Howdy & welcome to Elmer's Texas Barbeque!  We serve up the best smokehouse meats right onsite in the Otter Tail Lakes area. We add some exciting entrees, weekend specials and unique ambiance.

We are proud to bring back and EXPAND the Otter Tail Lake area's newest entertainment option - The Elmer's Old West Melodrama Dinner Theatre for 2017!

We sold out most every show during our 1st and 2nd year, so we are committed to having shows EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT starting Friday, June 2nd 2017. The Fergus Falls Funtastics return with a melodrama for four weekends in June, another great CLASSIC melodrama for four weekends in July.  Then three weekends in August, performed by the local MAD HATTERS company out of Wadena, wrap up the season!

Performed in Betty Jo's Pavillion, experience the hoot'n and holler'n good times with the audience-participation melodrama! Enjoy preshow antics, a family style feast of authentic barbeque and all the fixins plus lemonade, tea...and during the show's intermission, you'll get dessert! Yes, like all melodramas, you'll be introduced to the hero, damsel-in-distress, funny characters plus, of course, the villain! Boo, Cheer, Hiss!  It IS GREAT FUN!

Last year, the Fargo Forum wrote: "...It's a great addition to Otter Tail County and the surrounding area." Watch for news about the season and ticket sales.

But was there any doubt that great food and a great show make for a great evening?

Actually, ANY evening at Elmers Texas Barbeque is GREAT as every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Our signature meats are smoked for 5 to 12 hours each day and served fresh.  We serve only the choicest cuts of pork ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork, along with steaks, seafood, unique side dishes, and fresh baked desserts.  Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

That's what we're up to folks! Whatta hoot! If you'd like to know more, there's a couple links up there on the website menu.

The restaurant is open seasonally

May 1st thru October 1st.  
Our hours are:


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Elmers Texas Barbeque
27896 State Highway 78
Battle Lake, MN 56515

The Lakes Area only true Barbeque.... smoked daily