We are now closed until further notice due to fire. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Corral Saloon and Eatery

Corral family, friends, staff, and supporters:
Thank you for the outpouring of support! This amazing community is why we are here in the first place and events like this really remind us of the strong bond we all share.
First and foremost, please help us in thanking the first responders that fought through adverse conditions to keep everyone safe. We are thankful to report no injuries! These folks give their time and energy to protect each and every one of us. There is no way to show the amount of gratitude we have for Osakis, Alexandria, Carlos, and Forada Fire Departments along with North Memorial and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Posse.
A shout out to Ferguson Brothers Excavating. They showed up and literally drove their equipment right into the smoldering rubble to help control the situation. Amazing to watch all these people work together.
Our patrons are the best, you are why we do this! We love you. Thank you for the outpouring of support. We have received so many phone calls, texts, and social media messages/posts and we apologize for not getting back to everyone. We have read every single one. Do know that they lift us up during this difficult time. We have the BEST customers!
We also have the BEST staff! We are working to put a plan in place to ensure they have zero interruption in their lives going into this holiday season. Without our staff, the wheels don't turn and we fully recognize that. Please stay in touch and know we are thinking of you all.
We also see you, fellow lakes area business owners. The business community here is second to none. Thank you all for the messages and posts. We have created relationships with many of you over the years and you are all amazing! We appreciate each and every one of you.
There is a lot of work to do. We will keep you all updated as we move forward.
We would like to wish everyone the most wonderful holiday season.
Squeeze your person a little harder and enjoy your surroundings a little longer this year - things can change in a matter of moments.
If you had any catering booked with us, please give us time to process and get back to you with an update.
Please watch for updates on our Facebook page and drop us some pics and memories in the comments!
From all of us, to all of you -
Mark, Sue, Abby (the little waitress 🥰)
And the entire Corral Crew

117 North Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355


Mon: Dining 3pm – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Tue: Dining 3pm – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Wed: Dining 3pm – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Thu: Dining 3pm – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Fri: Dining 11am – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Sat: Dining 11am – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm
Sun: Dining 11am – 9pm | Bar Until 11pm

Welcome to Corral Saloon and Eatery

The Best Bar & Restaurant in the Alexandria, MN area!


The Corral Saloon & Eatery is a favorite restaurant and bar for many Alexandria, MN area residents and visitors. Go ahead and order our fall-off-the-bone ribs, great drink specials and the corral chicken (you won't find it anywhere else!) This is also the spot to be for live events like music, sip n' paint classes and more.

Corral Saloon & Eatery has been a centrally located venue for over fifty years, passing down the same recipes for their famous chicken and ribs from owner to owner. The Corral is also responsible for starting Shoot the Minnow, an event that you definitely don't want to miss!

Make the Corral Your Organization's Meeting Destination

Corral Saloon & Eatery isn't just a restaurant - we're also a banquet venue that offers groups and organizations a fun environment with great food and drinks. You can relax while the Corral staff attends to your menu and serving preferences. If you have specific requirements the Corral staff will work to make sure that these are accounted for when setting up for the event.

Since we're centrally located in the Alexandria, MN area, the Corral's banquet venue is a great choice for any kind of team event (like an awards dinner or banquet), wedding receptions, milestone birthdays, graduations and reunions.


At the Corral Saloon & Eatery, we make it our mission to be the destination for fun times and great music! There are different events and happenings almost every night of the week, including our perfectly seasoned prime rib special on weekends. For seniors, the Corral serves up a special meal every day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to enjoy along with your friends.

There are also daily happy hours to encourage you to relax at the bar with a cold one before heading home for the evening. The event calendar will be updated, so please check in regularly to see what's going on at the Corral!