The guidebook to Balsam Lake area

Karen
The guidebook to Balsam Lake area

Pontoon Rental on Balsam Lake or Half Moon Lake

10-Person Pontoon for rent on either Balsam Lake or Half Moon Lake. BOOK NOW: (type this URL into your web browser) https://recreogo.com/consumer/listing/6087/rent?
1891 Breezy Bay Rd
1891 Breezy Bay Road
10-Person Pontoon for rent on either Balsam Lake or Half Moon Lake. BOOK NOW: (type this URL into your web browser) https://recreogo.com/consumer/listing/6087/rent?

Food scene

Be sure to check restaurant web sites for seasonal and daily hours.
Everything is made from scratch...from the authentic Tziki sauce on a gyro or the garlic sauce to dip the flat bread crisps; to the fresh cut potato fries with your burger and delicious flat bread pizza and so much more. Enjoy the patio with a glass of wine or specialty craft bottled beer.
Viv’s Kitchen & Cater
214 W Main St
Everything is made from scratch...from the authentic Tziki sauce on a gyro or the garlic sauce to dip the flat bread crisps; to the fresh cut potato fries with your burger and delicious flat bread pizza and so much more. Enjoy the patio with a glass of wine or specialty craft bottled beer.
The legendary Thirsty Otter is a fun place, great food and an easy drive into Balsam Lake or better yet...pull up in your boat and dock there! It is a fun place, great food and enjoy your visit on the patio overlooking the Millpond bay of Balsam Lake.
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Thirsty Otter Tavern and Resort
101 County Rd I
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The legendary Thirsty Otter is a fun place, great food and an easy drive into Balsam Lake or better yet...pull up in your boat and dock there! It is a fun place, great food and enjoy your visit on the patio overlooking the Millpond bay of Balsam Lake.
Enjoy wonderful homemade pizza, burgers and more! And while you wait, play some pool, arcade or darts.
JJ's Club 35
2378 WI-35
Enjoy wonderful homemade pizza, burgers and more! And while you wait, play some pool, arcade or darts.
Enjoy fine dining from steak to pasta, burgers, pizza, apps and more. And best of all dock your boat and sit on the patio to enjoy the most stunning views of Balsam Lake.
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Paradise Landing
264 County Rd I
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Enjoy fine dining from steak to pasta, burgers, pizza, apps and more. And best of all dock your boat and sit on the patio to enjoy the most stunning views of Balsam Lake.
Top Spot is a fun stop on main street Balsam Lake. Sit on the patio or come inside year round for good food, local conversation and fun. Good burgers, salads, sandwiches, apps and more.
Top Spot Tavern & Grill
209 W Main St
Top Spot is a fun stop on main street Balsam Lake. Sit on the patio or come inside year round for good food, local conversation and fun. Good burgers, salads, sandwiches, apps and more.
if you are heading to nearby Bone Lake, you'll want to stop at Wilkins for pizza, salads, burgers, apps and more. Enjoy the patio or come inside for pool, arcade and more.
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Wilkins Bar & Resort
1091 238th Ave
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if you are heading to nearby Bone Lake, you'll want to stop at Wilkins for pizza, salads, burgers, apps and more. Enjoy the patio or come inside for pool, arcade and more.
Bring the family to this quaint spot to enjoy ice cream, fresh made sandwiches and more! Take with you or sit in the yard and enjoy the summer day!
KJ's New North
104 1st Ave E
Bring the family to this quaint spot to enjoy ice cream, fresh made sandwiches and more! Take with you or sit in the yard and enjoy the summer day!
Sit at the cafe bar or booth with friends to enjoy a quintessential cafe breakfast or lunch.
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Balsam Lake Cafe
405 W Main St
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Sit at the cafe bar or booth with friends to enjoy a quintessential cafe breakfast or lunch.
Known for its fresh made soups and specialty bakery items, Cafe Wren is a local favorite for its non-burger/ fry fair!
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Cafe Wren
2596 WI-35
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Known for its fresh made soups and specialty bakery items, Cafe Wren is a local favorite for its non-burger/ fry fair!
Come in for a specialty cocktail, great wines and enjoy a small selection of nightly hand crafted menu items. It’s a unique spot for a nightcap or meet up with friends for happy hour.
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The Barred Owl
111 W Main St
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Come in for a specialty cocktail, great wines and enjoy a small selection of nightly hand crafted menu items. It’s a unique spot for a nightcap or meet up with friends for happy hour.
Plan a special evening and treat yourself to a chef prepared dining experience from fresh seafood, hand selected beef filets, hand prepared desserts and other mouth watering dishes. Part of the experience you’ll love is the warm and charming atmosphere and attentive staff. Open year round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only with limited seating...I strongly recommend you make reservations.
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Tangled Up In Blue Restaurant
425 Bench St
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Plan a special evening and treat yourself to a chef prepared dining experience from fresh seafood, hand selected beef filets, hand prepared desserts and other mouth watering dishes. Part of the experience you’ll love is the warm and charming atmosphere and attentive staff. Open year round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only with limited seating...I strongly recommend you make reservations.
Hopsack is the place to visit to enjoy a specialty coffee and shop the wide selection of gifts, unique food items, kitchen gadgets, bar ware and so much more.
HopSack
105 W Main St
Hopsack is the place to visit to enjoy a specialty coffee and shop the wide selection of gifts, unique food items, kitchen gadgets, bar ware and so much more.
Blacksmith Shop Bar & Grill
1879 W Bone Lake Dr

