Elsie’s in Caledonia
Each week, I deliver newspapers to La Crescent, Hokah and Brownsville, and I am often fortunate enough to have a passenger to chat with along the way.
This past week, our son Landon joined me for the countryside tour of Houston County, delivering fresh copies of the Visit Bluff Country Magazine and Fillmore County Journal.
It gives us time to talk about a lot of different things. Ideas, interests, and plans for the future. I’ve had the same journeys with our daughter, learning what she likes and dislikes. I once asked our daughter if she could pick any car to own, with no practical consideration, what would that be? She said, “A ‘57 Chevy.” Wow! She has great taste, wouldn’t you say?
Anyway, back to my stroll with our son.
Along the way, we decided it was time to eat, so we stopped by for lunch at Elsie’s restaurant in downtown Caledonia, Minn.
I’ve been there many times, and it is always a great experience.
I always end up ordering one of the daily lunch specials. They usually have two or three options, and they all sound good.
The other day, when I was dining with my son, I had to contemplate the fish sandwich or spaghetti special. I went Italian that day, and I walked out full and happy.
That’s the other thing you should know. Elsie’s serves generous portions. You won’t walk out of there hungry.
The day we were at Elsie’s, it was a packed house. Nearly all tables were full of chatty patrons. It’s a busy place, which is a good sign for any restaurant.
As a matter of fact, we ran into a teacher from Fillmore Central that day, as she was visiting with a family member for lunch at Elsie’s. Maggie Walsh, if you’re reading this, we always enjoy your smile and positive energy. It was great to see you again!
Elsie Babler, the owner of this Caledonia hotspot, runs a wonderful establishment.
If you are looking for delicious food, great service, and a wonderful place to run into people you might know, you’ll want to stop by ever-popular Elsie’s in Caledonia.
And, if you are looking for photo opportunities, there’s a phone booth out in front of the building. You don’t see those much anymore, so get your camera out while you’re in downtown Caledonia!