Casual Riverside Dining

Located at the mouth of the Knife River just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota, Lighthouse at Emily's provides dining in a fun, nautical atmosphere, reflecting our local fishing heritage.

“The Lighthouse at Emily’s owners & staff want to heartily thank you all for a wonderful season! To our new patrons as well as our regulars, we truly thank you all!

We are temporarily closed for daily business for the next 2 months however, please watch for special events that will occur during this time.

Thank you again and blessings to you and your families through the holiday season!”

The Lighthouse at Emily’s


We have a full bar and offer local beer, 1919 root-beer, home-made desserts and have a lovely children’s menu. Come and enjoy a wonderful dining experience on our deck that overlooks the river!

Our local tap beers include

Castle Danger, Bent Paddle, Lake Superior Brewing & Fitgers.

We take pride in the many locally sourced food & beverage items

Free range –anti-biotic free turkeys from Ferndale Market of Cannon Falls, MN roasted in house!

Entrees made in house include

Delicious meatballs, home-made meatloaf, luscious salmon burgers, wild rice veggie burger and delectable desserts.

Daily Specials starting at 4 p.m.

Monday: Meatloaf Dinner
Tuesday: Pasta Specials
*Music every Tuesday night 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday: All You Can Eat Fish Fry
Thursday: Homemade Swedish Meatballs
Friday & Saturday: Fresh Fish Specials
Sunday: Full Turkey Dinner (served all day)

Download our menu here!

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Is anyone else craving a Smoked Salmon sandwich? It will be included on our special Julebyen menu, the weekend of Dec 6 & 7! We will be open from 11-4 Saturday and Sunday! Hope to see you all! ... See MoreSee Less

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After a beautiful autumn, winter has arrived in Knife River. We are looking forward to the Julebyen Festival the first weekend in December! We will be open from 11-4 Saturday & Sunday that weekend, with a limited menu of Scandinavian fare. And of course our famous Glogg!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for all the wonderful comments! We love you! :) We just want to clarify that the building has not yet sold, but we are hopeful things will work out! For the time being, we will continue to plan & prepare to be ready in January! ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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The entire staff of the Lighthouse would like to thank you all for your patronage! We will take a little hiatus, but have a few special events until we are back to regular business hours. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your families! We'll keep you abreast of events as they come up! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Come on down as we round out the LAST TWO DAYS of the season with GREAT music from Jim Madison & "Mad About Jane" at 6 p.m. tonight!!
Enjoy Full Turkey Dinner all day tomorrow (while supply lasts!) from 11-8!
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