Downtown Destinations


When visiting Lakeshore Players Theatre, come a little early for a pre-show lunch or dinner or stay a little later for an after-show libation. Downtown White Bear Lake has so many options you’ll want to come back again and again.

Pre-Show Dining

Manitou Grill
A modern American Grill featuring MN beers and a quality whiskey selection. Lovely leather booths and a large patio make it an ideal spot before or after a show.
Menu and reservations

Washington Square
An “eclectic neighborhood bar & grill,” Washington Square has twenty rotating beers on tap, live music on Saturdays, and a large patio with fireplaces so you can linger a little longer. Perfect for after the show. Pro tip – their “Naughtyaki Wings” are legendary!
Menu and more information

Rudy’s Redeye Grill
Located just blocks from the theater, Rudy’s is a perfect spot for dining before OR after the show. During warmer weather, be sure to stop at the Rooftop Patio, a perfect spot to watch the construction of our new building right across Hwy 61!!
Menu and reservations

Acqua Restaurant
An Italian themed restaurant right on the western shore of White Bear Lake, Acqua has three dining rooms and elegant bar, and two outdoor patios with gorgeous views of the lake.
Reservations and other information

Ingredients Cafe
An eclectic, cozy restaurant within the heart of White Bear Lake. Their menu includes fresh fish, grass-fed beef and farmer’s market vegetables. A wonderful pre-show spot. Plus, they typically cater our Opening Night receptions.
Menu, hours, and directions

Ban Thai
A traditional Thai restaurant right in the middle of downtown. Fresh, made-to-order dishes from the owner’s family recipes. From mild to “Thai Hot”, the emphasis is on wonderful flavors.
Menu and hours

Don Julio’s
In the mood for Mexican food before the show? Don Julio’s is just what your looking for. Authentic family recipes from at least four generations give you a rich flavor but with a little “street style” seasoning and aroma.
Menu and hours

Key’s Cafe
If you’re coming for a matinee, stop in for brunch or lunch at Key’s Cafe. Famous family-owned cafe known for their made-from-scratch recipes.
Location and menu

Pizzeria Pezzo
Delicious hand-crafted artisanal pizzas made in a coal-fired oven with the freshest local ingredients they can find. They also do Chicago style Deep Dish pizzas and slow-roasted sandwiches. Perfect pre-show meal for everyone in the family.
Menu, location, and reservation info

Other Treats

Uptown Girl Cupcakes
Indulge yourself before the show with “A small piece of rich, heavenly goodness without the commitment of an entire cake.” Using locally grown, seasonal ingredients, their menu changes constantly as they come up with even more delicious ideas. Open 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday
Menu and location

Cup And Cone
In the warmer seasons, go super casual with a hot dog or hoagie before the show. Finish that with a cone, malt or a root beer float. Enjoy the outdoor seating at this White Bear Lake landmark.
Menu and hours

Post-Show

Manitou Grill
A modern American Grill featuring MN beers and a quality whiskey selection. Lovely leather booths and a large patio make it an ideal spot before or after a show.
Menu and reservations

Washington Square
An “eclectic neighborhood bar & grill,” Washington Square has twenty rotating beers on tap, live music on Saturdays, and a large patio with fireplaces so you can linger a little longer. Perfect for after the show. Pro tip – their “Naughtyaki Wings” are legendary!
Menu and more information

Rudy’s Redeye Grill
Located just blocks from the theater, Rudy’s is a perfect spot for dining before OR after the show. During warmer weather, be sure to stop at the Rooftop Patio, a perfect spot to watch the construction of our new building right across Hwy 61!!
Menu and reservations

After A Matinee

Acqua Restaurant
An Italian themed restaurant right on the western shore of White Bear Lake, Acqua has three dining rooms and elegant bar, and two outdoor patios with gorgeous views of the lake.
Reservations and other information

Manitou Grill
A modern American Grill featuring MN beers and a quality whiskey selection. Lovely leather booths and a large patio make it an ideal spot before or after a show.
Menu and reservations

Washington Square
An “eclectic neighborhood bar & grill,” Washington Square has twenty rotating beers on tap, live music on Saturdays, and a large patio with fireplaces so you can linger a little longer. Perfect for after the show. Pro tip – their “Naughtyaki Wings” are legendary!
Menu and more information

Rudy’s Redeye Grill
Located just blocks from the theater, Rudy’s is a perfect spot for dining before OR after the show. During warmer weather, be sure to stop at the Rooftop Patio, a perfect spot to watch the construction of our new building right across Hwy 61!!
Menu and reservations

Cup And Cone
In the warmer seasons, go super casual with a hot dog or hoagie before the show. Finish that with a cone, malt or a root beer float. Enjoy the outdoor seating at this White Bear Lake landmark.
Menu and hours