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.

Ernie's grill and pub is a fun, affordable,delicious place to eat. Great happy hour and weekend brunch too.
Reviewed by Jody_bri
on May 10, 2012
A walkable town with convenient restaurants that offer a variety of good food at an affordable price.
Reviewed by sylviabdobrovolny
on May 10, 2012
Great food in Burnsville. Try Ernie's Pub & Grill or The Buzz!
Reviewed by 360communities
on May 10, 2012
Awesome place,lots to do,places to eat.
Reviewed by Nmallich
on May 9, 2012
Lots of great restaurants with a variety of ethnic flavors -- Our favorites are Taqueria La Hacienda, India Palace,King's Buffet (Chinese), and Mediterranean Cruise Cafe. More local flavors come from Valley Natural Foods (great bakery, killer salsa, smoothies, etc. made there). I've heard great things about Jo-Jo's Rise and Wine, and that's next on the list to check out. Some great standby's and interesting new stuff popping up all the time!
Reviewed by rolferd
on May 9, 2012
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