Winona is not a “restaurant chain” town – rather, we love our recipes homegrown and our flavors unique.

Dozens of eateries in town and within a short drive will delight your taste buds with their own take on classic favorites and cutting-edge fare. Here are a few spotlights to get your mouth watering.

Nosh Scratch Kitchen

Mediterranean-influenced American cuisine so good that famed chef Andrew Zimmern calls it one of his favorite farm-to-table spots in Minnesota. Yeah, it’s that good.

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Signatures

A legendary staple in Winona’s fine dining scene, this elegant restaurant is nestled in a beautiful valley and serves gourmet dishes accompanied by an astonishingly good wine list.

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Sapori di Sicilia

Authentic Italian fare from the region of Sicily includes house-made pastas and gelatos, daily baked goods and Italian to die for at this impeccable replica of an Italian cafe.

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The Boat House

Elegant and casual American fare takes on interesting twists in this riverfront restaurant. Fish tacos are a local favorite, as is the sophisticated craft beer and cocktail list.

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Our Restaurants in the News

Andrew Zimmern,a three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, and teacher has
dubbed Winona’s Nosh Scratch Kitchen as one of his favorite farm-to-table restaurants in the state. “There are a few spots across the state that do an especially great job working directly with farmers to source local ingredients,” he said.

Zimmern writes, “NOSH Scratch Kitchen offers elegant dining closely tied to nearby southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin farms. Seasonality informs chef Greg Jaworski’s menu, and nearly all proteins originate within two hours of the restaurant.”