Claddagh Fish & Chips

Hearty Fare in Arbor Lakes

Here are our recommendations for a progressive dining itinerary through the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district.


After playing in the outdoors all day, you’re hungry and ready to warm up! Embark on a foodie quest through Maple Grove’s Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district, discovering the coziest spots to warm up with a appetizers and drinks, a hearty dinner, and of course, dessert. Because it’s too hard to choose just one restaurant, try a little something at all of them! Here are our recommendations for a progressive dining itinerary: 

1. Redstone American Grill for appetizers & drinks


Ask any local, Redstone is a favorite. This upscale bar and grill is the perfect place to start on a brisk winter day. You’ll drool over their Jerk Chicken Fondue with a perfectly smoky flavor that pairs well with the jerk-marinated chicken, as well as apples, grapes, and fresh-made croutons. Meanwhile, their unique Jumbo Buffalo Shrimp is the most popular app on the menu. 

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2. Dinner at Claddagh Irish Pub


Warm your belly at Redstone, then head to Claddagh Irish Pub for dinner. Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish classic. Claddagh’s award-winning Fish ‘n Chips are the star of the show though: their batter is made with Smithwick’s Irish Ale, and the generous cod filets are light and perfectly flaky. The atmosphere of this pub can’t be beat: it feels like you are stepping into an Irish castle. Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish classic. Claddagh’s award-winning Fish ‘n Chips are the star of the show though: their batter is made with Smithwick’s Irish Ale, and the generous cod filets are light and perfectly flaky. The atmosphere of this pub can’t be beat: it feels like you are stepping into an Irish castle. 

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3. Nadia Cakes for Dessert


By now most people have heard about Nadia Cakes; owner, Abby Jiminez, was a winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and has appeared on numerous other baking shows. Their menu includes some classics as well as creative and seasonal flavors. Nadia Cakes won over the Food Network with their Cheesecake cupcakes, but you should also try ‘Banana Nutella,’ ‘Andes Mint Brownie,’ or ‘Chocolate Pomegranate.

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4. One More Round of Drinks at Granite City Food + Brewery


Granite City has 5 signature craft beers, all handmade on-site. Their Broad axe stout is a rich and creamy oatmeal stout with hints of chocolate and coffee, perfect for this time of year. 

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