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“Lookout” for Your New Favorite Hang Out

The Lookout Bar & Grill in Maple Grove is a staple of the community. From its humble beginning in 1958 and still to this day as “the best kept secret in Maple Grove”, this is the place where the community gathers.

Whether you want a hearty buffet lunch, a delicious broasted chicken dinner, drinks with friends, or want to enjoy live music, The Lookout is the place to go.


When the weather is nice the patio is a fun and relaxing place to gather with friends and family and watch some volleyball (if you aren’t playing)! If it’s a little chilly, no worries! You’ll find laughter, camaraderie and delicious food inside all year round! You have to try the Homemade Pork Tenderloin, the Buffalo Burger, and everything else on the menu!


Whenever you walk into The Lookout you immediately feel welcome and comfortable, thanks to the friendly staff and other patrons. It’s very clear that The Lookout isn’t just another place to eat. This becomes even clearer when you take a look at all the things The Lookout does for the community.

The Lookout is very open about how much they appreciate Maple Grove locals (and visitors) and they are always looking for ways to say thank you. Proceeds from their e-pull tabs and e-bingo go to the Maple Grove Fire Relief Association, and they hold “Education Nights” the last Wednesday of every month, with 10% of food sales going to local elementary schools. The Lookout also proudly hosts the Polar Plunge (and has a team), which helps raise money for special Olympics. Are you looking for a great place to host your own fundraising event? The Lookout can help you with that too!


With all of this it should come as no surprise that The Lookout has been winning awards for years, including “Best Restaurants for All-American Food” Award by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine in 2008, “Best of Maple Grove” Award by Maple Grove Magazine in 2010, “Best Patio” Award by Maple Grove Magazine in 2016, and so many others.


The Lookout Bar & Grill might be the best kept secret in Maple Grove, but it’s no secret that it needs to be your next food/friend/family/fun gathering spot! 

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