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.

A wide variety of food choices available in the Burnsville area. My personal favorites, most locally owned: Jensen's Cafe, Chianti Grill, Porter Creek. Many other options in all price ranges, something for everyone. The Burnsville area also has many lodging, shopping and entertainment options. Want to ski? Try Buck Hill. Walk? Many parks with walking paths. Close to many other attractions, easy to get to - Burnsville is a great place to eat, visit and live.
Reviewed by sunsetpond
on May 3, 2012
The restaurants in Burnsville, MN are aboslutely AMAZING! For a small town, there's something for everyone! The BUZZ Cafe has an Open Mike Night on the first Saturday of each month where the display of local talent is endless. The Roasted Pear for their amazing woodroasted pizzas I would say is the best kept secrect, especially for their deals starting at 9:00pm. Indigo Tea has captured the hearts of many, myself included for their amazing Chai Bubble Tea, a favorite place for my three daughters. Terrific salads at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine...I could go on and on!! Proud to live in a community that provides so many options of food from many cultures!
Reviewed by gvedder
on May 3, 2012
Burnsville, MN has some of the best places to eat in all of the Twin Cities!
Reviewed by jamal
on May 2, 2012
Burnsville has so much great food to offer! We love Burnsville for all of the fabulous food choices!
Reviewed by PC070410
on April 26, 2012
Great city and great arts!
Reviewed by wiltstone
on April 26, 2012
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