friday-night all-you-can-eat walleye and the portions are extremely generous. They have outdoor seating which overlooks a lake where you can enjoy pleasant days and watch the boats. Just a short drive... More 

Thank SoMNFoody
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is VERY DELICIOUS and the bacon is the real and good stuff on the burgers, money is well spent here. The fettuccine Alfredo in the picture is also very good with the chicken for $2.00 more but well worth it. Any way very good spot to visit to eat! :-)

Thank Justin G
Faribault, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We went on a Friday night, place was busy. We were seated quickly and service and food was excellent.

Thank Mary P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant for casual dinning. It has an extensive menu. I had the Prime Rib that was very good. Looking around to the other tables, most people were having burgers and such. The service was very good.

Thank Diana L
Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Winjum's Shady Acres was recommended to us by friends as being a destination spot for good food in southcentral Minnesota for a good price. Normally we have been somewhat disappointed by southern Minnesota lakeshore restaurants. While views have been great, food has only been so-so. Unfortunately, the restaurant at Winjum's is not right on the water but set back aways,... More 

1 Thank Redjackco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

We researched a new place in the Faribault area and saw that Winjum's was rated near the top of the list. It was a beautiful fall day, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. We also had an excellent view of Robert's Lake.There were six of us, so we tried several... More 

1 Thank Kevin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been to Winjum's twice. The service was very good and very friendly. Actually, the service gave me the impression they were having fun working at Winjums and having fun with the customers. It was really "cool." The food wasn't too bad either. I was there for the fish fry and it was good.

Thank Chuck L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food at a good price. Had their ribs and they literally fell off the bone. The others in my party had the beer batter fish. The piece was so large they couldn't eat it all. Beautiful view of Roberds lake.

Thank Pamela M
Faribault, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

They have a great menu, great service, and AWESOME prime rib. Along with that they have a perfect view of the lake. You can drive bike snowmobile or boat there. Bud and Mirna are the owners and they will not disappoint you.

Thank Tadpole73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Grill, Soups, American, Seafood, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17759 177th St W, Minnesota, mn, Faribault, MN 55021-8505
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Faribault
  • Phone Number: 15073348778
Enjoy our casual lake side restaurnt bar with large windows overlooking the west shore of Roberds Lake.- Prime Rib Saturdays- All-U-Can Eat Fish Fry Fridays- From scratch cooking- Full Bar-daily specials-lunch- diner- appetizers- homemade soups daily.

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