Food & Drink in Elk River


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It started with a single store, opened in Fridley, Minnesota in 1964. But Dick Kempe's pizza proved too tasty for one outpost, and Chanticlear Pizza eventually spread to 14 locations in the following years. And although Dick no longer owns the pizzerias, his uncompromising standards for quality pies remain in place. Fresh dough is mixed up and hand-tossed daily. Vegetables are chopped each morning. Instead of adding sugar to their sauce, the chefs rely on the tomatoes' natural, charm school-perfected sweetness. And the from-scratch foundation is always topped with house-shredded, 100% Wisconsin mozzarella cheese. Once the dough and sauce are ready, Chanticlear Pizza's chefs continue the process by loading them with meats and veggies. The selection of toppings range from shrimp and bacon pieces to a secret-recipe pickle blend. A splash of spicy, bourbon-tinged molasses or chunky salsa can add additional pizzazz to pizzas. Beyond circular eats, polygonal dishes as pastas, calzones, and sides of buffalo wings and garlic toast populate the menu.
19328 Highway 169
Elk River,
MN
US
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades. Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
229 Carson Ave
Elk River,
MN
US
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. With Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar is a great location to host a group dinner. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar's beautiful outdoor seating area. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. No need to dress up for a trip to Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Dine at Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot. A mid-priced establishment, Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Time Out Restaurant and Sports Bar offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
19232 Evans St NW
Elk River,
MN
US
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite topping at Elk River's Broadway Pizza. The chefs at Broadway Pizza know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. The patio tables outside of Broadway Pizza are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this pizzeria, though, as it can get quite loud. If you need to feed a big crowd, Broadway Pizza also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. For those in a rush, the pizzeria lets you take your food to go. Broadway Pizza makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Prices at Broadway Pizza are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).
16754 Highway 10
Elk River,
MN
US
For tasty Mexican fare, Princeton's Taco John's is hard to top. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Taco John's offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Taco John's is a great location to host a group dinner. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Taco John's — attire is casual. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Taco John's to your next party or event. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Keeping an eye on your budget? Taco John's is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. You can stop by at almost any time, since Taco John's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
301 S Rum River Dr
Princeton,
MN
US
Find some fast American favorites at Applebee's. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Applebee's' menu does not offer low-fat options. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Applebee's has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Parents, bring your kids along to Applebee's, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. No need to put on airs for a trip to Applebee's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Applebee's also offers catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
18891 Freeport St NW
Elk River,
MN
US
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