From Us To You. History is very important to us at Al and Alma's. Following in the tradition of the "hands-on" owners before us, we count it a privilege to serve you and your guests and take a personal stake in making your next event a great success. We realize that today's savvy consumer has many options when looking for dining and entertainment. At Al and Alma's, our commitment to a long history of excellence drives us to meet your every expectation. Whether your event is business or social, the team at Al and Alma's will serve you with one goal in mind - your complete satisfaction.
Boats for Rent!
1920s - 1956
Chester Park Grocery store served as a community hub for local residents. Typical of its time, customers could fill up with gas, buy ice and groceries, eat lunch at the lunch counter, and even rent a fishing boat for a day on the lake.
Remodeled to Supper Club
1956 - 1973
Al and Alma Quist purchased the Chester Park Grocery store and remodeled it into a restaurant. Al and Alma's Supper Club quickly rose to popularity among local residents and summer visitors. Many of the famous menu items that Al and Alma served are still enjoyed by customers today, including our famous porterhouse steak, liver and onions and our browned potatoes to name a few.
Launch of First Dinner Cruise Fleet
1973 - 1983
Under the supervision of its second owners, James "Bud" and Eileen Nolan, the Supper Club introduced its first charter boat. First as an attraction to the restaurant, the early charter boat built in Mora, Minnesota by Boatel entertained customers with a lake cruise prior to eating at the Supper Club. With raving popularity, the Al and Alma's fleet was born along with the summertime dinner cruise
When current owners Merritt and Daryl Geyen purchased Al and Alma's, and expanded the Al and Almas fleet to 7 Yachts.
Largest Express Yacht
Al and Alma's Boat #10 (yes, we used to just number the boats!) is the largest express yacht on Lake Minnetonka – a 59-foot express yacht
First motor yacht Class Cruiser
Introduction of first motor yacht Class Cruiser to Al and Alma's Fleet, the 100 passenger "Avant Garde"
Introduction of "Aventure"
Al and Alma's introduces the largest express yacht on Lake Minnetonka – the 64-foot "Aventure"
Supper Club and Loft Renovation
Original Al and Alma's Supper Club undergoes complete renovation and opens the "Loft" banquet room
Introduction of "Avanti"
Al and Alma's introduces the largest express yacht on Lake Minnetonka – the 70-foot "Avanti"
Introduction of "Isabella"
Al and Alma's introduces a new cruise-class 69-foot Signature Motor Yacht, "Isabella", exclusively serving the Port of Wayzata.
Largest motor yacht
Al and Alma's commissions the production of the largest motor yacht in Lake Minnetonka history: the 83-foot Signature Motor Yacht, "Bella Vista".
Introduction of "Arabella"
Al and Alma's introduces its second largest Signature Motor Yacht: 74-foot "Arabella", exclusively serving the Port of Excelsior.