Opened in the early 1930’s, the original Moonlite Bay was a much larger building which featured fine dining, two bars, big bands and dancing. In the 1960’s, in line with the times, this hot night spot featured go-go dancers on the bar! It ‘s been rumored that big city gangsters, on a holiday in the area, would often visit Moonlite Bay.
Following a devasting fire on May 31, 1984, the site remained closed until 1989 when the new building you see today was built. Now a relaxed, casual dining spot, the owners invite travelers to stop by for lunch, dinner or just a beverage and a snack. As you drive into the parking lot, look for an interpretive panel kiosk which tells the story of 'Ike the Pike', the meanest, nastiest fish that ever swum these waters - and how Paul Bunyan nearly landed him with his legendary tackle. It also tells of the historic Ojibwe vs. Dakota battle which took place right on this bay many years ago.