After immigrating to the United States at age 20, Greece native Dino Adamidis cut his teeth in the restaurant industry as an employee at his sister’s steakhouse. He enjoyed the work, but still aspired to own his own business, a dream he carried with him from Greece. In 1982, he and his wife Vona decided to pursue that dream by opening a small white and blue stand at a local art fair where they sold gyros to spectators, often cinching a sale with free meat samples, saying, “We knew if the people would try it they would love it.” Love it they did, but it wasn’t until 1986—four years and several food stands down the road—that the couple opened the first freestanding Dino’s Gyros with only eight booths and a single particle accelerator.
Today, Dino’s is run by the two oldest children and serves quick Greek and Mediterranean cuisine from six locations. The menu still highlights the classic gyro, often with innovative twists, such as the Greek Philly, a gyro-meat mound sautéed with onions, green peppers, and swiss cheese. Catering services offer the same delicious fare as box lunches, family-style buffets, or busts carved from gyro meat.
Uncle Franky's specializes in classic American comfort food and there's no need to worry about Twin Cities myopia. They're as committed to the authenticity of their Philly cheesesteak sandwich as any Philadelphian. Their take, served on a flaky Gonella roll, comes squirted with Cheez Whiz?and while replacing that with American or mozzarella is an option, Swiss is strictly forbidden, as John Kerry found out the hard way.
The same authenticity marks their Chicago beefs and hot dogs, and their New York-style hot corned beef sandwiches, available local style (with just mustard) and tourist style (with onions, kraut, and Swiss). Diners wash down these eats, as well as classic burgers and hand-cut french fries, with the "World's Best Chocolate Malt," a menu item that has turned Uncle Franky's into a tourist destination for many undercover extraterrestrials.
Come to Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant.
Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week.
Keep it casual at Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
If time is of the essence, Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's W Wayzata Blvd location.
Come to Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank.
Red Rooster Lounge and Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Plymouth's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste.
It s easy to find fare you love at Buffalo Wild Wings, though fat levels are anything but low.
The bar at Buffalo Wild Wings is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Your large group can all sit together at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Or, take your grub to go.
That's right! Buffalo Wild Wings will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Buffalo Wild Wings as often as you like!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Come for a tasty meal at Birchs that the whole family will love.
Birchs is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
With Birchs' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Birchs is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Round up your coworkers and head to Birchs for happy hour.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Birchs' patio.
Seating is readily available at Birchs for those with large parties.
Free wifi is available as well.
Wear what you like when you dine at Birchs — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Birchs also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Or, take your food to go.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Birchs is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
At Birchs, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Minneapolis' Tea house serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more.
The menu at Tea house does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Tea house delightful drink menu.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Tea house.
Free wireless internet is also available at Tea house, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Tea house — this spot caters to large groups.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Tea house, known for its laid-back ambience.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Tea house's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Tea house as well.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Tea house for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Tea house — they're open for all three meals.