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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Prescott, Arizona
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185 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time we've dined here (we're from Arizona). We loved it the first time and again tis time. Absolutely wonderful food. We enjoyed the calamari (tender and succulent with a great sauce), the salad was large enough for us to split and I had a wonderful lamb shank with sweet potato. Not at all dry and most... More 

Thank Victoria M
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I like to eat here when visiting his parents near Walker. It's a bit hard to find fine dining in this area, but The Boulders fits the bill for us. We go there about once a year, so it's hard to say if the place is consistently good, but we've always had great service and great food.... More 

Thank jwil325
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great location esp when you can eat outside.... never really lives up to expectations. Always mixed and sometimes downright awful. Much potential but more disappointment. Really need a consistent staff management and chef. We'll keep trying, but don't go out of our way to eat here anymore

Thank drmarkevans
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wanted to treat our 22 year old BSU student/son to a nice dinner for his birthday. He chose The Boulders and it was a great choice. We didn't make reservations (recommended, we just didn't bother to check) but had GREAT service and conversation at the bar. Great food but still reasonably priced. Three entrees and multiple drinks and our bill... More 

Thank Sandy L
Mesa, Arizona
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
2 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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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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15 reviews
5 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?