Large Groups @ the Inn
Thank you for choosing the Lake Elmo Inn for your upcoming event.
Here are a few commonly asked questions and some further information we will need to aid in the preparation of your reservation.
Please review the lunch or dinner menus. You may choose up to five entrees off our menu for your guest’s selection. (Groups of 15 or more) Please keep in mind that a beginning soup or salad is not included with your entrees. You may choose to offer your guests a cup of soup or a small salad. See your choices and prices below. This is a discounted rate for your large group.
Beverages are also additional: coffee, tea and soda/pop are $2.50 and are refillable. (Lemonade/Arnie Palmers are non-refillable). Cocktails may be either hosted (all on one tab), drink tickets, cash bar or not offered at all. Please let us know which option you would prefer. There are many variations to fit any budget.
With luncheon entrees please choose either wild rice, linguine, French fries, or Homemade chips and sandwiches please choose either a cup of soup, salad of the day, French fries or Homemade chips. With dinner entrees, please choose from two starch choices: baked potato, linguine or our wild rice medley.
Your dessert options are as follows: our dessert tray may be shown and guests choose whatever they would like ($5.50-$7.50) (these desserts change daily), a platter of our assorted mini desserts* (we recommend 2 – 3 per person $1.75 each), a freshly made cake *, or no dessert at all. Again please let us know of your preference.
We thank you for your reservation with the Lake Elmo Inn. Additional questions please contact Jill or Cathy during weekday, daytime hours please.
*Please note that cake and mini dessert orders need a minimum of 36-hour advance notice.
Group Salad/Soup Options
Prices shown are discounted for larger groups with preset menus
A colorful array of seasonal vegetables, croutons & your choice of dressing.
Romain lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese & own peppercorn Caesar dressing.
Sliced pears, apples, & oranges, Gorgonzola cheese, candied pecans, and a champagne vinaigrette.
Cup of Soup of the Day$3.95
Our chef's daily creation
Cup of French Onion Soup$4.50
Flavorful broth & onions, topped with melted Swiss & Provolone cheese
Cup of Minnesota Wild Rice & Duck Soup$4.50
Our signature soup
Cup of Lobster Bisque$7.95
A rich & creamy classic
Buffet Style/Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Savory, not sweet. Corned beef, Swiss & sauerkraut rolled in rye crumbs.
Tomato, Kalamata olives, green onions, and basil on a crostini.
Roasted Corn Dip$2.00
Spicy corn dip on tortilla chip with tomatoes
Pan fried sunfish, lemon aioli, & arugala served on a sweet roll.
Pear & Brie$2.50
Brie and sliced pear on an Asian spoon.
Tender chicken wrapped with Jalapeno bacon.
Mini Egg Roll$2.50
Stuffed with a pork or a vegetable blend
Roasted Corn & Lobster Dip$4.00
Served with baguettes.
Stuffed Italian Mushrooms$2.25
Mushroom cap stuffed with spiced Italian sausage, topped with mozzarella served with a marinara sauce.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts$2.25
Crispy water chestnuts wrapped with bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops$3.00
Tender sea scallops wrapped with bacon.
Seasoned pork and vegetable dumplings, pan fried & served with teriyaki sauce.
Chicken breast breaded with coconut, skewered & served with an spiced orange marmalade.
Spicy Garlic Shrimp Skewers$6.00
Skewers of two large sauteed shrimp, served with garlic & peppers.
Tender duck with cheese & black beans wrapped in a flour tortilla.
Beef tenderloin tips skewered with peppers & onions & finished with a teriyaki sauce.
Potato dumpling slash fried crisp & served with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, sour cream & scallions.
Cajun Pork Loin$2.50
Cajun seasoned pork loin served with a Cajun remoulade.
Crab Cakes & Slaw$4.00
Crab cakes served with cucumber slaw & Thai chili sauce.
Spinach Artichoke Dip$2.25
Served hot with baguettes & tortilla chips.
Breaded tenders served with marinara sauce.
Buffalo, Jerk or BBQ
Deluxe Cheese & Relish Platter$8.00
A wonderful combination of sliced meats & salami, premium hard & soft cheeses, fresh vegetable crudite, olives, pepperoncini, fresh seasonal fruit garnish & the our own smoked salmon with piped cream cheese, capers, chopped egg, bagels, crackers & breads, with a garden ranch dip & a dill dip.
Domestic Cheese Platter$3.25
Sliced cheddar, Swiss, smoked Gouda & pepper cheese with fruit garnish; served with crackers.
Premium Cheese Platter$5.00
A beautiful display of premium domestic & imported hard & soft cheeses with fresh fruit garnish; served with breads & crackers.
International Cheese Display$8.00
Hand selected premium international cheeses to include herbed, smoke and aged, soft and hard varieties with toasted baguettes, breads, & wafers.
Crispy Crudite Platter$2.75
Seasonal vegetable assortment including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers & celery served with a cool ranch dip and a dill dip
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter$3.00
Colorful watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, pineapple, grapes & seasonal fresh berries.
Shrimp Cocktail Platter$6.00
Jumbo shrimp (2 per person) served with a homemade cocktail sauce and lemon wedges
The Inn's Famous Smoked Salmon Platter$3.00
Our own smoked salmon served with piped cream cheese, capers, onions, chopped eggs & mini bagels.
Assortment of Italian-cured meats & cheese served with marinated vegetables, olives & bread.
Grilled Vegetable Platter$4.00
Grilled asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, red peppers, sweet onions, tomato, yellow squash, all wonderfully seasoned, grilled & served with balsamic vinaigrette.
Salads (For To Go)
3 day minimum notice
Anitpasta Salad$7 per pound (5 servings)
Rotini, salami, pepperoni, ham, red & green peppers, black & green olives tossed with an Italian vinaigrette.
Potato Salad$5 per pound (6-8 servings)
The Inn's own classic version, baby red potatoes, celery, onion & eggs with a mayonnaise based dressing.
Marinated Vegetable Salad$6 per pound (5 servings)
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, Kalamata olives with garlic & herbs.
Chicken Alfredo Salad$7 per pound (5 servings)
Tender chicken, red & green peppers, onion, & penne pasta tossed with a Parmesan dressing.
Turkey Wild Rice Salad$7 per pound (5 servings)
Tender turkey, wild rice, red grapes, celery, onions with a mayonnaise based dressing.
Ramen Noodle & Cabbage Salad$5 per pound (6-8 servings)
Ramen, shredded cabbage, scallions, & red peppers with an Asian vinaigrette.
Spicy Noodle Salad$6 per pound (5 servings)
Chilled noodles, julienne carrots & red peppers tossed in spicy peanut sauce, mushrooms, scallions & sesame seeds.
Caprese Salad$7 per pound (5 servings)
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, roasted garlic & fresh basil.
Cole Slaw$5 per pound (6-8 servings)
Crisp green & red cabbage, carrots, green onion & red peppers with the Inn's own dressing.
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