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C.G. Hooks

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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4441 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
+1 651-493-6763
11:00 - 22:00
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Woodinville, Washington
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355 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an upbeat, casual restaurant in the marina area on White Bear Lake. They serve BBQ and American menu items. Lots of ice cream means long lines in the summer months. This is a great place to pick up some food for a picnic.

Thank Brin651
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Best BBQ in White Bear Lake! We've eaten here a few times and it never disappoints! The Ribs are slow cooked with lots of nice wood smoke and the sides are delicious. Love the fish cornbread! Sit lakeside with an ice cold beer and a rack of ribs with a lake breeze blowing through your hair...just doesn't get any better... More 

Thank CindyWhiteBear
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

One of our favorite haunts over the years. First time there last night. Typical overflow crowd; unfortunately only two servers. Waited almost an hour for sandwiches. Previously the Reuben was terrific; last night we were served slices of roast beef, price was $13.00. Owner stood around and watched the fiasco. Pervasively he jumped in and served, cleaned tables. Not worth... More 

Thank Happyfoodiecritic
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Enjoyed the brisket sandwich while sitting waterside at Tally's next door. Bob's beans were the perfect side to go with the sandwich and Deschutes Inversion IPA on tap at Tally's. Ideal spot to sit and enjoy the lake breeze with a drink and a great sandwich. Definitely recommend.

Thank Bjorn P
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

So I had a day planned to go on a bike ride out in WBL. Afterwards I wanted to stop and eat something. My friend and I, went here after my run. I was super hungry and needed some saltiness. The part of WBL this is in, is really nice. Right on the lake and is part of the boat... More 

Thank Corey N
Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

a genuine feeling of family even if you are by yourself. Rent a paddle boat with or without motor, rent kayaks, rent pontoon boats. Sign up for dinner on the water cruise (like a tour), the waitstaff is amazing. Most excellent food, a little pricey. Delicious tap beer selection. Sign up for the mug club. Awesome place. Walk along the... More 

Thank stockcar69
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We dock our pontoon at Tally's, so C.G. Hooks is very convenient for eating on our boat. We have eaten there many times and always enjoyed it. They give boat side service as well as eat in and patio dining. Good local restaurant and very friendly staff. If you have a group, order the sampler platter as it is all... More 

1 Thank SueEddy5264
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is a very small restaurant just across the street from White Bear Lake and during the warm season you can sit on a deck overlooking the lake. Three of us went around 1 p.m. to try our taste buds on the half rack of ribs served Memphis style. We were served within 5 minutes and we took our first... More 

1 Thank bigbobr
East Bethel, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

My husband and I were spending a day together and ended up in White bear Lake, we found C.G. Hooks and were glad we did! It was the last weekend they were open for the season and so they were out of a few things but it wasn't a problem for us. We ordered a bowl with Frito's, pulled pork... More 

1 Thank Patty701
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

They may be a small restaurant but the food has been great. It is a lot of high school/college kids working there but all that we have worked with are friendly. Its nice to be close to the lake but not to close to where there are a ton of bugs. everything we have tried thus far is impressive

Thank Sxyfisch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4441 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-493-6763

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