St. James Hotel

Try the Top Plates of Red Wing: Best Dishes of 2021

Reg Wing, Minnesota, is home to some amazing local grub! Our local establishments have some great plates that we suggest you try during your Red Wing getaway. From family-owned to popular chain restaurants, you have so many options to choose from in our beautiful town. Today, we will focus on the best restaurants in Red Wing. When you’re done unpacking your belongings at St. James Hotel, you will be excited to head out on the town for all the best restaurants in Red Wing have to offer guests, including the hotel’s very own Scarlet Kitchen & Bar! You now have the choice to enjoy the amazing food inside, on patios, or as a great takeout meal back in your comfy hotel room.

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar

If you want some premier cuisine and amazing views of the Mississippi River, you can venture directly to St. James Hotel’s very own Scarlet Kitchen & Bar! Guests and locals alike love our New Americana fares and contemporary cocktails. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and now brunch (Saturdays and Sundays only), our restaurant is conveniently located right in the hotel, perfect for an elevated date night or fabulous family dinner. We welcome you to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the Minnesotan summers around the fireplace. We have so many amazing plates that guests rave about, but we would have to say that our chef’s features are always an excellent choice. You just ask your server for the night’s selection of market meat, market fish, or market fish & cheese. It will be a delightful surprise of a lovely combination of rich flavors and fresh ingredients—all locally sourced and globally inspired. If you are looking for a quick bite to accompany your cocktail, try Amy’s Famous Pretzel and St. James Wild Rice Soup! Here at St. James Hotel and Scarlet Kitchen and Bar, we pride ourselves on being a top destination in Red Wing. You will want to come back year after year! Reservations at our restaurant are highly recommended.



Andy’s Bar & Grill

Stop on into this local sports bar for some real small-town vibes. They are known for their wings, burgers, and of course, drinks. The top plate is their 10-wing entree, which you can get traditional (breaded), naked (no breading), or boneless (breaded and boneless). You have over 11 sauces to choose from, like “Cheesy Butter” and “PB & J’s”— yes, like the sandwich!

Barrel House, LLC

Only the freshest ingredients are used at The Barrel House on Main Street. As one of the first established bars in Minnesota, this historic Red Wing restaurant provides guests with the best hot dogs around town! You read correctly— hot dogs are their thing. The “Don Juan” hotdog is a top plate recipient. It is topped with pico de gallo, queso fresco, and cilantro.

Bayside Tap and Steakhouse

Sit on the patio at this Red Wing restaurant and take in the boats on the river. Their food is reasonably priced, so do not worry about breaking the bank during your visit. You will enjoy their vast menu, featuring unique burgers and crisp salads. However, their top plate is the sizzling Kansas City Strip, which they claim will make any New Yorker jealous!

Kelly’s Tap House  

This Red Wing restaurant is newly renovated with a huge selection of taps and great accompanying dishes. The top plate will not disappoint: a Bourbon Burger, covered with smoked bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, bourbon sauce, and an onion ring! Swing by on at the end of the week for their popular Friday Fish Fry, starring crispy haddock.

Liberty’s Restaurant & Lounge

Established in 1975, this Red Wing restaurant will shuttle you to and from their lovely place. It is perfect for a rainy date night! Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Liberty’s has you covered. However, if you are looking for a scrumptious dinner, we suggest their Alfredo Linguine. It is coated with a rich alfredo sauce and a dash of parmesan cheese. You can add chicken for some extra flavor.

Red Wing Brewery

A must-see for any trip to Red Wing, this brewery has a longstanding tradition of serving fantastic small-batch brews and handmade pizzas. Red Wing Brewery is all about the community and co-founded by William “Norm” Norman and Scott Kolby. They started off homebrewing and now have a successful town staple! Try their top plate specialty pizzas, such as the “Seoul Food” Pizza.

Experience Red Wing in Luxury

With over 60 unique rooms, the St. James Hotel is a part of Red Wing’s grand history. Our historic luxury hotel offers guests a wonderful mix of classic service with a touch of modern amenities! Locally and family-owned since 1875, we welcome you to stay with us as you plan your journey to the best restaurants in Red Wing. Check out our availability and book online today.

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