Kettle River, MN – Tower Tap & Restaurant

Kettle River Minnesota lies beside the Kettle River, and was settled by Finnish immigrants in the years just prior to WW 1, and their influence is still noticeable today. Every summer, the good folk of Kettle River hosts Ma & Pa Kettle, which includes street dances, a pancake breakfast, the Miss Kettle River pageant, and a parade.   Kettle River sits in Carlton County, much of which was wiped out by a raging forest fire in 1918; only one building survived in the town, a brick bank which is still in use today.  Coming quickly on the devastation of the fire, an outbreak of Spanish Influenza took many more lives just a few months later.   The resilient people of K.R. rebuilt and thrived.  The 148 mile Soo Line North ATV trail passes through the Kettle River area, and the town is a good jumping off point to the Willard Munger State Trail, 100 miles plus for hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing.  There are developed and undeveloped camping grounds in the area, and a number of pleasant motels are nearby.

Tower Tap is a local “institution” in the burg of Kettle River, Minnesota. Like most public houses in rural communities, the Tap serves as a gathering place for locals for fun, frolic, discussion.

The Minnesota Burger Posse rolled into the Tap in pursuit of another nite of entertainment courtesy of Todd Eckart.  Before diving into the great menu, patrons at the Tap Sunday enjoyed a complimentary buffet courtesy of area radio station WKLK/WMOZ.

They were delighted by the hospitality of their hosts, proprietors Jane & Trey Morgan, with children McKayla and Eddie helping out.  There’s a special kind of feeling generated by small town family business owners in Minnesota, and the Tower Tap was no exception.

Minnesota Burger Bureau Chief went with the pizza, pre-visit rumors had proclaimed it a good one, and he thoroughly enjoyed it, which is big praise, and he’s picky about his pizza.   On a slightly thick crust, with fresh Italian sausage, Tyson’s premium Bonici Pepperoni, the posse thoroughly enjoyed this pie.

We’ve added their menu to our menu section.

Tower Tap Kettle River Minnesota

Todd Eckart Rocking the River

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