Restaurants that ‘kept Dorset alive’ burn to ground

Dorset House restaurant is one of four restaurants in the north central Minnesota hamlet that bills itself as the restaurant capital of the world.

Dorset House Facebook page

There are now only two. The restaurant burned to the ground overnight, possibly because of a lightning strike during the outbreak of severe storms.

Ernie Mack via Facebook

The nearby Compañeros was also destroyed.

“We’re just lost,” Dorset Restaurant owner Laura Kempnich tells the Park Rapids Enterprise. “We don’t know what to do.”

More images here.

(h/t: Amy Rea, who said “they kept that town alive”)

  • BJ

    My in-laws are just a couple of miles away. We go there often.