Food + Drink
Ruttger’s offers a great variety of restaurant choices. We have dining choices for all tastes such as Ruby’s Restaurant, Bear Pine Bar, and Zig’s Restaurant located right on our resort. Stop in and take a look at our menus and see why Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge features some of the best restaurants in the Brainerd Lakes area. Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, your destination for fine and casual restaurants in Northern Minnesota.
Auntie M’s Kaffeehaus
Fall hours: Friday-Sunday 8am – 5pm through Oktoberfest weekend. Closed on weekdays.
Named after Auntie Mae Ruttger Heglund, Auntie M’s is a great place to relax with a cup of our fresh-ground specialty roasted coffee. On the drink menu you will find a variety of beverages including fresh ground coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies and tea. Auntie M’s also has ice cream, candy, pastries and unique gift options. Ruttger’s guests can enjoy this out-of-the-way spot for playing games, relaxing with the morning news, or shopping for just the right gift!
Open daily Memorial Weekend through Labor Day and weekends spring and fall. Call 218.678.4670 for more information.
Dinner 6pm-8pm (Dinner buffet only during the fall, exceptions may be made, please ask when making your reservation.)
Historic Northwoods elegance is what you’ll find when you step into Ruby’s. If these logs could talk they would tell rich stories of families, friends and memories being made on long summer days. Executive Chef Terry Dox carries on Josie Ruttger’s delicious food tradition dating back to 1898 with tried and true favorites plus new spins on old classics. Enjoy the fabulous buffet or order from the nightly menu. Open to the public Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Reservations are recommended; please call 218.678.4644 for reservations and seasonal hours.
Ruby’s Fall Breakfast Menu.
Ruby’s Fall Dinner Menu. During the fall, a dinner buffet is usually served, depending on the number of guests staying at the resort. Please ask when making reservations if the dinner menu will be available.
Bear Pine Bar
Open Sunday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm.
The Bear Pine Bar is nestled lakeside in the Main Lodge and offers spectacular views of Bay Lake. Enjoy cocktails, burgers, sandwiches and hor d’ oeuvres inside or out on the sun-drenched decks. Don’t miss the lakeside Beach Bar while at the pool and beach…a perfect place to kick back and take in the view.
Spring & Fall Bear Pine Menu
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Zig’s will be going to fall hours beginning Sunday, Sept. 29.
Thursday thru Saturday, 11am to 9pm.
Sunday thru Wednesday, 11am to 2pm.
Zig’s is named after Haas “Zig” Ziegler who developed the nine-hole golf course at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge nearly 100 years ago. Zig convinced Alec Ruttger that a recreational golf course would be a fine attraction to the guests when the fishing on Bay Lake was slow . . . smart guy. Now, in addition to Alec’s Nine, Ruttger’s also offers an 18-hole championship course designed by the famous architect, Joel Goldstrand. You can bask in the beautiful scenery that Northern Minnesota has to offer sitting right on Zig’s patio. Relax and enjoy some casual dining with a great menu including, juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, fresh salads, mouth-watering steaks, fun cocktails and more!
Reservations for groups of 6 or more are recommended. Call 218.678.4678 for seasonal hours and food and beverage specials. View Zig’s Menu