Restaurants Near Lake Vermilion

Restaurants Near Lake Vermilion

There are great restaurants near (and even on) Lake Vermilion. Many have live music, events, and desserts for those of you who have a sweet tooth. Kick back and relax as you enjoy your meal and breathe in the fresh Minnesota air.


1. The Landing

The Landing on Lake Vermillion is a family friendly American restaurant and bar. They are known for their delicious burgers, craft beer, and all you can eat walleye fish fry Fridays. With a 5 star rating from over 100 customers, this is a perfect breakfast or dinner spot if you’re staying in one of our cabins at Elbow Lake. Just imagine eating rosemary rubbed prime rib, listening to live music, and watching the sun set over the skyline. If that sounds like a good night to you, you will love it here.

“Great service, excellent atmosphere, good food, and some of the best soup in my life. Thursday was a blast for our vacation. Kudos to the staff, especially Harry the dock boy and Nettie our waitress!”- Roger Maki

“Excellent food and excellent company! The owners are very welcoming!”- Tammy Spelts


Distance from cabin: 20 minutes

Address: 3096 Vermilion Dr, Cook, MN 55723

Phone: (218) 666-0221


2. Wolf Bay Lodge

Wolf Bay is a rustic little restaurant right on the edge of Lake Vermilion. They have a variety of food ranging from Buffalo wings to Philly cheese steaks, and even homemade pizzas! Don’t worry; Wolf Bay even has chicken tenders and grilled cheese for your picky eaters. If you’re free on Tuesday nights, head over for “Fat Tuesday’s” live entertainment and BBQ ribs. Wolf Bay makes it easy to kick back, relax, and enjoy the simple things in life.

Make sure to say hi to the friendly owners, Coralee and Greg Mihm!


Distance from cabin: 20 Minutes


Address: 3262 Randa Rd, Cook, MN 55723

3. Montana Café

If you’re looking for a top-notch breakfast, take a drive over to Montana Café. With the old timey charm and great home cooking, there is no question why this is considered the #1 restaurant in Cook, MN. Along with the delicious breakfast, they also have malts to cool you off in the warm months and hot beef sandwiches to warm your tummy in the cold ones.


  • They are only open for breakfast and lunch
  • Make sure to bring cash, because Montana Café likes to keep it old school


Distance from cabin: 30 minutes

Address: 29 S River St, Cook, MN 55723


4. Harvest Moon Cooking Co.

If you want good food that has a healthier background, go to Harvest Moon. Sean and Vanessa Ludlow put thought and love into each dish they serve their customers, creating entrees for those with food allergies or even diabetes. If the roasted pork loin with buttermilk-mashed potatoes isn’t enough for you, try the beef fillet with cracked pepper crust. Your kiddos will love their options too. If you’ve saved room for dessert, their caramel apple cheesecake topped with cinnamon ice cream will not disappoint.

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“A lot of love goes into the food,” Sean Ludlow said. “Dishes are composed with consideration to texture, flavor and appearance. Each component compliments the other.”

Distance from cabin: 27 minutes

Address: 9257 E Olson Rd Cook, MN 55723

5. Elbow Lake Lodge- Fish Tales

If you don’t want to travel far from your cabin, take a little hike over to Elbow Lake Lodge’s Fish Tales restaurant and bar. They have an eclectic amount of drinks including: shakes, smoothies, malts, coffee, beer and liquor. There are 6 options of chicken wings, many appetizers, and the famous homemade pizza. Fish Tales is a full-service, year round restaurant with a gorgeous view. Did I mention they have ice cream?

Distance from cabin: 10 minute walk

Address: 3975 Kennedy Road, Cook MN 55723



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