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.

Great food and a variety of restaurants for all tastes.
on June 1, 2012
Burnsville is a great community. Beautiful parks and recreation areas, great selection of dining, arts and entertainment, has many unique stores and of course, all the big name stores as well. It is close to MOA, the airport and an easy commute to Minneapolis and St. Paul, but still retains a small town like atmosphere.
Reviewed by chbates8
on June 1, 2012
Burnsville has proven itself to be a one-stop town! No need to go to the "big city" to get great food---we have it all! I'm a bit biased, but the new Ernie's Pub & Grille has a great menu! They have an award-winning Breakfast Buffet on Saturday & Sundays for just $10, classic sandwiches on their lunch menu (Reuben, Turkey Rachel, Philly, etc) and everything from great Scallops, Tuna, Salmon and other seafood to an outstanding Smoked Prime Rib on Friday & Saturday nights on their dinner menu. Great Popovers served with Honey Butter, high-quality ingredients and a commitment to home-made are just a few of the reasons that Ernie's has become a favorite!
Reviewed by JohnPleschourt
on June 1, 2012
Wine and dine at JoJo's Wine Bar... good selection ~ fair price ~ fun staff.
Reviewed by GMAIL99
on June 1, 2012
Cute city, always friendly at a mix of nice restaurants.
Reviewed by explorer
on June 1, 2012
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