Excelsior Sip, Savor and Stroll Tour

Duration: 3-1/4 hours

Location: Excelsior, MN

Adults 21+/Alc. Drks.

$85

Over 21 only

Adults 21+/Mocktails

$80

Over 21 only

13+ Soft Dks. Only

$75

13+

Over 21 only on public tours. If you would like to include people under 21, you can arrange a private tour by contacting us at infotasteofexcelsior@gmail.com or 612-382-0151/612-965-7043.

Let your taste buds explore the creative food and drink pairings at several eateries and meet the artisans behind the cuisine.

  • Indulge in some of the best farm-fresh food prepared by top-notch chefs at five acclaimed eateries in Excelsior.
  • It's a great way to try several of Excelsior's quintessential eateries. You'll definitely identify places that you'll want to return to.
  • In addition to tasting food, your local guide will share insider tips, humorous anecdotes and tales from Excelsior's storied past.
  • Mingle with other foodie guests. Nothing brings folks together like sharing food, drinks and humor!
  • Go behind the scenes and hear from owners and chefs and learn about the inspiration behind the dish.

Photography is absolutely encouraged.

There will be plenty of food served on this tour. Certainly enough for a very satisfying full meal.

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Sorry, no pets allowed on the tour.

Tour operates rain or shine!


What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you at the Excelsior Chamber of Commerce at 312 Water Street in Excelsior.  We will be walking on level ground for the tour, but will be sitting down at all of our tasting destinations.

Excelsior celebrates many local and chef-owned/operated eateries. We will be visiting five of these on this tour.

318 Cafe

Serves simple-but-tasty soups, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods along with a nice selection of coffee drinks, wine, and beer. There's patio seating and live music many evenings.

Coalition

Coalition Restaurant is the creation of Chef Eli Wollenzien and combines an inspired menu with a casually sophisticated setting in a historic downtown main street building.

Dunn Brothers Coffee

Dunn Brothers Coffee is a locally owned coffee company and franchise, based out of Minnesota, that focuses on fresh-roasted coffee from around the world.

Haskell's Port of Excelsior

Enjoy delicious drinks, fabulous food, and great views of Lake Minnetonka, right in the heart of downtown Excelsior.

Jake O'Connors Public House

Something for everyone with our Irish-American casual dining among a wonderful ambiance, live music and a perfectly poured pint.

Olive's Fresh Pizza Bar

A table service pizza restaurant located in the heart of downtown Excelsior. Our pizzas are made from homemade dough rolled into a thin crust and baked in our wood-fired oven.

The Rebel Room

The Rebel Room is Excelsior’s hidden gem for dining and through the Rebel Room’s lounging with family and friends. Go underground for distinctive cocktails and a unique bar menu.

Red Bench Bakery

A family owned baker/cafe on Water St. specializing in classic American and French pastries, breads and other sweet treats, as well as artisan sandwiches.

Red Sauce Rebellion

A more approachable take on Italian, satisfying to the head and the heart. You don’t have to think too hard about what a dish might be.

The Suburban

The Suburban is a craft sports bar in downtown Excelsior specializing in scratch made burgers, pizza, hot dogs, and a large selection of craft beer.

Wine Republic

Wine Republic offers only wines that are sustainable, organic or biodynamic.


Where to Meet

Free parking is available in several lots near the Chamber office, and on Water Street, as well.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

You would have the choice of a full refund, an exchange for another date, or a gift certificate for that amount.

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.

Children are welcome to attend our daytime tours. The tour lasts 3 hours and we will be standing, walking and talking for a lot of the tour. Some children may enjoy the food tastings and information shared by our engaging guide, others may not. Parents know their own children best & should decide if this tour is appropriate for their children. The evening  Happy Hour tour is available to adults over 21 years of age only.  A full-price ticket must be purchased for any children (over the age of 2)  attending.

 

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Gratuities are always appreciated, though not mandatory and not included in your ticket price. If you had a great time our tour guides gratefully accept gratuities. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 18%-20%.

Restaurant staff gratuity is included in your tour ticket price.

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