Where to Eat
Enjoy our Veterans Memorial Park just off the Root River bike trail in scenic Peterson. Take a break at one of our two shelters or come in and enjoy the updated club room with two new flat screen TVs. Pool & darts, pull tabs, Heggies pizza, hot sandwiches, and snacks, plus your favorite cold beverages. The popcorn is always available at no charge. On and Off Sale, free Wi-Fi and ATM available on site. Open to the public 7 Days a Week. Ask about our facilities for your next party–at no charge! Find us on Facebook!
The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization that serves veterans and the community. Conveniently located between the Root River Bike Trail and Highway 16, the American Legion Post 94 in Rushford is open to the public. Burgers are served on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Heggie’s Pizza is served all week. The American Legion also has a large room, with licensed kitchen and seating up to 225, available for wedding receptions, parties, meetings and events of all types.
Just 1/2-block from the Root River Trail, featuring reasonably-priced breakfasts and lunches and amazing pie.
A beautiful and well-maintained, mature golf course that opened in 1931 and is nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota. Ferndale is a 9-hole-Par 36 golf course with cart rentals, practice green and driving range. Relax in the clubhouse or on the surrounding deck with a cold beverage and lunch or dinner from the Bar & Grill menu. Open to the public on a seasonal basis.
Authentic Italian cuisine brimming with taste, color, and freshness, served in a family friendly dining atmosphere. Weekly culinary specials are available in addition to a full menu from appetizers to desserts. Chef Luis Jara and his wife, Iris, express their love of Italian food through the varied and amazing dishes they create, from carpaccio to freshly made pastas to tiramisu.
Event space for groups, whether 10 or 100 people. Talk to Diego or Luis for details and to arrange any special dishes or meals. Find Il Luigi on Facebook
Handcrafted espresso, specialty coffee, quality tea and all-fruit smoothies. Bakery items, Panini sandwiches and soups. Local artwork displayed and solicited. Check out our Facebook Page for Business Hours, including our Drive Thru.
Bowling for family fun! Many open bowl times available. League bowling for men, women, couples and youth. Make bowling reservations for birthdays and other parties. Full service bar and lounge. Pizza and full menu available from The Creamery next door! Nordic Lanes can also be reserved for events and banquets. Visit our Facebook page for updates and entertainment schedules.
Norsland Lefse is much more than a coffee shop and bakery. It’s a manufacturer that has produced traditional lefse and other Scandinavian treats for 30 years. Norsland Lefse is made with real potatoes, with no preservatives to ensure it tastes just like Grandma’s! The Gift Shop features Scandinavian items and the Coffee Shop & Bakery incorporates lefse into a unique menu and fresh baked goods. Find us on Facebook, too!
Chester Fried Chicken and Daily Deli Specials! Eat-in dining or take it to go. Visit our website for the daily specials.
Shawnee’s! Home of the 1/3-lb. Charbroiled Burger. In addition to amazing burgers, sandwiches and wraps, try the weekly specials, including Tacos, Chicken Burrito, Chicken Stir Fry, Crab Alfredo, or Cold-water Lobster Tail & Rib-eye Steak. Family-friendly environment. Enjoy an ice cold beverage while swapping stories with friends new and old. Visit the website for a detailed menu. Find us on Facebook.
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times! Check out Stumpy’s for a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, including daily specials such as the Texas Burger, Tacos, Pizza Buffet, Fried Fish, Prime Rib, and Broaster Chicken. Stumpy’s is a family style restaurant & bar. A banquet facility and catering services are available, as well as outside catering for any event.
The Creamery offers a casual dining atmosphere with a variety of food options, including hand-tossed pizza, ice cream and a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. Conveniently located off the Root River Bike Trail with seasonal, outdoor patio seating available. Fresh waffle cones and dishes made daily…even chocolate-dipped for the daring! Banquet and private party space. Next door, bowling for more family fun.