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American
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Dinner, Lunch
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

I've been here many times. Food is good with a nice salad bar. Our server was soooo busy; working her taikipl off and we waited a long time for our meal. Certainly not her fault...she did great and it was busy. Under the circumstances however...the mask protocol was not enforced very well. Groups of 6 were coming in with no mask and wearing no masks when going to the salad bar. Our server had a mask dangling around her mouth, but it was not over her nose at all. Tables were socially distanced so felt very comfortable. No one wants to get sick, so please protect yourself and others by wearing your mask. The manager apologized and said she will definitely enforce this.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

This is a great little place for the above-mentioned comfort food. The prime rib is also good. Prior to my last visit, I hadn't been to Chet's in over 15 years. The food was as good as I remembered. We went on a Thursday evening...and the place was packed. Nary a complaint from anyone despite being almost at maximum occupancy.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Love the Food, the People are Great, they all make sure you are taken care of. The Salad Bar is full of great stuff. I love Blue Cheese dressing and you won't find better anywhere. Thanks again Chet's Lakeside Inn.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I love this place! Little chicken shack beside Lake Irene. Fantastic fried chicken fried drop off the bone tender. Wonderfully seasoned! Friendly staff!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

We met up with Harold, Kim's dad and Jackie this past Saturday for a great dinner. We had to hit Chet's once more before they close up for the season, November 18th is there last night for this season. All of us had 1/2 chicken...dinners except me, I had the Hot Chicken Sandwich, which I always get! All our meals were outstanding once again, fresh and hot! See you all next year, you can count on that! Tom/KimMore

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We come here once a year to remind me why I don't like the chicken. The place hasn't changed I don't think since it has opened! And that is part of the charm. The floors are uneven...world's smallest bathroom...BUT the best salad bar, you have...to try the cole slaw with their dressing. I also LOVE their mashed potatoes and gravy.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

First visit here in several years. The service was very good although we only saw one server on staff who waited on all tables. We came mid-afternoon so the restaurant wasn't totally busy. The chicken soup on the salad bar was very good and the...broasted chicken was excellent. Children's portions were very generous as well. All in all a great experience and also loved the lakeside view of Lake Irene.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My first experience at Chet's Lakeside Inn ("The Chicken Shack") was likely in about 1966. The chicken has always been terrific and that certainly hasn't changed over the years. For that matter, neither has the décor! Chet's is what small town, lake side dining should...be all about. Nothing fancy. Nothing expensive. Everything...and yes I mean everything is good. These places are ever increasingly giving way to cookie-cutter franchises that lack character and authenticity. I'd take Chet's over a chain steak place (you know the ones) any time. If you are in the Alexandria area, you owe it to yourself and loved ones to make the drive to Chet's in beautiful Miltona, Minnesota.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Stopped in here again this season, this time it was six of us for a late lunch. Four of the group lived in the area my wife and I were on our way north back home from the Car Show in Alexandria. Again the food...was very good and the service was outstanding. All six of us had chicken, however I tried the Hot Chicken Sandwich, wow was that good and plenty of it! Thanks again for great meals this time around!!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We just had to get here just after they opened the doors on May 5th for the first time this season. The food was once again outstanding and lots of it, always plan on caring out a "take-home-box"! The service we had was again great,...keep it up! This stop is our highlight when we travel this way throughout the summer months. Tom/KimMore

Date of visit: April 2017
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Apparently, Yes. But they opened this weekend for the season I just saw on their FB page. I hope you get a chance to enjoy it!
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