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 community and location to enjoy the Metro area from. Highly recommend staying at the LivINN Hotel. I love there :)
Reviewed by LMichels
on May 8, 2012
Enjoy the walking paths. Good restaurants.
Reviewed by jgmatheis@charter.net
on May 8, 2012
Love Jo Jo's Rise and Wine. A wonderful neighborhood destination with friendly owners and staff. A MUST stop in Burnsville.
Reviewed by KateLaurie
on May 8, 2012
SO many options, from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, you could walk down Burnsville Parkway and eat at a different spot for each meal! Love this city and will always go back for the amazing people and amazing food!
Reviewed by knmtravel
on May 3, 2012
Burnsville now boasts some terrific restaurants: Jensens Cafe (best breakfasts ever), Giuseppes (small independent Italian restaurant), Porter Creek (well-heeled restaurant with a terrific menu and both indoor and outdoor seating that is comfortable), and Erin's Pub -- that is adventurous for a new restaurant and reinventing themselves all of the time.
Reviewed by zinacat
on May 3, 2012
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