contemporary dining with neighborhood charm


Established in the late 1880s first as a grocery store, the historic Ole Store Restaurant is nestled in a quaint neighborhood in Northfield’s west side of town, just down the hill from St. Olaf College. It’s a landmark establishment and continues to be a favorite dining spot for local patrons as well as out-of-town visitors to the area. The welcoming atmosphere, coupled with outstanding cuisine and local farm-fresh foods, brings back satisfied customers again and again.


Nestled in a quiant neighborhood on the west side of town. 

We are home to several guest favorites including our signature Parmesan Crusted Walleye Fillet, our Roasted Rueben Sandwich, and our delicious Ole Roll. This sweet treat has been around for many decades and is available weekend morning. 

Our menu changes twice a year to highlight the freshest seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats and dishes prepared by our culinary team.  

We feature local craft beers, delicious wines from Oregon, California, Chile, Italy, and Spain, and a wide range of spirits.