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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

Tried it out during restaurant week. All of our dinners were tiny portions, lukewarm, below par in taste. Definitely, not worth it.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Showed up for an early lunch at 11:30 with Family. Asked to sit at a table in the shade and was told that was not possible even though there were three tables that were empty. Asked if we could sit at one of those tables...and were told that they were “reserved”. The restaurant does not take reservations and when we pointed that out to the hostess she got quite flustered… Apparently we were not of the clout to receive reservations. I would say it’s all or none… Come on people! Food was very tasty and service was decent once manager came and was able to accommodate our request to sit in the shade.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

Ordered off their real menu because the takeout menu did not have what my partner wanted. He had the seafood cerviche. He said it was delicious. It came with the most amazing blue corn chips I have ever tasted. Yummy. He also had a cup...of beer cheese soup. It came with popcorn, always a pleasant surprise. I had the aforementioned soup as well. Really, really delicious. I had also ordered a baguette which I thought would just be some pieces of bread. But no, it was grilled a very tasty dipped in the beer cheese soup. The rest of my food consisted of a grilled Caesar salad that came with smoked fish, which I decided not to eat with the salad. Trust me, smoked fish does not go to waste at my house. The salad came with a very runny egg which I poured over the top. I generally do not pour dressing on things, I dip food into it, which is what I did. Again a very delicious dressing on a really great salad. It also came with a few croutons and some parmesan cheese. I highly recommend this salad. There are plenty of leftovers for me tomorrow. Can’t wait!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

I was very excited to sit by the lake and try a new place to dine! Much to my disappointment! Food was cold and wasn’t what was ordered! I get staffing shortages but do what you do and do it well’ won’t be going back!...Too much money for crap food and service!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

We were there last week for the 2nd time this Summer. Our previous visit was a bit underwhelming but we gave them another chance. In short; All four of our dinners were quite small, lukewarm, below par in taste, and expensive. Drinks, similarly not-so-good. For...desert both couples ordered the highly recommended Carrot Cake. Frankly it was just plain bad. My wife actually asked if it had been made a few days before; no answer at all from the server. We sent it back. Enough, I'm afraid. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Group of six enjoyed lunch on the patio. Know that eating on the patio, they will not take reservations. On a nice day, the patio fills up very quickly. Our party enjoyed chicken sandwich, Wisconsin fish, hamburger, Baratta and beef steak tomatoes, . Service was...decent. Prices are a little on the high side. View of the lake is nice.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

had early dinner/late lunch here after doing a few wineries on way back from up north so of Course we had to go into the Brew Pub LOL outside of my Mojito which was too sweet everything was good our friends not only found beer...they liked to have with meal but picked up a couple crowlers on the way out. (My wife who was driving had Ice tea) we had two salads, sliders and fish taco's as i said all was goodMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

Great location and view overlooking Long Lake. Service was outstanding. However, the food was just OK, and breakfast prices were high. The kid’s meals were very good and very much enjoyed by the 4- and 6-year-old. The bacon was a little too well done, and...my corned beef hash was highly unusual and not very good. I’ve never had hash where the meet was in chunks, not mashed together with the potatoes. I was hungry, so I ate most of it. I probably should have sent it back. Perhaps, this is a place you go to for drinks on the deck, not the food.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

We stopped one day for lunch. Hadn’t been to this location for almost 45 years, we had our wedding reception at the Hanson House in 1978. My wife had the halibut tacos which were large and excellent. I had the fried Tennessee hot chicken sandwich...which was very good. We didn’t get to try any beer as we had a dance recital to attend. Good reason to return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Dined with 3 people in the main restaurant on a Wednesday evening. Service was excellent, picturesque setting, but the food was disappointing. All 3 of us found our entrees to be mediocre. Pass on the bolognese and the fried chicken sandwich, have had much better...elsewhere in Minneapolis. Once the restaurant got full, noise level was high.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

We used to go here all the time when it was Billy’s Lighthouse and the food was awesome. We have tried Birch’s on the Lake a few times and always disappointed. Last night we did have excellent service but the food was mediocre at best....One had the Barbecue Ribs and he said they tasted warmed up, I had the Buckhorn chicken and it was tough and no flavor, just deep fried. The other had the herb seasoned crusted Walleye and the herb seasoning was blah — no flavor. Cole Slaw was made with vinegar, the cheddar biscuit was just a big blob of dough and dry. The only good food was the side salad however it was an additional $9.00 charge. Steaks are ala cart and start at $40.00. We spent almost $200 for a dinner we could have had at a cafeteria. It many be fine for a burger and beer but definitely not a nice dinner. We will not go back, there are too many great restaurants to choose from.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Good food and a great location on the lake. Nice selection on the menu and everything we ordered tasted fantastic. Great service and good value.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

About 8 days ago we went with our friends to Birch's. We had a reservation for the main restaurant but since the weather was perfect we asked if we could be seated on the deck. Lucky for us Lisa was very helpful and found us...(a group of 6) a spot by combining 2 tables. She then was also very helpful in moving us to a spot in the shade when the sun became too much for some people in our group. Apart from the food being so good we enjoyed the meal even more because of the great service provided. We certainly will be back. 5 stars. John & Annemarie CorverMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

Group of 5 had dinner. It felt like we were having dinner at a quick service restaurant. From the moment we sat down the hostess and everyone involved made it clear we were on a clock as they are still following COVID time limits despite...no restrictions imposed on their capacity. Food was rushed and OK, service was abrupt. We had eaten here before and had a great time.. too many other good places in the area, so no need to come back. Note, the brewery in the lower level is great, but the restaurant... next time will just go to Perkins.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch over the weekend based on recommendations from and friends. Really nice day at we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the view of the lake. The place brews its own beers. Nice menu with good variety. Nice entrees and really...good desserts.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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