About Us

Welcome to The Lookout Bar & Grill

Where you’ll come for the food, but stay for the fun!

A favorite for both Maple Grove locals and visitors alike, The Lookout Bar & Grill is a place that offers a little something for everyone. We’ve been family-owned and operated since our establishment in 1958 and we’re proud of it! Our lunch and dinner menus feature award winning appetizers, entrees, salads and sandwiches, inspired by our favorite family recipes and prepared fresh in our kitchen from scratch.

Entertainment is a high priority at The Lookout, for adults and children alike! Enjoy live music from popular Twin Cities bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, a volleyball court hosting nightly tournaments, horseshoes area, children’s playground and our newly-remodeled outdoor patio. See what’s going on this week on our Live Music Calendar & Event Calendar.

Along with our lunch and dinner service, The Lookout Bar & Grill also specializes in catering for private parties. With two spacious banquet rooms on-site and a customizable banquet menu, your next company meeting, graduation party or wedding reception is guaranteed to be a hit!

Already chosen another banquet hall or event space? The Lookout Bar & Grill offers off-site catering in Maple Grove, Osseo and surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs! Learn more by visiting our Catering page.

We Cater to You!
763.424.4365

Awards

The Lookout Bar & Grill has remained one of the highest recommended restaurants in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, winning dozens of awards throughout the years for our first-class entertainment, atmosphere, food and outdoor patio.

2019 "Readers Choice Award"
Sun Newspaper: Osseo Maple Grove

2019 “Best Patio” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2018 “Best Patio” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2017 “Best Patio” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2016 “Best Patio” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2014 “Best Patio” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2013 “Best Place for Live Music” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2013 “Best Buffet” Award
Osseo Maple Grove Press

2013 “Best Catering” Award
Osseo Maple Grove Press

2012 Editor’s Choice Award for “Best of 2012” 
Maple Grove Magazine

2010 "Best Nigth Out" Award
Twin Cities Metro: Best of Maple Grove Magazine

2010 "Best of Maple Grove" Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2010 “Best of Maple Grove” Award
Maple Grove Magazine

2009 First Tee Ace Award for “Outstanding Service & Contributions to the First Tee Chapters in Minnesota”
First Tee Chapters of Minnesota

2009 Silver Award for “Best Night Out”
Twin Cities Metro: Best of Maple Grove Magazine

2009 Silver Award for “Best Outdoor Dining Area”
Twin Cities Metro: Best of Maple Grove Magazine

2009 Silver Award for “Best Place to Meet Singles”
Twin Cities Metro: Best of Maple Grove Magazine

2008 “Best Restaurants for All-American Food” Award
Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

2007 “Medium Business of the Year” Award
North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce

2006 “Medium Business of the Year” Award
North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce

2005 Golden Chicken Award
Broaster Foods

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In the Community

The Lookout Bar & Grill was born & raised in this wonderful northwest Minnesota community. Without the support of our Maple Grove locals & community leaders, we wouldn’t be where we are today. 

Participation in community events that give back to the community is our way of saying “Thanks” for years of support! Come try your luck today with our e-Pull-tabs and e-Bingo available in the bar area, with proceeds going to the Maple Grove Fire Relief Association. 

Fundraising Opportunities

Host your next fundraising event at the Lookout Bar & Grill. We welcome any local fundraising opportunities for local organizations such as schools, non-profits, charters, etc. and will work closely with you to minimize room and food costs.

Fundraising Events Ideas:

Silent Auctions
Spaghetti Dinners
BBQs
Games & Sports (using our free outdoor volleyball, horseshoe & darts areas)
Raffles
Karaoke
Beer Busts

To learn more or to reserve one of our Maple Grove banquet rooms, please call 763-424-4365 or stop by to speak with our general manager, Michael Kinnan.

Polar Plunge

The Lookout Bar and Grill are proud hosts of the annual Polar Plunge. We help raise money for Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge with our personal plunge team and with hosting the event. 

Feel free to view the commercial to take a look at how the Polar Plunge and The Lookout team up.