Located in Maple Grove, Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis - Maple Grove is in the business district and convenient to Begin Oaks Golf Club and Eagle Lake Golf Center. This hotel is within the region of Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Ridgedale Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 120 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and microwaves, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 7 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Maple Grove? This hotel has facilities measuring 1400 square feet (130 square meters), including banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
This place lets you recreate the wonders of fair fare by offering terrific vinegar and oil options to help you make everyone's favorite, vinegar and french fries!
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Main Street Cafe.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Main Street Cafe encourages you to stock up today.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Bread at Main Street Cafe is absolutely delicious.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Main Street Cafe has all of your pasta necessities.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Main Street Cafe.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro serves a palate-expanding, five-star experience that lovers of all things French are sure to enjoy.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro's menu is packed with gluten-free and healthy items all foodies will enjoy.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro is a great location to host a group dinner.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to P. F. Chang's China Bistro in jeans and a hoodie.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro prides itself in its delicious catering.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
The average check at P. F. Chang's China Bistro will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant's evening menu is rated top-of-the-line.
People can't stop talking about the rich French cuisine at P. F. Chang's China Bistro, so make sure you stop by for a bite of the best.
There's no doubt about it. P. F. Chang's China Bistro has the best French cuisine around.
For upscale and delicious fare with a Chinese twist, look no further than P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
Treat yourself to some delicious Chinese cuisine today at P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
For true American comfort food, head to Maple Tavern for a sandwich or side of fries.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
At Maple Tavern, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Wifi here is on the house.
Sit outside at Maple Tavern and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Keep it casual at Maple Tavern — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Catering from Maple Tavern will take your party to the next level.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Maple Tavern, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Maple Tavern.
For a casual American classic, Maple Tavern will serve you up a delicious meal in Maple Grove.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Maple Tavern today.
Come to Granite City Food and Brewery to grab an American classic with a side of fries.
For fresh and healthy eats, head to Granite City Food and Brewery.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Granite City Food and Brewery provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Wifi is on the house at Granite City Food and Brewery, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
At Granite City Food and Brewery, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Granite City Food and Brewery — it's strictly casual.
You can also grab your grub to go.
That's right! Granite City Food and Brewery will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Granite City Food and Brewery is located near endless free parking options.
Granite City Food and Brewery is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Granite City Food and Brewery provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Granite City Food and Brewery.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Granite City Food and Brewery and load up on some classic American dishes.
Wild Bill's Sports Saloon serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Wild Bill's Sports Saloon.
Crowds are boisterous at the restaurant and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Wild Bill's Sports Saloon in jeans and a hoodie.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Parking is accessible and not far from the restaurant.
At Wild Bill's Sports Saloon, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Head on over to Wild Bill's Sports Saloon first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Wild Bill's Sports Saloon is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Wild Bill's Sports Saloon.
Make your way over to Wild Bill's Sports Saloon and enjoy a delicious American meal in a laid back setting.
So head on over to the highly-rated Wild Bill's Sports Saloon for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Every iconic food has an origin story—or two or three. For years, diehards have debated the origins of everything from the mai tai to the Coney-style hot dog. The Juicy Lucy (or is it Jucy Lucy?) is no exception. Two Minneapolis restaurants claim to have invented the city’s ubiquitous cheese-stuffed burger, but who’s telling the truth?
On the same street in South Minneapolis, you’ll find both “original” iterations of the Juicy Lucy. But before we get into the specific of which is the real Juicy Lucy, let’s talk about what that might look like. One thing’s for sure: with the Juicy Lucy, however you spell it, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Inside this famous burger, you’ll find melted, molten american cheese—and lots of it. If you don’t want a burned mouth, it’s generally a good idea to give it a minute before biting in. When you do take that first glorious bite, the gooey cheese will rush out and everything in your life will start to make vivid sense. Now that you’re up to speed on the anatomy of a Juicy Lucy, it’s time to meet the contenders.
Matt’s BarAt Matt’s, where it’s known as the Jucy Lucy, the legend begins sometime during the 1950s. According to lore, a customer walked in one day and requested a double cheeseburger—with one slight alteration. This wild and reckless man wanted his cheese in between the patties. The legend goes on to state that this rule-breaker then remarked, “That’s one juicy Lucy!” Thus, an iconic burger was born.
