Guide To Plymouth, MN: Parks, Restaurants, & More

BY Dr. McDowell  |  September 6th, 2021
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As a Wayzata business, we spend a lot of time in the neighboring city of Plymouth. And while Wayzata will always have our heart, Plymouth has some amazing restaurants, parks, lakes, and places to shop and enjoy.

In this post, we’ll lay out all of our favorite spots and the places that you should get out and enjoy while you’re in town.

Best Restaurants in Plymouth

Mouthwatering eats are no rarity in Plymouth, the hardest part about getting food in Plymouth is choosing which amazing restaurant you’ll go to.

Rock Elm Tavern

This is one of those hometown taverns that all the locals love to enjoy. There are several menu items to enjoy, including both food and drinks. The best description we found was that Rock Elm Tavern is, “a hearty bar menu, including burgers & pasta, served with craft beer in a warm space.”

Address: 16605 County Rd 24, Plymouth, MN 55447

Phone: (763) 208-4451

Google Rating: 4.3 Stars

Lucky 13 Pub

This mini-chain of pubs has a few locations throughout the twin cities. But that doesn’t take away from the great eats and refreshing drinks that you can get here. Comfort food and a chill atmosphere are two things you can expect every time you hang out at Lucky 13.

Address: 3000 Harbor Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447

Phone: (763) 746-0071

Google Rating: 4.2 Stars

Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill

Another homey bar is Sunshine Factory. They serve up great American food that’s sure to please almost anyone, along with a large selection of alcohol and craft beverages. Summertime is one of the best times to visit Sunshine Factory because they have a large patio that’s always a guest favorite.

Address: 4100 Vinewood Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55442

Phone: (763) 535-7000

Google Rating: 4.3 Stars

Kobe Japanese Restaurant

kobe restaurant in plymouth mn

Kobe is a Japanese steakhouse and restaurant that’s particularly famous for their hibachi grill. Large parties or families can gather around a table and have delicious food cooked right in front of them. But, if you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, there is a traditional dining area and menu as well.

Address: 15555 34th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447

Phone: (763) 559-9999

Google Rating: 4.4 Stars

Parks in Plymouth

Here are just a few of the beautiful parks that you can enjoy throughout the city of Plymouth.

parks in plymouth

Plymouth Creek Park

This park has everything you’d want in a local area. Complete with a skate park, 18 hole professional frisbee golf course, playground, walking trails, sports fields, and more. No matter your age or how big your family is, there’s something fun for everyone to enjoy outdoors at this park. The one downside to this place is that it can be really busy on weekends or nights during the week.

Address: 3625 Fernbrook Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446

Google Rating: 4.7 Stars

Parkers Lake Park

If you’re looking for a place to walk, run, or bike, then this is the park for you. This park has everything that you’d want it to have, plus a swimming area to enjoy the lake during the summer. So, whether you’re looking for a beach or a playground, your kids will enjoy this park.

Address: 15205 County Rd 6 & Niagara Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447

Google Rating: 4.6 Stars

Clifton E. French Regional

clifton e. french park in plymouth

This park has a ton of features that you won’t want to miss out on. Starting with the recreational areas, there are trails, fishing spots, swimming, and a boat launch. Clifton E. French is located right on Medicine Lake, and it’s a popular spot to enjoy the beautiful summer days and nights. We can’t forget about the awesome ropes course that can be enjoyed at the playground. There’s just not another park like it.

Address: 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

Google Rating: 4.7 Stars

Swan Lake Park

Swan Lake is one of the more relaxed and quiet areas in the city, and it’s a great place to get away from the noise of a bustling city like Plymouth. There are lots of walking trails, open fields, wildlife, and a playground. Plus, there’s even a picnic area that can be enjoyed in the shade.

Address: 4480 Quinwood Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55442

Google Rating: 4.7 Stars

Best Shops in Plymouth

To top off Plymouth as one of Minnesota’s great cities, there are tons of great shopping experiences.

Ridgedale Center

If you’re in need of a true mall experience, Ridgedale is a great option. In fact, many locals consider Ridgedale to be a great option when compared to the busier and much larger Mall of America that’s just 20-30 minutes away.

You can expect to find all of the major stores and even a few of the more niche shops available. So, whether you’re looking for something specific or just want to browse, there’s plenty to see and enjoy, including a food court and movie theater.

Address: 12401 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Google Rating: 4.3 Stars

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

shoppes at arbor lakes

A few miles to the north is the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Located in downtown Maple Grove, this mini-mall draws many visitors from all over. Over time this mall has grown to be a very popular shopping and dining destination in the area, and it’s just 15 minutes from Plymouth, making it a great option if you’re in the mood for a mini-mall experience instead of shopping inside a traditional mall.

Address: 12459 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Google Rating: 4.3 Stars

The Galleria

You can visit this contemporary indoor mall for a more upscale shopping experience with premium and niche retailers. The Galleria offers a beautiful approach to traditional shopping. Take a peek through some of the cool stores that are located in the Galleria to see if there’s anything special that you want to check out. The only downside is that this mall is located about 20 minutes south of Plymouth.

Address: 3510 W 69th St, Edina, MN 55435

Google Rating: 4.4 Stars

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide on fun things to do throughout Plymouth. If you’re looking for more fun activities, check out our Wayzata, MN guide! And, if you’re ever in need of dental service, feel free to check out Wayzata Dental!

Dr. McDowell
Dr. McDowell has always been focused on using the latest technology to improve the patient experience. From radiation-free imaging to laser dentistry, he has always been ahead of the curve and is dedicated to improving the practice of dentistry one ..