COME ON IN & GRAB A BITE
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.
Wild Rice Meatballs
Homemade wild rice meatballs served with homemade peanut Thai sauce
Vegetable Beef Barley
Tender chunks of beef, carrots, peas, green beans, onions & potatoes in a rich beef broth.
Cup 4.50 Bowl 5.50
Salmon Caesar Salad
Romaine salad, Parmesan cheese & croutons mixed with our Caesar salad dressing. Topped with grilled salmon. Served with a warm dinner roll.
Our burger stuffed mushrooms & Swiss cheese, cooked your way. Served on a bun with choice of French fries, tater tots or coleslaw.
Starting at 4:00 pm
Grilled chicken with zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, onions, peppers & mushrooms over a bed of penne pasta tossed in an olive oil & basil sauce. Served with garlic toast and choice of soup or salad.
Jack Daniels Sirloin
Jack Daniels glaze over our 8oz Sirloin steak cooked your way. Topped with sautéed onions & mushrooms. Served with 2 sides.
11:00 am -2:00 pm No Substitutions
1/2 chicken salad sandwich on grilled cranberry wild rice bread.
Cup of soup. $8.95
Open face hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes & gravy.
Mini beef Quesadilla with Mexican rice.
Beef Lasagna, salad & garlic bread.
Burger sliders with French fries.
Leinenkugel’s perfect balance of crisp Weiss beer & natural lemonade flavor.
From the blazing yellow of the afternoon sun to the fiery orange of an evening sunset to the electric blue tint of a summer night, the colors of Summer Ale & its crisp citrusy flavor, are your perfect companion anywhere anytime.
Made with Tito’s vodka & spicy ginger beer garnished & lime juice served in a traditional Copper mug that you get to keep!!
Twisted Tea brewing company was founded on the twisted premise that a hard iced tea should taste like real iced tea & ladies & gentlemen that’s what it does.
I HAD THE DUCK, VERY DELICIOUS ! RICE PILAF AND SWEET POTATO AND FINISHED WITH TURTLE CHEESE CAKE YUMMY
TERRIFIC FOOD, GREAT DECOR, FRIENDLY STAFF.ANDREW