Our Favorite Family Getaways
Brainerd: where to eat
Ernie's on Gull Lake This local favorite has family-friendly food and prices (218/829-3918).
Iven's on the Bay Six miles north of Brainerd, the 25-year-old restaurant reopened -- to diners' delight -- after a 2006 fire to serve steaks, seafood and fresh seasonal ingredients (218/829-9872).
Prairie Bay Upscale fresh seasonal fare combines with a solid wine list (218/824-6444).
Zorbaz on the Lake Watch the boats drift by on Gull Lake at this fun and funky pizza and Mexican joint (218/963-4790).