If you are ever in Wabasha, Mn, visiting the National Eagle Center or Lark’s Toys in Kellogg, Mn, a nice place to stop for delicious eats and one of the most spectacular views in the country is the Chippewa Bar & Grill. The golf club and grill are located 1300ft high on a Mississippi River bluff and the view is unencumbered in any direction. Very much worth the thirty minute trip down historic US Hwy 61 from Red Wing.
We strolled in unannounced around 4:15 for an early dinner. We are in the process of moving down that way, and got hungry early. We looked at their website and noted the winter hours. Always a good idea. We were greeted by a super guy named Craig who made us feel so welcomed and comfortable, we knew we must make the Chippewa our new hang out for food.
Craig told us about the $5.95 specials, Popcorn Chicken or Shrimp with Wisconsin Cheese Soup or French Fries and served with a lovely lightly garlic buttered multi-grain bread Dh got the chicken and fries and I got the shrimp and soup. Everything was delicious and with a decidedly fresh approach to each item. Even the ice tea was super unique. The ambiance was really nice, clean and very new. Bring your camera!
I have to send out a big ‘Hooray!’ for the golfer we saw putting away with as little natural light as is possible to be available just before complete darkness!
Another wonderful part of it all, is that if you go up there for the first time, you will get a full 18 hole golf game for FREE!
Coffee Mill Golf Course
180 Coffee Mill Dr, Wabasha, MN