Madigan’s Pub & Grill: Parties - large & small we can handle them all!


Madigan’s Pub & Grill is located at 110 Star St. E. in Maple Lake under the water tower. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Madigan’s has a great sports bar area with big screens for the big games, along with a game room that is great for kids of all ages. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

The 2015 Madigan’s annual Parking Lot Party featured country music group, Diamond Back. (Photo by Tyler Jacobson)

Madigan’s volleyball leagues include men’s, women’s and co-ed teams. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Madigan’s serving area includes a three-season porch with bar service and this three-season outdoor patio with fireplace. Madigan’s delivers too! Find a menu online at www.madiganspub.com. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

 

 

More than a local bar, Madigan’s Pub and Grill is a popular gathering place for families, sports fans and community guests. It’s location in the heart of town, right under the water tower, is indicative of its central position in the life of Maple Lake. 
 
Menu
 
Noted for its traditional Irish fare on St. Patrick’s Day, Madigan’s menu also includes All-American favorites from burgers and wraps to calzones and pizza, with 2-3 daily specials and homemade soups from scratch. Wednesdays are Steak Night with hand-cut Sterling Silver Choice Prime Rib and hand-cut fresh Sterling Silver steaks, while Reuben and Rachel sandwiches are Thursday lunch specials. Pizzas are crafted with a homemade crust and sauce; their Seafood Pizza is a good catch, while appetizers and wings are also popular menu items. “Everybody has their own favorite!” Madigan’s offers a big menu, but accommodates suggestions and often introduces new items proposed by patrons, cook and wait staff. 
 
Another local service is food delivery Wed.- Sun., from 5 p.m. to close. The menu is available online, and all items are available, $15 minimum order. They serve a 7-mile radius from Annandale to Buffalo.
 
Madigan’s holds a meat raffle every Friday evening during the school year and Bingo with the meat raffle on Wednesdays. Adults 18 and over are invited to join their summer volleyball leagues on Wednesdays and Bean Bag leagues in the fall. Live music and entertainment are scheduled occasionally and for special events such as the Maple Lake Fishing Derby, St. Patrick’s Day, Gear-Head Get Together and other community celebrations. Lounge on the outdoor patio on warm evenings or cozy up to the outdoor fireplace when temperatures cool down.
 
In addition to the restaurant, Madigan’s takes reservations for on-site private parties such as receptions, birthday and holiday parties, groom’s dinners, anniversary and baptism celebrations. The facility is spacious enough to host multiple events simultaneously. For those who prefer an off-site event, Madigan’s offers catering to go. Patrons choose their own menu items (any type of food) and a portable bar is available for liquor to go. This is a great service for wedding receptions, holiday parties and special occasions.
 
Bar Service
 
Madigan’s offers a full-service bar with wine, beer, and hard alcohol. They have a 2-for-1 Happy Hour Mon. – Fri. from 3-6 p.m. on almost everything with an early Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday. 
 
Hey, sports fans!
 
Madigan’s is hosting coach bus rides to three upcoming major sports events. July 25 the Twins play the Yankees; bus ride, meal and admission ticket are available for $60. On September 27, Madigan’s is organizing a bus ride to the Vikings-San Diego Chargers game which includes a tailgating meal at the game for $110. Bus capacity is 46; call Madigan’s to reserve your seat. For the winter season, a bus trip to a Minnesota Wild hockey game will be offered. 
 
14th Annual Golf Tournament
 
On August 1, Madigan’s will host the 14th annual golf tournament at Albion Ridges. The event format will feature a four-man scramble/best-ball tournament for $65 per person, including dinner and drinks at Madigan’s and lots of great prizes.
 
Upcoming seasonal events are planned including a beer garden for Gear-Head Get Together, a costume party and band for Halloween or Oktoberfest, and for Thanksgiving. Hometown sports fans can watch a variety of sporting events on several big-screen TVs, play a friendly game of pool, arcade or video games in the company of friends and family at the restaurant.
 
Community Supporter
 
Owner Chris Nelson moved to Maple Lake 23 years ago and has been an integral community supporter since then. He raised his two daughters here, both of whom graduated from Maple Lake High School. “I’m proud of the schools; they did real well with my kids.” Older daughter, Lauren, was a Maple Lake Ambassador and representative at the Minneapolis Aquatennial; and younger daughter, Maddie, was recently selected as one of this year’s Ambassadors. 
 
Nelson is a big supporter of all Maple Lake festivals and a sponsor for the high school ball teams, the Maple Lake Lakers baseball team and the churches. “I feel particularly lucky to be located in the center of the community and right under the water tower,” said Nelson.
 
Formerly known as Pizzazz and primarily a pizza place, Nelson extended the menu and changed the name to reflect local Irish heritage and a connection to Maple Lake’s founder, James Madigan. Since buying the building 17 years ago, Nelson added footage, a volleyball court, a marquee, remodeled the interior and added improvements. 
 
Maple Lake is evolving, and Madigan’s with it. Nelson owns the land surrounding the building proper and has several ideas for expansion. “Something new will be introduced soon,” Nelson promises.
 
Madigan’s Pub and Grill opens for business at 11 a.m., seven days a week; the kitchen closes at 10 p.m. weeknights, and the bar closes at 1 a.m. Nelson has a good crew and says, “Many of our staff have been here for years and years, and some have left and come back. I couldn’t do it without them,” said Nelson. 
 
Stop in for lunch, Happy Hour or dinner with family, friends or neighbors, and enjoy a bit of Irish hospitality and a delicious meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
 
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