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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“My favorite Excelsior restaurant, Casual dining inside or outside on the docks overlooking Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay. Try with Waleye Fish and Chips or Grannie's salad--Yum”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place is a HIT and often crowded. Lots of unique events. Local charm. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fabulous apps for Happy Hour! Entire menu is usually great. My favorite, morning, noon, eve! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tacos! Bar/restaurant in downtown Excelsior - relatively casual. Right next door to movie theater.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Irish pub with great drinks, atmosphere, and food and entertainment. Walkable to other boutique shops, bars and brewery's nearby.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sushi, teriyaki & noodles served in a space with dark-wood decor & an eat-at sushi bar. Another quaint restaurant in the heart of small-town Excelsior.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Very fun to go here and rent a kayak or paddle boat. Great area to walk around and do some upscale shopping.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Late-night grill serving American dishes & cocktails in a casual setting with a waterfront patio.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Espresso & cold-brew drinks made from sustainable beans are the specialty of this coffeehouse chain.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Waterfront City Park, Playground, Bandshell, Picnic Tables, Grills, Public Beach, Tennis Courts”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Restaurant /bar and wine shop combined. Casual atmosphere - fun to sit outside and watch the Excelsior crowd go by. Views of the lake but not directly lakeside. Right in downtown Excelsior”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great gourmet pizza offerings AND they deliver next door to Excelsior Brewing!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Wonderful bakery in the heart of downtown Excelsior. Outdoor seating in the summer months. Early morning is the best time to visit as their goods are nice and fresh!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Best spot for ice cream selection in Downtown Excelsior. There is also a great little food Trolley with ice cream and some snacks down by the water - they just have a few less ice cream selections.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“My favorite Excelsior restaurant, Casual dining inside or outside on the docks overlooking Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay. Try with Waleye Fish and Chips or Grannie's salad--Yum”
  • 27 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fabulous apps for Happy Hour! Entire menu is usually great. My favorite, morning, noon, eve! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tacos! Bar/restaurant in downtown Excelsior - relatively casual. Right next door to movie theater.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Irish pub with great drinks, atmosphere, and food and entertainment. Walkable to other boutique shops, bars and brewery's nearby.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sushi, teriyaki & noodles served in a space with dark-wood decor & an eat-at sushi bar. Another quaint restaurant in the heart of small-town Excelsior.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Late-night grill serving American dishes & cocktails in a casual setting with a waterfront patio.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Espresso & cold-brew drinks made from sustainable beans are the specialty of this coffeehouse chain.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Restaurant /bar and wine shop combined. Casual atmosphere - fun to sit outside and watch the Excelsior crowd go by. Views of the lake but not directly lakeside. Right in downtown Excelsior”
  • 4 locals recommend

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