We get it: you’re not always in the mood to eat on campus, and you just can’t beat the experience of eating out.
So, if you’re looking to spice things up with where you dine, look no further than the many restaurants in Winona.
Now behold my list of recommended food options. I’ve personally eaten at every food joint on this list and I wouldn’t lie to you. They’re good!
What are you craving?
I remember I used to love brunch on the weekends when I lived on campus.
Use your Warrior ID to swipe in your parents or pay $8.43 + tax each to get all-you-can-eat brunch at the Jack Kane Dining Center on Main Campus!
Looking for something upscale that won’t break your bank? Your parents will be paying, right? Treat yo’ self!
Signatures is located on a stunning golf course, and it offers both fine dining and a more casual setting at “The Grill.”
Seriously, if you don’t have time to eat here when your family visits this time, you should make it a priority for their next visit.
One look at the menu will be enough to make you drool. The Boathouse has a beautiful view of the Mississippi River, especially during sunset.
Bonus: they make their dessert in-house daily!
Sit and stay or on the go? We have not one, but TWO Blooming Grounds in Winona: Blooming Grounds and Blooming Grounds Express.
Blooming Grounds offers numerous pastry options, as well as some heartier, more filling options.
Muffins, scones, cookies, quiche, sandwiches, salad, soup, and my favorite coffee in town.
When I go to Mugby Junction, my go-to order is the spinach quiche and a Satin Snowball if it’s cold outside, or a Raspberry Cloud if the weather is warm.
Good old-fashioned burgers and fries never let anyone down.
Even still, Betty Jo’s, Ground Round, Green Mill and Winona’s Family Restaurant offer more than that!
This was the first place I ever ate in Winona when my mom brought me on a campus tour, and Betty Jo’s has yet to disappoint.
Winona’s Family Restaurant
Go here to find another ginormous menu to complement the appetite of any foodie.
Winona’s Family Restaurant may seem like a dive from the outside, but man is it homey on the inside!
Around the World
Explore new flavors from across the globe right here in town.
…And for Dessert?
Go on, satisfy your sweet tooth–I won’t tell!
I think people brag about Bloedow’s even if they haven’t gone. It’s that good.
People (myself included) are just that proud to have Bloedow’s in our town.
FYI: It’s pronounced BLAY-does.
Craving ice cream in particular? Check out this ice cream tour video:
Sure, $5 Pizza is great and the KFC, McDonald’s and Culver’s in town aren’t bad options either.
But might I suggest giving your family a taste of the unique things Winona has to offer? This is also a great chance to adventure from your go-to options!
(Updated by Hailey Seipel on 07/14/2021)