Travel For Two
Cozy Up to These Charming Twin Cities Area Eateries
Delicious dining is a treat all year round, but a comforting meal, a warm environment and friendly service is especially alluring during the fall season. Just as the leaves begin to change, so do seasonal menus, local ingredients, signature beverages and more. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite Twin Cities area hotspots, ready to welcome you with warm smiles and even warmer fare.
Lola’s Lakehouse, Waconia
Verdant lawns, weathered red barns and split-rail fences create a picturesque backdrop for Lola’s, whose lakeside surroundings are reminiscent of Cape Cod. Whether it’s lounging on the sunny lakeside deck in a cool breeze, or undocking your boat from the marina for a lazy day of cruising scenic Lake Waconia, guests can enjoy cocktails, the raw bar or a scrumptious main course from land or sea.
Burger Jones, Burnsville
Burger Jones is an urban burger bar whose sleek dining room, cocktail bar and outdoor patio draws discerning burgerholics for lunch, dinner and drinks. Voted “Best Burger” in the Twin Cities by MPLS/St. Paul Magazine.
Lakeville Brewing Company, Lakeville
Lakeville Brewing Co is a locally owned and operated brewpub in Lakeville, Minn. The beer brewed on site is truly local, only available for purchase at the brewpub or in 750 mL crowlers (one-time use pop top cans). Guests can also enjoy a full bar and wine list. It’s a place where families can enjoy a casual meal, a group of friends can come for a fun night out or anyone can just stop in for some excellent food paired with fresh craft beer and cider.
Chianti Grill, Roseville
Chianti Grill is known for their amazing Italian menu. On Sunday they take their menu to the next level with a brunch buffet. The buffet includes a variety of their homemade pastas, fresh fruit, pastries, an omelet bar and more traditional breakfast items.
Casper’s Cherokee, Eagan
Join the neighborhood “regulars” for great steaks, seafood, spirits and daily specials. More than 40 years in the restaurant business has taught Casper’s how to treat families, couples and large hungry parties in a hurry. Whether you’re enjoying a casual dinner in the restaurant or stopping by the Sportsbarn for happy hour, you’ll be glad you came.
This classic dining establishment, located along the Minnesota River in Downtown Shakopee, offers great American fare in a wonderful, almost supper club atmosphere. They also have one of the top patio decks in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro, overlooking the beautiful river. Dangerfield’s also offers great steaks, salads and sandwiches for all your dining desires. In addition to dining, check out some of their special events, including Happy Hour, Sunday Brunch and Rib Tickler Comedy Club (seasonal).
Mississippi Pub, Inver Grove Heights
Mississippi Pub is a bar and restaurant located on the beautiful and scenic Mississippi River. Relax with a drink and enjoy the two-tier outdoor patio and an all-glass indoor enclosure with a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River’s main channel. You can sit in peace and enjoy a delicious meal all while taking in the beautiful sights.
Claddagh Irish Pub, Maple Grove
If a trip to Ireland is on your bucket list, there is a charming, unique spot in Maple Grove to satisfy the yearning for bagpipes, Guinness beer and shepherd’s pie. As you step into Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, it’s as if you’re transported to Ireland with gracious hospitality, traditional Irish meals and people gathering in a cozy and intimate setting.
Bluefox Indian Bar & Grill, St. Louis Park
Bluefox’s specialty is South Indian cuisine. Their dishes are known for their blend of sweet, sour and spicy tastes, and are usually prepared with less oil and more natural ingredients, like coconut gravy. Bluefox offers exotic flavors, traditional dishes and new fusion creations.