Welcome!

We’re always bringing you the best in craft beer at the Old Capital Tavern. But, we’ve also got outstanding fine dining as well as a great selection of scotch, bourbon, and whiskey.

Our goal is simple: deliver amazing craft beer and outstanding fine dining to the people of Sauk Rapids, Saint Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park and the surrounding area.

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Sunday Brunch: 10AM to 2PM.

Craft Beer

Fine Whiskey

Our Whiskey / Scotch Selection (Subject to Change)

Though the exact origins of Scotch are unknown, legend has it the secrets of distillation came to the Scots by way of Ireland here it was introduced by St. Patrick in the fifth century. Scotch was called ‘uisge beatha’ in Gaelic or ‘aqua vitae’ in Latin, both translated as ‘water of life’. Traditionally, Scotch came from four distilling regions: Lowland, Highland, Islay and Campbeltown. Speyside is now distinguished from the Highlands, while the Islands remain a part of that region. Old Capital Tavern encourages you to explore the history, tradition, and character offered by each region.

Bourbon & Rye

Distilling probably arrived in what would later become known as Kentucky when Scottish, Irish, and other settlers began to farm the area in earnest in the late 18th century. The spirit they made evolved and became known as bourbon in the early 19th century. Likely, this was due to its historical association with the geographic area known as Old Bourbon which consisted of the original Bourbon County of Virginia created in 1795 and included much of today’s eastern Kentucky, including the current Bourbon County. Celebrate immigration and the delicious repeal of Prohibition.

OUR OFFERINGS​

Name Type
45th Parallel Border BOURBON
Angel’s Envy Old Capital Blend BOURBON
Baker’s 7 BOURBON
Basil Hayden’s BOURBON
Blanton’s BOURBON
Breckenridge Bourbon BOURBON
Buffalo Trace BOURBON
Eagle Rare BOURBON
Four Roses Single Barrel BOURBON
High West American Prairie Reserve BOURBON
Hudson Baby Bourbon BOURBON
JB Stetson BOURBON
Jefferson’s Reserve BOURBON
Jefferson’s Straight BOURBON
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged BOURBON
Jefferson’s Chef Collaboration BOURBON
Knob Creek BOURBON
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve BOURBON
Maker’s Mark BOURBON
Maker’s Mark 46 BOURBON
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength BOURBON
New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon BOURBON
New Holland Zeppelin Blend BOURBON
Noah’s Mill BOURBON
Old Grand-Dad BOURBON
Rock Hill Farms BOURBON
Rowan’s Creek BOURBON
Woodford Reserve BOURBON
Woodford Reserve Double Oak BOURBON
W.L. Weller Reserve BOURBON
Weller Antique 107 BOURBON
Old R.I.P Van Winkle 10 Year BOURBON
Van Winkle Family Reserve 12 Year BOURBON
45th Parallel Richmond RYE
Alberta RYE
Angel’s Envy Finished Rye RYE
High West Double Rye RYE
High West Yippee Ki-yay RYE
High West Midwinter Night’s Dream RYE
Knob Creek Rye RYE
Masterson’s Rye RYE
Old Overholt RYE
Templeton Rye RYE
Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve Rye RYE
Willet Rare Release Rye RYE
Woodford Rye RYE
Aberlour 16 SCOTCH
Benromach SCOTCH (Speyside)
Balvenie Doublewood 12 SCOTCH
Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask SCOTCH
Bunnahahbhain 12 SCOTCH (Islay)
Bunnahahbhain 25 SCOTCH (Islay)
Compass Box Oak Cross SCOTCH (Blended Malt)
Compass Box Peat Monster SCOTCH (Blended Malt)
Deanston Virgin Oak SCOTCH (Highlands)
Deanston 12 SCOTCH (Highlands)
Deanston 30 SCOTCH (Highlands)
Glenfiddich 12 SCOTCH
Glenmorangie Signet SCOTCH (Highlands)
Glenlivet 12 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Glenlivet Nadurra 16 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Glenlivet 21 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Glen Grant 48 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Glenkinchie 12 SCOTCH (Lowland)
Highland Park 12 SCOTCH (Islands)
Highland Park 15 SCOTCH (Islands)
Highland Park 18 SCOTCH (Islands)
Highland Park Dark Origins SCOTCH (Islands)
Johnnie Walker Blue SCOTCH (Blend)
Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve SCOTCH (Blend)
Johnnie Walker Platinum SCOTCH (Blend)
Lagavulin 10 SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig 16 SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig Cask Strength SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig Cairdeas Portwood SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig Triple Wood SCOTCH (Islay)
Laphroaig 25 SCOTCH (Islay)
Macallan 12 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Macallan 18 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Macallan 25 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt SCOTCH (Speyside)
Mortlach 25 SCOTCH (Speyside)
Old Pulteney SCOTCH (Highlands)
Tobermory 15 SCOTCH (Island)
Yamazaki 12 JAPANESE
Hakushu 12 JAPANESE
Bushmills IRISH
Bushmills 16 IRISH
Connemara IRISH
Green Spot IRISH
Jameson IRISH
Jameson Caskmates IRISH
Jameson Black Barrel IRISH
Jameson Gold Reserve IRISH
Kilbeggan IRISH
Power’s IRISH
Redbreast 12 IRISH
Redbreast 15 IRISH
Tullamore Dew IRISH
Teeling IRISH
Black Velvet CANADIAN
Canadian Club CANADIAN
Canadian Club 12 CANADIAN
Crown Royal CANADIAN
Crown Royal XO CANADIAN
Crown Royal XR CANADIAN
Pendleton CANADIAN
Pendleton Midnight CANADIAN
Pendleton 1910 CANADIAN
Seagram’s VO CANADIAN
Seagram’s 7 CANADIAN
Seagram’s VO CANADIAN
Windsor CANADIAN
Jack Daniels Black AMERICAN MALT
Jack Daniels Gentlemen’s AMERICAN MALT
Jack Daniels Single Barrel AMERICAN MALT
Panthers White Water AMERICAN MALT
Prichard’s Tennessee Malt AMERICAN MALT
St. George Single Malt AMERICAN MALT
Solera AMERICAN MALT
Woodford Reserve Straight Malt AMERICAN MALT
Woodford Reserve Classic Malt AMERICAN MALT
Bird Dog Blackberry OTHERS
Fireball OTHERS
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey OTHERS
High West Son of Bourye OTHERS
High West Silver Oat Whiskey OTHERS
High West Campfire OTHERS
High West Silver OMG Pure Rye OTHERS
Koval Millet OTHERS
Koval Four- Grain OTHERS
Vikre Sugarbush OTHERS

