While tourists do flock Big Sandy Lodge & Resort for non-stop lake and outdoor adventure, that doesn’t mean you won’t discover some of the best coffee, breakfast, pizza, and mouthwatering seafood and steak in northern Minnesota. Our beautiful lake paradise is home to the area’s best dining experience: the Bear’s Den Sports Bar. We’re also within a short drive from the area’s best coffee shop, lunch stops, McGregor restaurants, and late-night drinks. Head up to Big Sandy Lake for a week of fishing, boating, golfing, and some of the best food in Minnesota.

Bear’s Den Sports Bar

All other McGregor restaurants pale in comparison to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Bear’s Den Sports Bar. Start your early morning with a plate of buttermilk pancakes, a “kitchen sink” omelet, sunrise skillet, or stuffed hashbrowns. Bear’s Den has–hands down–the best breakfast within 100 miles. Minnesotans love the pizza at Zorbaz, but wait until you try our extra-cheesy Philly cheese steak or BBQ chipotle pulled pork pizzas. If you still haven’t tried a sunrise burger, then our’s is the perfect place to start. Our sunrise burger is layered with hashbrowns, thick applewood smoked bacon, and topped off with an egg–yum!

The Bear’s Den is known for their wild sandwich interpretations; try the bacon Cubano or the horseradish steak sandwich on a freshly-baked Italian herb baguette. We also have mouthwatering parmesan walleye, flame-grilled salmon, a 22-ounce tomahawk ribeye, and creamy mac and cheese. Bear’s Den has breakfast, lunch, and dinner mastered. Not only is our onsite dining supreme among McGregor restaurants but it has stunning Big Sandy Lake views, daily specials, and a full bar.

Morning Pit-Stop: Roasting House Coffee and Pie

Our guests are only a scenic three-minute drive from the area’s best coffee house: The Roasting House on Highway 65. Start your morning off with the mocha java dark coffee of the day or a delicious toffee nut specialty blended drink. Their smoothies are perfect for a hot Minnesotan summer afternoon, and their homemade blueberry pie is to-die-for.

Drinks and Appetizers at Zorbaz

Whether you’re swinging by Zorbaz for late-night drinks or afternoon appetizers, this Minnesota staple is an always-popular hangout. Zorbaz “Big Zandy” has daily specials, refreshing Minnesota-based craft beer, late-night munchies, trivia, karaoke, and much more.