Soup. Sandwiches. Salads. Ice Cream.


(Pints & Quarts 50% Off, 3 gallon tubs 40% off)

We will be open year round for ice cream, but with less flavors.

For details of flavors available during the sale, check the ICE CREAM page.


167 Lake St. N., Forest Lake, MN 55025 suite 1 (same location as the ice cream parlor)

Regular Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm


Welcome to ernie's eatery & ICE CREAM

Whether it's for lunch or dinner, we have healthy, fresh soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps for the whole family to enjoy. plus, we have ice cream for a snack or dessert after your meal.

Chef/Owner Ernie

Our Roots

Chef Ernie has lived in Forest Lake for over 7 years. He was previously a chef at notable restaurants such as Acqua, Canyon Grille and D'Amico & Sons. He first learned how to cook from his grandmother, a master chef, and then later studied culinary arts at Hennepin Tech. Ernie's Eatery is his first restaurant, a long sought after dream and the result of years of tweaking recipes. Chef Ernie features his creativity and culinary talents in our menu and weekly specials. 


Our promise

Ernie's Eatery is committed to using only the highest-quality ingredients in our food. We source our produce locally as much as possible, feature gourmet Boar's Head meats, and get all our fresh-baked bread from award-winning Franklin Street Bakery.


Bavarian soft pretzels = the perfect snack