Or was it?5-8 ClubThe folks at another Minneapolis institution would beg to differ. At the 5-8 Club, where the standard spelling is embraced, the staff will vehemently argue that their Juicy Lucy is the first and most faithful iteration of the famous cheeseburger. So are they right? Well, they sort of have time on their side, but the details are a bit murky.
Opened in 1928, the 5-8 Club initially functioned as a speakeasy that served light fare. Sometime during the 1950s (sound familiar?), american cheese shimmied down off the patty and right into the midst of things, and the 5-8’s very own version of the Juicy Lucy was born. Since then, it’s been scarfed down by Adam Richman on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and even made a bucket list of “50 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.” In 2008, the cooks set the world record for creating the largest Juicy Lucy ever made—it comprised more than 80 pounds of beef and 30 pounds of american cheese.
The Winner Is … We may never know who was responsible for the first Juicy Lucy, but the cheese-stuffed burger has since become a staple at some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, and that’s certainly something we can get behind. At times like these, it’s best not to think of things in terms of who’s right and who’s wrong. When it comes to the Juicy Lucy, pretty much everyone wins.
Photo: courtesy of the 5-8 Club's Facebook page
As many know in Saint Paul, restaurants aren’t necessarily the best place to find their favorite dish. Mention the word booya to someone from the St. Paul-East Metro region, and the wave of nostalgia is palpable as they remember neighborhood gatherings, playing games with their cousins and classmates, the grownups dancing, their uncles ladling fragrant stew into bowls and freezer containers.
Mention the word booya to anyone outside the area, even other Minnesotans, and you’ll likely get a confused high-five. The dish is so regional that many Minnesotans who aren’t from the St. Paul area have never heard of it.
You Won’t Find Booya at a RestaurantAs mentioned, you probably won’t find booya served at Minneapolis restaurants—unless, that is, there’s a special event. Also known as booyah, bouja, or other phonetic iterations, its roots, like those of many regional dishes, are murky. According to the most told tale, a schoolteacher organized a community picnic. To feed everyone, he gathered ingredients from neighborhood families for a traditional Belgian soup he called bouillon.
The word booya also refers to the gathering at which the booya is served. Usually a community event in the fall, such as a church or school fundraiser, some booyas have been running for decades.
But What Is Booya?At its most basic, it’s a thick soup or stew ostensibly of Belgian origins, per that schoolteacher. Its broth is made from pig bones. It usually includes pork, beef, and chicken, sometimes oxtail as well. Chopped veggies and beans are added.
The seasoning blend that each crew uses is heavily guarded. Longtime booya chefs cook from top-secret recipes that have been passed down from chef to chef, some for decades. Fans are known to wait ardently all year for their favorite booya, toting to-go containers so they can freeze some at home.
Never Too Many ChefsEven the crafting of the booya is a community endeavor. Neighbors donate ingredients, such as vegetables and meat, lend the cooking team tools and utensils, and most of all give their time to the dish’s creation.
A good booya can take up to three days to make—some even go for a week. As it’s meant to feed many mouths, it requires prep time for pounds of vegetables and meats and hours upon hours of stirring and simmering and stirring some more. It takes at least two people to pull it off; some booya chefs put together teams of sous chefs and simmer attendants to help with the work.
And then there are the pots. Booya is cooked and served in enormous batches, enough to feed hundreds, and therefore requires huge kettles to make sure it’s cooked properly. Some municipalities own their own set; the Highland neighborhood’s kettles are more than 50 years old and collectively simmer over 350 gallons of the stuff. Another crew’s pots are so big, they stir their booya with canoe paddles.
Where to Get ItIn the St. Paul areaHere are some traditional booyas that serve up a stew many residents say might be better than what’s served at the best restaurants in Minneapolis:Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill holds a booya in the fall plus one for New Year’s Eve.Even if you miss the yearly fall booya at the Church of St. Agnes, you can pick up some frozen at the church kitchen on Sundays.For a hearty breakfast, hit up Maplewood’s St. Jerome Catholic Church, where the ladles hit the pots at 7 a.m. for the fall festival.You have to act fast to get some of the Roseville Fire Department’s fall booya—they start serving at 11 a.m. and usually run out by 1 p.m.Out of StateAs booyas are also popular in Wisconsin (and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), you can find the dish at these restaurants:Motor Bar, the café at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, serves a bowl of booya stew made with chicken and beef.Green Bay’s Kroll’s West Restaurant serves slow-cooked booya in a diner-style setting.Find chicken booya crafted by comfort-food specialists The Rite Place, also in Green Bay.