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.

The brownie topped with bacon is so good. I work out at the gym an extra 15 minutes just so, I can have it.
Reviewed by deblustig
on May 15, 2012
Burnsville is an awesome city and has great restaurants.
Reviewed by kpichelman
on May 15, 2012
We visit The Roasted Pear at least once a week. The staff is amazing and the food is great.
Reviewed by roger holm
on May 15, 2012
What a town with wonderful people and awesome food!!! We found Burnsville to be a real community where the people love their town and show it. That's what small town America is all about.
Reviewed by spotsparr
on May 15, 2012
We have been lucky enough to live in the area for the past 34 years! Our children went to preschool in Burnsville; our daughter and son-in-law now live in Burnsville with their own children. Great restaurants, shopping, art center, golf courses....they are known to have more than 3,300 Acres of parks and wildlife refuge land, 10 hotels and 80 restaurants. Buck Hill is in Burnsville - known not only for skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing but also October's Frightmares at Buck Hill.
Reviewed by JaneAndRoger
on May 15, 2012
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