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Local eats and good pizza near Brainerd, Nisswa area?

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Family took a trip to Eagle's Nest, Duluth, Minneapolis two summers ago, and enjoyed Rafferty's Pizza in Nisswa, Luchiano's Pizza in St. Cloud, Steve's Pizza in Austin, and the Chocolate Ox for ice cream in Nisswa.
Would like to keep tradition of not eating anywhere that we can eat in Nebraska. Any suggestions?

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  1. I think this technically belongs on the "Great Lakes" board.

    I spend some time up in that area, but mostly passing through. I don't recall anything noteworthy being added in the last two years. If you like a quirky burger experience, look up Val's Rapid Serv in St. Cloud. I posted a review on here several years ago. The food is nothing special, but it's a unique place for sure.

    There's a place adjacent to Rafferty's that does a decent soup/sandwich/coffee, but that's not really unique.

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    1. re: MSPD

      an honest "Thank you" for the geography correction,
      and thank you for the burger idea.

    2. The most popular pizza joint in the area is Zorbaz. I personally don't think it is great, but it is usually families and a good atmosphere.

      Most of the resorts in the areas have restaurants. I'd just do a Google search for them (Maddens, Izaty's, etc) and see which menu jumps out at you food-wise.

      Enjoy the vacation.

      1. I've had some good meals at Prairie Bay . . . And some mediocre.

        1. Ivan's probably has the best food in the area.