What’s for Dinner?

August 15, 2018

There is what some might call a best kept secret about living at The Cove at Lake Minnetonka. It’s not so much a secret as it is a wonderful perk to being a part of the South Lake area community.

Within 10 minutes of The Cove on Lake Minnetonka you have your choice of everything from American fare and Italian to Scandinavian and Sushi. Being in close proximity to a variety of dining options accessible by boat or car, makes for enjoyable and memorable dining experiences.

The Noble Lion
Photo credit: The Noble Lion

One local favorite is The Noble Lion in Victoria owned by Marc Huebner, who you might recognize as a competitor on the Food Network’s American’s Best Cook.

Huebner brought in Chef Patrick Donelan to help him create a changing menu that focuses on freshness, while featuring dishes from his Scandinavian and German background.

Huebner put it best when he said to Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, "Look, we know we aren't in the city, but I think there's room for something like this out here. People have been craving a spot like this in Victoria. We just want to bring a little bit of an elevated experience out here, while still embracing our meat-and-potatoes side."

If you are craving seafood, Yumi’s Sushi Bar in Excelsior is the place to go. You can get there by boat from The Cove on Lake Minnetonka. Just dock at any of the many public boat slips in Excelsior Bay. You can also get their by car where there is lots of parking in the front or back of the restaurant located right on Water St. in historic downtown Excelsior.

Yumi’s Sushi Bar
Photo credit: Yumi’s Sushi Bar

Yumi’s is known for their attention to detail when it comes to their dishes. They are a favorite in the area to locals and visitors alike. If there is a spot at the sushi bar itselt grab it. This way you can see the sushi chefs create their dishes. If you are feeling adventurous, ask the chef to make something of his choosing. They do not disappoint.

Wherever you decide to venture by boat or by car, you will enjoy discovering all the area has to offer for dinning, all within minutes of The Cove on Lake Minnetonka.

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