The Cedar Chest Restaurant and Bar has been around a while. It was built in 1968 or 1969 (not exactly sure on completion), as a spec home overlooking Big Pine Lake, located just 2 ½ miles south of beautiful uptown Crosslake. In 1971 it was converted to a restaurant, with the unique concept of grilling your own steaks. In fact, you could bring your own steak and for less than $3.00, receive a salad and a potato and service with a smile. That’s been a few years back now, it’s changed hands a few times as well, but it still offers for a reasonable price, good food, a good drink, and a genuinely welcoming atmosphere from a great staff who we like to say is “Minnesota nice with a little bit of spice.”

We use time-tested and well-loved recipes and offer everything in generous portions.

As an added bonus, we are located in Crosslake, MN, the most beautiful part of the world (we think so anyway). Along with our great view of Pine Lake, you can enjoy:

A comfortable environment with delicious food – we are well known for our generous portions and home-style cooking. Look out for our famous juicy burgers, BBQ pork ribs that fall off the bone, and broaster chicken.

Full-service bar – Our bar area is perfect for a relaxing drink. We have a great range of beer and wines available, and you can count on good company and conversation.

Family dining – We welcome children and have a kids’ menu to ensure the little ones get something they love eating.

Come and see us for your next night out, whether you need a big, filling meal or just a refreshing drink. We would love to see you, so give us a call at 218-692-2657.