Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

Excelsior, MN “Maynards”


Our favorite place!  Kellie and I at Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior, MN. July 15, 2018.


Food: 9  Ambience: 10  Service: 9 Value for Money: 8


This is our fabulous Bartender, outside on the wharf, Steve.  Great service, fun and attentive. Maynards has been around for as long as I can remember. They are always staffed well and the food is consistently good. There is a wharf menu and then a little fancier menu for the inside restaurant and outside patio.  Maynards is busy day and night and has a fun, lively vibe. It attracts a lot of visitors from all over as well as the locals. My friend Kellie and I love to go here when I am in town visiting.  She is lucky because she lives walking distance from this place. She is also walking distance from the adorable and eclectic town of Excelsior which is swimming with restaurants and adorable shops and boutiques. You would love this whole area. This restaurant is year round and stays busy even when the snow hits and the lake freezes.  The inside is comfy, has ample TV’s for sporting events and and is consistently good in it’s food, presentation and service.


Prices are a little high for this type of food but to be expected on Lake Minnetonka.

IMG_0293Frannie’s Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing a favorite of many. The Coconut Crust really makes this great, I also like the addition of Artichoke Hearts in this Salad.  Avocado in season is to die for!

IMG_0291Really good Turkey Burger.  We both love Turkey Burgers.  This one is very flavorful, moist and had plenty of cheese.  Good on it’s own, no bun needed.


Whats not to love about sitting outside on the wharf, beautiful view of Excelsior Bay, boats everywhere and people relaxing, having fun and enjoying life! Maynards also has live music on most days and nights on the wharf. Check out their website for information.  They also have a great HH.  I have been to Maynards more times than I can count and am confident in recommending it to you.

Happy Eating!

Maynards 685 Excelsior Blvd. Excelsior, MN 55331  Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior Bay. 952-470-1800



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