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.
Shrimp Cocktail Summer Rolls
Shrimp, rice noodle, cucumbers, cilantro & carrots rolled up in a spring roll wrap and deep fried
with dipping sauce.
2 for $9.95
Tender vegetables & pasta in a rich beef broth
Cup $4.50 • Bowl $5.50
Grilled Salmon Caesar
Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, croutons & creamy Caesar dressing Topped with grilled Salmon & served with a warm dinner roll
Buster Brown Burger
Our delicious bacon cheeseburger grilled your way topped with peanut butter.
Served with FF, TT or coleslaw
Our Broiled walleye blackened with Cajun seasoning & served with Rice Pilaf.
Strips of sirloin steak sautéed with green onions in our spicy marinade sauce, Served with white rice.
Chicken Bacon Roulades
Chicken breast pounded thin, rolled up with bacon, shallots & parmesan cheese. Sliced and topped on a bed of our Florentine sauce.
Served with 2 sides $16.95
All entrées start serving at 4:00. All entrees served with 2 sides.
Friday Evening AYCE Deep Fried Shrimp
or our Hand Battered Deep Fried Pollock (only during lent) Served with French fries & coleslaw
Friday & Saturday Prime Rib
10 oz $20.95 • 14 oz $25.95
Leg of Lamb served with 2 sides
SAM ADAMS SUMMER ALE
From blazing yellow of the afternoon sun to the fiery orange of the evening sunset to the electric blue tint of a summer night, the colors of Summer Ale and its crisp, citrusy flavor, are your perfect companion anywhere, anytime.
Leinenkugel’s perfect balance of crisp Weiss beer and natural lemonade flavor.
MANGO WHITE CLAW
White Claw Mango is the perfect blend of seltzer water, the cleanest tasting alcohol base, and a hint of mango.
Watermelon puckers, cranberry juice & sprite