Cuisine

Appetizers

Hummus Platter Two house made hummus flavors, red onions, kalamata olives, grilled beets, tomatoes and pepperoncinis, served with pita bread
Curry Cream Mussels Fresh mussels and littleneck clams sautéed in coconut curry cream served with dinner bread
Old Captial Nachos House-fried tortilla chips topped with black bean-N-corn salsa, spicy giardiniera veggies, house made beer cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, sour cream and your choice of Chorizo or Spicy Nitro Stout BBQ Pork
Thai Lettuce Wraps Romaine leaves served with shaved carrots, red cabbage, a walnut mushroom spread and Thai chicken.
Thai Shrimp 7 jumbo shrimp hand breaded and fried, then tossed in our signature Thai sauce.
Smoked Chicken Wings 12 of our dry rubbed, smoked chicken wings. Tossed in your choice of sauce (Hot Buffalo, BBQ, Thai, Hot Honey Garlic, Dry Rub).
Poutine French fries, melted provolone, and your choice of  pulled pork or smoked brisket smothered in our house made gravy
Duck Wontons Filled with cream cheese, bacon, and duck confit. Served with a homemade spicy ginger soy sauce.

Lunch

 

 

Beet Salad Grilled beets, candied walnuts, red onions and goat cheese served on a bed of spinach and spring greens.
Caesar Salad Spring greens, romaine, Asiago cheese, and croutons. Available with blackened salmon or chicken.
Gorgonzola Chicken and Pear Salad Candied walnuts, sun-dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, and grilled chicken breast dressed with our house-made prickly pear gorgonzola vinaigrette.
 Chicken Parmesan Sandwich  Fried chicken breast topped with melted provolone cheese  & covered with house made marinara sauce
 Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich  House-smoked beef brisket smothered in spicy nitro stout BBQ sauce and red cabbage slaw. Served on focaccia
Fish Tacos Fried cod loin, house-made aioli, red cabbage, black bean-n-corn salsa, and Asiago cheese served on corn tortillas.
Salmon BLT Grilled salmon, bacon, crispy lettuce, and tomatoes on ciabatta with our housemade aioli.
Cajun Fish Sandwich  Your choice of broiled or fried cod loin. Topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and house-made Dijon remoulade. Serve on a brioche bun
 Bison Burger  Hand pattied bison, French onion compote, sliced jalapeno and gruyere cheese on a brioche bun
 Beef Brisket Commercial  Slow smoked beef brisket and garlic parmesan mashed potatoes on ciabatta smothered in house made gravy
Old Capital Rueben House smoked corned beef brisket, homemade 1000 island dressing, red & green cabbage sauerkraut, & spicy giardiniera veggies served on pumpernickel bread with Swiss cheese
Four Alarm Pig’s Ass Masterpiece Slow-cooked pulled pork butt, house-made spicy nitro stout BBQ sauce, spicy giardiniera veggies, pepper jack cheese, and red cabbage slaw served on a toasted garlic baguette.
Grilled Portabella ‘Burger’ Balsamic marinated portabella stacked with hummus, goat cheese, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and lettuce served on a brioche bun.

