For good eats and good times in Red Wing, dine at Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House for a group meal.
Wifi is on the house at Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House, known for its laid-back ambience.
This restaurant accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
Can't get enough of Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
Travel by bike to Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Take a break with a hot slice at Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge — this casual pizza joint is a favorite in Red Wing's Red Wing community.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Skip long waits and head to Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge with your large group for easy seating.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge's business casual code.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge also offers catering.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge.
Our food is cheap in price but luxurious in flavor.
Eat your way through the day at Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge.
So load up a few pizzas with your favorite toppings at Liberty's Restaurant and Lounge and enjoy a night munching away with your friends.
Come taste what The Railhouse Grill is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on The Railhouse Grill's patio.
At The Railhouse Grill, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Free wifi is available as well.
The Railhouse Grill wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Street and lot parking is simple near The Railhouse Grill.
Commute by bike to The Railhouse Grill and find easy bike parking.
At The Railhouse Grill, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, The Railhouse Grill is the place for you.
When you come to The Railhouse Grill, you'll be beyond satisfied with a casual American meal.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to The Railhouse Grill and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
It's a great time to visit Eagle Valley Cafe, a highly-rated restaurant in Wabasha. Stop in for the great quality and stay for helpful service. You'll be planning your next trip to Eagle Valley Cafe before you know it.
There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. If you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out menu.
A good option for both breakfast and lunch, a visit to Eagle Valley Cafe is definitely worthwhile. Its breakfast is known to be "good." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
Visit Slipperys for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Wabasha's Wabasha.
Quit fat and gluten at Slipperys, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Slipperys is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
Be sure to check out Slipperys' outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Slipperys.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Slipperys offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Slipperys.
At Kelly's Bar, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Kelly's Bar offers an affordable happy hour.
Kelly's Bar's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Kelly's Bar.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Kelly's Bar s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Kelly's Bar's delicious pub food?
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.