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Discover the Best and Most Unique
Shopping Experience in Minnesota!

Family-run since 1984, the General Store of Minnetonka is everyone’s favorite shopping tradition. Two stories of boutique shopping in a gorgeous space, you’ll find perfectly curated gifts and goods in endless variety – and don’t miss the made-from-scratch Café & Bistro!

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Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee & desserts — all made from scratch!

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Locally owned and family operated since 1984!

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Looking for something fun to do? Check out our Top 10 things to do in the Lake Minnetonka area!

Looking for something fun to do? Check out our Top 10 things to do in the Lake Minnetonka area!

Just short drive from downtown, come spend the day in the Lake Minnetonka area!

Here’s our TOP 10 list of what to do! And of course, that perfect day starts out with a visit to the General Store of Minnetonka!

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    Our TOP FIVE KITCHEN GADGETS of all time!

    Our TOP FIVE KITCHEN GADGETS of all time!

    Ever since we added a KITCHEN area to the store years ago, it has been one of your favorite areas to shop. It’s probably because we all spend so much time in the kitchen and are always looking for things that will make the fun and the not-so-fun parts of cooking better and easier, right?
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    Surprise Boxes! Here’s your step-by-step guide to giving the best gift ever!

    Surprise Boxes! Here’s your step-by-step guide to giving the best gift ever!

    You’ve probably heard about our fabulously popular Surprise Boxes, but you may not understand exactly how they work. They are so easy to send and make YOU the hero with sending the perfect gift! Here’s how they work:
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    This was the best find! We were doing other things in the cities and saw this place and had to stop. It’s a huge multilevel store and they have everything! Very neat, unique gifts. Gadgets, clothing, food, candy-- everything you didn't know you needed!
    Michelle
    What a fabulous find!! Heard raves about the popovers, yes, they are that good (and big)! Trio of salads was fresh and tasty. Big desserts, great service! Save time to shop, two floors of quirky gifts, Minnesota specialties, clothing, retro games, and back-in-the-day candy! 🤩
    Becky
    What a gem! The store is amazing! I'm difficulty shopping for my kids but when I go there, I always find something that they'll love! Employees are very helpful they're so many things to look at. If you're shopping for a gift, you're not going to come away from the General Store disappointed.
    Jordan
    Beautiful store, I loved it! So many amazing things, for the house, clothes, souvenirs, jewelry, food, toys, decorations, funny, etc. If you want a really nice gift, or just something special, there are so many options. I recommend it.
    Silvia
    The store that has everything from kitchenware, jewelry, MN souvenirs and clothing to kids toys, games and lots of puzzles! You could basically shop till you drop and then take a break in the Café, which by the way makes delicious salads, sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffee. And the biggest popovers I've ever seen! And then go back for more shopping!
    Reuben
    Always a fun adventure exploring all the different spaces in this two-story gifts and home goods store. Rustic look, shopping made to feel like you've discovered an item instead of shopping off a rack this place does not disappoint.
    Cora
    Such a wonderful store. Old-time, small-town charm in a busy suburb. Impressive collection of one-of-a-kind gifts and treats. Almost too much to see in just one visit. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Don't forget to look upstairs as well! If you have someone in your gift list that is impossible to shop for, this is the place to go. If you can't find them something here, you might as well give up and just gift them a hug!
    Jeff
    This is a truly unique shopping experience! They have curated a unique blend of special items, and I love that many of them are locally sourced. The cafe is also nice, good coffee and espresso drinks, the bakery items look incredible. I will be visiting once again!!
    Brianna
    I've been going to the General Store since I was 10. It was a treat for my grandparents and I to go every time I visited them. Now I live in Florida, so every time I get back "home", the General Store is my must stop! It exudes so many childhood memories for me and to see its growth over the years has been really heartwarming. Can't wait to go in a few weeks! Their Minnesota selection of goods is AMAZING!
    Stacey
    Both my wife and I love this store. We have been going to shop at this store for over 30 years and never walk out empty handed.
    Doug
    Cool place, lots of great gifts. Worth a visit.
    Ryan
    Love this place. You never know what you will find. There is always excellent holiday/seasonal items selection. Great clothing and jewelry, Minnesota themed food and gifts and a terrific section of kitchen goods and a whole lot more. Plan at least an hour. Don't forget to grab lunch in the Cafe.
    Eponine
    I love this store. I have made lots of memories shopping at the General Store with my mom, and now my daughter. I want to buy everything. Love the atmosphere.
    Nancy
    Always love our trips here! Fun unique gifts and boutique decor. A lot of fun stuff for the desk and office as well. Always worth the stop even if you need to go a little out of your way.
    Erik

    Location & Hours

    14401 Hwy 7
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    p.952-935-7131

    CLOSED July 4th

    Store Hours
    Monday - Friday 10-6pm
    Saturday 10-6pm
    Sunday 12-5pm

    Cafe Hours
    Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
    Saturday 10-4pm
    Sunday 12-4pm