Dinner

Meatloaf Topped with caramelized onions and pepperjack cheese. Served with garlic marmesan mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
14 oz. Ribeye Served with a truffle demi-glace, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
Old Capital Mac-N- Cheese Pulled pork, bacon, broccoli and cavatappi pasta tossed with our house made spicy cheese sauce.
2 Bone Pork Prime Rib Smoked pork prime rib smothered in an apple bourbon sauce with seasonal vegetables and your choice of garlic parmesan mashed potatoes or barley risotto
Beef Brisket Dinner

House smoked beef brisket served with spicy coleslaw, green beans, jalapeno cornbread, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and gravy

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Whole young beer can chicken finished with an herb compound butter served with seasonal vegetables and your choice of garlic parmesan mashed potatoes or barley risotto

Rosemary Lemon Salmon

Fresh salmon covered in rosemary lemon cream sauce served with barley risotto and green beans

Seafood Pappardelle

Fresh grilled shrimp, Littleneck clams, and pei mussels tossed in a roasted red pepper cream & served over pappardelle pasta

Gorgonzola Chicken & Pear Salad Candied walnuts, sun-dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, and grilled chicken breast dressed with our house-made prickly pear gorgonzola vinaigrette.
Caesar Salad Spring greens, romaine, Asiago cheese, and croutons. Available with blackened salmon or chicken.
Beet Salad Grilled beets, candied walnuts, red onions and goat cheese served on a bed of spinach and spring greens.
Four Alarm Pig’s Ass Masterpiece Slow-cooked pulled pork butt, house-made spicy nitro stout BBQ sauce, spicy giardiniera veggies, pepper jack cheese, and red cabbage slaw served on a toasted garlic baguette.
Bison Burger Hand pattied bison, French onion compote, sliced jalapeno, and gruyere cheese on a brioche bun
Grilled Portabella ‘Burger’ Balsamic marinated portabella stacked with hummus, goat cheese, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and lettuce served on a brioche bun.
Old Capital Reuben House smoked corned beef brisket, homemade 1000 island dressing, red & green cabbage sauerkraut, & spicy giardiniera veggies served on pumpernickel bread with Swiss cheese.
Fish Tacos Fried cod loin, house-made aioli, red cabbage, black bean-n-corn salsa, and Asiago cheese served on corn tortillas.

Weekend Brunch

Steak and Eggs Choose either a ham steak or ribeye, topped with sausage gravy. Served with two eggs the way you like ‘em and your choice of potato.
Ultimate Biscuits and Gravy Buttery biscuits topped with two basted eggs and house-made sausage gravy. Served with your choice of potato.
Eggs Benedict Choose one: Ham steak, salmon, or crab cake. Served with two basted eggs atop English muffins smothered in hollandaise sauce and served with your choice of potato.
French Toast Three slices of our stout batter French toast served with your choice of potato and breakfast meats
Denver Omelet A three- egg omelet packed with smoked ham, red onions, bell peppers covered in house made salsa served with wheat or pumpernickel toast.
Old Capital Classic Two eggs served with wheat or pumpernickel toast, a side of bacon or sausage links, and your choice of potato.
Andouille Riser A breakfast bowl piled high with hash browns, andouille sausage, red and green peppers, mushrooms, red onions, two basted eggs and smothered in hollandaise sauce served with wheat or pumpernickel toast.
Corned Beef Hash Classic corned beef hash. House- smoked cored beef brisket, diced potato, & onion. Served with two eggs & wheat or pumpernickel toast.
The Traveler Cuban style pressed bun stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, giardiniera peppers, melted provolone cheese, mustard and honey bourbon glazed ham steak.

 

 

 

Location

Our Location

We are located at 2 North Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379


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Telephone Numbers:

Bar/Restaurant: (320) 291-4541

Catering: (320) 333-8928

Parking

Parking

When visiting the OCT, the following parking options are available:

  • Division Street parking
  • City Parking Lot (located next to hardware store – parking signs indicate where it’s OK)