Because of boyfriend’s work schedule, I’ve been spending a lot of time over on his end of town, which means a lot of my weekends have been spent on the East side, more specifically in Woodbury. I’ve made it my mission for us to try out all the different Woodbury brunch options there are. We had actually been to Lakes Tavern and Grill previously for a lunch and found it satisfactory (nothing bad, but nothing that blew us away) so when my friend said that it is his go-to brunch spot I was willing to try it out.
We went at 10am so I was happy to see they offered both a brunch and a lunch menu. I’m not really an eggs person, as I’ve mentioned before, so I have to be in the right frame of mind to eat breakfast food.
Tom had the Chicken & Waffle made Tennessee hot and he enjoyed it. I do have to say that the amount of food that came and the cost of it, compared to the insanely good chicken & waffles and portions at Revival was disappointing.
Crispy Chicken Sandwich: Fried chicken breast, cheddar, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and chipotle aioli
I’m just going to be honest. I was unimpressed. My chicken didn’t allow me to bite it apart and the onions were completely overpowering. I regret not getting the Lobster Mac & Cheese instead 100%.
We both had Screw Ups (Titos Voda, Orange Juice and Sprite). After the fact boyfriend realized that they had bottomless mimosas on Sundays as well as all-day happy hour so he was a little bummed he didn’t order differently, but I was pleased with my drink!
The place is cute and we were able to get seated right away (it was pretty dead at 10am, but busy by 11am). Our server was there when we needed him, but not overly attentive, which is definitely a talent of a seasoned service professional so I’m very happy with that. My big qualm was the food. I’ll definitely give them another chance, but so far we are 0/2 on being in love with their food.
Lakes Tavern and Grill
9240 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 11PM
Friday: 11AM – MIDNIGHT
Saturday: 9AM – MIDNIGHT
Sunday: 9AM – 10PM