Sightseeing

A short 20-minute drive is Taylor's Falls or Interstate State Park for fabulous view, hiking, picnic spots.
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Taylors Falls Overlook - South
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A short 20-minute drive is Taylor's Falls or Interstate State Park for fabulous view, hiking, picnic spots.
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Gandy Dancer Bicycle Trailhead
1594 260th Ave
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Family Entertainment

Trollhaugen offers family adventures all year round from skiiing to zip lining.
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Trollhaugenin ulkoilualue
2232 100th Ave
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Trollhaugen offers family adventures all year round from skiiing to zip lining.
Trollhaugen offers family fun all year round from zip lining to skiiing.
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Trollhaugen Zip line Park
2293 100th Ave
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Trollhaugen offers family fun all year round from zip lining to skiiing.
A great place to enjoy family and friends playing pool or arcades. And the food and full bar are great too.
Mc Kenzie Lanes
75 WI-35
A great place to enjoy family and friends playing pool or arcades. And the food and full bar are great too.
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Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours
220 South St
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FAWN-DOE-ROSA Wildlife Educational Park
2131 US-8
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Winery

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Dancing Dragonfly Winery
2013 120th Ave
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Deer Lake Winery
1721 US Highway 8
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Winehaven Winery
10020 Deer Garden Ln
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Groceries

Jonzy Market
1043 185th Ave
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Wayne's Food Plus
Wisconsin 35
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Van Meter's Meats
407 Main St S
Louie's Finer Meats - Wild Game Processing
900 Sylvan St
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Marketplace Foods
2191 US-8
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The market inside Balsam Lake Brewery will carry a great selection of meats, cheeses, fresh produce, dairy and other specialty grocery items.
Balsam Lake Brewery & Market
101 1st Avenue East
The market inside Balsam Lake Brewery will carry a great selection of meats, cheeses, fresh produce, dairy and other specialty grocery items.

Breweries and Distilleries

Brewery or Distilleries may or may not have food so look up their websites before you go.
The Balsam Lake Brewery is located right downtown Balsam Lake and features a wide selection of their own brews as well as other beer and wine. Experience this favorite hangout for locals and destination for travelers who come from all over to enjoy the unique atmosphere and brews. They will offer a limited menu of appetizers, handmade sandwiches from KJs New North or feel free to order and carry-in from one of the other local eateries. Yes! You can BYO-food!
Balsam Lake Brewery & Market
101 1st Avenue East
The Balsam Lake Brewery is located right downtown Balsam Lake and features a wide selection of their own brews as well as other beer and wine. Experience this favorite hangout for locals and destination for travelers who come from all over to enjoy the unique atmosphere and brews. They will offer a limited menu of appetizers, handmade sandwiches from KJs New North or feel free to order and carry-in from one of the other local eateries. Yes! You can BYO-food!
Take a beautiful drive north to Grantsburg, WI and relax with a beer flight and a pizza.
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Brickfield Brewing
130 W Olson Dr
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Take a beautiful drive north to Grantsburg, WI and relax with a beer flight and a pizza.
Known for their bourbon and other specialty distilled favorites, the 45th Parallel Distillery and Eatery is a great place to experience their versions of your favorite cocktail and enjoy specialty flatbreads and other delightful menu items.
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45th Parallel Distillery
1490 Madison Ave
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Known for their bourbon and other specialty distilled favorites, the 45th Parallel Distillery and Eatery is a great place to experience their versions of your favorite cocktail and enjoy specialty flatbreads and other delightful menu items.
Sample the many varieties and seasonal special brews by Lift Bridge. You won't be disappointed. And it's right next door to 45th Parallel Distillery.
Lift Bridge Brewing Company New Richmond
1280 Madison Avenue
Sample the many varieties and seasonal special brews by Lift Bridge. You won't be disappointed. And it's right next door to 45th Parallel Distillery.