A mouth-watering menu of piping-hot pizzas smothered in savory sauces and fresh toppings takes center stage at this friendly, laid-back eatery, outfitted with ample cozy seating. Like a spork or a skort, the cheeseburger pizza, a 10-inch disk displaying ground beef, cheddar cheese, and special sauce ($9.99), merges two classic inventions and contains the letter s.
Typically, the only time a public bar is lit like a cozy living room is when patrons bring chandeliers with them. But at Jake's City Grille's Plymouth location, homey lamps illuminate a wooden bar, which competes with the elegance of the fireplace inside Eden Prairie’s dining room. Red umbrellas, meanwhile, keep the sun in check on Maplewood’s outdoor patio. Each location cultivates its own one-of-a-kind ambience, such as the warmly lit interior of Eagan’s space and the rustic feel of Gull Lake’s confines. These finely tuned atmospheres create a welcoming place to enjoy seared Ahi tuna, marinated chicken breast sandwiches, and cowboy ribeye steaks so fresh they still have the lasso on them.
Nestled in a hunting lodge, Back Roads Bar & Grill specializes in the same thing hunters do: meat. Their juicy sirloin steaks come smothered in mushroom and onions or ensconced in a steak sandwich. Burgers boast similarly hearty toppings such as fried onions and bacon or swiss and fiery jalapeños. Quarter and half southern-style fried chickens brim with down-home flavor. Popcorn shrimp, assorted wraps, and salads round out the kitchen’s offerings, which patrons can pair with pours from the full bar or simply the crackle of the fireplace’s roaring flames.
Decked out in neon orange, up to 50 Wings North members tromp through 12 rugged hunting areas populated with wild animals. In this environment, guests aim at explosive clay pigeons under the tutelage of a National Sporting Clays Association instructor at the sporting-clay course. After honing their skills, they put their feet up in front of the stone fireplace at the Backwoods Bar & Grill while enjoying a hamburger, basket of fries, or surf 'n' turf entree.