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Sunshine's Summerhouse Delights with All You Can Eat Whole Hog BBQ | Lake Shore, MN


Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting Sunshine's Summerhouse in Lake Shore, MN for their highly anticipated 3rd Annual Whole Hog BBQ. Having been regular patrons of this charming establishment for various events and meals, we were eager to experience their renowned Hog Roast for the first time. Our expectations were exceeded in every way, and we left Sunshine's Summerhouse with satisfied taste buds and full bellies.

Upon entering the restaurant, the enticing aroma of succulent pork immediately engulfed us, whetting our appetites. The presentation of the hog was a delightful sight, adorned with a cowboy hat, sunglasses, and even a bottle of Don Julio 1942 in its mouth. The attention to detail and creativity put into the setup showcased the restaurant's dedication to providing a memorable dining experience.

As we settled at our table and ordered refreshing beverages, we eagerly awaited our turn to partake in the feast. We had the pleasure of conversing with Joe, the Head Chef and Pit Master, who also playfully claimed the title of head dishwasher. Joe enlightened us with fascinating information, sharing that the hog had been smoked for an impressive 22 hours and initially weighed a whopping 140+ pounds.

When it was finally time to dig in, we eagerly grabbed some buns and Joe generously piled our plates with delectable pulled pork, fresh from the hog's belly. The restaurant offered an array of coleslaw options and house-made BBQ sauces to accompany the succulent meat. Personally, I found myself drawn to the Mustard BBQ sauce, which added a tangy and unique flavor profile to the already mouthwatering dish. The pulled pork was nothing short of perfection—juicy, tender, and cooked to absolute precision. Each bite was a heavenly blend of flavors, leaving us yearning for more.

Despite our initial satisfaction, we couldn't resist going up for seconds. The irresistible taste of the pulled pork beckoned us, and we obliged with delight. By the end of our meal, not a single person at our table was left hungry. Sunshine's Summerhouse had delivered an unforgettable All You Can Eat Whole Hog BBQ experience that left us with lasting memories.

While Sunshine's Summerhouse truly shines with their Whole Hog BBQ, it's important to note that they offer an impressive range of culinary delights throughout the week. Every Friday, you can indulge in their Friday Fresh Smoked Ribs, a treat not to be missed. The restaurant takes pride in its craft kitchen, serving an enticing variety of burgers, smoked meats, pasta, salads, and more. As if that weren't enough, their extensive selection of over 50 tequilas has earned them the reputation of being the lakes area tequila bar.

If you're an early riser, don't forget to check out their breakfast offerings on weekends, available from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a leisurely brunch, Sunshine's Summerhouse has you covered.

To make your dining experience even more delightful, Sunshine's Summerhouse offers regular specials to keep things exciting. Enjoy Margarita Mondays with their $6 Margaritas all day long, while Wednesdays are reserved for the timeless Old Fashioned cocktails.

To stay up-to-date with Sunshine's Summerhouse's latest updates and special events, I highly recommend following them on their social channels. You can find them on Facebook at and on Instagram at

In conclusion, our visit to Sunshine's Summerhouse for their 3rd Annual Whole Hog BBQ was a resounding success. The delicious pulled pork, the unique presentation of the hog, and the friendly atmosphere made it a truly memorable dining experience. We left with contented appetites and an eagerness for what the future holds. We eagerly anticipate next year's Hog Roast, eagerly counting down the days until we can once again indulge in the delectable offerings of Sunshine's Summerhouse. Don't miss out on this extraordinary event that will leave you craving for more!

Location Information:

  • Sunshine's Summerhouse

  • 2008 Hill Dr. Lake Shore, MN 56468



​Contact: 218-961-4300


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