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Elmer's Texas Barbeque

27896 State Highway 78, Battle Lake, MN 56515-9698
+1 218-864-8436
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (8 reviews)
“apple crisp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
27896 State Highway 78, Battle Lake, MN 56515-9698
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top 3 best restaurants in the lakes area. Unique offering of shows you won't find anywhere else around here. Whether you're a local or around for a visit, it's a must to check out Elmer's

Thank Christopher O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

this place is amazing! it takes a little longer to get the food, but WELL worth it! their beef brisket is SO good and their cheesy potato side is mouth watering! only thing i wish they had was SWEET tea, but thats the southern girl...More

Thank tylerthiele
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've talked of driving the 40 minutes to Elmer's all summer long and just hadn't done it. Boy are we sorry we didn't go sooner than the day before they close for the season. This BBQ is awesome. The brisket is to die for. We...More

1  Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Elmers is not open in the late fall or winter. Summer dining is good is very good. Everything was tasting good and the service and friendliness of host (owner) and waitress was outstanding. I have not attend the dinner theater but one is offered certain...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good time watching a funny play with an excellent actor portraying Columbo . Service was great as we were met right at the entrance by a comical lady hostess who told us where to park. Actors were outside the pavilion getting you...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

All 4 of us had a different menu item. The barbecued ribs were excellent. The steak dinner was good as well as the chicken and brisket. Salads were crisp and good. Moderately priced menu.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Every year we make a trip to Minnesota and make a point to dine at Elmer's, in Battle Lake. We love the pulled pork and the sides are really good as well. They have corn bread that is really good and seasonal pie that is...More

Thank Phyllis H
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took a chance based on info found in our hotel room. The food rocks! The service was wonderful. The atmosphere will bring you back again. There is a lot going on at Elmers!

Thank Joanie Y
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The beef brisket was excellent, even though my portion was not "5 oz.", as stated on the menu. It seems the menu selections have not changed over the years, which is OK, but I think the list of sides could be improved and be "more...More

Thank ella772016
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went to one of their dinner theatre shows. Good entertainment and good food. They are bringing more shows in 2016. I'll be returning

Thank Christopher O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27896 State Highway 78, Battle Lake, MN 56515-9698 (Formerly Elmer's Authentic Texas Bar-B-Que)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Battle Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 218-864-8436
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Howdy & welcome to Elmer's Texas Barbeque! We serve up the best smokehouse meats right onsite in the Otter Tail Lakes area. We add some exciting entrees, weekend specials and unique ambiance.
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