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Cragun's Resort - Irma's Kitchen



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Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lakes freshest new restaurant is opening June 16 and will be open into the fall months. Located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant the building dates back to 1926. Irma’s Kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday. All food items are made in house using many of Irma’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients.

Located at the south end of Cragun’s Resort, the former Island View Lodge was originally developed by Walter and Lena Frampton in 1926. Lena cooked and served three hearty meals a day, lumberjack style. In 1946, Ben and Eleanor Curry became the new owners of this Brainerd MN restaurant. They added the dining room’s north wing with timbers coming from the Pine Beach Peninsula. They expanded the resort and operated it until the early 1960’s. Thereafter, the Thiel, Yoho and Bearson families owned and operated the resort.

Irma’s Kitchen opens June 16 and will serve lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. As for the food, the menu is divided into sections titled Social Plates, Garden, Between Bread, Steaks and Supper. Chef Brian Diumenti will showcase local products and ingredients and will serve dishes like Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie, Deconstructed Cobb Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops, and Grass Fed Filet Mignon for dinner. For lunch and snacks, the menu will include a sunfish sandwich, and the drunken ox burger.


  • Family Oriented Menu
  • Northwoods Log Restaurant
  • Cocktail Service Available
  • Come by boat or car


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