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The Lookout Bar and Grill

8672 Pineview Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369-9144
+1 763-424-4365
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“roasted chicken” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
8672 Pineview Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369-9144
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lookout Bar & Grill is an old established bar in Maple Grove MN area. I have been there many times due to the fact the parties I have been invited seem to be unfortunately here. The food has remained the same...terrible. Who ever is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roger P
Reviewed October 14, 2018

How is it good time with free entertainment on a Friday or Saturday night. The food is great. I recently had The deep fried pork eggroll sandwich. It was delicious and well worth coming back for!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lbcomp
MikeK4936, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

I'm thrilled to hear you loved that sandwich as well as the entertainment the other night. We're glad you had an awesome time with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Cheers, Mike, General Manager

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We like going here for the food and great service. Our table was dirty, not sure if it was mashed potatoes or grease every where. The menu was sticky and dirty. The Look Out needs to invest in some new carpet and better cleaning to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

While it's awesome you always enjoy the food and service, I'm sorry your table wasn't completely wiped down on this most recent visit. We take cleanliness very seriously, so I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. Next time you stop by, I'm confident you'll...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is known for its broasted chicken and it did not disappoint me. The mashed potatoes and gravy were awesome as was the cole slaw. The salad bar is nothing to brag about however AND they don’t serve butter but crappy margarine.Any quality place...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Dave H
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

I"m glad you were able to try the chicken for yourself, Dave! Like you said, we're aware that things get pretty busy during peak hours, so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated -- as is your feedback regarding the butter. I'll definitely keep it...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

We stopped in for the Broasted Chicken buffet dinner. I expected the chicken to be crispy but it was a bit greasy and not crispy, maybe from sitting in the steam table. It was very good. A bonus was the ribs at the buffet. Well...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dan h
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

It's wonderful you enjoyed everything from the entrees to the sides, Dan. The buffet is all about eating until you're full and satisfied, and it sounds like the ribs and mashed potatoes did the trick. While the chicken may not have been exactly what you...More

Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Three of us went there for their all you can eat crab legs, as described on their website. Upon arriving I was told they haven't had crab in quite a few years! Duh, then take it off your website! I ordered a Margarita flatbread and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank jhopmn
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Although it's been quite a while since you left this, I want to apologize for the confusion with the crab legs. That advertisement has since been removed from our website, but I only wish we'd done so sooner. As for the rest of your meal,...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by there because we've heard there was live music on Saturday night. We ordered orange mule and raspberry long ice tea. Live music set up wasn't good and couldn't hear singer. Orange mule tasted very strong and long ice tea tasted like wine...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Wajusttobehonest
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

I apologize if your experience wasn't quite what you were expecting. While we do card all adults, younger children are allowed to visit so long as they're with a parent or guardian. It's disappointing your drinks weren't mixed quite to your taste -- however, I'm...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

Overall, a good place, but I have to tell you sometimes the service is lacking - crabby service overworked or understaffed. I usually go when it is not busy ( 3 PM) and it takes while to get acknowledged, get a drink, etc. But the...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank jarrodpeterson
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Jarrod, your feedback is always appreciated, and I apologize if our team missed the mark on a few occasions. That said, it's been a while since you left this, and I'm confident we've improved since then. Come visit us again and see for yourself. Hope...More

Reviewed May 25, 2017

Had the large beer for $5 on special and the salad bar with the amazing chicken potato soup, then had the chicken and ribs dinner and it was all amazing-enough for 3 meals for me so that was even better of a deal. Was busy...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank JULIA68
Mike K, Owner at The Lookout Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

There's nothing better than when a delicious meal lasts more than one sitting, Julia. I know it's been a while since you left this, but I hope you've been back many more times to enjoy the patio and karaoke. Would love to see you again...More

Reviewed May 24, 2017

I was excited to visit The Lookout because of the free dancing. And, it was obvious many folks had the same idea. It was extremely crowded with not much room to spread out. Fortunately, they let us sit in the back room so we could...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank P4189OCanns
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Janet C
July 23, 2017|
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Response from minn4cubs | Reviewed this property |
Their menu on line shows grilled liver with bacon and onios. Looks like a side of mashed potatoes. We have gone and usually get the chicken dinner or burgers. As long as they don't over cook it, it might be worth the try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8672 Pineview Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369-9144
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maple Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 763-424-4365
  • E-mail
The Lookout Bar and Grill has been a family-owned Maple Grove gathering spot since 1958. We got our start when Bob Kinnan opened a small bar that sold 30¢ beers. Over the decades, we’ve grown to include everything our neighbors need for a fun, laid-back night out: homemade meals, live music, and even a beautiful patio to relax on. Our private rooms and catering offer the perfect chance to make your next event fun and easy, and that way you can enjoy your favorite meals (including our famous BBQ) as you celebrate.
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