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
Taco burger sliders served with tator tots.
Swiss steak with mashed potatoes, gravy & veggie.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders, served with tator tots
Hot Beef Sandwich with mashed potatoes & gravy
1/2 Turkey Club Sub with cup of coup.
Beef Lasagna served with salad & garlic toast.
Mini Beef Quesadilla
Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes, gravy & veggie.
Burger sliders with tator tots.
Walleye sandwich with French fries, tator tots or cole slaw.
Your February Specials
Hand pattied walleye breaded & fried to a
nice golden brown. Served with our homemade
Wisconsin Beer Cheese
Rich, creamy cheddar cheese, bacon & beer
topped with popcorn.
Cup $4.50 • Bowl $5.50
Thai Peanut Salmon
Bed of mixed salad greens with Julienne peppers,
onions, roasted peanuts & feta cheese. Topped
with a grilled salmon filet & drizzled with our
famous Thai peanut sauce.
Hot Roast Beef & Swiss
Shredded prime rib seasoned & grilled with
sautéed mushrooms & topped with Swiss cheese
on our brioche bun. Served with French fries, tator
tots or cole slaw.
Entrees start serving at 4:00
Sliced prime rib sautéed with Julienne peppers &
onions in a light Teriyaki sauce & topped with
white rice. Served with soup or salad.
Chicken Cleone (Roger’s Mom)
Pounded chicken breast, asparagus and Havarti
dill cheese rolled up and wrapped in bacon &
baked. Served with 2 sides.
Blackened salmon filet topped with our pineapple
& mango salsa. Served with 2 sides.
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
Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral
bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of
dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty
undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish
that never turns bitter.
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.
Bay Breeze Pama
Sounds & tastes like the tropics that we are all wishing we
were at. Pomegranate Liqueur, cranberry & pineapple
juices & garnished with a twist of lemon.
Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and whip cream drizzled with chocolate syrup and served
with a candycane.