As I mentioned before, my mother has many “favorite” restaurants. She lived in Big Lake for many years, so she has several there. Of course, Russell’s On the Lake is one of her favorites but for casual fare, she likes the Lake Cafe in Big Lake.
The Lake Cafe is a “home cookin” establishment that has been there since 1968. It has an extensive menu covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has a lunch counter, booths, and tables to provide many seating options. It is also the kind of place you often see a few regulars, just chatting and having coffee. Real friendly.
We went there the day after mother’s day, so I was trying to be “good” and have something a bit lighter, so after a thorough review of the menu, I decided on a Taco Salad. I know a taco salad isn’t something you would expect getting at a neighborhood cafe, but I figured, why not.
|Taco Salad at Lake Cafe|
|Chips with the TacoSalad|
I had iced tea and rather than getting real lemon slices, they brought little packets of lemon juice. I didn’t care as much for that as the oil of the lemon adds additional flavor.
Ambiance: 3 (70‘s vintage but still clean)
Food: 3 (Great chips Best queso fundido eve)
Service: 4 (Friendly and timely)
Price: 5 (Lunch under $10 per person)Value: 4 (I will return, as I have done many times, whenever I’m in Big Lake.)