Ties to Paul Bunyan?
Paul Bunyan has been in Minnesota folklore history for over a century. The earliest printed stories about him and his infamous blue ox, Babe, date as early back as 1906. He was a legend in the logging community and an integral part of Minnesota’s heritage. Kind of like ice fishing, log cabins, the loons floating on the lakes and rivers and lastly lutefisk dinners put on by area groups throughout the lakes area.
Bites Grill & Bar is located on the beautiful trail of Paul Bunyan right out front of Bites parking lot and game patio. Bites is not hard to miss as it’s built out of logs and the Paul Bunyan trail passes right in front of big picture windows.
Bites log building was constructed around 1997 with locally sourced logs made from aspen, birch, red oak, and Norway pines sourced from the George Kinney Memorial Forest located in Crow Wing County Minnesota. They have beautiful pictures of the process it took to make Bite’s reality. From the logging of the wood right up to the finished masterpiece that is Bites today.
Throughout the year customers can witness the ever changing seasons of Minnesota life. In the fall the leaves will be in various shades of yellow, orange, and red creating a scene straight from a postcard. The fireplace will be lit and if you time it just right you can get a stunning picture of those magnificent logs with the sun setting behind it. Or if you’re an early riser you can sit inside and look out at the sunrise with your morning cup of coffee and newspaper. During the winter you will see snowmobiles coming in off the snow-laden trail warming their hands by the roaring fire, grabbing a bite to eat to fill their rumbling stomachs and telling stories of their various adventures. And in the spring and summer the snow will have melted and made way for flowers to blossoms, the deer to roam with their new offspring, and the bikers to visit. With the Paul Bunyan trail right out front there’s endless things to do in the sun or snow. So no matter which season you find yourself at Bites, make sure you run your hands over the beautifully crafted log walls, venture out on the Paul Bunyan trail taking pictures of the seasons and grab a bite to eat. And just maybe you will feel the spirit of Paul Bunyan and Babe as you sit besides the fireplace warming your hands or while you stop in for a refreshing drink and bite to eat after a stroll on the trail.
Stop in today and say hi to the owners, Roger and Wendy Hoplin. Bites Grill and Bar won the Minnesota Restaurant Association’s new award, the Restaurant Neighbor Award, in November 2016.
Your Daily Specials
1/2 chicken salad sandwich on grilled cranberry wild rice bread with a cup of soup
Meatloaf dinner served with mashed potatoes and a dinner salad
Mini taco salad for
French dip with choice of french fries, tator tots or coleslaw
Tater tot hot dish
BBQ ribs with french fries and coleslaw
Stuffed green peppers served with a salad for
Shrimp basket served with french fries and coleslaw
Burger sliders served with tater tots
Walleye sandwich served with french fries, tator tots or coleslaw
Your January Specials
French bread rounds topped with our pizza sauce and loaded with sausage and pepperoni and smothered with mozzarella cheese.
All Day Burger
Tomato-based soup with Italian sausage, ground beef, onions, carrots and cabbage.
Cup $4.50 • Bowl $5.50
Crispy taco salad bowl loaded with shredded lettuce, taco meat, onions, peppers, tomatoes, black olives & jalapeños topped with shredded cheese served with our homemade salsa and sour cream.
Smashburger grilled to perfection topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, your choice of
cheese & bacon on our Brioche bun.Served with french fries, tator tots or coleslaw.
Three flour tortillas loaded with deep-fried cod topped with cabbage, tomatoes, onions & topped
with shredded cheese. Served with Mexican rice and Refried beans.
Entrees start serving at 4:00
Two pork cutlets breaded and fried to a golden brown served with fried cabbage and spatzel.
Lobster Stuffed Walleye
Broiled walleye stuffed with lobster, Topped with hollandaise sauce served with your choice of
All entrées start serving at 4:00. All entrees served with 2 sides.
Friday & Saturday Prime Rib
10 oz $20.95 • 14 oz $25.95
Hot Buttered Rum
In the United States, this drink has a vererable history which dates back to colonial days.
Leinenkugel’s Vanilla Porter
A full bodied brew with hints of cocoa, coffee and
caramel brought out by roasted malts and aged on
real vanilla, vanilla Porter is smooth and creamy
makes it perfect for warming up all winter.
Sam Adam’s Cold Snap
Crisp character of this lively unfiltered white ale gets a kick from a bright blend of spring spices. Orange peels and plum add subtle sweeteness, while coriander contributes to peppery bite, create enough refreshing flavor that signals spring is on its way.
Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and whip cream drizzled with chocolate syrup and served
with a candycane.