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The Boulders

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8363 Lake Land Trl NW, Hwy 371 Milwaukee Avenue, Walker, MN 56484-2109
+1 218-547-1006
17:00 - 21:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an incredible restaurant close to Leech Lake, look no further! This was my seventh visit to The Boulders in the last five years and, by far, the BEST! As one who travels 25% of the year around the country, I know what I want in an excellent dining experience. Our server, Amanda Fagerman, welcomed us... More 

Thank Ronald S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Boulders is always great fine dining. The food is fabulous and always consistent. Be sure to have one of their martinis they are the best!

Thank Marianne G
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped in to The Boulders last Friday night at about 8pm for last minute dinner. Sat at the bar and had great service from start to finish by our bartender Jon. My wife, a friend and myself all wanted steak and chose the filet. AMAZING. Comes with a demi glaze, I added mushrooms, cooked to perfection, the right amount of... More 

Thank Leechlaker
Mendota Heights
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had supper at The Boulders this week and as always, the meal was excellent. We both had the grouper which is one of our favorites there. The Boulders definitely qualifies as "fine dining" but they have a couple more casual items on menu and the decor is not stuffy at all. We've dined all over the... More 

Thank Bakeh
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Get there early for the specials! They have very good food and half priced martinis from 5-6pm. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant. Got the crab encrusted grouper, WOW! That was super! We were able to get the half portion which was plenty!

Thank Karla W
Level Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

After watching my wife lose her money at the casino I needed a reason to get away from the smoke and lovely ambiance of a casino!!! (Not) the boulders was a great choice, quiet, great little patio for dining on such a great night. Food selection was limited but great variety, service was spot on and our food was served... More 

Thank Sportcourtguy
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant around Walker. I had a pork shank on special (was really good), and my friends had fish and pasta. This is our second visit here in as many years. Everything looks scratch made and menu is very fresh and was hard to pick just one thing. Highly recommend!

Thank Andy P
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We try to get to The Boulders (4-star restaurant) every time we visit friends in Walker (3-4 times a year). We were six for dinner Saturday the 30th. A large crowd at restaurant (reservations recommended on weekends). The food and cocktails were excellent as always and reasonably priced given the quality. Service was a little off usual standards, but understandable... More 

Thank MSchierman
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Hands down, best place around for tasty and fancy supper. Known for their hundreds of variations of Martinis, they also have nut encrusted walleye and juicy rib eyes, and flavorful entrees of many choices. view their menu online to get impressed and drooling. :)

Thank Northwoods_Chickie
Wabasha, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the boulders for our anniversary every year for the past five years and we love it. The martini menu is fabulous to start with, service is always excellent and never misses a beat, food is prepared elegantly and we never feel rushed. It's a special place!

Thank Genevieve_Rogers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8363 Lake Land Trl NW, Hwy 371 Milwaukee Avenue, Walker, MN 56484-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Walker
  • Phone Number: +1 218-547-1006

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?