Burnsville, Minnesota


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"


In its second year running for Best for Food, Burnsville brought us back to the Mediterranean Cruise Café and Burger Jones for their favorite local fare, and introduced our team to even more digs, namely Chianti, Porter Creek and Rack Shack, where our judges were surprised at Minnesota’s offerings.

Chianti Grill features fine Italian dining, wine pairings and Sunday brunch; Porter Creek Hardwood Grill boasts a contemporary, rustic feel with an outdoor patio and enough food our judges visited twice; and Rack Shack is the locals favorite BBQ joint with giant servings of ribs, brisket and pulled pork.

After potentially overeating, follow our lead and burn it off on the water. Burnsville’s lakes offer boating, jet skiing and taking in the outdoors, in addition to Nicollet Commons Park where many town events are held, are golf, and ice-skating at Burnsville Ice Center. Attend Burnsville Fire Muster, Art and All That Jazz, International Festival and the Heart of the City Half Marathon annually.

Proximity to Minneapolis offers art, museums and athletics nearby. See a Timberwolves, Twins or Vikings game while in town or plan for NASCAR or horseracing. Also find theaters, a zoo, and a variety of shopping in the area. For more of what to do in Burnsville, view locals' reviews.

Burnsville is a beautiful location, with bot ha small town feel, and yet can also have a larger city feel. The food in Burnsville is amazing! We love Roasted Pear, the burgers at Burger Jones, Porter Creek, Chianti Grill, and I could go on. The patio at Porter Creek is amazing! It's a wonderful location with great people, great food, and great scenery!
Reviewed by foodlover
on September 17, 2012
Burnsville has so many things to offer. Close access to the Mall of America, Valley Fair, Buck Hill, and countless other attractions. As for restaurants, El Loro is a fabulous Mexican restaurant with a great staff that makes every meal special! That's at the top of my list every time I pass though.
Reviewed by jkieffaber
on September 17, 2012
Love the food in Burnsville, Minnesota - lots of options and great service at our restaurants. Burnsville offers a variety of chain restaurants, as well as independently owned. There's something for everyone in Burnsville!
Reviewed by bvillefood
on September 17, 2012
Never disappointed with the restaurants in Burnsville, Minnesota. I've lived in Burnsville for years and love this city!Burnsville is a dynamic community, offering not only great food, but beautiful parks, fantastic shopping and an incredible Performing Arts Center.
Reviewed by burnsvillegal
on September 17, 2012
Great suburban community, minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St Paul.
Reviewed by abiller
on September 17, 2012
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