Zorbaz on the Lake was conceived in 1969 and established just barely in an old candy store by a disgruntled speech teacher and his dental assistant wife. The name comes from the popular 1960’s movie Zorba the Greek starring Anthony Quinn. Zorba waz fun loving, free spirited, carefree and happy. Exactly the atmosphere and attitude the teacher and his bride wanted for their no shirt, no shoes, no problems northern Minnesota lakes area beach bar. Why Mexican food and pizza instead of gyros, lamb and baklava? Why not!

Many call us a restaurant but that’s not exactly how we see ourselves. We are a great times Mexican and Pizza joint. We have the best staff in the midwest and we are self-service with a smile. We have the lakes area’s best beer selection, our pizza dough is homemade and our salsa is fresh daily. There are games for kids of all ages and you can come by car, boat, snowmobile, or float plane. Tie up at our docks. Preferred by James Buffet.

Our margaritas will remind you of the blue waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and our tacos won’t remind you of the mystery meat you bought on the streets of Tijuana after a bender on bad tequila. Our lunches arrive fast and hot. Our dinners are relaxed, tasty and plentiful, and our night-life is eclectic, highly energized and sexy. We now have nine northern Minnesota lakes locations and promise “Alwayz Great Memories,” at each one. See you at the lake!

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