Minnetonka's lakeside location provides a lovely setting
for outdoor dining and recreation.
Image by Todd Buchanan/Greenspring Media
Covering almost every grain of sand found on Lake Minnetonka’s Grays Bay shoreline, water is a way of life in Minnetonka. Grays Bay is also the birthplace of Minnehaha Creek, which snakes its way through the metro before eventually tumbling over Minnehaha Falls. A number of palate-friendly restaurants find a home in this western suburb. From the Italian fare at Bacio to the storied burgers and malts at Snuffy’s Malt Shop, your stomach will thank you for being here. And at only 14 miles away from downtown Minneapolis, Minnetonka is the perfect blend of suburban living with some city on the side.