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Aug 29, 2011 07:56 PM

Red Wing recommendations? [Moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul Board]

My girlfriend and I are spending Labor Day weekend in Red Wing for her birthday, and would love some food suggestions. We are spending a day hiking with friends in the area, and are looking for a place for dinner for 6 in the $10-15 entree range. A good microbrew menu is a must.

We're also looking for a nicer romantic dinner option for the two of us, in the $15-20 entree range.

Finally, any suggestions for good breakfast/brunch/lunch options would be appreciated.


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  1. Too bad Staghead closed some years ago. That would have been your microbrew spot. Sadly, nothing remotely close has come to taking its place. You might want to try Sarah's on Main Street. Or drive 25 minutes to Cannon Falls and eat at the Mill Street Tavern.

    For your romantic dinner, you may be tempted to go to the St. James Hotel. Nice ambience. Forgettable food. So a road trip may be required again -- either to Nosh in Lake City (25 minutes) or to Harbor View Cafe in Pepin, Wisconsin (40 minutes).

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    1. re: Brad Ballinger

      Thanks for the suggestions. Too bad about Staghead.

      We're staying at the St. James, and are trying to decide whether the ambiance is worth it. Nosh looks very tempting. I'm also tempted by Harbor View, but it may be too far of a drive.

    2. The Shady Grove in Ellsworth, Wi (15 miles away) is nice